Cincinnati Chili, Cincinnati, OH
A staple in Ohio, this unique version of chili originated in the early 20th century and was concocted by Greek immigrants seeking to infuse a little more flavor into the area. The thin, soup-like chili is flavored with cinnamon, chocolate and cumin, then served over noodles and topped with cheese, beans and raw onions.
Why it's dumb: It's brown meat water served over noodles. This identity crisis of a dish is annoying to eat since thin, soupy chili slithers right off of slippery noodles. It's like someone put an obstacle course inside your delicious chili and you don't know whether to use a spoon, fork or just chuck it in the garbage.