Where to Find Spicy Chili

As winter approaches, duck inside these cozy spots to warm up with a hearty bowl of chili.
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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