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Park Chili

After being thwarted by a Northside power outage a few weeks ago, we finally made our way to Park Chili on Hamilton Avenue, Northside.  Park Chili is located across the street from the Northside Tavern and is flanked by a convenient pay lot making it an easy location to visit.   According to the owner, Park […]

Empress Chili

Heading out to the West Side again this week the chili team stopped at Empress Chili on Rapid Run.  Empress chili is generally considered to be the first purveyor of Cincinnati-style chili, starting in 1922 at its downtown location across from the Empress Theater.  That location is long gone, but the Empress name and chili […]

Ft. Wright Family Restaurant

Another week, another stop on the chili tour.  Up for review today was Ft. Wright Family Restaurant in Ft. Wright, Kentucky.  Ft. Wright Family Restaurant has, in its 25 years of operation, become a favorite among Ft. Wright locals for its large portions and reasonable prices.  Located in a strip mall on Ashwood Circle the […]

Delhi Chili

A full contingent of 8 chili tasters headed out to the west side today to visit Delhi Chili on Delhi Ave. today.  Delhi Chili has the traditional “formica and fluorescent” look with a mix of booths, tables, and a lunch counter.  Like most independent chili parlors they serve up a full menu of breakfast, lunch, […]

Bluebird Restaurant

Our intention today was to swing by Park Chili in Northside, but a power outage in the neighborhood thwarted that venture so instead we headed over to Norwood where we visited the Bluebird Restaurant on Montgomery Road.  The Bluebird is the first place we’ve stopped at that is not a traditional chili parlor.  They make […]

Pleasant Ridge Chili

Eight members of the chili team ventured out today to visit Pleasant Ridge Chili located on Montgomery Road near Ridge.  The first thing you notice while approaching the building is the colorful murals on the side of the building and the fantastic vintage neon above the front door.  Inside, the chili parlor is nicely appointed […]

U.S. Chili

Today’s stop on the chili tour took your intrepid chili connoisseurs to U.S. Chili in Camp Washington.  U.S Chili is located, literally and figuratively, in the shadow of its more famous neighbor, Camp Washington Chili which sits directly across the street.   Inside, the restaurant occupies an old bank, complete with a large vault that […]

Chili Time

This week’s stop on the chili tour took us to Chili Time in St. Bernard.  The gang was anxious to bounce back after a disappointing experience the last time out so expectations were high as sat down at the counter.  Chili Time, like many Cincinnati chili parlors, serves a large menu including breakfast and a […]

Christofield’s Family Restaurant

Our second stop on the chili tour takes us to historic downtown Dayton, Kentucky where we visited Christofield’s Family Restaurant. Christofield’s was founded in 1939 by the Christofield family and until recently was known as Dayton Chili. Christofield’s has the requisite lunch counter opposite the grill and steam table with a large mural on the […]

Gourmet Chili

After months of preparation, the Chili Tour has begun.  We’ll be visiting about one chili parlor a week in our quest to find the best chili in Cincinnati.  Six of the Chili Report Team were able to make it for today’s venture down into Newport to visit Gourmet Chili on Monmouth.  Read on to view […]