Dawson’s School House of Chili

Happening Now!  Right now, the talk around town is about this cold, wintry weather, and the best place to warm up is with a hearty meal at Dawson’s School House of Chili located on Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.  There is nothing like a big bowl of chili to make the winter blues go away and after a visit to Dawson’s you will be restored and ready to embrace this chilly weather!

Vegetarian, Cincinnati, Tailgate, Old School, White Chicken, California, and Spicy; these are the many chili options available at Dawson’s.  As an American culture, I can say I do not know anyone who does not like chili.  It is a winter staple, if not a year-round one.  (Personally, sometimes in the middle of summer I crave a big bowl of chili.)  We all have our own personal way we like our chili.  I grew up in northern Indiana, and my mother and aunts made chili with ground beef, hot kidney beans, tomato sauce, onions, peppers and lots of seasonings.  I have friends from the Cincinnati area and they put their chili on top of a bed of spaghetti.  I have tried it, and it just doesn’t feel right, ha!

The best part about Dawson’s is the many chili choices.  You can also mix the different chili options they offer.  Their vegetarian chili is a favorite of Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette President, Jo.  She loves it because of the options to make the chili spicier. My top choice in the winter is their Spicy chili, which is their traditional chili with ground beef, chili peppers, black beans, tomatoes, garlic, and spices.  It warms my blood!  I also order a side peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  It may be an Indiana thing, but if you have a bowl of chili, nothing is better than a PB&J sandwich to compliment it!  Dawson’s chili is flavorful, delicious, and I would recommend ordering it on top a hot dog or plate of nachos!

Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about this restaurant and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

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