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Where can I find delicious Frito chili pie?

Swankalicious Jul 5, 2012 03:41 PM

This dish is not on enough menus! I want spicy chili, onions, cheese, and fritos piled high! But where??

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  1. Boston_Otter RE: Swankalicious Jul 5, 2012 03:56 PM

    I've had it at Sonic on Route 1, Peabody.

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      bclarke25 RE: Swankalicious Jul 5, 2012 04:02 PM

      Staff Meal food truck is now making a Frito Pie burrito. Haven't had it yet but their other stuff is great

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        ebone RE: bclarke25 Jul 6, 2012 08:24 AM

        The "Irene" - http://staffmealboston.com/menu.pdf

        I have not tried it either, but the "Steinberg" was awesome.

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        Jenny Ondioline RE: Swankalicious Jul 5, 2012 08:03 PM

        Other than Sonic -- and theirs isn't very good -- I've never seen it on any menus up here. And it certainly shouldn't ever come in burrito form.

        But if you've got a good chili recipe, it's simple enough to make at home. You want truly authentic, lay in some mini bags of Fritos and some sporks and eat it standing up outside.

        1. C. Hamster RE: Swankalicious Jul 5, 2012 08:46 PM

          Love it.

          Other than Cowgirls in NYC, I make it myself. My chili is killer

          I've never seen it here, to be honest.

          1. itaunas RE: Swankalicious Jul 6, 2012 04:42 AM

            Tupelo certainly has done a Frito pie and no burros harmed in the making of it. Since for whatever reason we got something else (86'd?) I can't comment on the deliciousness and not certain if its a permanent menu item, but their food is pretty solid overall.

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              bear RE: itaunas Aug 1, 2012 06:39 PM

              Two of us split the Frito Pie at Tupelo tonight. Very tasty old school comfort food. The chili was really good.

              It wasn't on the menu, but they had all the ingredients and were happy to make it. Not sure if that's always the case. It's definitely worth asking if they can make it.

            2. Luther RE: Swankalicious Jul 6, 2012 06:21 AM


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                Jenny Ondioline RE: Luther Jul 6, 2012 09:49 AM

                Which one? Not at any I've ever seen.

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                  Luther RE: Jenny Ondioline Jul 7, 2012 08:50 AM

                  1. Buy bag of Fritos
                  2. Cut open bag and add onions, chili and cheese sauce from the hot dog station

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                    devilham RE: Luther Jul 7, 2012 10:41 AM

                    3. Report to nearest restroom

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                      Jenny Ondioline RE: Luther Jul 7, 2012 01:28 PM

                      3. Throw directly into garbage, because rehydrated dried onions, liquid cheez product and whatever that soy-based slurry is have no place in a Frito pie.

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                  Uncle Yabai RE: Swankalicious Jul 7, 2012 11:07 AM

                  Andy's Chili from way back when used to have it on his chili truck's menu. But I digress.

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                    Bluebell RE: Swankalicious Jul 7, 2012 03:44 PM

                    Your best bet is at a roller rink in Texas! (Grew up with it and loved it then.) Maybe you can sweet-talk the new M3 into including it on their menu? Maybe you'll have better luck finding it when the weather cools down.

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