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Old 11-01-2011, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I know there is always a discussion concerning which local chili is the best. Whether it's Skyline, or Gold Star, or Dixie, or Camp Washington, or Pleasant Ridge, or Blue Ash. Some years ago I would go to the original Blue Ash and have both a large 5-way and a ham/beef double decker.
Skyline is the best. Gold Star is not Greek, it's Jordanian (still in the Mediterranean).

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I see Gold Star is advertising double deckers.
Don't waste your time. For that kind of money, go to Camp Washington. There's also the Greek place up on Hamilton Avenue just past Galbraith.

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Over 50 years ago the Marathon Inn in Silverton, also owned by Greeks, had the Cincinnati Style Chili and double deckers to die for. Haven't tried Gold Star yet for fear of being disappointed. Anyone tried them and want to compare?
Acropolis was better. The Hippos where more than I could eat (those were triple deckers).

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Actually, at least some Cincinnati recipes contain peppers. I was once at the Empress in Hartwell (is that location still open?), and had a whole red chili pepper in my three way. It was a long skinny one. Looked like maybe a Cayenne.
Yes, Empress did actually have chilies.

Empress is no longer. There were a handful of franchises left. One was at Taylor and Harrison right between Dent and Miamitown. I never knew of any others.

Same sad story with Pasquales. Spoiled brat kids took over and just wanted the money, and didn't care about running the business.

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My own method is to whip raw ground beef with water until I have an emulsion like mixture, whip in the spice packet, bring it to a good boil for several minutes then turn down to a simmer for several hours.
Why? Put the meat in cold water, let it sit a few minutes and then turn the heat on.

And no, it doesn't use chocolate or Baker's chocolate (unsweetened chocolate).

It's the combination of spices that give it a sort of chocolaty flavor.


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My wife and I personally like Frisch's chili.
Not Cincinnati Chili, but very good nonetheless. I ride the shuttle to Covington and eat there, instead of walking over to the one on Gest Street (I boycott Cincinnati/Hamilton County and its stadium tax).
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Man, I could go for a 5-way right now.
Yeah ...
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Never intimated Frisch's was Cincinnati Chili or any other particular style. I just said the wife and I like it. One of our favorite takeout meals is Frisch's Chili and Fish Sandwich loaded with tartar sauce. Now that is kind of a weird combination. We like the chili loaded down with crushed saltine crackers. Don't know why saltines, but they just seem to fit compared to the oyster crackers with Cincinnati style. We like the fish sandwich with shredded lettuce and tartar sauce, all trying to slip off the bun. I think it reminds us of going down to the Mainliner in Fairfax when we were in high school and cruising the parking lot. Those who have never cruised a Frisch's parking lot back when they had the carhops have just not lived.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Never intimated Frisch's was Cincinnati Chili or any other particular style. I just said the wife and I like it. One of our favorite takeout meals is Frisch's Chili and Fish Sandwich loaded with tartar sauce. Now that is kind of a weird combination. We like the chili loaded down with crushed saltine crackers. Don't know why saltines, but they just seem to fit compared to the oyster crackers with Cincinnati style. We like the fish sandwich with shredded lettuce and tartar sauce, all trying to slip off the bun. I think it reminds us of going down to the Mainliner in Fairfax when we were in high school and cruising the parking lot. Those who have never cruised a Frisch's parking lot back when they had the carhops have just not lived.

I have just completed a survey of fish sandwiches around town and can report without qualification that the Boathouse has the best. I am not a fan of Montgomery Inn. I don't like their ribs, I am not impressed with their steaks. But, hands down, for a sit down restaurant they have the best fish sandwich in town/

Alabama has the best take out fish.

PS: I lived on halibut sandwiches at Frisch's through my adolescence.
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