In my continuing pursuit of creative things to do with ground beef...
The sign said "Chili" so I got in line. When I got to the counter the cute girl at the register asked..."Would you like a 3-way?
I blushed a little, and said..."Uhhhhh, I beg your pardon???"
She said..."I said, would you like a 3-way? That's what everybody usually asks for, so...would you like a 3-way?"
I shook my head a little, thinking I might have just stepped into the Twilight Zone! I figured I better step back and look to see if I mistakenly had
gotten in a line at Victoria's Secret instead of at the chili joint. Nope, I was in the right line, and there it was, right on the menu "3-Way".
Hell, they even had a "4-Way" too! WTH???
My flight to Baltimore had been diverted, so I was only at the airport for a few hours. I figured I didn't have enough time for a 4-way, so maybe I
was better off sticking with just a 3-way like she suggested. "What the heck, I guess I'll have a 3-way, please...but do I get to choose with
, I asked.
, she said. ...for about the 10 billionth time I've heard that!"
(I was thinking...Man, she must be...tired!
You know, Cincinnati is a weird place! Not only do they serve chili on top of spaghetti, but you can also get a 3-way right at the airport! Cool!
Well, it turns out Cincinnati has this 'thing' called "Cincinnati Chili", and it's not like what you'd expect chili to be. In fact, when you
first see it, it looks just, well, wrong. It's a chili with things like cinnamon, sugar, and cloves and stuff in it...and they serve it over
spaghetti, and then put cheddar cheese on it, and even onions if you want. And if you want a 4-way it comes with oyster crackers. What kind of
heresy is that??? Sweet chili...over spaghetti...with cheddar cheese **gasp**...and onions...and oyster crackers.
Well, lemme' tell ya', this stuff ROCKS!! It's awesome! It was so good I went back for a 2nd "3-way".
That trip was several years ago. I did eventually make it to Baltimore, but I never forgot about my 3-way in Cincinnati.
Now, the gracious members of ATS provided me with a lot of good ideas for ground beef (all of which I intend to make). However, yesterday I was
thinking about what to make for dinner and "Cincinnati 3-way" popped into my head. Yep, had to look it up and replicate it for dinner last night.
And now, even the wife is into 3-ways!!
Ever had a good 3-way?