Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Price Hill Chili History

In 1961 Sam Beltsos identified a vacant store front on Glenway Avenue as a business opportunity. With the help of his Greek immigrant father-in-law Lazaros "Pops" Noutsis, Price Hill Chili was founded. In the beginning there were only 12 stools and four tables. But the neighborhood restaurant quickly became popular, and after many expansions over the years, including the adjacent Golden Fleece bar, the seating capacity is now at 400.

In 2003 Mr. Noutsis passed away at the age of 95. He was actively involved in the parlor until 2 weeks prior to his death. The business, which boasts having served six generations of Price Hill residents, is still owned and operated by Mr. Beltsos.

Price Hill Chili is a landmark on the West side, but people from all across the Tri-State region come to Price Hill to get their chili fix.

Beltsos and Lazaros (Photo credit: Price Hill by Christine Mersch)

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