The Chili Shak Coupons and Deals
The hamburger is a classic customizable meal—you can choose your toppings, your condiments, and the human name you assign it before eating it. Bite into Barry J. Burgerton with this Groupon. Choose Between Two Options $9 for two chili burgers, two chili fries, and two 16-ounce drinks (an $18 value) $7 for $15 worth of chili-topped diner food The menu includes chili burritos ($5), chili burgers ($5), chili fries ($3.75), and chili nachos ($3.75).
In the great debates in life -- blonde versus brunette, Texas toast versus French toast -- there are very few areas of complete agreement, save the delicious, universally loved chili. Pay $10 for $20 worth of all-American, chili-covered favorites at The Chili Shak on Fondren Road in Houston. From chili dogs and chili fries to chili-covered baked potatoes, everything on the menu is a hearty crowd-pleaser sure to put debate to rest. Our personal favorite, much like that of our nonpartisan blogger friend Bob, is the fantastic Chili Nu-Nus -- spaghetti noodles smothered in homemade, all-beef chili -- with a side of old-fashioned cornbread muffins. We'll probably never be able to resolve the tension between PC users and Mac disciples, but we've got dinner on lock.
Wot? As my distant (thank goodness) cousin Jim Bob would say. A chili parlor in Texas? Don't they know every Texan over the age of two has their own SECERET RECIPE for chili that is MUCH BETTER than any other and they won't order chili at restaurants? And don't then know Texans don't like to eat hot and spicy foods except in cool weather? Well, those are some of the excuses I've seen on discussion boards or heard restauranteurs (maybe with a little exaggeration on my part) concerning why there are so few places that offer more than a perfunctory bowl of chili, our official state dish.As a matter of fact, the proprietors of the Chili Shak are form Los Angeles so maybe they haven't heard all those excuses, and I'm glad they haven't. But this is not some West Coast la-la-land chili, it's all beef and no beans. It's family recipe, too, not out of a can. There is only one variety and one spice level but chili is in or on everything on the menu including Chili Rice, a family favorite that seems to have inspired the business, Chili Nu Nus (chili on spaghetti but not Cincinnati style chili), chili fries, chili dogs, chili burgers, chili nachos, chili fritos, chili baked potatoes and chili on tamales and burritos plus a chili sausage dog. One thing that is missing curiously - and it was my first clue the owners are not from Texas - is a chili pie; maybe that's what chili fritos refers to. If so they might want to consider changing the name so Texans aren't completely lost when looking at the menu.