Friday, October 25, 2013

The Five Best Chilis in St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

       It's chili time! | Jennifer Silverberg
  •        It's chili time! | Jennifer Silverberg

We don't need a calendar to know it's National Chili Month -- just look outside. The first frost on the ground, which means the time is right to dive into a big ol' bowl of chili and hunker down for a hard winter. To help you discover the perfect bowl, here's a list of five great places in St. Louis that do chili right.

See also: Joe's Chili Bowl at Citygarden to Close October 30

       Llywelyn's white chili, with chicken, navy and garbanzo beans, pepperoncini peppers and cream. | Llywelyn's
  •        Llywelyn's white chili, with chicken, navy and garbanzo beans, pepperoncini peppers and cream. | Llywelyn's

Llywelyn's (Multiple locations, including: 4747 McPherson Avenue; 314-361-3003)

Llywelyn's is slowly building an empire, with six locations all over St. Louis. Each spot offers something different -- in Soulard you can ride the free trolley to Cardinals and Blues games; Webster Groves always has a great draft list and lots of beer-related events; and the original location in Central West End is, well, in the Central West End. But what distinguishes the franchise as whole is its white chili. It's packed with shredded chicken breast, navy and garbanzo beans, slightly sweet and spicy pepperoncini peppers, and cream. You also get a full basket of assorted crackers to help soak up every last drop.

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       Classic chili at Blueberry Hill. | Hope Edwards
  •        Classic chili at Blueberry Hill. | Hope Edwards

Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City ; 314-727-4444)

Blueberry Hill is the anchor of what we believe to be the Best Mile in St. Louis, the Delmar Loop. Here you'll find rock & roll, excellent burgers and dartboards for miles. Blue Hill's chili is spicy stuff, loaded with kidney beans, green peppers and the top-of-the-line beef used in the burgers. Thanks to the addition of some beer and coffee, this chili has layers of flavor.

See also: - Photos: Chuck Berry Last Night at Blueberry Hill, 10/9/13

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