It’s Ohio’s signature dish

Food is a very central part of culture in certain regions, countries and states. The region one lives in and where one’s ancestors are from often influences what food one likes and dislikes. Thus, food is a way to maintain cultural identity, as well as to connect with those around you. Humans are special in this way: while most animals in the animal kingdom see food as simply a matter of providing nutrients to the body, humans see food as much more than that.

With these ideas in mind, From far to far has compiled a list of the most popular dishes in each state of the United States. These dishes are not only delicious, but central to the culture of this state. They named Cincinnati Chili as the best dish in Ohio. Here’s what they had to say about it:

Two lanes, three lanes, four lanes or five lanes? These are your options when you go to order a piping hot plate of Cincinnati chili, which doesn’t look like your average chili pepper at all. More like a meat sauce than a thick stew, it’s served over spaghetti (it’s a two-way street, FYI) then topped with your choice of toppings. A five course, for example, includes spaghetti, chili, beans, onions and cheese.

So where can you find the best chili in Cincinnati, Ohio? Cincinnati, of course! From far to far named Camp Washington Chili as the best restaurant serving the dish in the state.