Cincinnati Chili Champ Eats His 1,000th Cheese Coney of the Year Over the Weekend

Patrick Kaple challenged himself to eat 1,000 cheese coneys this year. Over the weekend, he achieved his gastrointestinal dream.

click to enlarge The chili champ himself - Photo: Provided by Patrick Kaple
Photo: Provided by Patrick Kaple
The chili champ himself

Earlier this year, we introduced you to a fella named Patrick Kaple. Kaple has a love affair with Cincinnati-style chili, especially when it's poured atop a steamy hot dog, sandwiched between a cozy bun and covered in a mound of cheese. The man likes cheese coneys. A lot. So much so, that he challenged himself to eat 1,000 of them throughout the year, a feat so daring and unthinkable that we had to find out a little more about the man behind the coney.

You can read our interview with Kaple here. 

Inspired by the tale of Ben Cohn, who ate 400 coneys in less than a year on a dare, Kaple decided to go bigger. He started a Twitter profile with the handle @1kconey, where followers could keep up with his journey and receive daily updates on his coney count.

Now that 2019 is drawing to an end, Kaple threw a party to celebrate his success and consume his 1,000th cheese coneys surrounded by his friends and supporters at Norwood's Dana Gardens. 

Skyline Chili retweeted a video of Kaple eating his coney, recognizing his devotion to the delicacy.

"1k Cheese Coneys in 365 days. Safe to say Patrick is our #1 fan," the post read.

And that is how a legend was born. 


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