I've checked threads, and can't find any discussion about places in the Triangle that do a good bowl of chili. I don't mean chili mix ground beef, like the stuff that tops hot dogs or burgers, but actual chopped unground meat that is slow cooked with chilis, or veggies with good powder or such. Years ago there was a real chili parlor in Raleigh, but it didn't last long.
The (original) Q-Shack has a good chili, but using smoked brisket makes it too smoky for my taste. Ted's bison chili is ok, but ...
With winter coming (maybe), a good bowl of red might be nice to find. Durham or Chapel Hill preferred, but a serious chili is worth a drive to Raleigh or Cary. Suggestions?