With the cold snap in East Texas, this is the perfect time for a nice, hot bowl of chili.

If you’ve got a great recipe and all the ingredients, you may be able to easily knock it out in the comfort of your own home. If you’re craving a great bowl of chili, but don’t want the mess or the clean up,  you’ve got several options in the Tyler area.

There’s a lot of debate around chili. Some say it is better with beans, but most Texans will tell you that true chili is bean less and red in color. That’s the way award-winning chili is made according to the Chili Appreciation Society International, CASI. They host an international competition annually in Terlingua Texas to decide who has the best chili recipe.

It’s a coveted award and if you do want to attempt it at home, here’s a winning recipe.

If you’d rather skip the shopping, cooking and cleaning, then here’s a list of places you can grab a cup or bowl in Tyler and enjoy a cup of warm, flavorful Chili.

So where do you find it?

Looking for a place to sit down and be waited on?

Here’s your list:

  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Aspen Creek
  • Texas Music City Grill
  • Rick's
  • Republic Icehouse
  • Daniel Boone's
  • BJ's
  • Outback

In the mood for fast casual dining? You’ve got a few options:

  • Brisket Love in Lindale
  • Jason's Deli
  • Panera Bread

Finally, if you just need a quick fast food option, you’ve got these two:

  • Wendy's
  • Sonic

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