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Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/02 16:40:28
EdSails

Michael Hoffman

EdSails

Flights are booked. Should I not tell any CASI or ICS judges that I know about this trip? " />

Ed, Ed. Relax. Everyone who knows chili knows this stuff isn't chili. It's good, but it's just Greek meat sauce.

I'll wait now for the appearance of TJ, who will blast me once again for speaking the truth.

I did an interview with the head of the ICS the other day. I'm surprised she's still talking to me-----she was NOT impressed a few weeks ago when I told her i was going to Cincinnati for CHILI!!!" />

OK. Now she's in trouble with TJ.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/02 17:18:25
EdSails

Michael Hoffman

EdSails

Flights are booked. Should I not tell any CASI or ICS judges that I know about this trip? " />

Ed, Ed. Relax. Everyone who knows chili knows this stuff isn't chili. It's good, but it's just Greek meat sauce.

I'll wait now for the appearance of TJ, who will blast me once again for speaking the truth.

I did an interview with the head of the ICS the other day. I'm surprised she's still talking to me-----she was NOT impressed a few weeks ago when I told her i was going to Cincinnati for CHILI!!!" />

Come for the chili...stay for the company...but watch out for the IHOP guy!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 08:46:45
ChiTownDiner

EdSails

Michael Hoffman

EdSails

Flights are booked. Should I not tell any CASI or ICS judges that I know about this trip? " />

Ed, Ed. Relax. Everyone who knows chili knows this stuff isn't chili. It's good, but it's just Greek meat sauce.

I'll wait now for the appearance of TJ, who will blast me once again for speaking the truth.

I did an interview with the head of the ICS the other day. I'm surprised she's still talking to me-----she was NOT impressed a few weeks ago when I told her i was going to Cincinnati for CHILI!!!" />

Come for the chili...stay for the company...but watch out for the IHOP guy!

 
Hey, don't bite the hand that feeds you- FREE IHOP!

ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 12:04:43
My favorite F word....
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 12:31:18
I must have missed that......so who is the IHOP guy?
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 12:43:09
EdSails

I must have missed that......so who is the IHOP guy?


JPRfeff
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 12:50:03
I'm looking forward to breaking pancakes with Dale in Ohio. I intend to pay him back with a meal at Olive Garden (Applebees is a little too high falutin for my tastes).
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 12:58:05
JRPfeff

I'm looking forward to breaking pancakes with Dale in Ohio. I intend to pay him back with a meal at Olive Garden (Applebees is a little too high falutin for my tastes).



buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 13:04:17
JRPfeff-
I was sure you wanted to take him to Big Boy!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 13:28:07
buffetbuster

JRPfeff-
I was sure you wanted to take him to Big Boy!

 
Stay tuned,
 
Do I have a surprise for you !

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 13:28:19
Cliff - Big Boy was (and is) my first choice. Unfortunately, SW Ohio has no Big Boy restaurants, I checked. (Insert crying emoticon here)
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 13:41:05
JRPfeff-
Wait, what?  I know I ate at a Frisch's Big Boy for breakfast just a few years.  Albeit, it was in Florence, KY.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 13:41:46
JRPfeff

Cliff - Big Boy was (and is) my first choice. Unfortunately, SW Ohio has no Big Boy restaurants, I checked. (Insert crying emoticon here)

Oh, there are a number of them in the Cincinnati area. Here's one:
Big Boy #1
3226 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-559-0555
You must have missed 'em.
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 13:49:20
Thanks Michael. That's great news for me, and Dale.

Googled a BB locator that must be for a different franchiser, Elias is up north & in Michigan.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 13:54:28
JRPfeff
Googled a BB locator
That's easy, I'm just a mile south of the spaceship!

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/03 14:14:07
JRPfeff

Thanks Michael. That's great news for me, and Dale.

Googled a BB locator that must be for a different franchiser, Elias is up north & in Michigan.

It's Frisch's here.

Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/04 09:08:51
Michael Hoffman

JRPfeff

Cliff - Big Boy was (and is) my first choice. Unfortunately, SW Ohio has no Big Boy restaurants, I checked. (Insert crying emoticon here)

Oh, there are a number of them in the Cincinnati area. Here's one:
Big Boy #1
3226 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-559-0555
You must have missed 'em.


If that is the same one from 50 years ago, then that would have been one of my old breakfast hangouts in college.
soozycue520
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/04 19:30:55
Frisch's Big Boy is different than other Big Boy Restaurants. I don't know how breakfast compares, but the "original Frisch's Big Boy" sauce is mayo and dill pickle based. For me, it is crack sauce. YUMMO!!! Big Boy sauce that I have sampled elsewhere in the country is like thousand island dressing, or Big Mac sauce.
soozycue520
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/04 19:39:36
Buddy Roadhouse,
The Lenten fish fry is legendary in Cincinnati at Catholic Churches (and some other places... Catholic based). Cincinnati has a large Catholic population.
 
http://www.thecatholictelegraph.com/fish-frys/1955
 
 
soozycue520
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/04 19:45:37
Some are legendary. Some serve beer. Some have good side dishes, some don't.  Some serve pizza (of the cheese variety. LaRosas, which is not very good).
The consensus is the best fish fry is served at a Westside meat market.
http://www.bridgetownfinermeats.com/
Time for Pie
Hamburger
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 16:27:19
Davydd

Michael Hoffman

JRPfeff

Cliff - Big Boy was (and is) my first choice. Unfortunately, SW Ohio has no Big Boy restaurants, I checked. (Insert crying emoticon here)

Oh, there are a number of them in the Cincinnati area. Here's one:
Big Boy #1
3226 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-559-0555
You must have missed 'em.


