I know a bad omen when I see one. As soon as I open the door to Skyline Chili there was a Pepsi machine looking directly at me. I mention this to my friends Carlos and Derrick as we are seated, Carlos is a Pepsi fan so it falls on deaf ears. Derrick nods in agreement (although I did see him drink some flat Coke earlier today). As we’re sizing up the menu there is one thing that I notice, pretty much everything is served with Chili. I also notice cans of their own Skyline Chili lining the window sills. After reading the back of their menu, I learn that Skyline Chili has been around since 1949 and that it is originally from Cincinnati.
We decide to order the Skyliner (their specially made Hot Dog with steamed bun and covered in Onions, Chili and Cheddar Cheese) , Chili Spaghetti (Spaghetti covered in Chili, did I really need to explain that?), Skyline Burrito (Skyline Chili bean mix in a soft flour Tortilla covered in Chili and Cheddar Cheese) and Chili Cheese Skyfries (Shoestring French Fries covered in Chili and Cheddar Cheese, although ours was served with the Chili on the side).
There is one word for everything we tried and that’s bland. The Hot Dog makes me wish I was eating a Veggie Dog. The one thing that comes through in all the dishes is Cheddar Cheese (and that’s cause there’s a mound of it). If they’re famous for their Chili, I don’t get it. It lacks any real Chili flavor or good flavor for that matter. You know there’s a problem when I thought the Pepsi (I’m a Coke guy) was the best thing I had.
Reach for the Skyline:
2834 North University Drive, Sunrise, FL