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REAL CHILI REAL CLOSED

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Postby fisticuffs » Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:21 pm

Actually Cincinnati tradition but close.
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Postby Lava_Rasta » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:23 pm

Just looking for the straight scoop here on why Real Chili is closed. Was it because someone ripped them off? :cry:
Thanks, Rasta.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:35 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Actually Cincinnati tradition but close.

I've always wondered why Chili John's in GB was famous for Cincinnati-style chili. While I still don't know the reason, I was suprised to learnthat the Chili John was (of all things) a Lithuanian immigrant.

Again, the question must be asked; is blunt sharper than we think?
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Postby Frank Booth » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:51 pm

My parents lived in GB before I was born, and my Dad always raved about Chili John's. I've eaten there several times, and it's definitely an experience.

The thick layer of grease that forms when their chili is frozen is not unlike the grey glob that is found inside a can of Dinty Moore beef stew. Ah, college food.
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Postby Learned » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:46 pm

Jan and Michael Stern teach you how to make Chili John's chili in this book.

They feel it's the best chili in the U.S.
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Real Chili will be missed by me anyways

Postby hollywood » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:47 pm

Too bad, just ate there a few weeks ago, great veggie chili. My father's store in Milwaukee was across the street from the original location ( 2 Real Chili's still there in Milwaukee going strong after 76 years!!!, but no veggie options in MIlw.) The owner is the father of the guy who started the Madison location I think. Chili should have noodles, but I think macaroni noodles are better. Call it "Green Bay', Call it "Cincinnati", call it "five-way" , it's how chili is served in my house.

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=301


http://www.onmilwaukee.com/dining/artic ... ofile.html[/url]
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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:48 pm

Learned wrote:Jan and Michael Stern teach you how to make Chili John's chili in this book.

They feel it's the best chili in the U.S.

That's a great book, occupying a proud spot on my cookbook shelf. The Seattle chili recipe is damn fine.
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Postby Learned » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:25 pm

You're a man of fine taste, TBP. I don't care what the guy with the big glasses says.
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Postby mrak » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:29 am

As much as I love chili (and am somewhat a fan of the Sterns) I had no idea this book existed until this thread. I bought a copy on the way home from work yesterday.

This may be the first cookbook where I've wanted to prepare every single recipe in it.
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Postby Learned » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:09 pm

The book is great. And, you can get the Alabama - California recipes through the Amazon excerpt, linked above.

Enjoy mrak. I have.
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Postby towanda » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:57 am

So what's the scoop on why they closed? I don't know of anywhere else in town to get a good Chicago not-dog.
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Postby fennel » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:23 am

Learned wrote:Enjoy mrak. I have.

Thanks, but I'll stick to enjoying chili. (Not to say mrak isn't a very nice person, mind you.)
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Postby Lava_Rasta » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:47 am

I've been trying to find that out myself, towanda. See my posting above. Can't get the "Real" scoop.
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Postby Paco » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:07 am

towanda wrote: I don't know of anywhere else in town to get a good Chicago not-dog.

Is there such a thing?
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Postby mrak » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:24 pm

fennel wrote:
Learned wrote:Enjoy mrak. I have.

Thanks, but I'll stick to enjoying chili.

You sure? What if I poured some chili on mysel- ah, never mind...

P.S. The Arizona entry, Sonoran Poblano Cream Cheese Chili, served over rice, is darn good. One down, 50 to go.
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