Blue Ash Chili

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Courtesy of Julie Niesen

If there’s anything more iconically Cincinnati than our chili, you’d be hard pressed to find it. Spaghetti, topped with a thin, sweet-spiced meat sauce and a pile of bright orange cheese: locals generally love it, and everyone else is just a little confused. Where did it come from? Why do Cincinnatians love it so much? Is it even chili?

Courtsey Travel Channel

Arnold's Bar & Grill, Blue Ash Chili, Sharonville's Roc-A-Fellas pizza and Fiona get national attention Monday, July 30, when a half-hour episode of Man V. Food  airs on the Travel Channel.

John Kiesewetter

"Man v. Food" star Casey Webb and his Travel Channel crew spent Thursday filming at Arnold's Bar & Grill downtown, one of three Greater Cincinnati restaurants to be featured in an episode later this year.