pulliam at IIT.EDU
Fri Dec 3 20:00:46 UTC 1999
Doesn't Cincinnati chili have chocolate or cocoa in it?
>The Cincinatti Chili I'm familiar with is basically a
>--- Mike Salovesh <salovesh at NIU.EDU> wrote:
> > On several trips to that fine city, I remembered a
> > famous feature of
> > Cincinnati cuisine: a dish called "Cincinnati
> > chile". (It comes in
> > standard variants, which are ordered by the
> > appropriate number from one
> > to five. As I recall, a "five" had a combination of
> > five elements,
> > including chile, cheese, and macaroni plus two more
> > I foget. Was one of
> > them a hot dog?) I was proud of myself for
> > remembering this bit of local
> > esoterica on each return.
> > I shouldn't have been that proud. Each time, I
> > ordered one of the
> > concoctions (probably a number five). Each time,
> > the first bite
> > reminded me how much I hate the dish. I think its
> > popularity comes from
> > the fact that it's one dish a six year old can make
> > successfully.
> > That's not much of a recommendation.
> > Several unhappy meetings with Cinti Chili finally
> > taught me to accept
> > anything else rather than order this mess again.
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greg at pulliam.org
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