Is there anything better on a cool crisp fall day than a bowl of hot piping chili?  I didn't think so.  I think chili is one of those dishes where either you love it or hate it.  It's not for everyone, but that's okay, more for me.

I'm kind of a chili connoisseur.  To me, it's kind of like pizza for most people, even when it's bad, it's still good.  I prefer thicker chili to the runnier kind.  I like big chunks of meat in my chili too.  It doesn't matter if it's hamburger, turkey, or even pheasant.  Yep, I made pheasant chili last hunting season and it was delicious.  I like my chili with or without beans.  Either way works, but all chili needs two toppings for sure.  Those would be cheddar cheese and jalapenos (banana peppers work too).  Some people also like onions in their chili and that's more of an optional deal for me.

I've had chili from several Bismarck Mandan area restaurants but never from the so-called best chili place in the state.  I'll get to that place in a moment.  Some of the chili I like from our fair cities include Kroll's diner in Mandan, Subway serves amazing chili if you can still find it, they dropped it from many stores, I also love the chili they have at the Lodge/Stadium.

So, how about the best chili in the entire state?  Yep, it comes from right here in good old Bismarck.  According to to Eat This, Not That, the best chili in North Dakota comes from Scotty's Drive-In restaurant.  The online article says, "Scotty's has delicious chili which is available to order in a cup or bowl, or piled high on a hot dog with cheese."

Scotty's Facebook
Scotty's Facebook

I think I know what I'm having for lunch.  Time to try the best.  Stay hungry my friends.



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