On a hot dog, in a bowl, over French fries...when the weather turns cold, there is nothing better than a spoon full of chili to warm you up. A hearty bite of chili is great comfort food and whether you like it spicy, zingy or tangy, you'll find just the right flavor at one of these restaurants.

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Butcher's Union found at 438 Bridge Street in Grand Rapids serves delicious food, inspired cocktails and an unrivaled whiskey collection.  They strive to source local ingredients from farmers they know and partners they trust. From the menu:

White Chicken Chili $6-roasted green chilies, great northern beans, chickpeas, corn, chihuahua cheese, bacon cheddar biscuit, crème fraiche, cilantro

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Hop Cat at 25 Ionia in Grand Rapids says that if you go there, you know good food. And so do they.  From the menu:

Five Pepper Chili award-winning chili stocked with beef, pork, beans, jalapeños, chipotle & bell peppers, onions & tomatoes. served with sour cream.

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Founders Brewing Company at 235 Grandville Ave Sw in Grand Rapids is ranked in the top breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com for the last five years, and they have several beers listed in the top 100 beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com. They also offer food! From the menu:

Dirty Bastard Bratwurst Chili-One of our most popular taproom deli mainstays is our Dirty Bastard Bratwurst Chili and for good reason. It’s hearty, super-flavorful and just spicy enough to satisfy the heat-lovers while still being approachable.

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The Cottage Bar & Restaurant at 18 La Grave Avenue SE in Grand Rapids has been a tradition since 1927. It is the oldest operating bar and restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. They are famous for having the city's best burgers, and 3 different styles of award winning chili. From the Menu:

Chili Blanco-made with diced chicken, pinto beans and a secret ingredient.

3-Alarm Chili-with ground chuck and red beans.

4-Alarm Chili-made with sirloin, no beans, topped with shredded cheese and diced onions.

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Z's Bar & Restaurant at 168 Louis Campau Promenade in Grand Rapids offers fine food and good spirits. From the Menu:

Chili Mac-Pasta tossed on our cheddar cheese sauce and topped with our signature chili.

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