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Netanyahu defiant after Biden’s ‘red line’ comments on war in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back against President Biden’s criticism of his handling of the war in Gaza while on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

Netanyahu was reacting to a hot mic moment on the House floor after the State of the Union address, where Biden said Netanyahu and him would have a “come to Jesus” moment soon. 

Biden then warned Israel on MSNBC that invading Rafah would be crossing a “red line.” However, he quickly clarified that there was no “red line” where he would withdraw support for the U.S. ally. 

On Monday, Netanyahu said he agreed with Biden about protecting innocent civilians, but would keep fighting Hamas until the end, despite the president’s concerns.

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“You have to ask him what he said because he said he agrees that we have to destroy Hamas as a fighting organization. That’s what we intend to do. Look, it’s either Israel or Hamas. There’s no middle way,” he told Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade.

“I mean, we have to have that victory. We can’t have three-quarters of a victory. We can’t have two-thirds of a victory, because Hamas will reconstitute itself with these four battalions in Rafah, reconquer the Gaza Strip and do the October 7th massacre over and over and over again. And for us, for Israel, not merely for me, but for the people of Israel, that’s a red line. We can’t let Hamas survive,” he continued.

Co-host Lawrence Jones asked Netanyahu if Biden’s “red line” comments or calls for a ceasefire had “fractured” the U.S. relationship with Israel and if the country was being “pressured” to pull back its attacks against Hamas.

“I’m telling you that we’re not getting off the gas,” Netanyahu responded. 

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The U.S. and Israel had “disagreements” over how to defeat Hamas, he explained, but as Israel’s leader, his first priority was protecting his country’s security and future. 

Moreover, the war was supported by the majority of Americans, he argued.

When asked specifically about Biden’s hot mic moment about having a “come to Jesus” conversation with Netanyahu, the Israeli leader said he was “not familiar” with the phrase.

“I can tell you that if it means having a heart-to-heart conversation, we’ve had that plenty of times over the 40 years that I’ve known Joe Biden and over the 12 or 13 conversations that we’ve had since the beginning of the war. But ultimately, you know, I’m the prime minister of Israel. I’m responsible for the security and future of the Jewish state, and I’m supported in my policies [by Israelis],” he said.

Co-host Kayleigh McEnany asked if Biden’s public criticism of Netanyahu’s handling of the war had disrupted ceasefire negotiations. 

Netanyahu said that unity between the two nations was crucial and would help expedite Israel’s victory over Hamas. 

“Well, look, to the extent that the world thinks that America and Israel are united, that helps the war effort, and it helps our effort to achieve victory. And obviously, the release of the hostages. To the extent that Hamas believes that there’s daylight between us, that doesn’t help,” he responded.

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“I appreciated the support that President Biden and the administration have given us since the beginning of the war. I can only hope that it will continue to victory, because victory is at hand… The victory will come as soon as — I think it will come sooner — the more united we are. Not divided. Or at least not given the appearance of division,” he continued.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar night joke targeting Sen. Katie Britt

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel made Sen. Katie Britt, R-Ala., the target of one of his jokes Sunday as he hosted the 96th Oscars awards ceremony. 

“Emma Stone is an Oscar nominee for a fifth time, right?” Kimmel said. “You were so unbelievably great in ‘Poor Things,’” he added, referencing the film starring Stone that was nominated for multiple Oscars for “Best Picture” and “Best Director,” among other awards. 

“Emma played an adult woman with the brain of a child, like the lady who gave the rebuttal to the State of the Union on Thursday night,” Kimmel said. 

Britt has become a subject of criticism online after she delivered the Republican response to President Biden’s State of the Union address Thursday night, during which she criticized the president for his “despicable” job handling the border crisis, as well as his promotion of “Bidenomics” amid the rising consumer costs plaguing American families.

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Actress Scarlett Johnasson parodied Britt on “Saturday Night Live.”

