Yea yea, found Skyline Chili at my Publix!

I just had to share, mundane and pointless as this is–but it’s about food, hence Cafe Society. My local Publix supermarket just had a huge supply of Skyline Chili in the frozen food case, and I couldn’t resist getting one. After reading all about it on the Dope, I was fortunate enough to sample the real fresh stuff while temping in Broward County, Florida last fall, where two of the rare Skyline parlors in our state are located. Most Floridians have never heard of the stuff, but they’re missing out. I love it, and I can’t wait to cook up some spaghetti and have a three-way in my own kitchen. And yes, I’m aware of how that sounds.

Yay you! I would love a four-way with beans and cheese - I just can’t handle the onions.
It’s sooooo good, but what a gut-bomb!

I think a lot of the Florida metro Publixes have Skyline. We found it in our frozen food section near the kids’ tv dinners. It’s going to sell any place with a decent contingent of expat Midwesterners, particularly Ohioans.

If anyone is reading this and wants to try the stuff, you really, really need to have it on top of spaghetti noodles, topped with shredded mild cheddar cheese*. Even better to have oyster crackers on the side and maybe a bottle of Texas Pete’s or similar hotsauce. Beans and diced onions are also optional.
*These three ingredients make up the normal “three way”.

Skyline is a good substitute that I can get here in Nashville. I would much rather have Gold Star, but what can you do?

Skyline was my dinner last night. A four-way with onion, extra cheese, and a chili cheese dog on the side.


Is the frozen stuff as good as the fresh?

This is the first time I’ve seen it at a Publix in the Orlando area. I found it once in Miami many years ago and tried it then, but not since.

I’ve never seen a Publix without it. Even the tiny little one in downtown St Pete has it. But, Orlando is a little weird.