Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Yep, I love Deadspin, but you'd think Cincinnati chili was like lutefisk based on the way they talk about it.
All the counter-arguments are spelled out in the comments section:
1)You don't have to get it at a chain. You can make it at home or get it at one of the awesome neighborhood joints. He isn't holding Uno's against Chicago deep dish.
2)Why is the entire state of Ohio represented by a Cincinnati specialty when other states (such as the Philly cheesesteak) had to be more representative of the entire state? There are lots of great candidates for Ohio. Ohio probably has a better ice cream tradition than any other state.
3)Inaccurately characterizing it as chili shouldn't affect your perception of the food itself. Call it whatever you want--it's delicious.