Food Fight: Where's Your Favorite Place for Chili in West County?

With the chill back in the air, we thought it would be a good time to ask where you get that steaming bowl of spicy goodness.

Beans or just meat? Chicken or beef? Spicy or mild? How do you like your chili? And where do you go when you're looking for a good bowl of it? We're asking Patch readers: Where's your favorite place for chili in West County?

Remember, we're defining West St. Louis County as Creve Coeur, Eureka, Wildwood, Chesterfield, Town and Country, Ballwin, Ellisville and Manchester for the purposes of this friendly competition.

Every week on the West County Food Fight, we're looking the best places to dine and drink. This week, we're focusing on chili.

Here's how the Food Fight works:

  • Each week, we'll ask a question about your favorites.
  • We invite you to post your nominations in the comments below.
  • We hope you'll also spread the word about this every week to your friends on Facebook or Twitter and get them involved. 
  • Submit comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday.


  • We'll take the top nominees and post an article first thing Thursday morning.
  • That article will include a poll highlighting the top nominees.
  • You vote till Friday at 5 p.m.
  • On Saturday, we announce the winner.

So where's your favorite chili in West County?

So show your hometown pride and pick a place near you. Boast about that small family restaurant or other great eatery in your neighborhood.

And, if you are pulling for a certain place, share this column on your personal Facebook page and Twitter feed and ask your followers to vote.

This column is all about you—your ideas, your feedback and your voice—so we hope you will chime in and check back.

Earl March 05, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Steak N Shake has always had great chili. In West County, it's still my favorite.
J March 05, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Have to love PM BBQ's brisket chili!
Jean Hauser March 05, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Wildwood Pub has a good chili !
Amy Ruck March 05, 2012 at 10:23 PM
PM BBQ has awesome chili!! Big chunks of smoked brisket and a great smoky flavor!!
Holly Ferris March 06, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Yum, who doesn't enjoy some nice hot chili on a cold day. Wildwood Pub and Grill has great chili, you should try it!
Randy Allen March 06, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Jason's Deli in the valley has great chili! That PM BBQ brisket chili sounds good though!
Joe Deeney March 07, 2012 at 12:22 PM
This winter my favorite chile has been from St Louis Bread Co.Lots of meat and a tasty soup.


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