(Photo: My Cincinnati chili king, Tony Plum, poses among his faithful subjects. Credit: Chicago Reader.)
You’d think by this late-holiday time of year Yours Truly would be done eating. If you didn’t know me at all, that is. Instead, this week I paid visits to a couple of my regular joints: Lincoln Square’s authentic Cincinnati chili parlor, Cinner’s; and the north Loop’s chainy but yummy Asian bun eatery, Wow Bao. And as usual, I’m telling you all about it on my Gapers Block:Drive-Thru foodie byline:
Sinful Cincy Chili at Cinner’s
Click through to learn why Tony Plum’s Cincinnati chili parlor–the only one in all of Chicago–has given me a great reason to be a Lincoln Square local for months.
Wow Bao, Hold the Rice
Or read my take on the Lettuce Entertain You empire’s consistent but occasionally overpriced local Chinese (oops, I guess I mean “Asian”) bun chain.
What the hell, read them both. After all, I wrote them just for you and you wouldn’t want to give me agida. Well, would you?
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Michael Thaddeus Doyle
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Shredded Swiss? No red beans? Surely you jest? I bet the chili’s spicy, too. Why, they’ve probably never even heard of Graeter’s! You might as well send me to Chili-Mac 5-Way on Broadway for an equally inauthentic grease bowl.
Just the thought of it has me clicking my heels and reciting, “There’s no place like Skyline…”
It may not be “authentic,” but Mellow Yellow in Hyde Park has been offering Cincinnati Chili since at least 1994: