Cincinnati is famous for its chili. We went to Skyline Chili, the most famous place for it. Fortunately we found one that was open until 3am. We had to drive a bit to get there but it was worth it.
Jonathan and Rich take their first bite. The 5 ingredients in a "5-way chili" are Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese, Beans, and Onions. They went for the optional Jalapeno cheese, as the actual chili is mostly a non-spicy and sort of sweet meat sauce. The cheese is clearly very generous.
This was our whole meal. The plate closest to me is a 5-way, but with a potato instead of spaghetti, and a big dollop of sour cream on top. The plate to the left is a standard 5-way.
My verdict? I'd definitely eat it again and probably prefer it to the spicy type, but I don't consider Cincinnati Skyline chili the "perfect chili" for me. It's just a bit too watery, and, more importantly, there's too much cinnamon. Reduce the cinnamon and boil off some of the water and it'd be ideal.