Where to Find Spicy Chili

As winter approaches, duck inside these cozy spots to warm up with a hearty bowl of chili.
Geraldine’s Kick Butt Chili

MAGGIE BLUFFS MARINA GRILL

The only thing better than the view of Elliott Bay here may be the prime rib chili, made with high-quality prime rib, then layered with sour cream and cheddar cheese. $5.59/cup, $6.99/bowl. Magnolia, 2601 W Marina Place; 206.283.8322; maggiebluffs.com

SLIM’S LAST CHANCE CHILI SHACK & WATERING HOLE

This 21-and-older hotspot serves up a rich, robust blend of house-ground chili spices and serrano chilies in its famous turkey and white bean chili. $5.25/cup, $8.25/bowl, $18/quart. Georgetown, 5606 First Ave. S; 206.762.7900; slimslastchance.com

GERALDINE’S COUNTER

The spicy three-meat Kick Butt chili includes grass-fed beef and local Trader Route Brewing Company’s Jet Stream lager, topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream and scallions. $4.95/cup, $6.95/bowl. Columbia City, 4872 Rainier Ave. S; 206.723.2080; geraldinescounter.com

UNEEDA BURGER

Owner Scott Staples borrowed his grandmother’s recipe for Uneeda’s Rocky Mountain chili, with a sublime spiciness that has been enjoyed by generations. $4/small, $6/large. Fremont, 4302 Fremont Ave. N; 206.547.2600; uneedaburger.com

STEELHEAD DINER

Alex’s vegetable chili varies from batch to batch depending upon the local veggies available at the market, but a dynamite combination of kickin’ spices makes it rich with flavor all year long. $6.95/cup, $8.95/bowl. Pike Place Market, 95 Pine St.; 206.625.0129; steelheaddiner.com