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3-Way, one of Cincinnati's favorite slang terms!

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(noun) A Cincinnati chili meal

A 3-Way is chili with spaghetti, chili, and shredded cheese. A 4-Way is a 3-Way with beans and a 5-Way contains all the aforementioned ingredients, with onions.

Kayler: “Hello, my name’s Kayler and I’ll be your server for today.  Can I take your order please ma’am?”

Michelle: “Yeah, a 3-Way please.”

Kayler: “Certainly ma’am.  Can I get you any beverages?

Michelle: “Ummmm, yeah, a can of pop please.

The names of the chili dishes refer to the number of ingredients they contain.  The ingredients are layered on a plate, rather than being served in a bowl.

If you order chili in Cincinnati, you are likely to be asked how you want it 3, 4-, or 5- way.  This can make ordering food in the city a bit tricky at times!

This Twitter user is obviously hungry, as they tweet how they want their food!

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