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2021-07-20 9:49:10 AM  
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2021-07-20 10:07:25 AM  
Fine then - More for me!
 
2021-07-20 10:08:51 AM  
It's a natural laxative.
 
2021-07-20 10:09:51 AM  
He was too kind. That shiat is terrible.
 
2021-07-20 10:13:26 AM  
That was a review I would have expected Keith "Mex" Hernandez to have given.
 
2021-07-20 10:17:33 AM  
Skyline "Chili"
 
2021-07-20 10:18:48 AM  
Bullshiat.
 
2021-07-20 10:20:15 AM  
The biggest problem with the dish is the preconceived notions that people have because they're expecting 'chili'.  Calling it Cincinnati Greek Meat Sauce is more accurate if a bit wordy.  But if you're expecting what 95% of the US & further south consider chili to be, you're brain is going to overclock itself at the first bite.

/kind of like if you're cruising down the highway in fourth gear, go to put it in fifth but miss & hit third instead...not quite what you expected
 
2021-07-20 10:20:22 AM  
Skyline chili is an abomination.
 
2021-07-20 10:28:39 AM  

Recoil Therapy: The biggest problem with the dish is the preconceived notions that people have because they're expecting 'chili'.  Calling it Cincinnati Greek Meat Sauce is more accurate if a bit wordy.  But if you're expecting what 95% of the US & further south consider chili to be, you're brain is going to overclock itself at the first bite.

/kind of like if you're cruising down the highway in fourth gear, go to put it in fifth but miss & hit third instead...not quite what you expected


Bingo.
I like Skyline. Once every 5 years or so
 
2021-07-20 10:30:29 AM  
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2021-07-20 10:31:17 AM  
I love that stuff on chili cheese dogs with or without onions.  But the spaghetti thing is just farking weird.
 
2021-07-20 10:34:02 AM  
There is no middle ground with Cincinnati chili.  Either you absolutely love it, or you believe it is thee most vile substance mankind has ever concocted, and that everyone who likes it should be executed with extreme prejudice.

The only thing on earth more polarizing than Cincinnati chili is the band Rush.

And yes, that is even taking the current political climate into account.
 
2021-07-20 10:34:32 AM  

Anderson's Pooper: I love that stuff on chili cheese dogs with or without onions.  But the spaghetti thing is just farking weird.


Yeah, the dogs are where it's at.

But when I was a college student, I'd walk the 4 blocks down to Skyline about 2 Sundays a month and get a monster 5-way for dinner.
 
2021-07-20 10:35:49 AM  
I make it myself, for pot-lucks, with ingredients that the chain dropped from their menu.

If he wants spicy chili, Cincinnati isn't the place for it.

I bring it to pot-lucks and take home an empty pot; a friend or mine was upset to watch the guy in front of her take the last hot dog from it.

Also, the restaurants are scary places.
 
2021-07-20 10:36:49 AM  
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/tried it once...once
//Graeter's more than makes up for it
///Cinnamon doesn't belong in chili...change my mind
 
2021-07-20 10:41:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: [cdn1.mecum.com image 832x468]


I used to use that stuff until one day I looked at all those little plastic packets... and realized I had all that shiat on the shelf already
 
2021-07-20 10:48:10 AM  
A Skyline #3 combo guarantees you #2.  Plus you get a drink.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2021-07-20 10:50:20 AM  

GardenWeasel: Bullshiat.


Close. It's bullshiat on spaghetti noodles.
 
2021-07-20 10:51:19 AM  
If I wanted to ear that stuff, I would buy a chili cheese dig. This reminds me of the spaghetti tacos from iCarly. My kid watched that show and requested them for dinner once. The things we do out of love...
 
2021-07-20 10:51:25 AM  
It's Greek spaghetti sauce with a different name stuck on it. That is literally what it is. It isn't bad, but it absolutely isn't chili.
 
2021-07-20 10:53:05 AM  
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"I'll have you know that the Cincinnati area is the chili capital of the woyld"
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2021-07-20 10:53:11 AM  

InfoFreako: If I wanted to ear that stuff, I would buy a chili cheese dig.


Putting it in your ears and digging would be a better experience than putting it in your mouth and swallowing.
 
2021-07-20 10:55:34 AM  

jbc: InfoFreako: If I wanted to ear that stuff, I would buy a chili cheese dig.

Putting it in your ears and digging would be a better experience than putting it in your mouth and swallowing.


