Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome

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Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
 
Fellow Roadfooders, mark your calendars
 
Date:  Saturday May 9th, 2009
Time:  10:00am
Locations:  See The latest on page 2
 
 
After talking with some friends, we thought about getting together for a Cincinnati Style Chili Adventure.  Eating at all the different types of Cincinnati Chili parlors
 
We are talking:
 
Dixie Chili
Camp Washington Chili
Price Hill Chili
Blue Ash Chili
Gold Star Chili
Skyline Chili
 
(also maybe US chili & Emperess Chili)
 
with a possible stop for ice cream at either Aglameiss or Graeters... or both!
 
Other events that weekend
 
The Reds are in town and play the cardinals.
The Cincy Playhouse is doing "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
The Newport Aquarium is holding their "Frog Bog"
 
So there is lots to see and do in cincy that weekend, hopefully lots of Roadfooders can turn out for this one of a kind event.
 
 
post edited by CajunKing - 2009/05/03 19:04:21
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    ChiTownDiner
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/05 17:07:12 (permalink)
    CajunKing -

    Nice line-up...I beleive I've got committments already that day but this is one I really would like to try.  We'll see!  Thanks for organizing!
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/05 17:32:36 (permalink)
    I was just introduced to this kind of chili two years ago and am a big fan.  But I have a question.  How can anyone eat that much chili in one day?

    It sounds wonderful but I cannot figure out how you can do this without being full after two stops!
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/05 17:38:37 (permalink)
    most of them offer "small" portions, or pick and choose which ones

    I listed all the cincy style parlor's available, we may limit it down closer to the event so we can get the widest variety

    My fav's

    Camp Washington
    Price Hill
    Blue Ash
    Skyline
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/05 17:40:08 (permalink)
    Greymo

    I was just introduced to this kind of chili two years ago and am a big fan.  But I have a question.  How can anyone eat that much chili in one day?

    It sounds wonderful but I cannot figure out how you can do this without being full after two stops!

     
    As i found out a few years ago with the Glee Club when we tried to do many BBQ stops in one day, the answer is to only sample a very small bit of each stop.  We did not do that and after a couple of stops, we were stuffed.
     
    I have learned to temper my intake a lot.
     
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/05 18:08:40 (permalink)
    I envision a bunch of dudes standing around, Cool Hand Luke-style, with their spoons in their pockets.
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/05 18:14:54 (permalink)
    Nancypalooza

    I envision a bunch of dudes standing around, Cool Hand Luke-style, with their spoons in their pockets.

     
    You are correct except we did not consume 50 eggs.  I was just too much BBQ.
     
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/05 18:44:37 (permalink)
    It is a lot easier to divide a portion of Pulled Pork or ribs than it will be to split an order of Chili !! Maybe round up a couple of gallons of each "brand" and have a "Tasting" at some central location??
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 08:31:10 (permalink)
    Of course, I am in!  Already have it marked on the calendar. 
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 08:59:41 (permalink)
    CajunKing, put me down as a definite "yes" ( gawd, am I a glutton for intestinal punishment! )   :-)
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 09:11:07 (permalink)
    I can't make it, but I would be very interested in seeing photos and reading reports from the Cincinnati chili parlours that you visit. 
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 10:06:40 (permalink)
    This sounds like my kind of event. Too bad I won't be anywhere near Cincinnati anytime in the near future.

    Just wondering, I went on to yahoo yellow pages and there appear to be many, many other independent chili parlors in the Cincinnati area. Instead of going to the chains Gold Star, Empress or Skyline, why not check out a few of those other ones?
    post edited by wanderingjew - 2009/02/06 10:07:50
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 10:21:37 (permalink)
    WJ-
    I was hoping I might be able to talk you into joining us.  Any chance at all?
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 10:26:55 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    WJ-
    I was hoping I might be able to talk you into joining us.  Any chance at all?



    Buffetbuster
     
    Unfortunately it's doubful I'd be able to make it although I was just thinking as I was writing this,  I was considering a 3 day weekend visit to Pittsburgh sometime this spring.  Perhaps May 9th  could be that weekend!

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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 12:33:03 (permalink)
    I'll have to see on this one, my Grand daughter's First Communion is the next day, and I may have a house full of company.
    I'll stay tuned.
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 12:51:44 (permalink)
    <<How can anyone eat that much chili in one day? >>

    If I was going on this tour (sorry, I'd love to but it would be a logn haul from NJ...) I would buy a quart or so from each place, taste it on site then and simply save what I can't eat for the next couple of days and freeze the rest.

    Unlike BBQ (especially ribs), Chili re-heats very well  and still tastes real good even after being in the freezer.

