Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pleasant Ridge Chili History

There are many "mom and pop" chili parlors in Cincinnati, Pleasant Ridge Chili is one of those and is a long standing landmark on the Eastside of the Cincinnati.

Many Cincinnati chili parlors can trace their roots to other parlors in town, but not Pleasant Ridge Chili. Pleasant Ridge Chili was founded in 1964 by Tony Sideris. It is his special recipe, which is a family secret,  that holds a special place in the hearts, and bellies, of many Cincinnatians. Sadly last year Tony fell ill and passed away, but the restaurant has stayed in the family and is now owned by his son Dan.

The chili isn't the only reason many flock to Pleasant Ridge Chili. The signature item at Pleasant Ridge is not the coneys or the 3-ways, its their gravy cheese fries. If you mention you are going to Pleasant Ridge Chili to a Cincy chili lover, they will likely tell you to make sure to try the gravy cheese fries.

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