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zimm3839

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  • Joined: 7/19/2010
  • Location: Green Bay, WI
We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 07/19/10 12:43 PM (permalink)
We havent any good chili places here!!!  Im gonna open a chili joint!!!!!!!!
 
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    PapaJoe8

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    • Location: Dallas... DFW area
    Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 07/20/10 10:08 AM (permalink)
    Zimm, there is a thread here about Fantasy Chili Parlors. Lots of great ideas there.

    In fact, I would suggest reading the entire chili section here. And, be sure to fallow all the links posted there. It may take a few weeks but you will be very knowledgeable about chili after you have done this.

    Oh, and Zimm... tell us about your restaurant experience.
    Joe

    Edit; You may already be very knowledgeable about chili but there is always more to learn. :~)
    <message edited by PapaJoe8 on Wed, 07/21/10 12:13 PM>
     
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      Foodbme

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      • Joined: 9/1/2006
      • Location: Gilbert, AZ
      Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 07/20/10 10:36 AM (permalink)
      zimm3839


      We havent any good chili places here!!!  Im gonna open a chili joint!!!!!!!!


      Do you have ANY Chili places there? Even not-so-good ones? Bettcha you have a Wendy's!
       
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        PaulBPool

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        • Joined: 2/20/2002
        • Location: East Meadow, NY
        Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 07/20/10 11:45 AM (permalink)
        Not to sound like a smart a**, but maybe there's no chili joints because there's no demand? To a real chilihead like me, that doesn't seem possible, but hey, you never know.
         
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          blizzardstormus

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          • Joined: 8/1/2004
          • Location: Atlanic, IA
          Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 07/20/10 12:12 PM (permalink)
          Hey!! Drive to Atlantic (OK, it's the other side of the state) for chili!
           
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            6star

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            • Joined: 1/28/2004
            • Location: West Peoria, IL
            Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 07/20/10 12:24 PM (permalink)
            Are you saying the Machine Shed's chili isn't any good, or that there are no "specialty" chili restaurants in the Quad Cities, or both?
             
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              PapaJoe8

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              Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 07/21/10 12:21 PM (permalink)
              Zimm, feel free to use any of my recipes you find floating around the net. They are mostly just in bits and pieces though. You might give me credit on the menu though.

              Oh, I have already rolled my share of enchiladas and am not looking for a job. I would however consider a position in an advisory capacity. . :~0
              Joe
               
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                zimm3839

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                • Joined: 7/19/2010
                • Location: Green Bay, WI
                Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Fri, 08/13/10 6:50 PM (permalink)
                Thanks for all the replies..  Machine shed is ok lol. Wendys chilli sucks. Unless you have no taste buds lol.

                I have some rest experience. I can cook up a storm...
                 
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                  MetroplexJim

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                  • Location: McKinney, TX
                  Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 12/22/11 8:25 AM (permalink)
                  zimm3839


                  We havent any good chili places here!!!  Im gonna open a chili joint!!!!!!!!


                  I'd recommend a trip to Alexandria, VA (from Reagan National take the Metro to King Street Station) and visit one of the first two locations of Hard Times Cafe
                   
                  That smallish location is your model, keep it simple menu-wise.  They became a raging success by starting with three varieties of chili:  Texas, Cincinnati, and a fiery peanut-based vegetarian; fries, pasta (for the Cincinnati), beer, iced tea, and Coke.  As a result their COGS was extremely low and they were an almost immediate financial success. 
                   
                  Only much later did they get into burgers, wings, pool halls, etc.  There were some bumps and "Hard Times" along that road that you cannot afford at inception. 
                   
                  Don't bite more than you can chew.
                   
                  http://www.hardtimes.com/ 
                   
                  Good luck!
                   
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                    chewingthefat

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                    • Joined: 11/22/2007
                    • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
                    Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 12/24/11 11:59 AM (permalink)
                    MetroplexJim


                    zimm3839


                    We havent any good chili places here!!!  Im gonna open a chili joint!!!!!!!!


                    I'd recommend a trip to Alexandria, VA (from Reagan National take the Metro to King Street Station) and visit one of the first two locations of Hard Times Cafe

                    That smallish location is your model, keep it simple menu-wise.  They became a raging success by starting with three varieties of chili:  Texas, Cincinnati, and a fiery peanut-based vegetarian; fries, pasta (for the Cincinnati), beer, iced tea, and Coke.  As a result their COGS was extremely low and they were an almost immediate financial success. 

                    Only much later did they get into burgers, wings, pool halls, etc.  There were some bumps and "Hard Times" along that road that you cannot afford at inception. 

                    Don't bite more than you can chew.

                    http://www.hardtimes.com/ 

                    Good luck!

                    Yep, Hard Times was my go to place when I got a Chili jones, mine was located in Rockville Md. Now that I have my own place, Chili is a staple here.

                     
                    #10
                      Michael Stern

                      Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 12/24/11 5:12 PM (permalink)
                      blizzardstormus


                      Hey!! Drive to Atlantic (OK, it's the other side of the state) for chili!


                      Yes, indeed. It is worth the trip. Wish I had some Farmers Kitchen chili right now!

                       
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                        Twinwillow

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                        • Location: "Big D"
                        Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 12/25/11 12:01 AM (permalink)
                        Believe it or not, Chili's serves excellent chili! Have it with plenty of grated cheese and onions and enough hot sauce to satisfy.
                         
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                          zimm3839

                          • Total Posts: 31
                          • Joined: 7/19/2010
                          • Location: Green Bay, WI
                          Re:We need a chili joint!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 01/9/12 2:35 PM (permalink)
                          Im experimenting with chili!!!!  Have some good  stews of chili. MMMMMMM  MMMMMMM love it....
                           
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