CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) – Hillary Clinton and her press entourage didn't have much time to eat this morning at an economic roundtable held at a Skyline Chili here in the Cincinnati, so the campaign picked up some of the city's signature dish to go.
It was a hefty order. For Clinton, her staff, secret service and reporters, the campaign ordered ten pints of Skyline's famous chili (vegetarian included), along with 20 three-ways and several more five-ways. Got that?
A three-way is Skyline's staple, a longtime Cincinnati tradition along with the ribs over at the Montgomery Inn restaurant. According to the menu, a three-way is "steaming spaghetti, covered with original, secret recipe chili and topped with a mound of shredded cheddar cheese." A five-way is essentially the same order, with the addition of beans and onions.
Clinton's advance team also picked up 36 coneys (chili dogs loaded down with shredded cheddar).
Vickie Misleh, part-owner of this particular Skyline franchise, said it was not the first time Clinton has encountered Cincinnati chili. Misleh said she helped cater a 1992 campaign tailgate in town for then-candidate Bill Clinton, and at the time Hillary ordered two cheese coneys. No onions.
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby