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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/01/05 16:03:15 (permalink)
Can't read the article unless you're a subscriber to the San Antonio Express-News.  I think the caption underneath the photo sums up the dire situation, though.
 
"Staff will warn you ahead of time that the Bombay [Bicycle Club] chili is spicy..."
 
If a national chain, not especially known for their chili, is the lead reference in an article bemoaning the lack of credible Chili Joints in San Antonio (the city that made Chili famous, according to the headline), that pretty much tells you all you need to know.
 
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/01/05 17:51:01 (permalink)
Sorry Buddy, if a mod is reading this please tell me how to delete this thread. I don't post articles behind paywalls.
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/01/05 19:18:35 (permalink)
Bombay Bicycle Club still exists? I never would have guessed.
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/01/05 19:41:14 (permalink)
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Bombay Bicycle Club still exists? I never would have guessed.


There used to be one in Columbus, but I think it shut down back in the '80s.
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/01/05 20:25:46 (permalink)
I managed to read the entire article by looking up the text that was shown on Google and then going to it from the Google page.
http://www.expressnews.com/food/restaurants/article/Where-s-the-chili-Not-many-places-in-S-A-10837343.php
 
Same link, as far as I can tell, but there was no paywall.
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/01/05 20:47:41 (permalink)
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I managed to red the entire article by looking up the text that was shown on Google and then going to it from the Google page.
http://www.expressnews.com/food/restaurants/article/Where-s-the-chili-Not-many-places-in-S-A-10837343.php
 
Same link, as far as I can tell, but there was no paywall.


Funny, this one is paywalled for me and the other one is not.
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/01/07 13:35:32 (permalink)
wish I'd seen this before my last trip
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2017/03/08 14:09:50 (permalink)
Well I subscribe to the paper  but haven't tried to sign up for any digital issues. You can also go to MYSA.com to see if you can read the article. In any case, I think Alamo Cafe and maybe a few other places have it around here. Most of the mexican places I eat at don't serve chili as a stand alone dish. There is a place in New Braunfels  in an old saloon building downtown some place that i believe serves chili.It was on the Travel Channel when they did some  tour of chili places.Can't for the life of me remember the name of it.
Yes, Bombay Bicycle Club is still on St. Mary's Street.In all the years I've lived here never ate there.Always figured it was a bar.Same goes for Good Time Charlie's on Broadway down from the remodeled Witte Museum.However Good Time Charlie's is a real restaurant.Next time I go to the SA Botanical Garden or the Zoo, will have to eat there.
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2018/09/18 18:37:55 (permalink)
It looks to me like there are several bowls worth checking out. I did not know about that Institute of Chili truck; I might have made a special trip for that  Also did not know there were extant recipes from the Chili Queens.
 
I’ve never seen chili on the soup bar at the Central Market in Houston and I check that bar every time I go to the store which is once or twice a month at the most. Maybe I’m just getting there too late or on the wrong day.  I'll be keeping a closer eye out for it.
 
We used to have Jim’s here but they left the market maybe 30 years ago. I never had the chili.
 
I don't know what's going on in San Antonio these days but I wonder if any research went in to this article or if the writer just pulled things off the top of his head.  The Chronicle, in Houston, is another Hearst paper.  In fact, many articles that appear in the Chron are written in SA, even those that appear on the front page.  And some of them are totally irrelevant to Houston.
 
The Chron has also published lists like these that include places that have gone out of business, with such closures reported in the pages of the Chron previously.
 
 
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2018/09/18 23:28:05 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby BayouCityNosh 2018/09/19 09:00:10
I had the chili at Jim's in north Austin. It was not Texas Red but it was a decent diner bowl. Tamale House in east Austin will sell you a bowl of homemade chili. It's an old school, plain meaty chili but it hits the spot. They serve it as a Frito Pie but will do it sans chips.
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Re: A San Antonio Writer Wonders Where All The Chili Is 2018/09/19 09:02:58 (permalink)
'diner bowl' - I like that term.  I've used the phrase 'neighborhood cafe chili.'  It'll satisfy a need but not worth driving across town for.
 
Thanks for the tip on Tamale House.  I've been looking into to chili offerings in Houston and DFW but haven't looked at Austin or SA yet, beyond this article.
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