“My name is Katie Britt and I have the honor of serving the great people of Alabama,” Johansson said on SNL. “But tonight I’ll be auditioning the part of scary mom and I’ll be performing an original monologue called ‘This Country is Hell.'”

“You see, I’m not just a senator. I’m a wife, a mother and the craziest b—- in the Target parking lot,” Johnasson continued. “I’m worried about the future of our children. And this is why I’ve invited you into this strange, empty kitchen because Republicans want me to appeal to women voters and women love kitchens.” 

The actress made fun of Britt’s cross necklace and the Republican senator’s reference to the border crisis.

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Britt has since doubled down on her rebuke of Biden’s leadership as president. 

“You think about the parents whose children have died of fentanyl poisoning. Enough is enough, and the president needs to assume responsibility,” the senator said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Friday. “He knows how to do this. President Trump laid out a roadmap of how to secure our border and make our country safer, but he refuses to do so.”

Britt continues to build a national profile despite never holding elected office prior to her election in the 2022 midterms.

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Britt’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital. 

Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie and Bailee Hill contributed to this report. 

Network refuses to air ad blaming Biden for tragic murder of nursing student

A conservative nonprofit, Building America’s Future, hit CNN for not airing an ad that faults President Biden for Laken Riley’s tragic murder during last week’s State of the Union address, but the network insists the commercial didn’t meet its standards. 

“CNN and Joe Biden are in lockstep once again,” Building America’s Future Advisor Phil Cox said in a statement to Fox News Digital. 

“It is shameful that CNN is censoring the truth and trying to protect President Biden by refusing to air this ad. The American people understand that Biden’s open borders agenda is responsible for the death of Laken Riley,” Cox continued. “Building America’s Future won’t be deterred when it comes to the important work of informing the public on how we are all less safe in Joe Biden’s America.” 

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Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student at Augusta University, was killed while jogging on trails around the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. Jose Antonio Ibarra, a 26-year-old Venezuelan national who was living illegally in the United States, has been charged with her murder.

The “Run” ad, which has gone viral on social media, was aired on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. It begins with a narrator saying, “Laken Riley should have been able to go on a run, in broad daylight without being murdered by an illegal immigrant. But Joe Biden promised not to deport illegal immigrants.” 

It then showed clips of Biden saying illegal immigrants “should not be the focus of deportation” and wouldn’t be “put in jail while waiting for their hearing” before the narrator evoked Riley’s alleged killer. 

“So, when Jose Ibarra crossed into America illegally, he was not deported, he was not put in jail. Biden also supported sanctuary cities,” the narrator said. “So, when Jose Ibarra was arrested in New York City for endangering a child, he was freed a second time. Ibarra went to Georgia, where he beat Laken Riley to death. How many more killers has Biden set free?”

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A CNN spokesperson told Fox News Digital that “the advertisement did not meet commercial clearance guidelines and policies.”

A CNN source said that “all ads that run on our air go through a review to ensure we are presenting factual and accurate information to our audience” and the Building America’s Future spot didn’t make the cut as originally submitted because of “claims that were unsubstantiated.” 

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Riley’s killing has gripped the nation as the border crisis continues. During his State of the Union, Biden seemed to refer to her as “Lincoln” rather than “Laken,” prompting widespread backlash. 

“Biden does not even KNOW my child’s name – it’s pathetic! If you are going to say her name (even when forced to do so) at least say the right name!” Laken’s mother, Allyson Phillips, wrote on Facebook in response after someone noted Biden called her “Lincoln” and said he was trying to “minimize” her murder by invoking his son Beau’s death from cancer. 

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Fox News Digital’s Audrey Conklin and Brie Stimson contributed to this report. 

Woman charged in DUI that killed bride makes admission on jailhouse calls

The South Carolina woman accused of slamming her car into the back of a bride and groom’s golf cart on their wedding night, killing one and sending three people to a hospital, admitted to being an “alcoholic addict” in jailhouse phone recordings, according to a new report.

