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Best Chili? Westchester/Hudson Valley

ryanallday Jan 31, 2012 07:05 AM

Hey everyone, noticed there really are no chili discussions on here so my question to you all is where can I get the best chili in westchester (preferably upper) and the hudson valley? also who makes the spiciest? seems hard to find a nice spicy chili these days...

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    apples RE: ryanallday Jan 31, 2012 08:35 AM

    THe Blazer Pub makes a great chili!
    Route 22
    Purdys, NY 10578

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      jhopp217 RE: ryanallday Feb 1, 2012 01:13 AM

      None of these are in upper Westchester, but I like Piper's Kilt Chili. It's not very hot though. AJ's in New Ro has very good chili, which has medium heat, but very nice flavor and huge chunks of meat. I have never been and to be completely honest, not even sure if it's still open, but there was a place in Valhalla called So Dam Hot which supposedly had delicious, very spicy chili

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        cubanat RE: jhopp217 Feb 1, 2012 02:03 PM

        second pipers kilt but has to have the red onions, cheese & sourcream added plus hot sauce. city limits has also served very respectable chili in the past...

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          jhopp217 RE: cubanat Feb 1, 2012 04:40 PM

          I always get cheddar an onions. I never add hot sauce unless I know there is a little secret stash somewhere. Not a big tabasco fan

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          Sra. Swanky RE: jhopp217 Feb 1, 2012 05:17 PM

          So Dam Hot is still there - still going strong and very delicious chili!

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          MRS RE: ryanallday Feb 1, 2012 03:49 PM

          I think the Roadhouse in Rye used to make a good chili. Not sure if they still do.

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            jhopp217 RE: MRS Feb 1, 2012 04:42 PM

            Good call. forgot all about that. If I remember, they have multiple types of chili - ground beef, chunks of beef and a meatless chili

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              MRS RE: jhopp217 Feb 1, 2012 05:16 PM

              i thought so...but haven't eaten there in a bit.

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            rolise RE: ryanallday Feb 1, 2012 03:53 PM

            My ds makes a great super spicy chili in our crockpot. Not the answer you were looking for however.

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              Elisa515 RE: ryanallday Feb 1, 2012 08:16 PM

              The chili at Birdsall House in Peekskill is delicious! Made with stout and chunks of meat. That plus a side salad (and, of course, beer!) can make a meal. Except of course you'll want to eat more things.

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                gbeats RE: ryanallday Feb 2, 2012 05:20 AM

                Q in Port Chester makes a really good Chili made with Brisket.

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                  cubanat RE: gbeats Feb 2, 2012 01:05 PM

                  Forgot all about Q! Their chili over their fries is OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD!

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                  rich51 RE: ryanallday Feb 2, 2012 07:36 AM

                  pat's hubba bubba and it's alter ego - texas wiener in port chester both make a spicy chili more for hot dogs rather than a bowl full imho

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                    ryanallday RE: rich51 Feb 2, 2012 09:16 AM

                    cant wait to try out some of these!

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                      jhopp217 RE: rich51 Feb 2, 2012 01:06 PM

                      Pat's is a scary place. Delivered some hot dog rolls to them and had a burger there that was a good "greasy spoon" burger. Should have tried the chili

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                      mary30 RE: ryanallday Feb 2, 2012 09:46 AM

                      A.J's does make great chili. Another place to get good chili, believe it or not, is Blue Moon in Bronxville. I can't really recommend it for much else but the Full Moon chili is excellent, really spicy.

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                        jhopp217 RE: mary30 Feb 2, 2012 01:07 PM

                        Never tried the Chili, but they're the only chain I have actually written a letter to regarding the awful food. I will say this though....great margaritas!

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                          cubanat RE: jhopp217 Feb 2, 2012 01:10 PM

                          what chain is that?

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                            jhopp217 RE: cubanat Feb 2, 2012 01:14 PM

                            Blue Moon Cafe in Bronxville

                      2. Nancy C RE: ryanallday Feb 4, 2012 08:43 AM

                        Non-traditional, but I adore the white chicken chile at the Croton Landing Tavern in Croton-on-Hudson. I've their regular chili on nachos, which was pretty great, too.

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                          yosky112 RE: ryanallday Feb 10, 2012 06:04 PM

                          ive heard great things about Pat's Hubba Hubba in portchester. Havnt been yet. They dont yet have a website.

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                            rich51 RE: yosky112 Feb 12, 2012 06:18 AM

                            texas weiner is years newer, so the grease is not as built up (lol) but was started by a former employee of pat's, but if you go to pat's you will see why no website, definitely old school or perhaps skool. texas weiner has the spicier chili though

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