Cincinnati chili is an American icon, but north of the Queen City is an array of great eats, both funky and fine. This road trip starts with a plate of five-way, then heads north into the countryside to find a wonderful chocolate factory, an old-fashioned grist mill (serving corn meal mush!), an extra thick milk shake and, finally, one of the great steak dinners anywhere, in Dayton.
Camp Washington makes the best 5-Way chili in Cincinnati. Open round the clock, it also offers great chili-cheese Coneys and mile-high double-decker sandwiches.
The Golden Turtle is a full-service chocolate shop with a wide variety of caramels, creams, and nuts enrobed in light or dark chocolate.
Clifton Mill offers a country menu of corn meal mush, buckwheat cakes, rugged-textured sausage, & biscuits the size of softballs, with creamy sausage gravy.
Using ice cream and milk from their own farm, Young’s of Yellow Springs, Ohio, blends extra-thick shakes in every flavor imaginable.
One of America's best steak houses, the Pine Club cuts and ages its own: glorious filets mignon, porterhouses & sirloins. And a sensational hamburger, too.