Re:Today's Poll Question On How You Like Your Chili
Not only was the "all of the above" option missing AND the "Chiltos" option missing, the CRUCIAL question for chili was missing to me. And that is "To Bean, or NOT to Bean". Being from TexAss, of course it is "NOT to Bean" for me. I don't care if it's venison, beef, chicken, pork, veggie or other, chili should be sans beans (although the classic for me is beef). That doesn't mean I don't enjoy a spicy beef n bean concotion, I just don't call it "chili". And if I poured it over rice or noodles or encased it in a flour tortilla or a a plastic bag of fritos, it would also become something other (although good) than chili. Like I enjoy a vodka & vermouth icy cold straight up but I don't call it a "Martini".