Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Skyline Experience

Yesterday I had my first experience at Skyline Chili. It's hard to believe I have made it this long without having eaten there, but now I can cross it off my list.

The menu has other items, but I think people only get coneys or the chili on spaghetti...3-way as it's branded there (spaghetti, chili, and a MOUNTAIN of cheese). You can get a 4-way (add onions) and of course a 5-way (all of the above plus beans). I tried my best and got a salad (yes, they have those there, also with a MOUNTAIN of cheese - I pulled it off in handfuls) and a small 5-way.

It was good, but I am not dying to go back. Something about the fact that the chili is actually not really chili like we know it, it is really smooth and has sweetness to it (cinnamon and chocolate are rumored to be ingredients). I prefer chili to be chunky and have some nutritional value. Let's just say, it's no Tony Packo's.


9 comments:

Mickey D. said...

I love Skyline! I love the little hotdogs and the pound of cheese they dump on them. I know the chili is a bit obscure, but I dig it. It's a must whenever we're in the Cincinnati area.

Chili Dog said...

Cincinnati chili. You either love it or you don't really like it much at all.

Depends on whether you taste it at an early age and whether you sustain your existence on it when in school.

That particular photo is at the corner of Clifton and Ludlow just north of the UC campus, a stomping ground for UC students and faculty as it were.

This post reminds me of a Skyline sign I once saw. The sign read, "GET DAD A 3-WAY FOR FATHER'S DAY."

*snicker*

wrestling kitties said...

I love Cincinnati Chili, but Skyline is a bit sweet/different. I like things a little spicer. My mom makes a really good version - yum! But Skyline is ok, I ate there for the first time last year and I am not itching to go back but I don't hate it either.

A. said...

I HATE Skyline!

Impractical Shoes said...

I have never eaten chili before (gasp). Don't judge....

Hurley said...

I had a small 5 way in college... Anyway that you are involved in 5 way, you end up with firehole. ALSO, what kind of list do you have where Skyline Chili was on it?!?

Dri said...

Hurley, you made me laugh out loud.

I've never had Skyline chili, but I'd like to try it someday...

Trophy Life said...

i was forced to eat Skyline in Cleveland by my then-boyfriend who hailed from Cinci. I swear he was on the verge of breaking up with me b/c i was not honestly in love with Skyline. Sorry, i just don't like the texture or the taste of it. i think you MUST be raised on it to have that kind of if-you-hate-Skyline-you-don't-love-me kind of passion about it!

libby marie said...

i agree with you, iris. I don't like skyline at all- Its like a cardinal sin down here in cinci tho, so I just keep that quiet.
(But I also didn't like Packos either when I was up there. )