I too have traveled all over the country eating chili and I've been a NY regional chili judge. I sort of grew up (college days) on Cinnci Chili though I'm not from Cinnci. The stuff is unique and incrediable and if there were a Cinnci. Chili Parlor in NYC I'd be there as often as I could. But, there are none! I've thought about opening one here. The stuff is like no other chili I've had -- even in the way it's server: one way, two way, ... five way (or the famed six way when you're really hung over and strung out). I have the stuff imported from Kroger.com (cheaper than skyline.com) in a can but it isn't quite the same -- close but no cigar. Also in Cinni. there are a lot of private chili parlors that have secrect recipes handed down from who knows where. One place I ate on Mt. Adams in Cinnci was run by two brothers each having a different part of the recipe and each taking their turn behind locked doors, without the other, to mix up the concoction -- the stuff was great. I have even been known to stop by a Cinni chili parlor on the way to "La Maisonette" (Cinncinati's premiere 4 star French restaurant) for dinner for a plate of this stuff. Find a cheap flight and by all means go to Cinncinati and indulge -- I have to on occasion.
Skyline Chili can also be found in cities around Cinninati like Columbus, Louisville, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lexington, etc.
Originally posted by cornfed
I've travelled all over the country, but have never made it to Cincinnati. I am extremely curious about Cinci chili. I have recently moved to NYC. Not the chili capital, I know. Is there any Cinci-style chili in NYC that someone knows about?