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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Chili Company

Speaking of coming full circle, the Chili Company where I used to eat cheese fries during high school appears to have re-opened! It's the one in White Oak, and they've been doing work on it for several months now. (I think it closed after a fire in 1997 and never reopened till now). There's no formal sign up (and the old Chili Company sign is not lit up), but I assume it's still serving the same old, same old. It sits at the intersection of Cheviot and Blue Rock roads, just across the street from the Knotty Pine. (The biker bar, not the Knotty Pine on the Bayou serving tasty N'awlins food in Cold Spring, Kentucky!) I'm guessing it's similar to the Chili Company in Oakley (3158 Madison Road; 513-871-4144). I should swing by and check it out, though I'm admittedly NOT a fan of Cincinnati chili (unless my mom makes it!) Anyone been by to check it out?


at 9:21 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that's exciting. I used to go there all the time in high school. It was such a shame that the building just sat there for all this time.

I'm hoping they still have my favorite, the Bullseye Burger (burger with chili and fried egg).

at 2:40 PM Blogger Julie Gaw said...

Yeah, I know. I don't know the full story, but I think the insurance company never settled with the former owner/s following the 1997 fire. So it just sat there... Not sure if it's the same owner? Will have to swing by at some point.

at 6:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new owners of the Chili Company located at 6900 Cheviot Rd are Jim and KC Thrasher. We have purchased the franchise from the original family and we serve the same great chili recipe!!

We are currently open:
*Monday thru Thursday from 5am to 10pm.
*Friday we open at 5am and we close Sunday morning at 5am.
*We are closed from 5am on Sunday morning to 5am on Monday morning.

We currently have over 40 menu items, ranging from Eggs and Goetta to Grilled Chicken salads. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and dessert 24 hours a day! Torpedo Chili and Phoney coneys are on the menu. Although the Bulleseye burger isn't listed... just ask and our staff will serve it up just for you!
Other "old" favs such as Slaw Dogs, Slaw Ways and 3-ways on Bun can also be made to order!

Our service is friendly and the food is great, my only suggestion is to make your first visit on "off peak" hours, if you come in during the lunch or dinner rush you may have a bit of a wait for your food.

**Best times to visit are 5am - 11am and 3pm to 5pm Mon - Thurs

~~Carey Thrasher (owners daughter)

*Donate your favorite high school, college or pro sports team memorabilia and we'll hang it our the wall! Looking for t-shirts, hats, pennants, banners, anything that can be HUNG UP.

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