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I had a serious hankering for chili last weekend, and I found myself in a strange position. I wasn’t sure where to get a good bowl. Aside from the obvious spots like Ben’s and Hard Times, I was seriously stumped.

I think this paucity of chili says something about our current  gastronomic tastes. (And maybe something about our willingness to make our own now.) During the last great economic crisis, chili parlors were omni-present. They were America’s comfort food during the Depression. Now it’s cupcakes. My teeth hurt just thinking about this.

So I need your help, Y&H Nation. Where do you go for a good bowl of chili these days? All suggestions welcome…except Ben’s and Hard Times.