Deputies in Charleston, South Carolina, arrested Jamie Komoroski, 26, in April 2023, but she went free on $150,000 bond earlier this month after prosecutors failed to bring her to trial by a judge’s March 1 deadline.

Samantha Miller, the 34-year-old bride, died in the crash. Her groom, Aric Hutchinson, 36, her brother Benjamin Garrett and a juvenile relative were all seriously injured.

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In court filings, Komoroski’s defense attorneys had already argued that she struggled for years with alcohol, depression and anxiety, but she allegedly fessed up in her own words in a Dec. 11 phone call with her sister, Kelsi, according to the New York Post.

“I consider myself an alcoholic addict because anything that makes me feel different or takes me away from what I’m supposed to be feeling, I used to try to do,” she said. “I just didn’t think life had any meaning. I was extremely lonely and didn’t get life. I could never just sit down with my thoughts.”

In other calls, Komoroski’s father told her the conversations were being recorded. She also discussed reading the Bible while locked up and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings inside the jail.

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“[In AA] we talk about how our higher power can’t stop something bad from happening because we’re given free will and free choice and with that comes consequences but he can make good things come of bad situations,” she said, according to the Post report.

After she bailed out, her family helped her move into a new apartment in Charleston, where she is required to remain under the terms of her release.

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Photos show them carrying move-in supplies, including a throw blanket and a fruit stand, in one of several trips they made to the apartment last week.

According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the surviving victims, Komoroski allegedly had a blood-alcohol content of .261 – more than triple the legal limit – after bar-hopping between at least four establishments ahead of the crash.

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After drinking for hours in at least four bars, the New Jersey native allegedly got behind the wheel “in her nearly unconscious state,” made a wrong turn in the opposite direction of her home and rear-ended a golf cart “in the stupor of a drunken haze” while traveling more than 65 mph in a 25 mph zone.

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She has been placed on house arrest with an ankle monitor.

She could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kate Middleton takes blame for altered photo with children, offers apologetic response

Princess Kate Middleton is apologizing Monday after admitting that an image of her and her children shared yesterday on official palace social media accounts to celebrate Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom was edited.

 “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused,” she wrote on X. “I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day.”

The image showed Middleton with her children, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte. As of Monday morning, it remains up on the The Prince and Princess of Wales X account.

“Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months. Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day,” the caption read, signed with a “C” for Catherine, Princess of Wales.

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The Associated Press and other news agencies began pulling the image from their websites over concerns that it was “manipulated.”

“AP initially published the photo, which was issued by Kensington Palace. But AP later retracted the image because at closer inspection, it appeared the source had manipulated the image in a way that did not meet AP’s photo standards. The photo shows an inconsistency in the alignment of Princess Charlotte’s left hand,” the news agency said.

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A close study of the image revealed inconsistencies that suggested it had been altered. For instance, in the alignment of Princess Charlotte’s left hand with the sleeve of her sweater. Some viewers on social media also pointed out blurriness around the royal’s hair, zipper, as well as Prince Louis’ hand. Kensington Palace declined to comment.

According to AP, their “editorial standards state that images must be accurate. AP does not use altered or digitally manipulated images.

AP’s news values and principles explain that minor photo editing, including cropping and toning and color adjustments, are acceptable when necessary for clear and accurate reproduction and should maintain the authentic nature of the photograph.

Changes in density, contrast, color and saturation levels that substantially alter the original scene are not acceptable. Backgrounds should not be digitally blurred or eliminated by burning down or by aggressive toning. The removal of “red eye” from photographs is not permissible.”

When AP determined the photo appeared to have been manipulated, it issued what is known as a “photo kill,” an industry term that retracted the image and instructed clients to remove the photo from their systems.

Middleton also has been accused of Photoshop mishaps with her family’s 2023 Christmas card, which also featured her children and Prince William. In that image, Louis appears to be missing a finger.