If that is the same one from 50 years ago, then that would have been one of my old breakfast hangouts in college.

It is in the same place, but the old building was torn down and replaced a few years ago.
 
Frisch's is indeed different than the "other" Big Boy restaurant chains.  While Bob's Big Boy was famous on the west coast and Elias Brothers had a lock on Michigan, Frisch's has been a Cincinnati success story.  Many other parts of the country had Big Boy chains that have fallen by the wayside.  Shoney's, a chain from the South, got its start as a Big Boy franchisee but moved away from that model.  St. Louis's last Big Boy closed a few years ago, and some former employees have opened a "continuation business" across the highway from the old location featuring a similar menu without the branding.  Even Elias fell on hard times a few years ago and filed for bankruptcy.  And like Soozycue says, it is the Frisch's tartar sauce that "makes" the Big Boy.  The others use 1000-island and it just isn't the same.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 16:40:43
Actually, Shoney's was from Charleston, West Virginia. It was started by Charleston resident and former Ohio State All-America tackle Alex Schoenbaum. The company moved to Atlanta in the '70s after a merger, but it had already dropped it's Big Boy connection.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 17:10:50
"Ain't nothin' like the real thing, baby....."

 
The oldest original Bob's Big Boy! Toluca Lake, CA
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 17:16:28
The only Bob's I ever went to was at Castaic, or Castaic Junction -- I can't recall which for sure.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 18:44:41
Michael Hoffman

The only Bob's I ever went to was at Castaic, or Castaic Junction -- I can't recall which for sure.

Interesting. I don't even recall them having a location there and I lived in Valencia, 10 miles away. Must have been when Castaic was just a truck stop.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 19:10:57
It was in 1956. It could be faulty memory. I was living in Santa Paula at the time.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 22:33:07
Michael Hoffman

It was in 1956. It could be faulty memory. I was living in Santa Paula at the time.

 
Could be. Although the only thing at the Junction many years ago that I remember was the Blue Moon Saloon.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 23:50:17
EdSails
I must have missed that......so who is the IHOP guy?

It's not a guy.
IHOPE was giving pancakes away on what they incorrectly say was National Pancake Day a few days ago.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/05 23:55:54
buffetbuster
JRPfeff
Googled a BB locator
That's easy, I'm just a mile south of the spaceship!

Some people think you travel in a Spaceship!!!" />
ChiBears15
Cheeseburger
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 02:13:44
Hey guys,
I was able to get 2 days off from work on the Thursday and Friday before the crawl.  That means the chili train departs from Chicago on the morning of April 10th and I am the conductor!  See you all in Cincy.   
 
BTW, have we decided on an itinerary for Saturday or at least a final list of places we are going to hit?  Please let me know.
 
-Danny
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 07:21:37
Danny - That's good news!  Looking forward to some lite dining beforehand with you!  CTD
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 07:23:48
Glad to hear you got the time off Danny.  You and CTD better save some food for the rest of us!
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 07:29:32
buffetbuster

Glad to hear you got the time off Danny.  You and CTD better save some food for the rest of us!

 
Lite dining....

sudie
Cheeseburger
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 20:01:32
I'm such a newbie ...like where do we meet? Would love to join you,but us there a schedule?
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 20:26:50
sudie - The date is picked, Saturday, April 12th.  Schedules are still being worked on but will be posted here over the next several weeks.  Our host is tending to personal matters and will be back soon.  Some of the choices under consideration are listed a few pages back.  Look forward to meeting up with you!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 21:12:33
Chi Town Diner is our official cruise director
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 21:21:29
wj - this ain't the Love Boat....this is serious business!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 21:31:58

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/06 22:18:53
ChiTownDiner
wj - this ain't the Love Boat....this is serious business!

Captain Bligh to the bridge NOW!!!
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 07:06:14
Listen mates...straighten up or you'll be walking the plank...into a big bowl of chili!  (Had to get us back on subject)
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 08:12:38
Where is everybody staying?  Hopefully some will be staying in the south part of Cincy.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 09:10:02
Paul -
Several of us are at a Quility Suites in BLue Ash which I beleive is just to the NE of Cinci.
Gregg
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 09:10:58
wanderingjew



 
Yep...that's what I see every morning when I look in the mirror! 

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 09:41:30
ChiTownDiner

Paul -
Several of us are at a Quility Suites in BLue Ash which I beleive is just to the NE of Cinci.
Gregg

 
I really wanted Roz and I to stay close to the group but the location of Quality Suites in Blue Ash is about 20 miles north of the city.  I was hoping that some would be staying closer to the city.
 
