Reader’s Digest Names Cincinnati Chili Parlor Ohio’s ‘Best Traditional Restaurant’ | Food News | Cincinnati
Reader’s Digest has been around since 1922, so when the publication makes a list of the “Best Traditional Restaurant in Every State,” it makes sense to trust it knows what it’s talking about.
The magazine recently released its 2022 collection of eateries, picking restaurants across the U.S. that offer “the best expressions of each state’s individuality, from famous state foods to new traditions reflecting the ever-evolving cultures throughout the American experience.”
And what better state food to represent Ohio than Cincinnati-style chili?
Reader’s Digest named Price Hill Chili as the Buckeye State’s most traditional spot, emphasizing the chili parlor’s 3-Ways (4-Ways and 5-Ways) as well as its chili dogs and chili cheese sandwiches. The publication also nods to hometown WhoDey favorites, listing Price Hill Chili’s Golden Fleece Lounge as a great spot to catch a Bengals game.
Read the full Reader’s Digest write-up:
Famous for its Mediterranean-style chili featuring notes of earthy cinnamon and a mound of spaghetti, Cincinnati is the place to go for a thick, meaty bowl of the spicy stuff. Cincinnati chili culture is alive and well at Price Hill Chili, where the iconic food shows up throughout the menu. Order it by the bowl in one of five different ways, or eat it atop a hot dog or in a chili cheese sandwich. A fixture in the city since 1962, the traditional restaurant features a packed menu that offers something for everyone (including salads for the health conscious). Grab a table in the Golden Fleece Lounge, where you can order cocktails and catch a Bengals game on the multiple large-screen TVs while demolishing a bowl of Price Hill’s chili.
In Kentucky, the publication named the 1845-era Holly Hill Inn in Midway and its James Beard Award-winning chef Outia Michael as the Bluegrass state’s most traditional.
In Indiana, the St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis took home top honors.
Read Reader’s Digest‘s full list of the “Best Traditional Restaurant in Every State” at rd.com.