A few days ago I had the chance to try the new chili restaurant on campus. It’s called The School House of Chili, and its located near Chauncey. If you have ever been to the Noodles and Company, it is located in that same building. I have to say I am really in love with this restaurant concept. I have already been back there twice in the past week with my friends. I think my favorite part is that they will let you try all of their chili flavors before you pick which you want to eat. To me, this is fabulous because you know that you will like your meal rather than spending money and not being sure how you will feel about what you have picked.
The service is pretty good, for a new restaurant, they have their process pretty down pat. All of their employees are very friendly, and they always come out to the table to check and make sure that you have enjoyed your food. The food is also really good. I found it to be very filling and enjoyable. They have a three step process for their chili bowls. The first is to pick a bottom, which consist of a lot of different choices. You can pick from mac n’ cheese, rice, noodles, corn bread, and a few other things as well. Then you pick your chili. They have a lot of different styles of chili, with chicken, beef, pork and they also have vegetarian styles of chili as well. I really enjoy that you can mix and match all the different types. The third step is to pick what you want to put on top, between sour cream, cheese, onions, and a ton of different hot peppers. The last time I was there I had the mac n’ cheese bottom with the Tailgate style chili and sour cream and onions on top. It is really flavorful, and more than worth the price. I don’t find them to be expensive at all. You get to pick a side with your chili bowl as well, which just adds to the fact that it’s a good value. They also have other options, like bread bowls with chili, hot dogs with chili and a few sandwich types as well.
Overall, I really have enjoyed my experience there. I like being able to customize my entire meal and make it the way I like it. I would suggest trying this place if you have yet to go. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious. Bring your friends because it’s a fun experience to have with a whole group of people. They have big tables to accommodate large groups, so it is worth bringing a bunch of people along with you for sure!
Wrap up (out of 5):
Atmosphere: 5 (lots of room for big groups, and lots of fun)
Price: 4 (great value for what you get)
Service: 5 (very friendly and they can really make a good bowl of chili)
Food: 5 (filling and very flavorful)
Overall: 4.75 (really good food, and a great service staff)
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy your PurdueEats,