Nearly every Cincinnati chili parlor owner in and around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will gather at the site where the first Cincinnati chili was served 100 years ago.
That first location – inside the torn-down Empress Theatre – was the original Empress Chili located at 9th and Vine Streets opening in 1922. Today, it’s the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library’s (CHPL) south plaza. The Library has invited every currently-operating chili parlor owner to celebrate the iconic regional food’s milestone on that exact 100th anniversary, Monday, October 24, 2022.
|WHO:||Cincinnati chili parlor owners – big and small – from across Cincinnati|
|WHAT:||ALL CHILI PARLOR OWNERS WILL GATHER FOR A PHOTO CELEBRATING CINCINNATI CHILI|
|WHEN:||11:55 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2022|
Main Public Library downtown
North Plaza (north of 9th Street at Vine)
800 Vine Street (45202)
Media parking in north building lot. Signs will be posted.
More details will be announced closer to the event. For any questions, please contact Joe Wessels at (513) 369-6900.