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Skyline Chili in NYC?

EJC Jan 10, 2008 10:35 AM

Are there any shops that sell canned Skyline here in NYC?

(Or restaurants making anything similar?)

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    dumplingmonster RE: EJC Jan 10, 2008 10:54 AM

    I'm a Cincinnatian who can't live without Skyline. There's a restaurant called Edwards in Tribeca that has a Skyline night every month or so. I went a few months ago, and it was nice but it definitely wasn't true Skyline. I'm glad they made an effort though. They also serve Graeters ice cream on that night.

    As for stores that sell the heavenly stuff, I haven't come across any, but my suggestion is to have someone in Cincy to mail you Cincinnati Chili powder mix (hopefully you have someone who fits this description). I don't think it says Skyline on the packet anywhere....but you buy your ground meat, mix in the chili powder, cook some noodles, grab some cheddar cheese, and you got something as close as you're gonna get to a 3-Way!! It's so good...now I'm craving some... Hope that helps.

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      gavspen RE: dumplingmonster Dec 8, 2009 02:06 PM

      How odd. An article about Edward's is in this week's New Yorker........


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        Jess321 RE: dumplingmonster Dec 8, 2009 06:34 PM

        Graeters-YUM! Definitely going the next time they have Cincinnati night. How many flavors do they usually have?

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        travpard RE: EJC Jan 10, 2008 11:15 AM

        luckily, no.

        i was in Cincy last year on a business trip and had to try the "local delicassey(sp?)."

        instant heartburn.

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          mcoleman RE: EJC Jan 10, 2008 02:11 PM

          I grew up in Cincinnati during the 60s and 70s, and the only time I've tasted anything similar to Skyline - or Cincinnati style chili in general - was a lamb curry on east 6th street back in the early 80s, when the taste was still fresh in my mind. Kind of a Eureka! moment, must have been the spices. at this point, a 3-way would probably kill me.

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            dhl211 RE: EJC Jan 10, 2008 06:55 PM

            Phebe's makes it but only when there are Bengals games, methinks:

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              Piggy Smalls RE: EJC Jan 17, 2008 12:11 AM

              I grew up in Cincy but live in Toronto now. I still go back to visit friends once or twice a year...so I usually just stock up on cans of Skyline when I'm in town or I'll have my friends bring some whenever they visit. Only problem is, it's still not the same out of a can as the REAL thing. :( Now I can only imagine using the powder mix...oh well, I guess you gotta get your fixes somehow lol.

              In terms of other local delicacies such as La Rosa's, Graeter's, and goetta, I just get my fix whenever I'm in town. Speaking of which, I think I'm due for a trip...my mouth is watering thinking about all that...yummmm...

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                Mike R. RE: Piggy Smalls Dec 8, 2009 06:00 PM

                Where in NYC can one stock up on Schoenling's Little Kings - to wash it all down?

              2. EJC RE: EJC Jan 17, 2008 07:19 AM

                Thanks guys! I ended up making the "Cincy Chili" recipe from Joy of Cooking - not Skyline, but filled the void.

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                  erfo RE: EJC Dec 7, 2009 10:48 AM

                  i hated skyline until i loved it. now i'm hooked and miss it like crazy from time to time. the manhattan diner on broadway at 76th street has a delectable appetizer of chili-laden nachos! the effect is a hearty homemade chili that's approximately 80% skyline and 20% comfort. i highly recommend it; the spice blend is exactly right and the consistency is perfect for a bowl of chili, which they also have.

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