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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chili capital, eh?

Did you see this story? I never would have thought Cincinnati was the "chilil capital" before I moved here three years ago. Not sure I would think of it that way today. "Unusual chili capital" perhaps... But, then again, I can't think of any other food for which Cincinnati is known.

The story makes me want to get in the car or hop a plane and do some foodie traveling. I've had a hankering to go the Gilroy Garlic Festival for a long time. Maybe this is the year....

Have you done foodie traveling? Planning to do some this year?


at 4:21 PM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...

double decker sandwiches

at 4:28 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Goetta. Of course. How could I forget? I'll take a couple patties. Extra smooshed and crispy, please...

What else? How about the cheese crowns at Graeter's?

at 8:59 AM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...

Lesser known Cinti-specific food items
-Doscher's French Chew
-Ice cream/ice ball combos (@ Schneider's in Bellevue in particular)
-Papa's Cream Eggs

at 10:10 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Papa's Cream Eggs are divine! I was out of town the week before Easter and when I would see the Easter candy displays with no Papa's it was an awful feeling. I went to the store and bought a couple dozen as soon as I returned.

at 10:19 PM Anonymous Chad Edward said...

I think everytime I travel their's a culinary adventure involved, even if it's just the RoadFood.com recommended stop on a road trip. Lately, poutine in Montreal, tacos de pescado in Ensenada, durian and dim sum in Vancouver. Next: Bouchon in Vegas.

at 10:29 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just ate at Bouchon in Vegas!!! It was good. But the meal that blew me away there was Daniel Boulud's Brasserie at Wynn.


Oh, and if you're looking for a great local version of poutine, check out the Pleasant Ridge Cafe.

at 2:32 PM Blogger Polly Campbell said...

You mean the chili-gravy fries?

at 3:22 PM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...

More likely the fries with cheese and gravey that they advertise proudly on the side of the building - or at least they did when I was last by there...also seen in lower left of the pic on the main page of their website: [a href="http://www.pleasantridgechili.com"]link[/a]

at 3:23 PM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...

corrected link

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