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"This chili is big and bold and spicy. It’s gonna punch you in the face."

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"Even with the COVID changes, Real Chili kept cooking – and customers kept coming"

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"Hardly an unknown – legend would be more accurate – Real Chili has nonetheless preserved the same unassuming and unpretentious aesthetic they had when they slung their first bowl in 1931."

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"Milwaukee’s Real Chili has survived round after round of online voting to land in the championship of the Cooking Channel’s Best College Eats tournament."

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"Oklahoma City Thunder all-star guard Russell Westbrook was at the W. Wells St. location near Marquette’s campus."

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"The family of late Marquette University basketball coach Rick Majerus is serving his favorite food — chili from Real Chili — at a community meal program in his memory."

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"(Moody) keeps coming back to the bar-time and hangover staple, Real Chil"

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"We try to adhere to the tradition the best we can."

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"Like the greeting—courtesy of the always-happy-to-see-you staff—the downtown Milwaukee staple is friendly, warm, and unabashedly old fashioned."

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"This Milwaukee institution really hits the spot for lunch, dinner or a late-night breakfast."

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"When the only thing you want is a piping hot bowl of chili, head to Real Chili."

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"It (Real Chili) is good after a late night out with friends."

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"Preventing Milwaukee’s Hangovers Since 1931"

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"Since its early days, the goal has been straightforward, no-nonsense chili."

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"Real Chili has been a Milwaukee institution (and Marquette University dietary staple) for more than 75 years."

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