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Posted on Apr 8 2016 - 10:08am by Megan
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It’s April in Chicago-land. You all know what that means right? SNOW! Of course there is tons of rain, high winds, thunderstorms, and the occasional 70 degree day, but most annoyingly, there is still snow. I strongly feel that there is no good or bad time for chili, but when you start to see your hostas poke up out of the ground only to buried in a layer of white,...

We’ve covered Texas chili. We’ve covered Cincinnati chili. We’ve even briefly discussed how turkey chilis are sometimes labeled as “California chili”. To my knowledge, and based on my mad Google skills, there doesn’t appear to be anything called Chicago Chili. Well, there is a guy named Ed who made one, but it’s not really a thing: http://www.food.com/recipe/eds-chicago-cocoa-chili-18414....

  There seems to be way too strong of trend right now to hunt down and blog about the best burger. There also seem to be tons of burger places popping up, vying for the King of Burger crown or a mention in some local food article, sights set on a visit from Guy Fieri. I guess maybe that happens with hot dogs too. But what about the chili? Where are all the boutique...

Posted on Jun 24 2015 - 1:19pm by Megan
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  There are many dishes that are created out of a need to reduce cost and make the most of what you already have. Chili is historically a poor-man’s meal, and so is chili mac. So here we have a double whammy of a frugal concoction: a way to stretch chili, which is already a meal designed to stretch a buck (or cow, or pig…). I was curious how this whole creation...

Posted on May 27 2015 - 12:47pm by Megan
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  I love spicy foods. Any type of cuisine that features hot peppers is one that I am certainly a fan of: Indian, Thai, Mexican- mas caliente! However, there is a line that can easily be crossed. One in which flavorful heat turns to flavor murdering scorch. Taste bud burning horror that overwhelms any of the other ingredients in the dish. Dip an apple in ghost...