The date of the meet is either gonna be good or bad.  That is when she finds the final results of her total comp exams and allows her to proceed with her dissertation.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 09:56:26
I am more of a downtown guy but followed the group so to speak.  I believe there are others staying downtown.
Think of all the bowls of chili everyone will be buying Roz when the good news is revealed! 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 10:08:29
We'll be staying at the Garfield Suites. Anyone else staying there? Cancelled. Staying in Blue Ash.
 
Dale - Where will you be? I want my IHOP!
post edited by JRPfeff - 2014/03/07 11:23:01
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 10:16:39
Quality Inn and Suites- Blue Ash
 
Come n' get it!
 

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 11:05:04
Sundancer7


The date of the meet is either gonna be good or bad.  That is when she finds the final results of her total comp exams and allows her to proceed with her dissertation.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

 
I am positive we're going to hoisting glasses of adult libations to Roz upon finding out that she indeed has positive results.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 11:46:30
EdSails

Sundancer7


The date of the meet is either gonna be good or bad.  That is when she finds the final results of her total comp exams and allows her to proceed with her dissertation.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


I am positive we're going to hoisting glasses of adult libations to Roz upon finding out that she indeed has positive results.

 
Incredible stress.  She has until 3/31 to complete the written part of the comps.  She passed the written part OK.  300 questions in two hours including written.  The research part is going on now.  I hoist adult libation glasses nightly sharing her stress.  She is taking the entire week off from work next week just to concentrate on the research/written part.  She will know 3/12???
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 11:48:52
wanderingjew

Quality Inn and Suites- Blue Ash

Come n' get it!



And don't get skimpy on all the organic flavored syrups...we want them all! 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 12:34:40
ChiTownDiner

wanderingjew

Quality Inn and Suites- Blue Ash

Come n' get it!



And don't get skimpy on all the organic flavored syrups...we want them all! 

 
Sorry, you're relegated to the hotel breakfast only

post edited by wanderingjew - 2014/03/07 12:40:48
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 13:57:12
Haven't made our hotel arrangements yet.  I'm hoping to stay someplace close to our first destination on Saturday.  I'm not worried about the entire schedule, but if the announcement could be made regarding that first stop, I can make our booking.
 
Buddy
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 15:12:51
BuddyRoadhouse

Haven't made our hotel arrangements yet.  I'm hoping to stay someplace close to our first destination on Saturday.  I'm not worried about the entire schedule, but if the announcement could be made regarding that first stop, I can make our booking.

Buddy

 
Judging from the comments on this and some other threads, I wouldn't be surprised if our first stop is Graeter's for a scoop of breakfast ice cream!
 

ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 16:01:31
EdSails

BuddyRoadhouse

Haven't made our hotel arrangements yet.  I'm hoping to stay someplace close to our first destination on Saturday.  I'm not worried about the entire schedule, but if the announcement could be made regarding that first stop, I can make our booking.

Buddy
 
 


Judging from the comments on this and some other threads, I wouldn't be surprised if our first stop is Graeter's for a scoop of breakfast ice cream!




I believe they have "Pancakes & Bacon" as a featured flavor! 
post edited by ChiTownDiner - 2014/03/07 19:18:57
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 19:00:17
They really do serve Pancakes and Maple Syrup as an occasional frozen custard flavor at Kopp's in Milwaukee.
 
A certain member of The Contingent figured out you can get a couple of scoops on the custard side of the counter, then move over to the food only side and pick up a couple of slices of bacon, then bring it all together.  We call it The Aimee Special.
 
Buddy
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 22:49:06
I am so looking forward to this. It's been a long winter. I'm trying to bring my oldest g'daughter along, Ava. She loves to travel with me and likes to eat different things, not a picky eater like her grandmother was, Picky Peggy.
I even bought a new ice chest for this trip, will be able to bring home lots of goodies.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/07 23:43:53
MikeS.

I am so looking forward to this. It's been a long winter. I'm trying to bring my oldest g'daughter along, Ava. She loves to travel with me and likes to eat different things, not a picky eater like her grandmother was, Picky Peggy.
I even bought a new ice chest for this trip, will be able to bring home lots of goodies.

 
I hope she can come, she was quite charming. I enjoyed meeting her when you were here at Disneyland and Capital Seafood. I think she'll have a great time!
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/09 06:14:25
Ed, she'll be there, got the OK from her Mom yesterday. She's a good sport and loves to travel with me.
We're staying in Blue Ash as well, I usually stay at the Garfield in Cincy but decided I wanted to stay with the group.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/11 00:54:00
Heads up: Eastside Café/Chili is closed. I just drove past it tonight and there's a "sorry we're closed" sign as well as a "business for sale" sign with an asking price. I know you guys were considering that as a stop.
 
Honestly, their sandwiches were really good and I liked their conies but there are a lot better options out there anyway, so it's not a huge loss. Except that it's three minutes from my house.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Cincinnati Style Chili & Coney Crawl - Fall 2013 2014/03/12 10:37:15
I hate when that happens. A good place close by that you like closes shop. I've had that happen a few times.
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