The best chili ever?APRIL 17, 2008
Getting ready to ladel up a delectable bowl of homemade chili. Heap
of sharp cheddar, heap of diced onions on top. Cheated, lazily, and
used a prepared mix of seasonings, packaged and over-priced by somebody
claiming the world's greatest recipe. Good enough, but huh-uh.
Favorite chili powder otherwise, in the Be of Cheer dotcom kitchen, comes from William Sonoma. Want to chem-lab a little: pour in a stout, pinch in some brown sugar.
Who, besides at home, served up the best chili you've ever eaten? (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you're ever where there's a Doe's Eat Place
(amazing steaks on patented grill), they make chili with steak meat.
Original's in Greenville, Miss., and nine others located in mostly
college towns across Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri,
Little place in Overland Park, Kan., a Kansas City 'burb, and also
one out near the Royals' ball park, Kauffman Stadium, both make an
all-meat version to die for, especially heaped in cheese and onions,
and doused with a shake or two of special vinegar. In OP, it's Fritz's. On old Hwy 40 out east of KC, either Independence or Lee's Summit, it's Dixon's Famous Chili -- started in 1919, and was a fave of President Harry Truman (whose library is in Independence).
All remindful of some fun lyrics:Slept too many nights on broken down springs;
Drawn too many Jacks to the other guy's Kings;
Eaten too many bowls of real bad chili;
Heard too much wailin', and not enough Willie....