Whizzing down Overland in Culver City as we are very prone to do, my wife, Dommy!, screamed excitedly when she first saw the sign. "We've got a Chili joint near us!!" And I took a look and there it was in the place of the former 2Go Subs.
I saw they were open and stopped by to get a sample and maybe take some home to the wife.
The guy behind the counter was friendly and with with the samples. They were out of the Steak town and the Turkey drive but I did try a Tiny and I do mean Tiny, sample of the Chuck Wagon Grind, Smoked Pig, Chicken & Spurs, and the Cattlemen's Pass.
The Chili's had no heat. The heat is added in with their special TNT sauce but for some reason in the end I didn't end up with any. But for the Little tastes I did get there was potential. I walked out of there with the Cattleman's Pass which is the Veggie chili. it had Soy "meat', veggies and Beans Served on top of a toasted Pita formed into a bowl or as they say a Tub. The Chili was well rounded and Flavorful minus the heat and its worth a trip back to at least try some of the others and to get the hot sauce. Plus they have Sides of Fried Potato rounds and they will put chili on pasta or Pizza. Though there is no sign of a chili dog anywhere.
The other reason to go is the kitsch factor. They've Cowboy-ed the place with rope accents everywhere and all the the employees wearing the Cowboy hats with the logo and the Cowgirl manning the register is just the cutest thing.
It seems a bit random and a bit out of season to get excited about a chili restaurant opening up the street..but we'll be coming back 'round to try more now ya'hear!