Middleton has largely remained out of the public eye since December, and is recovering from abdominal surgery in January. On Jan. 17, the palace first announced Middleton had been hospitalized.

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“Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to The London Clinic yesterday for planned abdominal surgery. The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery,” a statement said.

Fox News’ Janelle Ash, Elizabeth Stanton, Tracy Wright and Caroline Thayer contributed to this report.

LSU head coach’s blunt message for 6-foot-7 player after fight breaks out

LSU women’s basketball head coach Kim Mulkey sounded off on the melee that ensued late in the team’s SEC Tournament Championship loss to South Carolina on Sunday night.

The incident occurred after Tigers guard Flau’jae Johnson fouled MiLaysia Fulwiley following a steal. Johnson did not appreciate Ashlyn Watkins flexing in her face and pushed her away. As Johnson began to walk away, Gamecocks center Kamilla Cardoso sprinted over and shoved Johnson to the ground.

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The skirmish was launched from there. It resulted in six ejections. Cardoso was ejected for fighting and will have to miss the team’s first NCAA Tournament game.

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When asked about the fight, Mulkey did not hold back.

“It’s ugly, it’s not good, no one wants to be a part of that,” she said, via ESPN. “But I’ll tell you this, I wish (Cardoso) would’ve pushed Angel Reese. If you’re 6-8, don’t push somebody that little. That was uncalled for in my opinion. Let those two girls who were jawing, let them go at it.”

Johnson is listed at 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

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Cardoso offered an apology in a post on X.

“I would like to extend my sincerest apologies for my actions during today’s game,” she wrote. “My behavior was not representative of who I am as a person or the South Carolina program, and I deeply regret any discomfort or inconvenience it may have caused. 

“I take full responsibility for my actions and assure you that I am committed to conducting myself with the utmost respect and sportsmanship in the future.”

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South Carolina won the game 79-72.

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Police release new photo of man wanted in murder of US servicemember

Police in Massachusetts have released new images in the manhunt for a fugitive following the double-murder of a servicewoman and her 11-year-old daughter. 

The U.S. Marshals Service is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Dejan Belnavis, a 27-year-old being sought by the Worcester Police Department in connection to the deaths of Chastity Nuñez and her child Zella. 

Nuñez, a Connecticut Army National Guard member, was found shot and killed alongside her daughter while they were sitting in a car in Worcester last Tuesday. 

“Belnavis is to be considered armed and dangerous,” police wrote in a wanted poster after city officials decried the violence as “senseless.”  

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Police said Thursday that a second suspect linked to the homicide, 28-year-old Karel Mangual, has been taken into custody. 

“He is charged with Armed Assault to Murder and Carrying a Firearm without a License,” Worcester Police said. “He also had a preexisting arrest warrant. He will be arraigned in court.” 

Belnavis, who is being sought on the same charges, is described as being 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 

National Guard spokesperson Maj. David Pytlik told Fox News Digital that Nuñez was “incredibly resilient, brilliantly intelligent, destined for success.” 

“I’d describe Chasity as incredibly resilient, brilliantly intelligent, destined for success in her civilian and military careers, and more full of compassion than anyone I know,” Pytlik said. 

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Nuñez had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Army Achievement Medal since joining the service in 2020, Pytlik said. 

“Her wit, social nature and dedication to duty made her one of the best soldiers in our unit. I cannot begin to make sense of why this happened and why her family, friends, co-workers and fellow soldiers have been robbed of her and Zella,” Pytlik added. “What we can, and must do now, is support one another as we grieve, process this profound loss and honor their memory.” 

Nuñez’s daughter Zella was remembered as a good student who was well liked.

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“At the school Zella attended, she was known as a high-achieving sixth-grade student who had many friends and was well respected by her teachers,” a spokesperson from the Worcester Public Schools told Fox News Digital. 

Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf-Whitten contributed to this report. 