At this point I don't even blame autocorrect. I'm just bashing the keypad wildly with my fat thumbs.
 
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2021-07-20 11:12:25 AM  
As a St. Louisian I've never understood the hate non locals have for Imos pizza until I tried skyline chili.
 
2021-07-20 11:12:33 AM  
I've never had it but those are the wrong kind of noodles for that sauce.
 
2021-07-20 11:14:25 AM  

Anderson's Pooper: I love that stuff on chili cheese dogs with or without onions.  But the spaghetti thing is just farking weird.


Dude same. I've never tried it but that sauce looks like it'd be outstanding on some hot dogs. Spaghetti not so much.
 
2021-07-20 11:14:33 AM  
I swear it started as a bet and no one is willing to chicken out at this point.
 
2021-07-20 11:15:41 AM  
A 5 way chili place opened in Chicago's Loop back in the 80's and one of my co-workers, who was from Cincinnati, insisted that a group of us should go try it. Well, we tried it and it sucked. He said Skyline was much better. I asked him if Skyline used a better grade of ground up monkey meat and he got angry. The place in the Loop was gone a short time later.
 
2021-07-20 11:17:08 AM  
"Chili" is an umbrella term.

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2021-07-20 11:28:47 AM  
I just don't like pasta at all in my chili.
 
2021-07-20 11:47:43 AM  
I don't really like regular chili and I like cinnamon, I like spaghetti, and I like cheese, so I think if probably like it.

But I really have no reason to ever go to Cincinnati, so I'll probably just never have it.
 
151 [OhFark]
2021-07-20 11:49:21 AM  
It's coney, not chili. And it is delicious.

As said above, don't expect what you think chili to be when you try it, and you'll have a better chance of being able to appreciate the taste.

If you don't like it, fine. But if you're basing that solely off the fact that "it's not chili!!", Then you are absolutely correct. Now try it.
 
2021-07-20 12:06:02 PM  

InfoFreako: If I wanted to ear that stuff, I would buy a chili cheese dig. This reminds me of the spaghetti tacos from iCarly. My kid watched that show and requested them for dinner once. The things we do out of love...


I can top that. My wife and I did a birthday party for our daughter with spaghetti tacos because of iCarly.
 
2021-07-20 12:14:56 PM  

151: It's coney, not chili. And it is delicious.

As said above, don't expect what you think chili to be when you try it, and you'll have a better chance of being able to appreciate the taste.

If you don't like it, fine. But if you're basing that solely off the fact that "it's not chili!!", Then you are absolutely correct. Now try it.


I don't know they serve it at
Hard Times chili place, along with three other kinds and me and most of my friends like it the most of the four. There is something to be said for chili you can actually eat that isn't too hot.
 
151 [OhFark]
2021-07-20 12:18:27 PM  

punkwrestler: 151: It's coney, not chili. And it is delicious.

As said above, don't expect what you think chili to be when you try it, and you'll have a better chance of being able to appreciate the taste.

If you don't like it, fine. But if you're basing that solely off the fact that "it's not chili!!", Then you are absolutely correct. Now try it.

I don't know they serve it at
Hard Times chili place, along with three other kinds and me and most of my friends like it the most of the four. There is something to be said for chili you can actually eat that isn't too hot.


You can make chili that isn't spicy. Cincinnati coney is not chili. It's an entirely different category of food.

Marinara also isn't chili. It shares ingredients, but that's it.
 
2021-07-20 12:19:21 PM  
I don't know what I like more - Skyline Chili, or watching people completely overreact to the fact that people like Skyline Chili every single time it gets brought up in conversation.
 
2021-07-20 12:21:22 PM  
That was one of the things we tried when we moved to Ohio 17 years ago....I threw most of it away as it was unpalatable...so the title is accurate.  I haven't tried it again in 17 years.

\+1 sub.
 
2021-07-20 12:26:59 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: There is no middle ground with Cincinnati chili.  Either you absolutely love it, or you believe it is thee most vile substance mankind has ever concocted, and that everyone who likes it should be executed with extreme prejudice.

The only thing on earth more polarizing than Cincinnati chili is the band Rush.

And yes, that is even taking the current political climate into account.


