From a small kitchen in the village of Kastoria, Greece, a fascinated young Nicholas Lambrinides watched as his mother and grandmother prepared authentic Greek dishes. Their recipes had been passed down from generation to generation. These were unique, wonderful dishes that had the power to bring his whole family together.
Nicholas dreamed that one day he would bring these recipes and traditions to America, where he could share them with friends and family. In 1949, his dream came true when Nicholas opened his first restaurant overlooking the skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio and began serving his delicious secret recipes. Since then, Skyline’s Cincinnati chili, as the thin, beanless, cinnamon-redolent meat sauce has been dubbed, is served to thousands of Cincinnatians daily.
We're not the only ones who love them!
Skyline Chili has been a frequent stop for visiting Presidents and has been featured numerous times on the Food Network and in the New York Times.