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Old 02-23-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It's funny to have friends who love Cincy chili yet have never been to Cincy.)
Why would anyone find that odd? There are Cincinnati chili parlors all over Ohio and even in Florida, not to mention former Cincinnati dwellers scattered throughout the globe who make chili for their friends like I do. A few years ago there was a Cincinnati chili parlor in Wilmington, Delaware; no idea if it's still open.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Some Cincinnatians who got here before me opened a place called Riverfront Chili, in Cambridge, but it lasted less than a year. Because I can't stand the stuff this didn't surprise me.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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I cannot abide Cincinnati chili unless it is SOAKED in hot sauce. When it's doused in tobasco, it's great. When it's dry, I cannot choke it down.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: OH
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Why would anyone find that odd? There are Cincinnati chili parlors all over Ohio and even in Florida, not to mention former Cincinnati dwellers scattered throughout the globe who make chili for their friends like I do. A few years ago there was a Cincinnati chili parlor in Wilmington, Delaware; no idea if it's still open.
One of me and my wife's trepidations when dreaming of where we will retire is leaving behind the ability to run and grab a coney or a 3-way at Skyline Chili. Last Summer we stayed at a friend's condo in Naples FL and right on the main drag through Naples known as the Tamiami Trail on the edge of a stripmall is a Skyline that looks like it hasn't changed it's signage since the 1980s. We both looked at eachother and said we think we've found a candidate for retirement. Now we just need to figure out how to afford it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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Why would anyone find that odd? There are Cincinnati chili parlors all over Ohio and even in Florida, not to mention former Cincinnati dwellers scattered throughout the globe who make chili for their friends like I do. A few years ago there was a Cincinnati chili parlor in Wilmington, Delaware; no idea if it's still open.
I just associate 3-ways with Cincinnati. The food and the place are intimately connected to me. So my friends who have been to the US less than a handful of times, and never near Ohio, being addicted to Cincy chili is amusing to me. There's something sort of weird about it, because it disconnects the food from the place.

Chili is not exactly like sushi, where everyone and their mother has had it, whether or not they've been to Japan. I don't really care if you get it, though. Chill on the attitude. It's funny how much 'tude you've given me since I joined up here. I must really rub you the wrong way. So be it, Little Miss Punk Rock.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Last Summer we stayed at a friend's condo in Naples FL and right on the main drag through Naples known as the Tamiami Trail on the edge of a stripmall is a Skyline that looks like it hasn't changed it's signage since the 1980s. We both looked at eachother and said we think we've found a candidate for retirement. Now we just need to figure out how to afford it.
LOL. The one and only time I've been to Fort Myers/Naples was about 15 years ago when a UD housemate's parents moved down that way after retiring. As we're driving down the main drag in Naples, I'm seeing Skyline, Graeter's and Fifth Third Bank.

I remember telling her parents that I came to Florida to escape Cincinnati, not to be confronted with it at every turn.

Of course, now I"m thinking that Naples might not be a bad place to land one of these days ... See you there?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:10 PM
 
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Why would anyone find that odd? There are Cincinnati chili parlors all over Ohio and even in Florida, not to mention former Cincinnati dwellers scattered throughout the globe who make chili for their friends like I do. A few years ago there was a Cincinnati chili parlor in Wilmington, Delaware; no idea if it's still open.
Actually, I saw a couple Cincinnati chili parlors in and around Greensboro, NC.

I just wish that the Skyline's outside of the Cincinnati were not so bad ...
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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Here's the one in Naples:
Skyline Chili, Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL - Google Maps

Seems to me like people should get more creative and make their own brand. Pretty funny how apparently a lot of people have the same dream of moving to the sunbelt and opening a Skyline franchise. Doesn't get more Cincinnati than that, I guess.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:09 PM
 
Location: the far east
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I always thought chili was a Mexican dish.
Not always.It's kinda like poutine you know when you want it. Your brain takes over a goes into auto pilot to the nearest chili parlour for a fix. Cincy chili is a meat sauce served on hot dogs and spagehti with optional beans and oinons. Both can be smothered in grated cheese. Simple quick local comfort food here just like poutine which I miss a bunch at nite after a hockey game and my fill of 8.0 beer! GO LEAFS GO!
BTW A six way a Blue Ash Chili.add jalapenos hmmmmm...
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:06 AM
 
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Seems to me like people should get more creative and make their own brand. Pretty funny how apparently a lot of people have the same dream of moving to the sunbelt and opening a Skyline franchise. Doesn't get more Cincinnati than that, I guess.

Actually, there are several similar products to Cincinnati chili.

The first is Real Chili, which has two location in Milwaukee. They date back to 1931 and were established at the Jesuit Residence Hall at Marquette. The product has a very similar taste and the portions are much larger than any Cincinnati chili parlor.

Tony Packo's in Toledo is also pretty similar. However, as it is more Hungarian, the dominant spice in paprika. It is NOT bad but it is difficult to get used to.
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