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Re: “Chili Mac's 5-Way Chili

I love that there is a place in Chicago to get somewhat-authentic Cincinnati-style Chili, coupled with 3, 4 and 5-ways using said Chili. On my visits, however, I had mixed feelings. The Cinci chili itself is very close to the real thing, the vegetarian chili could use some improvement, however. It was bland and too chunky to really complement the noodles. Additionally, the noodles themselves were not strained properly, leaving a large amount of water in the bottom of the plate, which made the consistency of my 4-way too runny. I have also had the pizza, which is actually quite good: it is very thin and the ingredients all seemed very fresh. The main event here, however, seems to be the chili, and there is a lot of potential in it if they could just fix some of the minor details. I'll be back.

Posted by Dan Salemi on 07/17/2006 at 8:02 PM

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