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looking for good chili con carne in t.o.

rayrayray Feb 2, 2008 10:17 AM

i used to have a sweet spot to pick up a bowl when i was feeling the need. now that my fav joint has closed, i need a new chili spot. anyone know a great place?

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    robb RE: shark bait Feb 2, 2008 01:32 PM

    Pusateris makes a great take-out version in a jar. 3 levels of spicyness and they use brisket insted of ground beef. I add some grated cheddar and a little low-fat sour cream. Unbeatable!!!

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      currycue RE: rayrayray Feb 2, 2008 06:10 PM

      I'm certainly no chili expert, but the Senator Diner near Dundas Square makes a pretty decent chili. Just make sure to get there after noon.

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        Pantz RE: rayrayray Feb 4, 2008 02:48 PM

        Chili is one of those dishes that show up on a lot of bar/pub menus. Most of the time it ends up being the standard configuration of ground beef with tomatoes, kidney beans and not much else going on except the blandness.

        The Spotted Dick on Bloor St. just east of Yonge has always done a good "standard" version of chili. They serve it with melted cheddar on top and a good helping of thin, crisp tortilla chips. A solid comfort food version. I think the thing they do right is that they start it early giving it time to accumulate some slow cooked flavour.

        Last time I was in there, someone had tweaked it. It now has a richer, darker flavour with a nice cumin kick.

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