Cinner's in Chicago
Check this out: A Cincinnati native named Tony Plum has opened up a Queen City-themed eatery in Chi-town called Cinner's Chili Parlor and Cocktail Lounge. It actually opens today, so if you're headed up to Chicago anytime soon, check it out and let us know how it was. Naturally, they serve Cincinnati-style chili and coneys, plus veggie entrees with names like Mt. Healthy and Greenhills Salad. The drinks have Cincinnati names too (Fountain Square, Red Leggs, etc.). Be sure to click on the "Am I a Cinner" link (although you might have already seen that list going around as an e-mail forward or MySpace bulletin). According to Time Out Chicago, the city is "freaking out" about this place. Thanks to former Enquirer reporter and native Chicagoan Cynthia Hanifin for the tip!
Update: I talked to Tony yesterday and he e-mailed me these photos of his place. Look for a story in Wednesday's paper and online.