Child star lived ‘Yellowstone’ life after skyrocketing to fame: ‘Hard work, but very rewarding’

Kathy Coleman was 18 years old and filming Burger King commercials when she said “I do” and left Hollywood.

The former child star, who had skyrocketed to fame with “Land of the Lost,” got her hands dirty as she worked on her father-in-law’s Fallon, Nevada ranch. The 62-year-old is now back in California and ready for her close-up, but still has fond memories of life out of the spotlight.

“It was very hard work, but it was also very rewarding,” the actress told Fox News Digital. “It’s funny, I watched ‘Yellowstone,’ recently – the whole series. I lived that life! I lived that exact life.”

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“Land of the Lost,” a Saturday morning favorite, is now available for streaming on The Sid and Marty Krofft Channel. The producing pair were known for their imaginative children’s programming.

The show followed the adventures of the Marshall family, trapped in a land of dinosaurs, lizard men called Sleestak and enigmatic pylons offering the hope of a way back home. “Land of the Lost,” which also starred Wesley Eure, Spencer Milligan and Phillip Paley, among others, aired from 1974 to 1976.

“When ‘Land of the Lost’ was first introduced, my sisters and I fell in love with the character Holly [played by Coleman],” Marty’s daughter, Deanna Krofft Pope, told Fox News Digital. “We wanted to be like her, and we weren’t alone. I believe most little girls looked at her as a role model. She was strong, independent and fearless.”

“Holly didn’t just stay in the cave and make stone soup,” Krofft Pope shared. “From dinosaurs to aliens, Holly boldly faced the dangers of ‘Land of the Lost,’ proving she was a survivor. Kathy did a remarkable job bringing the character of Holly to life, making her a fan favorite.”

Like all child stars, Coleman grew up. And life on the farm turned out to be a blessing, she said, one that taught her the importance of no-nonsense hard work.

And there was no special treatment, she insisted.

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“The farm was gigantic,” Coleman recalled. “We had a hog farm where we produced 12,000 hogs a year. We were milking 24-hour double shifts. Because my father-in-law owned the ranch, we were brought in, and we started at the bottom of the totem pole. We had to learn everything. You messed up, God help you.”

“[My father-in-law] said, ‘You can never ask anybody to do something you don’t know how to do or haven’t done yourself,’” she said. “So I did everything. I fed the cows, I milked them. I worked the hay, the grains. I worked the front loaders, all kinds of stuff. I really had to learn everything. There are 150 steps to cleaning the milk barn after every milking session. And all 150 steps had to be done just right.”

The clean-up was far from glamorous, she chuckled. But there were perks.

“We had baby calves all over the place,” she gushed. “We also used to have nice parties. It was a small town, so we knew everybody. We put everybody to work in the town. I was only 18. I was raised in Los Angeles and put on a farm in Nevada at 18. It was a culture shock… But my mother taught me something that I think has been a valuable lesson in [surviving child stardom] – ‘Stay true to your word.’ If you’re going to do something, follow through. Fame is not an easy club to belong to. It’s taxing. But if you stay true to your word and what you’re going to do, what you’re going to achieve, you can survive anything.”

“People think that because you’re on television, life is so easy,” she reflected. “I just had a different kind of job that happened to be on television. I went through all the same heartaches and hardships that any other teenager or woman goes through – and 10 others… My life changed, but I was also a responsible soul. I learned to love myself. You can’t survive this industry without learning to love yourself.”

Some of Coleman’s happiest memories involve being on the set of “Land of the Lost.” As a gift for nabbing the role of Holly, Coleman’s mother gifted her a pony – a sign of what her future would look like. Her castmates also became lifelong friends.

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“It’s not very common in this industry to have such a closeness as we do,” she shared. “I live right down from my [TV] brother. We travel together all the time. We really are like brother and sister. My TV father was like a real father. I grew up in a single-family home, so I wasn’t raised with a father in the house. And yet, he stepped into that role, not only for the show but in real life as well. We’re extremely close and love each other to death.”

