Pull up a stool at one of the oldest lunch counters in the city for a bowl of heaven-sent indigestion.. In Short This is no-frills eating at its best, where the stools at the horseshoe-shaped counter are filled with people from all walks of life. The chili itself is made from slow-cooked ground beef and chili-flavored oil simmered to perfection, served mild, medium or hot. It can be topped with your choice of beans, spaghetti, cheese or sour cream. Be prepared to leave with a few orange spots on your face and clothing.