I was sure that at some point someone had blogged Ben's Chili Bowl, a Washington DC institution, but looking back through the archives, no one has. So here I will remedy the situation. The first time 1000yregg took me to Ben's, we each had chili half-smokes (Bill Cosby's favorite!) and shared an order of cheese fries. The gooey nacho cheese was just so guiltily good!
We had gone there before a show at the 9:30 Club and by the time we got to the club, I couldn't stand up to wait in line -- I just had to sit on the curb for a good 20 minutes until the food coma subsided and my head was clear!
We started out our last trip to DC with redneckhunter's brothers at Ben's Chili Bowl, and ended the weekend at Waffle House.
Redneckhunter and I both like our hash browns only Smothered and Covered (with sauteed onions and melted cheese), but his brother decided to go with the works: Smothered, Covered, Chunked, Topped, Capped, and Diced (Onions, Cheese, Ham, Chili, Mushrooms, and Diced Tomatoes)! The only thing he left off was Peppered (with jalapenos).
Ben's Chili Bowl
1213 U Street, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20009