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Friday, April 04, 2008

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.



at 5:26 PM Blogger Rachel said...

I'll be in Chicago again in June, so I'll be sure to have the group I am meeting up with go there for dinner.

And you know you're a font nerd when you immediately recognize and know the name of the font used in their graphic.

at 1:04 PM Anonymous Brian said...

I'm a native Cincinnatian attending DePaul University in Chicago... I think I'm going to check it out tonight!

at 10:14 AM Anonymous **Jennifer** said...

There are so many good places to eat in Chicago. No offense, but when I go to Chicago, the last place in the world I would eat is someplace serving Cincinnati style chili!

at 4:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, **Jennifer**, I'm sure the restaurant isn't meant to be for those travelling to Chicago from Cincinnati; no, that wouldn't make a lot of sense...
But, if I were living there, and from Cincinnati, it would be a pleasant draw...

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