Forget the beans/no beans debate, cocoa powder absolutely belongs in chili. If that excites you, then you’re probably from the Midwest. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, never fear you will soon.
Skyline Chili is coming to Disney developed Flamingo Crossings Town Center next year and this Disney fan can’t wait! If you’ve never heard of Skyline Chili, you’re not alone. This fast food chain is only found in the greater Cincinnati OH Area. I get it, when you think chili you aren’t likely to think Ohio but trust me when I say the locals go crazy for it!
So why has a chilli restaurant developed a cult following? Because of the “ways”. Ordering chili here isn’t a simple task, you have to choose between 3 way, 4 way, and 5 way (take it from me, order the 5 way). 3 way is your basic chili with a mountain of cheese on top, 4 way adds onions or beans and 5 way adds both. Oh, it’s also served on top of a pile of spaghetti. The secret to this chili that turns the curious into the addicted is the secret ingredient (pssst! It’s cocoa powder)! It’s truly something you have to try to fully comprehend.
To give you an idea of how popular it is, there are more than 90 locations in Cincinnati alone (yes, I counted). They’ve even written songs about it! This is less a fast food restaurant and more a complete bucket list worthy experience.
Once a treat known only to Cincinnatians and the few lucky enough to have the one off restaurant here and there, soon Disney lovers from all over will be able to experience this gastronomic masterpiece. Set to open in 2023 at Flamingo Crossings Town Center, this location will be located right off Western Way and will be a 5 minute drive or less from Walt Disney World’s gates.
Flamingo Crossings Town Center will also be home to shopping, dining, and budget friendly hotel accommodations. This up and coming location is sure to become a staple for off-property Disney vacations! In the meantime….It’s Skyline Time!