Cretan’s Grill

Cretan’s Grill, or Cretan’s Chili Restaurant as the sign outside says, is located on Vine St. in the heart of Carthage.  The interior is done up in classic wood paneling, linoleum floors, and a chromed-out lunch counter along the wall.  Wooden booths line the opposite wall with a row of tables and chairs in between.  […]

Patrick’s Sports Bar & Grill

Today we made another trek down Glenway to another Westside chili parlor, Crookshank Chili.  We weren’t certain it was still open, so we called ahead.  “Crookshank,” answered the voice at the other end of the phone call.  We verified they were open for lunch and headed out.  After a couple of passes down Crookshank, we […]

Blue Jay Restaurant

Just a few doors down from Park Chili on Hamilton Ave. in Northside sits an unassuming diner tucked right next door to Cincinnati’s favorite record store, Shake-It Records.  7 members of the chili team found their way into the Blue Jay Restaurant for a chili tasting extravaganza.  The interior of the Blue Jay is straight […]

Sam’s Chili

Today we made yet another trip out Glenway to sample some chili.  Sam’s Chili is a tiny parlor located along Glenway in Price Hill.  The interior consists of a small counter with four booths on the opposite wall.  The menu includes items such as pizza, burgers, fried chicken, fish…you could eat there daily and never […]

Papa Dino’s

A pizza joint on the chili tour?  Have we lost our minds?  A tip led us to discover that Papa Dino’s does in fact offer up chili by the bowl, way, or coney cooked up according to Papa’s secret family recipe.  Papa Dino’s is located at the corner of Calhoun and Clifton, right across the […]

Moon-Lite Chili

The Chili Report team ventured all the way out to Batavia today to visit Moonlite Chili.  Moonlite Chili is located in a storefront on Main St. in the quaint village of Batavia, near the Clermont County courthouse.  The interior is “chili parlor standard” with a selection of tables and booths and a small, two-stool lunch […]

Dixie Chili

Dixie Chili, in business since 1929, has 3 locations across Northern Kentucky in Newport, Erlanger, and Covington. We visited their location on Monmouth in Newport, just a few doors down from Gourmet Chili where we started our chili adventure. Dixie Chili is unique thus far in our chili tour in that food is ordered and […]

Thelma’s Diner

Our intention today was to visit the West Side Chili Parlor, but we arrived to find it closed and replaced by Thelma’s Diner.  Luckily for us, Thelma’s Diner also serves up homemade Cincinnati chili which our waitress swears is better than West Side’s was.  Thelma’s Diner is located on Glenway in a small strip mall […]

Covington Chili

Covington Chili has been serving up chili to Covington locals since 1936, making it among the oldest of the chili parlors we’ll be visiting.  Situated on Madison Ave. near Pike St. Covington Chili occupies a narrow building, leaving room for a row of booths along the wall and a long lunch counter.  Some tables and […]

JK’s Chili

7 members of the chili team ventured out to visit today’s chili contender, JK’s Chili.  JK’s Chili sits in the corner of an unassuming strip mall across from the railroad tracks in Madeira.  The interior consists of an 8 stool lunch counter, a handful of tables, and a row of booths along the wall.  Open […]