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Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail: Corbin, London, Williamsburg, Barbourville et al.

scrumptiouschef | Mar 1, 201008:29 AM     70

One of the great regional foods is the chili bun of communities like Williamsburg, Middlesboro, Corbin, London, Pineville, Barbourville and Somerset.

These are little Kentucky towns that have a deep appreciation for a few tablespoons of chili nestled into a hotdog bun. No dog needed. Just the chili.

Appropriate condiments are chopped sweet onion and Plochman's mustard [http://www.plochman.com/history.htm] from nearby Illinois.

I find Grippos potato chips to be the best side dish with a chili bun but crinkle cut fries and/or onion rings pair nicely as well.

As Pepsi is king in Kentucky it's also the typical beverage of choice to wash down your chili bun.

With Hall of Fame Chili Bun Parlors like The Dixie Dog, Mitchell Market and The Fad Pool Hall now shuttered for good it's time to appreciate what we have before it's gone.

In the next few weeks I'll be reporting on the current chili bun scene of Knox, Laurel, Whitley and Bell counties [Kentucky] but would love to read about where y'all are getting your chili bun fix in Eastern Kentucky these days.

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