Deadspin hates our chili.
Yes, Cincinnati-style chili is different from the more standard meat-and-bean concoction the rest of the nation enjoys. And yes, it has a cult-like popularity around these parts.
But it's a Cincinnati legacy, and for whatever reason, someone at Deadspin.com hates it with a passion.
According to The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped, Cincinnati Chili "is a horrifying diarrhea sludge (most commonly encountered in the guise of the 'Skyline' brand) that Ohioans slop across plain spaghetti noodles and hot dogs..."
If you're a Queen City native, you probably appreciate the use of chocolate or cinnamon seasoning as well as it's thin, sauce-like consistency. Mixed with the oyster crackers and dabs of hot sauce -- it's an explosion of goodness. A Cincinnati phenomenon for your taste buds.
It's perfect for lunch with co-workers, at 2 a.m. after a night out, with chips as dip for a party, in a can for your brother who recently moved to Washington state.
So HOW on earth could someone not enjoy the quintessential two, three, four or five-way?
"Cincinnati chili is the worst, saddest, most depressing *expletive* thing in the world," it says.
The best part: "If it came out of the end of your digestive system, you would turn the color of chalk and call an ambulance, but at least it'd make some sense. The people of Ohio see nothing wrong with inserting it into their mouths, which perhaps tells you everything you need to know about the Buckeye State."
Read the entire article here (where it's never Skyline time).
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