“Skyline or Gold Star” is almost as Cincinnati a question as “where did you go to high school,” but on July 28, you can celebrate National Chili Dog Day at two chili chains and a few other locations, too. Read below to see how these local parlors are enticing customers for the chili lover’s Christmas in July.
Gold Star is offering the biggest deal on Thursday: a free cheese coney with the purchase of any regular drink. If you’re not feeling a frankfurter, they’ve got chili cheese fries, garlic parmesan fries, and bacon cheddar ranch fries for an alternate way to enjoy the day.
Do you love cheese coneys? Then you'll love them even more when they're FREE. Join us on #NationalChiliDogDay, 7/28, and enjoy a free coney with the purchase of a regular size Pepsi® product. #FollowYourOwnRecipe pic.twitter.com/3aPxcyPwXq
— Gold Star (@goldstarchili) July 25, 2022
No free coneys here, but you can celebrate at Skyline without buying anything at all. Just head to their website to enter their National Chili Dog Day Giveaway for a chance to win two T-shirts and a koozie from Cincy Shirts, a Skyline bucket hat, a sticker, a bottle of Greek dressing, chili pouches, and a $50 Skyline gift card.
Don’t forget to enter our #NationalChiliDogDay Sweepstakes by 7/28 at 11:59PM! Tag a fan that NEEDS this Skyline swag…even if it's yourself 😉. Enter for a chance to win @cincyshirts tees, a Skyline bucket hat, and other rad prizes here 👉 https://t.co/OxnOkkHqF5 pic.twitter.com/w9mn75Z4pw
— Skyline Chili (@Skyline_Chili) July 25, 2022
In honor of the holiday, Taft’s is bringing back their Chili Cheese Pizza and Chili Cheese Tots for one day only, made with Gold Star Chili (sorry, Skyline diehards.) It’s also trivia night over at the Brewporium, so you really can’t go wrong either way. Just be wary of any police officers handing out free trivia clues on your way in.
Visit Your Neighborhood Chili Parlor
Cincinnati chili has been around for 100 years now, and there’s not a bad place around to have it. If you’re craving more of a home-cooked feel, you might nosh on a couple coneys from Dixie Chili, Blue Ash Chili, Camp Washington Chili, Empress, or your favorite out of the many other neighborhood parlors in our region. While you’re munching, brush up on your knowledge of Cincinnati’s favorite dish with these 17 curious facts about chili.