RE: New York City Chili
You need to check out the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in the West Village (on Hudson Street, if I remember). The decor is a hoot; kitsch to the max, but the menu is pretty good, filled with Southwest favorites. They will serve you Frito pie (chili poured on top of Fritos in the bag), or, if you like, just serve the chili in a bowl. It actually is tasty.