Indeed, in the city that made chili famous more than a century ago, there's not much of it on local restaurant menus. Trendy restaurants avoid it, so now the places that do offer it mostly are a few home-cooking spots — and an intrepid food truck operator.
The Institute of Chili, the buzzworthy San Antonio food truck that's been garnering accolades since its launch in March 2012, has picked up yet another. Food & Wine Magazine has The Institute of Chili sitting pretty atop their list of Best Chili in the U.S. Chamoy City Limits
“The food we serve is like the food the Chili Queens served, a mix of Tex-Mex and cowboy, the food that was born here in San Antonio,” Fernandez said. Both her food and her art seem rooted, literally, in her sense of place here.