Monday, September 01, 2008

Happy Frakkin' Labor Day



Celebrate with a visit to
Ben's Chili Bowl.

A Washington Monument for 50 years!!!

Even at 330/4pm, there was a line out the door when we arrived. And about a 20-25 minute wait inside.

Start with a Chili Half-Smoke with mustard, onions and Ben's famous Chili.


Finish with Chili-Cheese Fries.


And yet again, I stand there staring lustfully at their cakes and milkshakes and with a great degree of difficulty, I pass them by. I just can't subject myself to that much discomfort at once. Someday I will have both. But until I install the cast iron stomach, I can't do it all at the same time.

Congratulations to Ben's for 50 great years in DC. 50 years of standing against all sorts of adversity and becoming a community landmark we are all proud of. I've been honored to know you for the last 10 years and look forward to many, many more visits in the future!

4 comments:

Dancer in DC said...

It says something when we make a special afternoon trip out with the express goal of having chili dogs at Ben's.

Love to the Bowl!

Charles said...

Love Ben's. Love the milkshakes. I do the chili cheese burger and the chili cheese fries, so I only go once a year or so.

Em said...

Oh how I miss Ben's. Of course I could only ever have the vegetarian chili, but it was damn good! The perfect late-night snack after catching a band at the 9:30 Club, too.

Stef said...

I haven't been in so long! This totally makes me think I need to plan a trip soon...