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Old 12-02-2004, 10:19 PM   #11
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Yup. Ask around. When I was in Virginia, many pizza places served spagetti with a meat sauce that tasted very similar to the Cincinnati chili over spaghetti (two ways?). People would puzzle over the dish, and Jer and I would laugh ... the owners are Greek, not Italian. We'd ask, and always be right. The cinnamon & allspice give it away. Many other Greek dishes have a sauce that tastes similar ... I've had pasticio that has a sauce that tastes like Cincinnati chili, made by a friend's Greek mother.
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:22 PM   #12
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Yup. In Virginia we'd go to pizza places where if you ordered spaghetti with meat sauce, you got what anyone from Cincinnati would call chili two ways. When friends would be puzzled at the flavor, we would laugh, and say, the owners must be Greek. Sure as h-e-double hockey sticks, we'd ask and be right!
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:27 PM   #13
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I second the idea of suspending your concept of chili and hitting Skyline. In other places I've lived this was called "Greek chili" or "Greek spaghetti sauce". But it is truly an ethnic/local favorite. Do NOT think Texas, do not think Mexican. This dish has Greek roots with heavy USA influence and is great once you get over the Texas thing.

As a matter of fact, I'm making some right now for my Christmas party!
Very interesting. I cook alot of mideastern food using cinamoninnnin and allspice. I often brown beef burger with onions and cinnnamomiiinin. and eat it with pita bread.
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Old 12-04-2004, 08:58 AM   #14
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Maisonette
114 E. 6th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Tel: (513) 721-2260

It was featured on the FOOD TV show "The Best Of"
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Old 12-05-2004, 09:57 AM   #15
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I have a thing about avoiding any kind of chain when I travel. What is the point? When we went to Cincinatti, we walked down the street. We knew that Cincinatti chili was famous, and we just looked for a group of likely looking people on their lunch breaks (likely looking meaning no one looked like they could pose for a fashion shoot; people who looked like they actually EAT) and asked them the best place nearby for chili. They pointed us to Skyline.

In other cities we do similar. We're always looking for Mom & Pop type places. Not the newest "hip" spot, but somewhere Nguyen set up shop, or Mario makes the best.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:48 PM   #16
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You're saying that Cinci chili is from Greek recipes? I'm intrigued!
Yes.
It's very good in it's own weird sort of special way.
It's not even the same kind if thing as Texas chili, so even if someone has attitude about chili, it doesn't comapre.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:50 PM   #17
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Probably too late to make a suggestion unless you log on in Ohio, but Dewey's pizza on Montgomery Road (at Harper's Point) is a "must-see".
Not exactly 5-star, but it's not exactly like take-out pizza, either. ;)
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Maisonette
114 E. 6th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Tel: (513) 721-2260

It was featured on the FOOD TV show "The Best Of"
The Maisonette is good, but probably overrated in the bigger scheme of things.
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Iam back and without a chili review. I went to Hooters instead for Wings.
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Were they "Hot" wings, bang?
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