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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DC Chili Bowl Coming to H Street?

WTOP and Washington City Paper report that a former employee of Ben's Chili Bowl has aspirations to open his own chili bowl restaurant right here on H Street. He plans to call it DC Chili Bowl. The owners of Ben's Chili Bowl recently acquired a space at the corner of 10th and H Street, but it isn't clear whether they plan to open another Ben's Chili Bowl, or go with a different concept.

11 Comments:

Blogger monkeyrotica said...

No halfsmokes? No thanks. Also, I don't quite see the point of emphasizing Hebrew National hotdogs if they're not going to be served in a kosher restaurant. Besides, those things are damn salty.

Feb 15, 2012, 7:04:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The half smokes are amazing, but the chili from Bens is nasty. Also I'm not gonna be waiting with ghetto fabulous people at 2:00am for some cheesy fries.

Feb 15, 2012, 7:37:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guys sounds like a crackpot

Feb 15, 2012, 10:39:00 AM

 
Blogger Tom A. said...

Yes!

The chili at Ben's is horrible.

Let's get some good chili up in her!

Feb 15, 2012, 12:25:00 PM

 
Blogger Robby said...

When near bens, I simply go to 7-Eleven. Ben's has never been good. It's a trouist trap more than anything.

Feb 15, 2012, 4:44:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nasty? I think there may be room at St. E's, despite the Homeland Security construction. For putting on hot dogs/hamburgers/fries/whatever, Ben's chili is perfect.

Feb 15, 2012, 9:52:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Ben's chili. It's good and spicy. The rest of the stuff, hot dogs and fries, are pretty ordinary IMO.

Feb 16, 2012, 6:53:00 AM

 
Blogger Robby said...

Well, what ever you may think, I guess I've had real DC half smokes, and well they are not from Ben's, however like much of old the washington is gone. History is rebranded and repackaged, such as Ben's is iconic DC, the sad part Ben's never was, but somehow it's become a symbol and a touchstone of historic DC. I mean look at the popular myths of U and H street. Talking to people who lived their then you get a wildly different reality of accounts currently told. Maybe they too should be put away. Soon they will die, or move on to other levels of irrelevance.

So I will smile and nod politely and agree with you Ben's is awesome. Like my forefathers, I will never let you know what I'm thinking, but I will tell you what you want to hear and show you what you want to see. It's about survival.

Feb 16, 2012, 4:58:00 PM

 
Anonymous Dr. Yeesh said...

There oughta be a rule about skipping your meds and posting on this site.

Feb 16, 2012, 10:51:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or being as condescending as Robby is _every single time_ he posts.

Feb 17, 2012, 12:34:00 AM

 
Anonymous oboe said...

Well, what ever you may think, I guess I've had real DC half smokes, and well they are not from Ben's, however like much of old the washington is gone....So I will smile and nod politely and agree with you Ben's is awesome. Like my forefathers, I will never let you know what I'm thinking, but I will tell you what you want to hear and show you what you want to see. It's about survival.

Is this a new policy going forward? Cause one thing you'll never be accused of, Robby, is being a shrinking violet.

Having said all that, the thought of you smiling and eating a sub-par halfsmoke on the outside while crying on the inside it quite tragic.

Feb 17, 2012, 10:47:00 AM

 

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