Originally Posted by Chip R
I've been here for almost 13 years and I love Cincinnati chili. I had a friend come here from Iowa for Opening Day this year and he never had it before and he loved it. We had it at Price Hill Chili for Opening Day and the next day we went to Camp Washington Chili and he had it both days. I'd eat it more often but I'm afraid if I did I would weigh 300 lbs.
I've brought in people who love it, people who found it appalling, and people who didn't see what the big deal was, with far more people in the latter two camps than the first. I do know a chef in New York who thinks the Cincinnati chili recipe is a masterpiece. I think it's just a very specific taste -- either you like it or you don't.
I don't eat it but I liked Gold Star as a kid.