There is one place here in Maryland where Renee and I will always go when I am down visiting, Hard Times Cafe. Hard Times Cafe has the single greatest chili I've ever had and there is nothing better than a Three-Way Chili-Mac with Texas Chili.
So last night, before we went to see Cars, we decided we would make a trip to Hard Times Cafe here in Columbia. So we go – and low and behold they're remodeling. Tonight we decide to go down to the Hard Times Cafe in Laurel, where we first went. When we get there, we discover that what was the Hard Times Cafe is now the beginnings of a Chevy Chase Bank. So, finally, we continue south down to College Park where we finally find our beloved Hard Times Cafe.
All this for some chili – have no doubt. The bad news is that there are no Hard Times Cafes in the Pittsburgh area. The good news is that Hard Times sells their spices by the box. Needless to say, we'll have a box on order as soon as we get settled in our new house.
Renee and I have decided that for every church dinner we're going to bring one of two things.
1) Brian's Famous Buffalo-style Chicken Strips
2) Chili Mac using Hard Times Cafe Chili!
So while what we bring will certainly taste good, we'll also be responsible for the heartburn afterwards.