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Cincinnati Style Chili in Cleveland?

tsang Dec 4, 2007 06:40 AM

Can anyone tell me where I can get Cincinnati style chili in Cleveland (besides Skyline). They had it on the brunch menu at Lucky's Cafe last year, and it was killer. I hope they bring it back someday. In the meantime..... any recommendations?

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    dmb4matt RE: tsang Dec 4, 2007 08:51 AM

    To each his own i guess... In Cleveland we like our chili hearty. it might be hard to find Cinci chili up here.

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      johnbycz RE: tsang Dec 4, 2007 09:52 AM

      Skyline Chili in Cincinnati lists four locations in the Cleveland area, in Lyndhurst, Mansfield (calling that Cleveland is a reach), someplace called Ridge Park Square (down near Parma), and Stow.


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        rockandroller1 RE: johnbycz Dec 4, 2007 09:59 AM

        the OP said "besides Skyline," which I believe they also sell in the frozen aisle at the grocery. I don't care for it either but generalizing as to what a group of people like or don't like doesn't help the OP.

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          johnbycz RE: rockandroller1 Dec 4, 2007 10:21 AM

          My bad. While acknowledging the excellence of Camp Washington Chili and Dixie Chili, I happen to love Skyline as well. I read right over that.

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            mrnyc RE: johnbycz Dec 4, 2007 01:15 PM

            you love them all because there is no difference between any of them (other than CW being atmospheric).

            just a guess, but if you can find skyline at the grocery i'd imagine you might find gold star as well. or ask for it at your grocer. you would be surprised -- in my experience they really will order stuff or keep an eye out for items for you, even at the big boys.

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              AMFM RE: mrnyc Dec 4, 2007 04:52 PM

              unfortunately despite skyline's prevalence at major grocery stores, i've never seen gold star. there is a brand called "cincinnati style" which is in a royal blue package that you can sometimes find canned but very often in a packet to make your own. i know that's not what you're looking for but it's pretty easy - and good with turkey. it tastes different from skyline. good luck finding a restaurant though!

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        Foo_D RE: tsang Dec 5, 2007 05:52 AM

        Another Cincinnati chili, Gold Star Chili, is available to order online from their Web site www.goldstarchili.com. It's also carried in several grocery stores. I found a list located here...http://www.goldstarchili.com/grocery/.... Good luck!

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          hallie RE: tsang Dec 22, 2007 09:10 PM

          Sorry but Skyline is the one and only in cleveland (I can't imagine anthing better!!)

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            lyn RE: hallie Dec 24, 2007 04:21 PM

            you may want to contact Lucky's. Their website is often not updated. I heard they are expanding to dinner-if they have not already, so maybe the chili over pasta will show up again. I agree it was killer! A little odd to eat for brunch, but still so good.

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