I've been told (by relatives in Cincinnati, so likely 20 years out of date) that you want to get your cincinnati chili from The Chili Factory and not Skyline.  Not to mention various horror stories about Skyline while working in Cincinnati.  But I'm still likely going to go to Skyline as that is easier to find (I've had it in Columbus).  Not that I'm all that interested in it when I'm wisely outside of Ohio, but I do have closer relatives that can't stand spicy food that eat cinci chili (but not the regular stuff).  No, I don't think they've ever been to Cincinnati.

/there is no god but Geddy Lee and Neil Peart was his prophet (what, you were expecting a Trinity joke?)
//is that Skyline in Florida still there?  Either Sarasota or more likely Fort Lauderdale (it was ages ago).  Don't think it was licensed
///this slashie is of course in the john...
 
2021-07-20 12:30:01 PM  
It's more a weird bolognese than a form of chili.
 
2021-07-20 12:33:46 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Pants full of macaroni!!: There is no middle ground with Cincinnati chili.  Either you absolutely love it, or you believe it is thee most vile substance mankind has ever concocted, and that everyone who likes it should be executed with extreme prejudice.

The only thing on earth more polarizing than Cincinnati chili is the band Rush.

And yes, that is even taking the current political climate into account.

I've been told (by relatives in Cincinnati, so likely 20 years out of date) that you want to get your cincinnati chili from The Chili Factory and not Skyline.  Not to mention various horror stories about Skyline while working in Cincinnati.  But I'm still likely going to go to Skyline as that is easier to find (I've had it in Columbus).  Not that I'm all that interested in it when I'm wisely outside of Ohio, but I do have closer relatives that can't stand spicy food that eat cinci chili (but not the regular stuff).  No, I don't think they've ever been to Cincinnati.

/there is no god but Geddy Lee and Neil Peart was his prophet (what, you were expecting a Trinity joke?)
//is that Skyline in Florida still there?  Either Sarasota or more likely Fort Lauderdale (it was ages ago).  Don't think it was licensed
///this slashie is of course in the john...


There's a Skyline as far north as Stow/Cuyahoga Falls.  (At least I think it's still there, I haven't been up that way since the Before Times.)  (And I'm in the Akron/Canton area, quite a far piece from Cinci.)
 
2021-07-20 12:47:40 PM  
The server takes a nice, well groomed pile of cheese, places it on the "chili", then take a few shreds and throws it back.  WTF, you stingy sumbiatch.
 
2021-07-20 1:13:33 PM  
Oh no!  Someone prepared food, and they didn't use Mommy's recipe!
 
2021-07-20 1:36:38 PM  
I spent a week in Dayton once and tried Skyline "Chili" one night. I survived. I wasn't all that appalled, it was edible, but not memorable.
 
2021-07-20 1:37:29 PM  
I wanted to like Skyline when I moved here (KY). I did try it.

I don't mind that it's on noodles. I liked school lunch too.

But they put too much cinnamon in it, and that's just a deal breaker.

I'd rather eat Wendy's chili.

(and yes, I am a chili snob. Winning chili cook-offs tends to do that.)
 
2021-07-20 1:44:03 PM  
I've had it a few times. Its not bad. Its not a Chili I would eat in a bowl straight, but as the niche Chili 5-way spaghetti dish it works. Not my favorite for hot dogs either, but it can scratch that itch passably.

//to the haters all I can say is try it
//otherwise your arguement is invalid
//third slashy for the bird on my head
 
2021-07-20 1:52:10 PM  
Of all the regional foods, this one might be the worst. The texture is all wrong, the noodles are too big, the chili is super sweet and has cinnamon in it, and the cheese is cold.

It's like a Freshman at college looked at his fridge and pantry and made this abomination, some other drunk student tried it - proclaimed it the best, and a whole industry was born.
 
2021-07-20 1:57:36 PM  
Never heard of it, never had it, not missing it. MEH
 
2021-07-20 2:04:36 PM  

NewportBarGuy: [chili kit in a bag.jpg]


Many years ago, I bought a similar bag of stuff and made chili with it.  However, I used only 1 pound of beef, because when my mother made chili, she always used 1 pound of beef.  The directions on the bag said to use 2 pounds of beef, and I didn't know that until after it was too late.  The resulting concentrated chili was spicy enough that a couple of housemates could barely eat it.  They ended up adding crushed saltines to the chili to cut the heat level.  I don't know whether that's better or worse than spaghetti noodles.
 
2021-07-20 2:16:53 PM  
as far as canned brands go this isn't half bad..  try some wolf chili


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you have to really work hard at farking up chili.  it practically makes itself.
 
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