The Chili He Made Famous

After Smithsonian online declared Camp Washington Chili an American food icon, the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Cliff Radel featured Johnny Johnson in the Sunday “Our History” section.

Pretty soon Camp Washington Chili is going to run out of wall space. Every time the chili parlor wins an award, up it goes on a wall. (October 13, 2013)

“Camp Washington’s the Best”

gourmetIn their supplement to Gourmet magazine, A Guide to America’s Best Roadfood, Jane and Michael Stern cited Camp Washington Chili as a must-try while in the Great Plains.

No city in America has a higher chili consciousness than Cincinnati, and of its many dozen chili parlors, Camp Washington’s the best…

Rachael Ray Magazine: Some Like it Hot

rachaelrayKara Williams, contributor to Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine listed The Camp among her four famous regional chili recipes.

In a city of more than 140 chili joints, Camp Washington Chili stands out for its longevity and accessibility.  The place is hopping throughout the night, when college students and factory workers line the counter.
(October, 2008 issue) “Camp Washington Chili sets the standard”

road-food1-2Jane & Michael Stern, friends of the public radio program “The Splendid Table” hosts of and co-authors of the book Roadfood say that “Camp Washington sets the standard for Cincinnati’s unique style of chili.”

Camp Washington Chili made the “Roadfood Honor Roll” because it is “a unique expression of something wonderful about American food and foodways.”

Renowned Food Critic Mimi Sheraton says Camp Washington is her favorite Cincinnati Chili

1000foodsMimi Sheraton, renowned food critic for The New York Times, Time Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Harpers Bazaar, and Vogue visited The Book Club @ 91.7 on WVXU to talk about her book 1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die.  While she was there she had some nice things to say about Cincinnati and Camp Washington Chili.

An excerpt from The Book Club @ 91.7 courtesy of 91.7 WVXU

Cake Boss Visits CWC

Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro visited the gang at Camp Washington Chili to sample the tastes of the Queen City.