The Daily Meal has named us one of the 101 Best Casual Restaurants in America for 2016! There are hundreds of chili parlors in Cincinnati, and most of them are chains of varying quality. But ask around, and plenty of people will tell you that Blue Ash is the place to go, chain or otherwise. There’s a specific way of ordering your chili in this town: Two-way is a bed of spaghetti topped with beefy, umami-rich chili (made with a bevy of spices including cocoa, allspice, cumin, and chili powder); three-way adds Cheddar; four-way adds onions or beans; and five-way adds both beans and onions, while six-way adds fried jalapeño caps. A Cincy classic since 1969, Blue Ash has three locations in town as well as a roving food truck. View Article »
For the second year in a row, Blue Ash Chili has made The Daily Meal’s list of America’s 50 Best Hot Dogs! As one of only 2 Cincinnati restaurants to make the list (along with the fine folks at the Senate) it’s something we’re really proud of. Take a look at the full list, then come on in and try one for yourself.
Our famous cheese coney has been named one of America’s 35 best hot dogs! There are a couple of things you’re going to need to know if you’re planning on visiting one of Cincinnati’s ubiquitous “chili parlors.” One, the chili is of the Greek style, rich with cumin, cinnamon, and chocolate, but unique from the other regional variations. Two, it goes really well on hot dogs (and spaghetti), with chopped onions and a heap of shredded cheese. Three, there’s a method of ordering: “Three ways” comes with chili and cheese, “four ways” adds beans or onions, “five ways” adds both beans and onions, and at a few places “six ways” adds garlic or jalapeños… [The] locals swear by Blue Ash, an institution since 1969. Go for the Cheese Coney: a medium-sized frank topped with chili, mustard, onions, and a giant mound of shredded Cheddar cheese. View Article »