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That totally defeats your argument because Taco Bell sucks and I haven’t eaten their in years. I mean, I get it. You’re from Texas and those Yankees up in Ohio make a meat sauce that has the word “chili” attached to it and it’s seasoned with Mediterranean spices and not the spices you associate with chili so it must suck.
I first had Taco Bell probably around a decade before I had Skyline. I’ve watched Taco Bell’s decline over the years. I’m not even sure they’re serving actual beef anymore. Have you ever put a leftover bean burrito in the fridge overnight? It’s as hard as a brick the next morning.
I can’t point a finger at anyone specifically, but I know for certain that a lot of the supposed disgust over Cincinnati chili here is ideological, not culinary.
While Cincinnati chili started at Skyline, it’s become its own thing. Not only can you get it at Gold Star, a sort of fast casual competitor of Skyline, but you can also get it at more formal sit-down restaurants. You can find recipes online to make it at home. You can buy spice packets to make it simple.
I whipped this up after the Super Bowl. I couldn’t eat it all but the leftovers were great the day after. (In honor of Joe Burrow, I elected to go with two hot sauces, one from Ohio and one from Louisiana.) And yes, I had to add more cheese.
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You have an unpopular opinion: estollong the virtues of Cincinnati “chili”, as the popular opinion is it is shit.

You know why skyline hasn’t declined in 35 years. Because if you’re dogshit, there’s no room left to decline.

Did you put fucking kidney beans in your plate? That’s certainly outing cat shit on your dog shit.
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8 hours ago, irishtexan said:

The asadero tacos at Matt's are legitimately good. The cowboy-style chicken fried steak is also good. As many have said, you have to know not to order "traditional" tex-mex at Matt's because that's not what they do well. Which I guess makes it "overrated" because it's insanely popular and the general quality of food doesn't match its popularity. So if that's your definition, then sure, Matt's is overrated. But I'm fine going to Matt's and know there are a few things that are actually pretty damn good. 

This. If you’re not ordering the Asadero tacos there that’s on you. But, a restaurant with its hype should have more than one really good dish I agree.

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2 hours ago, Texzilla58 said:


You have an unpopular opinion: estollong the virtues of Cincinnati “chili”, as the popular opinion is it is shit.

You know why skyline hasn’t declined in 35 years. Because if you’re dogshit, there’s no room left to decline.

Did you put fucking kidney beans in your plate? That’s certainly outing cat shit on your dog shit.

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30 minutes ago, Hank_Hill said:

This. If you’re not ordering the Asadero tacos there that’s on you. But, a restaurant with its hype should have more than one really good dish I agree.

When I was like 12, Matt opened a small Mexican restaurant in Jefferson when he “retired” to Lake O’ The Pines. I guess he wanted something to do while he waited out cancer, but his place was around for a few years. Being that my parents owned a restaurant there and also met in Austin and had been there back in their day, they became pretty good friends with Matt. In our tiny town his food blew any Mexican place - past and future - out of the water and he was exceptionally nice to my family, but yeah… anyone in Austin going to El Rancho for anything other than Margs is doing it wrong. Maybe being a Houston person now I’m spoiled,  but outside of the Queso and Margs there’s nothing to write home about. 

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12 hours ago, WhatTheBuck said:

That totally defeats your argument because Taco Bell sucks and I haven’t eaten their in years. I mean, I get it. You’re from Texas and those Yankees up in Ohio make a meat sauce that has the word “chili” attached to it and it’s seasoned with Mediterranean spices and not the spices you associate with chili so it must suck.

I first had Taco Bell probably around a decade before I had Skyline. I’ve watched Taco Bell’s decline over the years. I’m not even sure they’re serving actual beef anymore. Have you ever put a leftover bean burrito in the fridge overnight? It’s as hard as a brick the next morning.

I can’t point a finger at anyone specifically, but I know for certain that a lot of the supposed disgust over Cincinnati chili here is ideological, not culinary.

While Cincinnati chili started at Skyline, it’s become its own thing. Not only can you get it at Gold Star, a sort of fast casual competitor of Skyline, but you can also get it at more formal sit-down restaurants. You can find recipes online to make it at home. You can buy spice packets to make it simple.

I whipped this up after the Super Bowl. I couldn’t eat it all but the leftovers were great the day after. (In honor of Joe Burrow, I elected to go with two hot sauces, one from Ohio and one from Louisiana.) And yes, I had to add more cheese.

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NGL, I’d go Uncle Boobs on that plate. 
 

11 hours ago, Judge Roybeanbag said:

My problem with eating Italian food out is, I can make that shit at home.  

is opening a can of Chef Boyardee  considered “make that shit at home”?

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6 minutes ago, Underdog said:

NGL, I’d go Uncle Boobs on that plate. 
 

is opening a can of Chef Boyardee  considered “make that shit at home”?

Touché.   But I also know that some sardine paste, toasted breadcrumbs and red pepper flakes with pasta make a fine meal.  

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19 hours ago, Baboontyme said:

I'm all for college kids doing the dumbest shit possible. My roommate laid down in front of a fire truck Tianemen Square style. 

I lived on the 10th floor of Jester for a semester.  A total meathead lived down the hall, and back then the dorm windows actually opened.  He would jam a pullup bar in his open window and do pullups 10 stories up.  

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21 hours ago, jimmyjazz said:

I lived on the 10th floor of Jester for a semester.  A total meathead lived down the hall, and back then the dorm windows actually opened.  He would jam a pullup bar in his open window and do pullups 10 stories up.  

1989-1990? East or west? Lots of shit flew out of those windows. 

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