Mets Broadcaster Eviscerates Cincinnati Delicacy ‘Skyline Chili’ Live On Air And Made A Lot Of Enemies In The Process

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Philly: Cheesesteaks. New York: Bagels. Kansas City: BBQ. Seattle: Coffee. Cincinnati: The Devil’s Feces.

Hand up, I was today years old when I became aware of Cincinnati’s culinary staple—Skyline Chili—partly because I’m not a sociopath, but also because Cincinnati ranks just above East St. Louis on my travel bucket list.

For the unenlightened Skyline Chili, founded in 1949 by Greek immigrant Nicholas Lambrinides, consists of chili, beans, onions and cheese typically served over noodles (but also hotdogs because why not).

Here is Obama at Skyline Chili in Cinci, giving the “Am I On Fear Factor?” face.


Mets play-by-play broadcaster Gary Cohen went on a crusade against the delicacy Monday night, categorizing it as “disgusting” as B-roll of the culinary process played.

“This is supposed to be food that you actually eat…You need to try everything once. What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Try it once, and then you’ll never eat it again.”

Much to my surprise, there are people roaming the American streets advocating for this monstrosity.

Gary, I would tell you to run and hide for cover, but all your enemies are currently on the toilet.


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