Institute of Chili Named Some of the Best Chili in the US by Food & Wine




The chili ranked best along with two other Texan restaurants. (Courtesy)

More national attention is coming our way, this time via Food & Wine. The magazine published a list of best chili in the U.S. and the Institute of Chili made the cut along with two other Texan joints.

Here's what Food & Wine had to say about the Southtown-born food truck:

Parked near the Alamo, this food truck was inspired by San Antonio’s 19th-century “chili queens”—street food pioneers described in Texas histories and by authors such as Stephen Crane and O. Henry. Today, visual artist and cook Ana Fernandez serves a barely modified version of a chili recipe she found in the Institute of Texan Cultures’ archives. The mixture of ground chuck and beef brisket is spiced with a blend of fresh and dried peppers. The food truck’s menu includes corn bread, tamales and a luxe brisket burger.