Top 6 bowls of chili in the Triangle

Try the beer chili: chef’s choice brew with anything from duck and pintos with Velveeta to local beef and white bean at The Wooden Nickel Pub in Hillsborough. The chili on Friday, Feb. 10th was made with slow-braised brisket soaked in Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing along with local chorizo, habaneros and pinto beans.

Try the beer chili: chef’s choice brew with anything from duck and pintos with Velveeta to local beef and white bean at The Wooden Nickel Pub in Hillsborough. The chili on Friday, Feb. 10th was made with slow-braised brisket soaked in Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing along with local chorizo, habaneros and pinto beans.

Our monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains features chili, just in time for National Chili Day.

The Blue Note Grill

709 Washington St., Durham

919-401-1979

thebluenotegrill.com

What to try: Andrea’s Famous Chili: lean cubed beef, pintos, great northern and kidney beans topped with a shredded cheddar blend and onions. Note: Closed Mondays.

Bull City Burger & Brewery

107 E. Parrish St., #105, Durham

919-680-2333

bullcityburgerandbrewery.com

What to try: To beef or not to beef, that is the question: pasture-raised NC beef, or vegetarian white chipotle chili.

Fiesta Grill

3307 West N.C. 54, Chapel Hill

919-928-9002

fiestagrill.us

What to try: South of the Border: chile colorado (chunks of beef simmered in red chile sauce) or chile verde (pork in green sauce).

The Players’ Retreat

105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

919-755-9589

playersretreat.net

What to try: Variations on a theme: Homemade and hearty, get it in a bowl, on chile cheese fries, or – the closest you’ll get to Cincinnati style in these parts – ladled over pasta.

The Wandering Moose (food truck)

wanderingmoosenc.com

Twitter: @WanderingMoose1

What to try: Carnivore’s delight: ground beef, ground sausage, sausage links, bacon and pork tenderloin. Topped with shredded cheddar and sour cream.

The Wooden Nickel Pub

105 N. Churton St., Hillsborough

919-643-2223

thewnp.com

What to try: Beer chili: chef’s choice brew could be anything from duck and pintos with Velveeta to local beef and white bean.

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Originally published 2/02/2017 

Try the beer chili: chef’s choice brew with anything from duck and pintos with Velveeta to local beef and white bean at The Wooden Nickel Pub in Hillsborough. The chili on Friday, Feb. 10th was made with slow-braised brisket soaked in Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing along with local chorizo, habaneros and pinto beans.

Try the beer chili: chef’s choice brew with anything from duck and pintos with Velveeta to local beef and white bean at The Wooden Nickel Pub in Hillsborough. The chili on Friday, Feb. 10th was made with slow-braised brisket soaked in Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing along with local chorizo, habaneros and pinto beans.