Gary Cohen’s chili was piping hot Monday night.
Cincinnati is famous for several things: its sports teams, Jon Moxley and Skyline Chile. Some of these things are objectively great – but Skyline Chili isn’t, broadcaster Mets said.
Cohen offered a video on a video of a Skyline Chili 5-Way platter being prepared during the Mets-Reds game – that’s spaghetti, beans, chili, chopped onions and about 2 pounds of grated cheese. , if you keep the score at home – and had some pretty inflammatory comments about Cincy’s “local delicacy” and her “disgusting chili sauce”
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A small excerpt from the discussion:
Cohen: “… And it’s supposed to be food that you actually eat. Ronnie, Ronnie – have you ever eaten Skyline Chili?
Honey: “I don’t have, I don’t have.”
Cohen: “I would recommend… you have to try everything once. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Try it once and you’ll never eat it again.”
In Cohen’s defense, among regional foods, Skyline Chili has never seemed high on the totem pole of must-have offerings. Not like Chicago pizza or Kansas City barbecue.
Cohen’s inflammatory words are just the third hottest thing to come out of Cincinnati on Monday night: The Mets and Reds were locked in an overtime shootout, New York outliving Cincinnati in a 15-11 victory.
Somebody give this man a piece of New York.