Originally posted by annpeeples
My husband brought home some Skyline chili from Cincinnati recently, having heard it is wonderful.It is very different from chili I know(but very tasty)as it has a distinct cinnamon taste to it.We tried it on hot gogs, and the spaghetti you mentioned.I prefer it over the spaghetti as it is a much finer coarse chili and didnt stay on the hot dog bun easily.Very yummy, though...
I have a friend that manages the local skyline, and during his really short of help times I go in and help him out.
the key to keeping the chili on the dog in the bun, is to pinch the ends closed.
That is the way they make their chili cheese sandwhich's, pinch the ends and make a bowl out of the bun.
for the coney dogs, it helps that the dogs are smaller dogs.
As for the taste, yes it is an acquired taste, and we do have people who come in daily for it. When I was in HS, we ate there 3 times a day in the summer (lunch, dinner and late night)
Gold star offers something that I wish skyline would and that is a 6-way, Jalapenos added on top.
Cincy Style Chili Guide
3-Way, Spaghetti, chili, cheddar cheese
4-Way, Spaghetti, (beans), chili, (or onion), cheese
5-Way, Spaghetti, beans, chili, onion, cheese
6-Way, Spaghetti, beans, chili, onion, jalapenos, cheese
always served with oyster crackers
Can be served:
Small, Regular, Large, Family
Dry (Chili placed on spaghetti then excess fluid drained back off)
WET (extra chili, MY FAVORITE, but you need a bigger plate under the regular plate to catch the over flow)
My favorite is a large 5-Way WET. You take the extra plate and put the oyster crackers on it first, then slide off the 5-Way onto the bigger plate, put black pepper on it and several dashes of hot sauce.
Always ask for a bib.
DIG IN and ENJOY!!!
As for the canned or frozen, it is ok, but not really the same, you got to experience it at one of the local chili places to really enojy it.