Friday, March 11, 2011

Quest Stop #12 and other chili tidbits

It has been a busy week at the Coney Quest and we wrap it up with the announcement of the next quest stop and two news items.

  • For the 12th Quest Stop drawing we added one new chili parlor to the mix. A follower of ours on twitter told us about Cretan Grill in Carthage. Based on my research it appears they sell chili, unfortunately their hours are not very convenient (M-F 9am-2pm) but we will have to find some time to make the trip there. We also added one parlor that we thought we already had on our list, Moon-Lite Chili in Batavia. They are on my map of chili parlors, but somehow escaped our list. This now brings our total to 24 chili parlors. The selection for the 12th stop on the Cincinnati Coney Quest is Sam's Chili. Coincidentally this is also located in Price Hill, very close to Price Hill Chili. Which brings us to our next topic.

  • During our trip to Price Hill Chili we noticed there appeared to be a lot of chili parlors along Glenway Avenue. Alison did a little research and found out that Glenway is considered the "Route 66 of cheese coneys". Once again Cincinnati Magazine has an interesting article about Cincinnati's chili history, this article focuses on the chili parlor history of Glenway Avenue. The article is titled "The Three-Way Highway" which I recommend reading if you have some spare time and want to know a little more about our chili history.

  • Do you love cheese coneys? Do you love the Cincinnati Reds? If you answered yes to both questions you might want to head to Tina's (located Downtown on 4th and Central) on March 20 at 1PM. Tina's is holding their 3rd annual cheese coney eating contest and the winner receives tickets to Reds opening day! The first to eat 10 cheese coneys wins a pair of opening day tickets. Last years winner wolfed down 10 coneys in 2 and a half minutes. If you are interested in competing you might want to head to Tina's ASAP as they limit the contest to 10 entries. And no, I won't be competing, I have a half marathon to run the next day, I love coneys but they are not great pre-race food.

Reminder: you have until Noon today to enter our Gold Star Chili gift card giveaway.

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