He thought that sounded like a real good idea. It's been a while since we've been here.
If you've never had Cincinnati style chili, it can be confusing as to how to order.
The chili comes on a plate, served over spaghetti noodles with shredded cheese on top, and if you wish, beans and onions. Depending on which combination you want, it's called a 3-way, 4- way, etc.
If you want everything its called a 5- way chili. That's what I ordered. Oink!
They bring a little bowl of soup crackers and the hot sauce is on the table. The plate is so full it's hard to get started! Their chili has a distinctive taste -very different than what we are used to in this area. I believe they add cinnamom or nutmeg- not sure though.
Poor Lonnie, he has to wait while I take all these pictures.
Lonnie told me he first tried Skyline Chili years ago, when he was running his delivery route up through Cincinnati. He didn't really know how to order so he just got a plain bowl of chili (which is okay to do). He started watching what other people were ordering and next time got it served the way they are famous for.
Occasionally, I find Skyline Chili in the grocery store in frozen tubs and try to duplicate it at home. It's good but never quite as good as eating at the restaurant.