The Daily Meal website returns to one of the national media's favorite regional food topics, Cincinnati chili, with a guide to eight key places in Southwest Ohio to try the crazy concoction. The writer makes a point to say he excluded Northern Kentucky spots on purpose, perhaps setting the stage for a future story.
"Even people who have never set foot in Cincinnati know that the city is crazy for chili," Matt Sulem writes. "However, locals will tell you that the only insane thing about chili is how good it is at the source. Not to mention instances when people dare to eat it the wrong way."
You'll have to find out all eight locations on your own, but Sulem offers a nice mix of the obvious (Skyline, Gold Star, Camp Washington) and small neighborhood chili parlors.
The Daily Meal, published by New York-based Spanfeller Media Group, "delivers a fresh take on dining news and trends and helps you succeed in the kitchen while highlighting the unifying aspects of food and drink and celebrating the people who create them."
See the Daily Meal Cincinnati chili slideshow here