Cincinnati’s Staple

When you think Cincinnati what do you think of?

Maybe it is the Cincinnati Reds…

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Or even the Cincinnati Bengals…

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However, if you ask any foodie what they think about, when Cincinnati is mention their answer would be: Chili!

Yes, Cincinnati is known for their chili, and if you come to town, you have to at least try one of their staples: Skyline, Gold Star, Camp Washington Chili, etc.

I talk the talk but this past weekend I finally walked the walked and for my first time ever I tried the very famous, “love it or hate it,” Skyline Chili.

Read below to see what I truly thought about this Cincinnati staple…

The very handsome guy that you see in the below photos is my boyfriend & he was so kind to be my model for the day.18423950_744844735640046_7890735769451283362_n18519620_744844738973379_6524648982265366843_n18520013_744844755640044_5481783256131831993_n18447632_744844808973372_7673774185148542290_n18424043_744844812306705_1084035381272666146_n18425232_744844818973371_4186544338931125627_n

It was OKAY. Yes, yes I know Cincinnatians are going to be astounded to hear this, but I am sorry it was truly just okay by itself. The service was great & friendly, the speediness that we received our food was rather impressive, but the food itself I would call average.

I like my chili thick and spicy-This was neither of those things. Cincinnati chili is a thin version of chili, it is more like a sauce- the meat is ground very fine and the key ingredient includes cinnamon.

Even though it is not my cup a chili, I can see why Cincinnatians enjoy it.

  1. For starters if you are a cheese fan this is the perfect place for you!
    1. They pile on the cheese! My Coney Dog was 75% cheese and 25% dog and bun
  2. It is filling!
    1. All that food for a low price- how can anyone beat that?
  3. It is reasonably priced.
    1. We bought 2 Coney Dogs, 1 Regular 5-way, and 1 Small 5-way and it cost us $17.
  4. It is different and unique.
    1. I do not think you could replicate the taste at home.
  5. It is perfect drunk food!
    1. I know here at the University of Cincinnati, Skyline is one of the favorite late night snacks and I can totally see why now. It is filling, it is cheap, it has the carbs, and it has the grease that you need to sober you up.
Hint: If you do decide to make your way to your local Skyline Chili put their hot sauce on it, makes it 10x better! Oh & a side of sour cream to top it with, couldn’t hurt either.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. ohiocook says:

    Ohhh, those 4 Ways!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I have learned to love them!

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