    I envy you guys, the closest we can get to Cinci Chili in NJ is Skyline in a very expensive can, with left over spaghetti.
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 13:13:35 (permalink)
    ken8038


    If I was going on this tour (sorry, I'd love to but it would be a logn haul from NJ...) 

     
    Isn't that what ROAD FOOD  is all about??
     
                                                                      
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 13:47:20 (permalink)
    Don, We'll give a tentative "be there" at this point. More details as the date draws closer. Right now we are focused on Memphis and Mississippi next week!

    We might combine a couple of chili-stops with a shopping visit to Jungle Jims !!
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 14:10:21 (permalink)
    Cincy ain't that far from Knoxville.  I hope i can work it in.  Perhaps WJ can join along with the others.  That would be fun.  I just have to remember to pace myself.
     
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/02/06 19:11:30 (permalink)
    If I was going on this tour (sorry, I'd love to but it would be a long haul from NJ...) 
     
    Isn't that what ROAD FOOD  is all about?? >>

    Yep. Even as I was typing it I was saying to myself, "Somebody's gonna nail me on that statement".
      
                                                                      
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/01 16:26:45 (permalink)
    OK FOLKS

    With a little over one month to go I have questions

    Where should are focus be:

    Chains:

    Dixie
    Emperess
    Gold Star
    Skyline

    Independents:    (* indicates places I have eaten)

    Blue Ash Chili  *
    Camp Washington Chili  *
    Covington Chili  *
    D&D Chili
    Dayton Chili (Dayton, KY)
    Delhi Chili   *
    Gourmet Chili
    J&J Restaurant
    J.K.'s Chili
    Park Chili
    Patrick's Bar & Grill
    Pleasant Ridge Chili
    Price Hill Chili   *
    Sam's Chili
    US Chili   *
    Westside Chili


    Or a mixture like


    Camp Washington
    Price Hill
    Blue Ash
    Dixie or Emperess
    Gold Star or Skyline


    HELP!!!!
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/01 16:34:50 (permalink)
    I'm thinking one chain (Dixie) and the rest independents.
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/01 16:47:54 (permalink)
    I have been trying to map a course and there are so many choices

    There are a load of indys on the westside

    Maybe starting in NKY at Dixie or Covington, then crossing the river into the west side (Camp Washington, Price Hill, Westside, sam's, J&J)

    Maybe Jungle Jim's for a break from eating then onto Pleasant Ridge or Blue Ash.

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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/01 19:47:20 (permalink)
    CajunKing, that sounds like a pretty good idea. I only recently learned of Jungle Jim's, and I'm really eager to check it out.
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/02 13:11:32 (permalink)
    CK-
    I would prefer to only go to one chain and spend the rest of our stops at independents.  Isn't Empress the place that is credited with inventing Cincy style chili?  If so, I would vote to go there, purely for historical reasons.  But, as always, I will happily go where ever you and the group decide.
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/02 13:15:29 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    CK-
    I would prefer to only go to one chain and spend the rest of our stops at independents.  Isn't Empress the place that is credited with inventing Cincy style chili?  If so, I would vote to go there, purely for historical reasons.  But, as always, I will happily go where ever you and the group decide.

     
    I'm fine with Empress (from a historical persepective). I've never been there. I just selected Dixie, because I thought it was much better than Gold Star or Skyline.


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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/02 15:01:12 (permalink)
    CK, wish I could join yall! Sounds like great fun. I will also be looking forward to the reports.

    And, yall keep your ears open for some secret recipe secrets. :~)
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/02 15:25:42 (permalink)
    My husband and I are interested, but we'll have to check on the date to see if we can make it-- his schedule is pretty busy with school and everything.  But my vote is to put more emphasis on independent chili parlors rather than the chains.  There's only so much chili I can eat in one day, and a person's gotta prioritize.  ;)

    I'd also like to put in a good word for Mike's Chili and Gyros along Rte 4 in Hamilton.  Unusual name, but they do a tasty chili (and an awesome 1/2 lb. burger, in case anyone needs a change of pace). 
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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/02 16:15:01 (permalink)
    Both Dixie and Emperess could be considered independents, each place is unique

    I was only adding GS or SL for comparison values

    What about

    Dixie Chili (in NKY)
    Covington Chili (in NKY)
    Camp Washington Chili
    Price Hill Chili
    Emperess Chili
    Delhi Chili
    Blue Ash Chili

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    Re:Cincy Style Chili - Eating Adventure - May 9, 2009 - Everyone Welcome 2009/04/02 16:21:53 (permalink)
    CajunKing

    Both Dixie and Emperess could be considered independents, each place is unique

    I was only adding GS or SL for comparison values

    What about

    Dixie Chili (in NKY)
    Covington Chili (in NKY)
    Camp Washington Chili
    Price Hill Chili
    Emperess Chili
    Delhi Chili
    Blue Ash Chili


    Looks good to me!
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