Real "parlor style" Cincinnati chili is thick and rich and had a tangy, slightly spicy and sweet flavor. To order at a chili parlor you need to know the chili lingo of 3-ways, 4-ways and Coneys. (The name Coney, is thought to have come from the NY Coney Island chili topped dogs.) It wasn't until a few years ago that I started tinkering around with my own Cincinnati chili recipe. Chili parlor recipes and many family recipes are kept secret. So, it's with trial and error that you develop your own formula. This is now our family favorite!