Cincinnati has a different way of serving up Chili. Instead of the chunks of meat found in other cities around the globe, Cincinnati chili is ground fine (like taco meat size) and usually has cinammon or chocolate in the ingredients. Moreover, it is served over thin spaghetti. A 3-way is Chili, Spaghetti and Cheese. A 4-way adds onions or beans and a 5-way adds both. Different foods blended together to make a great meal.
Well now several of the regulars at the Cincinnati Illustrators Blog who get together weekly to exchange horror stories and share work have come up with a Twelve-Way. No you can’t eat it. This group of editorial cartoonists (no not me), greeting card and magazine illustrators, and animators have created a humorous anthology showcasing each of their work in off-beat ways. And like its chili counterpart, it comes together as one great taste. The stories are woven together by a Crypt Keeper of sorts (a zombified Marge Schott – the deceased outspoken former owner of the Cincinnati Reds).
Check out the article from CityBeat, the local alt newspaper and buy the complete full color 112 page book online at ComixPress for only $20.
I once worked with a gentleman from Ohio who spoke about this chili-spaghetti dish—It sounds spectacular…Rampant marijuana use amongst restaurant employees, especially the cooks—has plenty of benefits.
Now please excuse me while I go eat some cinnamon-toast crunch for dinner…
mmmmm….I love cinammon toast crunch.
I’ll have a bowl too, please.
CTC all around.
all it makes me think of is Cinnabon..omg i wish i had one right now…. mmm
I just had it for breakfast too—I’ve apparently got it made in the shade =)
susi I love cinnabon. My arteries don’t
Over here! Me too also.
we dont have cinnabon in Australia..or at least in my state…i usually only get it when im overseas…mmm *homer simpson drool*
Beef and chocolate you say? Hmmm … hmmm … this is … well, I must admit I’m rather taken aback sir! 🙂
you can’t taste the chocolate. Just adds some sweetness to it.
Okay … seems like that could work.
I might still have to see how Andrew Zimmerman does with this concoction before I feel comfortable committing to a bowl … 🙂
If you are following in his footsteps you are in trouble.
oh, now you’ve done it – i’m a’ droolin’ for Skyline (NOT Goldstar! SKYLINE!) Mmmmm… and not zombie marge schott. although i’m guessin’ she hasn’t changed much in the last couple years!
Daisy…where did you live that you a: ate skyline and b: know the difference?
Remind me not to order no chili north of the Mason-Dixon line. You could get shot in Texas for just havin’ – recipe like that.
Not the Mason Dixon…just north of the Ohio river.
Blahahaha chili never caught on down under but now if you addded chocolate??????? Sweet smelling farts!
Anywho, I read the article and wow, that is a fantastic idea. Here’s hoping you get into the thirteen way edition 🙂
Psst Glad you explained it or I would have thought it was something kinky!!!!!
2nd Psst Jammers thinks it is and has ordered 50 copies 🙂
Its because of people like Jammer that I am calling my first collection of Beartoons, menage trois
The Cinci form of Chili sounds delicious. But I love the idea of a zombified Marge Schott even more. You wouldn’t really have to alter her appearance that drastically either. WiN!
Speaking of regional cuisine..(ahem) have you ever tried a Primanti Bros sandwich from Pittsburgh?
Of course I have. But it was the Primanti Bros in Ft Lauderdale. Not pittsburgh.
I am trying to remember the bar that I had the great sandwich in Pittsburgh. It was a lobster sandwich in a bar on top of the hill above the city.
I’m not sure which bar or restaurant it was in, I haven’t been there in 8 years now anyway, but I know it was on Mount Washington. Beautiful view of the city up there!
Mmmm…. chili and chocolate…. great combo
Maybe I’ll send you a can.
what some yanks will put in their gobs?
oh dave like the English can talk hahaha
You’re talking like a man down under!
By down under, if you mean low places, well . . .
I want to join! Awww…why do all the other kids never let me join their groups?!
Maybe b/c you were the kid stuck inside with asthma
One of my favorite dishes has Mole’ sauce, a chocolate concoction that when done right is the greatest thing in the universe. Cinnamon in spaghetti sauce works great, but a little goes a long way.
My sister likes that at Mexican restaurants. I say “Moley Moley Moley” every time.
chocolate? so not only will their chili give you gas, but it will also make you fat and acne ridden.
That is why we never will be the top 5 healthiest cities.
Chocolate in chilli, interesting concept…
It doesn’t taste chocolately…it just gives some sweetness.