But all good things come to an end, Coleman admitted.

“Why did the show end? I believe it was a combination of things,” she explained. “There was a limited amount of funds to produce this show, one that had a lot of special effects. I was also hired as a young girl. I was already starting to bypass [co-star] Wesley Eure in height… The show ended, but the memories remain.”

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Coleman has written two books chronicling her life in Hollywood, with “Run, Holly Run!” being the most recent. Her marriage lasted from 1980 to 1987 and the mother of two now resides in Palm Springs.

Life “isn’t all that quiet,” she noted. Coleman frequently travels the country throughout the year and meets with fans at conventions. “Land of the Lost” loosely inspired the 2009 film by the same name starring Will Ferrell, but Coleman said it “totally missed the mark.” She believes the series is ripe for a reboot.

“Life is wonderful,” she said. “I have great friends. I’m surrounded by a lot of loving people and good energy. I have great kids whom I adore. Life is good – it truly is. I made it that way. I did the homework. I did the legwork.”

Quirky culinary tradition causes deep rift between haters, addicts

Skyline Chili may be America’s quirkiest culinary idiom.

The signature dish of Cincinnati, Ohio — it’s also the name of the casual-dining chain that made it famous — is nothing more than spaghetti topped with chili and piled high with shredded cheddar cheese.

“It’s weird to a lot of people,” Sherry Tomlinson, whose grandfather and father, Nick and Bill Lambrinides, were two of the co-founders of Skyline Chili, told Fox News Digital in an interview.

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“People either love it or it’s just not their thing,” she said. “But people who love it become addicted to it.”

Skyline Chili boasts an appealing retro diner-counter vibe, the charms of the Skyline brand compounded by its own lingo.

Skyline’s famous spaghetti with “secret-recipe” chili and cheese is simply called 3 Way. 

Add diced onion or beans, and it’s called 4 Way; add both, and it’s known as 5 Way. 

Skyline Chili also offers Coneys. That name is derived from Coney Island, New York, home of the annual 4th of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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The short, stubby hot dogs are “specially made” for Skyline Chili, according to its menus. Coneys are served on a bun with mustard, the house chili and available with cheese or without.

A small 3 Way plus a cheese Coney and soda, eaten in-house with friendly diner counter service, cost just $13.09 with tax during a recent visit to the Ludlow Avenue Skyline Chili in Cincinnati’s Clifton neighborhood.

It’s a bona fine bargain in terms of cost per calorie. 

The price point is certainly rare in this day and age when a fast-food meal for one person to go can come in at $24. 

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Restaurant industry experts marvel at Skyline Chili’s operational efficiency. 

Everything on the menu is ready before guests walk in the door and sits in plain view behind the counter as they order. The spaghetti is cooked, the chili stewed, the hot dogs griddled, the cheese shredded. 

It takes just seconds to fill orders for an entire table. 

Nick Lambrinides, an immigrant from Greece, founded Skyline in 1949 with his four sons. 

Tomlinson, the granddaughter, said she has “no idea where he got the idea” for Skyline Chili, though she did note he worked as a cook on the railroads. 

Its recipe remains a closely guarded secret. 

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“All I can say is that my grandpa loved garlic. It was a flavor that was very interesting to him,” said Tomlinson. 

The main ingredient in Skyline Chili, its diehards argue, is its indefinable deliciousness.

“Skyline Chili is a perfect food and I will tolerate no slander of it.”

“Skyline Chili is a perfect food and I will tolerate no slander of it,” Cincinnati-area native Mat Kinsman wrote in a breathless tribute last year in Food & Wine magazine.. 

He cited clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and “God knows what else” as some of its ingredients. 

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Kinsman also said, “To those of us who grew up in the Greater Cincinnati area, this stuff is mother’s milk … It’s a Cincinnati thing, look it up — and it’s the pride of the Queen City.”

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