In the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area, chili parlors are all the rage. In these establishments, Cincinnati style chili is served in a variety of ways. First, they have 3-ways, which is chili served over spaghetti and topped with cheese and onions. They also have coneys, which is a hot dog (on a bun) topped with mustard, chili, onions, and cheese. There are other variations too; chili cheese fries, chili cheese sandwiches, alligators, etc. There were 4 different chili parlors in my hometown. We ate at these establishments often, and I have a special place in my heart for Cincinnati style chili.
New Jersey does not have chili parlors. However, it does have lots of diners. I love our city's diner - they have a veggie burger on the menu, and it tastes heavenly. As you drive through NJ, you will see diners on nearly every corner. Most of these places have a large menus. You can order anything from cheese steaks, to liver & onions, to Gyros. Although I didn't appreciate them at first, I now love eating at all the little diners around NJ. And whenever family comes to visit, I always take them out to eat at a diner.
Tell me about your area? Any unique foods or dinning experiences?