Need Super Bowl Chili...now that Chili My Soul is gone
- BeenThereAteThat Feb 3, 2010 07:47 PM
My friends and have been chowing down on Chili My Soul chili for years now while we watch the Super Bowl.
Where do we get some premium chili-to-go now that CMS is no more? I'm in the Woodland Hills area, but someone is coming from Silverlake, so anything in-between is good.
Thanks in advance!
Was a semi-frequent patron of CMS. Decent stuff. Chili John's, IMHO, was sub par - got take out and by the time I got home, say 20 minutes later, an inch of grease had formed on the top of the container. Could not bring myself to eat it. Just saying.
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If you're considering CJ's, which I can wholeheartedly recommend, I'd call Thursday (today) and confirm their hours. They have been known to be somewhat erratic at times.
Also, consider getting the "chili kit". Take it home, throw it in the crock pot along with about 3/4 bottle of Guiness or Anchor Steam/Porter and a shot of Bourbon. I only use about half of the beans (it's a 5-6 lb. can). Cook on high until it just begins to boil and then reduce the temperature and let it cook down low and slow for couple of hours and it's good to go. Tastes even better after refrigeration and re-heating a day or so later. Don't forget the grated cheese and some crackers.
Oh yeah, you'll need more beer and, perhaps, Bourbon (Single-Malt Scotch for me) to further enhance the game experience.
There's almost too much about chili in today's Times Food section, including an article about the Dolores Chili Brick, widely used by such fine dining establishments as Philippe. That's good enough for me! Widely available in supermarkets and Costco, it's just the basic beef-and-chili formula to which you may add beans or chiles or tomatoes or whole baby goats if you want. I make the chili around here, but if I didn't feel like it this would be my choice. Especially for a giant pot.
Jinky's used to carry a pretty wide selection of chili from (IIRC) Chili My Soul. Don't know if they have stopped carrying it or have found another supplier or? In any case they might be worth a call to see if what their menu shows is still available or? http://www.jinkys.com/jinkys_menu.swf...