Best of Westchester
Best Chili 2008. The lines are long; often out the door. We understand why. We've waited on that line for Smokehouse Chili Grill's flavor-packed, thick, bubbling chili, too. Made with ground beef, sweet Italian sausage, crisp bacon, a slew of spices, and topped with a blend of shredded Monterrey Jack and yellow cheddar and a dollop of sour cream, it's a heady, hearty, and cheap ($5) meal. And if you ever tire of it (though that's highly unlikely), not to worry. Smokehouse co-owners Michael Hofer and Justin Zeytoonian offer a different chili each week to try. We recently couldn't get enough of the sweet Cincinnati chili made with bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon served over spaghetti. Feeling macho? Go for a bowl of The Trial by Fire chili spiced with Habanero and jalapeno peppers. Finish it, and win a T-shirt emblazoned with your accomplishment. You've joined an exclusive club: just seven diners have succeeded.
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