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#24
An episode of the Mentalist recently referred to some place as 'having the best chili in town'......I don't get it.
It is probably local idiom, but apart from using chili, what are they referring to? Chili on toast? Chili milkshakes, Coca cola infused with chili, or Chili marinaded in Coca cola?...What? Or, if I walked into an eatery in the US and asked for a plate? Mug? of 'your best chili', what would I get?
Just curious.
 
#26
An episode of the Mentalist recently referred to some place as 'having the best chili in town'......I don't get it.
It is probably local idiom, but apart from using chili, what are they referring to? Chili on toast? Chili milkshakes, Coca cola infused with chili, or Chili marinaded in Coca cola?...What? Or, if I walked into an eatery in the US and asked for a plate? Mug? of 'your best chili', what would I get?
Just curious.
It's kind of like the signs outside of every restaurant saying they have the "worlds best cup of coffee". Like the coffee, you never know what you're going to get. Could be good but could also confine you to the toilet for a couple days.