Cincinnati Chili, particularly Skyline is, I think, the most ubiquitous of Cincinnati foods. We’re known for it. If you grew up here, you probably like it. If you didn’t, you either love it or hate it. I talked a little about the history of Cincinnati chili here.
Skyline holds a special place in my heart, even if it’s not my favorite Cincinnati chili. A couple of years ago, when I worked at the American Jewish Archives. I became good friends with my boss, Fred, and we went to Skyline every Friday, like clockwork. We talked about history, current events, and the tough stuff that was happening in our lives at the time. We’re still good friends, but I moved from the AJA to grad school, and Fred eventually left for full time teaching at UC. We still try to get together for Skyline once in a while– but now we go to the one in Mason instead of Clifton.
We each have our usual orders– I usually get a Buffalo Chicken Salad (low in calories if you get the dressing on the side!) and he gets a vegetarian burrito. We met earlier in the week (to celebrate his birthday) and I switched it up for a 4-way, onion, kid’s size.
Do you like Skyline, if you’re not from here? If you like it, what’s your “regular” order?