Young and Hungry

Ben’s Chili Bowl Closed Amid Plumbing Problems (Not The Pepto-Bismol Kind)

Iconic D.C. eatery Ben's Chili Bowl is closed temporarily this week while crews try to repair plumbing problems at the landmark U Street NW location. WRC-TV has the scoop. Ownership tells the news station that Ben's might not reopen until the weekend. But, fear not, half-smoke addicts, adjacent eatery Ben's Next Door remains open.

Photo by Chris Shott

  • monkeyrotica

    They're not "plumbing problems." They're "plumbing opportunities." Like putting in some solid handicapped rails so we don't go flying through the roof.

  • GoonieGooGoo

    Ben's next door is horrid