Wednesday, April 16, 2008


A couple of weeks ago, Andy and I visited "Cinners" a new bar/restaurant in Lincoln Square about 2 miles north of us that promises to be a "Cincinnati-style chili parlor". SKYLINE IN CHICAGO!?!?!?! Needless to say, we were there on opening weekend.

We started off with a coney which Andy gave a... thumb sideways? It was alright. It was full size, though, and didn't have the delicious skyline cheese so we weren't too impressed.

The real test came with the 3-way. I was so wound up at the possibility of finding a workable chili joint in Chicago that I was willing to accept just about anything that came out on my plate. I was pretty nervous when I saw this.

Couldn't they have opened the bag and put them in a dish in the kitchen to at least make it seem authentic? Plus, we only got one packet of crackers for two 3-ways. Not cool. Andy was disappointed at the size and shape of the crackers which were not optimal for dribbling on hot sauce which is his usual 3-way appetizer.

Because I was so amped to find this place in the city, I only had that much farther to fall. I was crushed when I tasted the atrocity placed before me.

I guess I'll just have to keep stocking up on cans whenever I go back to the Queen City.


Anonymous said...

Sorry, Kristin. We'll go to Sam's when you come home the next time. Maybe you could take some in the the restaurant to show them what they really should be serving.

Jenn said...

You can come visit your favorite sister in Cbus too--we have Skyline's! I like the photos that accompanied your trip-they really helped me to feel your utter disappointment.

Katie said...

This is the best post over! I love that people are trying to imitate Skyline. I hate to break it to you, but I think your only luck with be in the good old Queen City itself :)