A food critic for Deadspin (I think it’s an online magazine or something) really doesn’t like Cincinnati chili calling it “horrifying diarrhea sludge.” Alyssa Dailry over at WCPO got all worked up about the article. You can click here to get all worked up too.
I don’t consider Cincinnati chili diarrhea sludge, but I can take it or leave it. My kids, born and raised in Cincinnati, love the stuff. I’m not originally from here, so maybe that explains my view on this. Outsiders see it a little differently.
A friend visited me from Seattle a few years ago and she wanted to try some Cincinnati Chili. I think we went to Gold Star. She took a few bites of her cheese coney and threw it away. Couldn’t stand it. I think I may call her today and see if she thought it was diarrhea sludge.
Do you consider it that—diarrhea sludge? Is that food critic full of, eh, diarrhea? Do you love the chili here? Where do you eat yours?
Answer all the questions above or none at all. I’m just making conversation.
I shall return on Thursday.
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