Posts Tagged ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl’

Last Night’s Leftovers: 4/20 Munchies Edition

The new Ben's Chili Bowl on H Street will stick to its original concept. [Eater] The food truck fest Curbside Cookoff is set for May 5 [Post] Tips on luring the Ben & Jerry's food truck your way [Washingtonian] Lovely Yogurt opens on U Street [PoP] Vermin caught on video at Mid City Deli [WUSA] […]

Night Moves: This Is Why D.C. Diners Can’t Have Nice Things 24/7

It’s Monday night, about 11:26 p.m. and my new would-be go-to late-night burger spot, Black & Orange, is all locked up. A guy in the window makes a cutthroat gesture as I try in vain to pry open the door. When I point to the large posted sign reading “Open Till 5 a.m.,” he just […]

Chili Relations: Anthony Holmon Takes on Ben’s Chili Bowl

Anthony Ulysses Holmon doesn’t work at Ben’s Chili Bowl. Not anymore, anyway. But he still wears the jacket. The shiny maroon hoodie emblazoned with the Ben’s logo set him back $50 when he served as the night manager at D.C.’s most famous hot dog joint, Holmon says. And he’s determined to get his money’s worth. […]

Could a Rival to Ben’s Chili Bowl Help Resurrect the Capital City Diner?

Anthony Ulysses Holmon, the former night manager at Ben's Chili Bowl who's now vying to open his own competing eatery, D.C. Chili Bowl, tells WTOP that he's interested in taking over Trinidad's shuttered Capital City Diner. Speaking to Y&H on Thursday, Holmon similarly mentioned the vacant 1940s-style diner on Bladensburg Road NE among a handful […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl Ranks Higher Than Palena On ’101 Best Restaurants’ List

Never underestimate the power of the half-smoke. The Daily Meal has released its list of "101 Best Restaurants in America for 2012." Various D.C. locations earn mentions, most notably including the iconic Ben's Chili Bowl, ranked No. 83. The site clearly acknowledges the subjectivity of the final results: "Ben’s Chili Bowl made it but Meadowood […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Nine-Pounder Edition

Think you can finish BGR: The Burger Joint's nine-pounder? Only one brave soul has managed to. [WaPo] Here's what José Andrés teaches us about corporate leadership [Government Executive] D.C. restaurants have some pretty interesting bathrooms. [Washingtonian] Our most delicious local invasive species, the Snakehead, is now being served to upscale diners in Manhattan restaurants. [HuffPo] […]

Watch Out, Ben’s! Half-Smoke Vet To Open His Own Chili Bowl

Anthony Ulysses Holmon, a former employee of D.C.'s venerable Ben's Chili Bowl, is opening his own half-smoke hotspot called D.C. Chili Bowl. Holmon says he'll be serving kosher hotdogs—an apparent affront to Ben's brass, which he describes as hostile to change. The existing 54-year-old half-smoke emporium serves only non-kosher franks. "I believe the Hebrew hot […]

What Are D.C.’s Most Worker-Friendly Restaurants? (Hint: Not Clyde’s)

A national restaurant workers’ organization on Thursday unveiled a handy new dining guide. This one rates restaurants not on their food, service and decor but instead on working conditions: things like wages, paid sick leave, occupational segregation—appetizing topics like that. A number of D.C.-area eateries are featured in the guide, not always in a positive […]

Any Guesses Which D.C. Eatery Obama Will Hit Next?

Arlington's Liberty Tavern is the latest D.C.-area eatery to get the Obama bump. Last Thursday, the president showed up to wine and dine some winning donors to his re-election campaign, noshing on tiny Chicago-style hot dogs and Portuguese-style swordfish.  A rep for the restaurant tells Y&H that the contest is part of a series, titled […]

Even After Two Gallons, Joey Chestnut Oddly Not Burned Out On Ben’s Chili

"Nice and spicy, thick and chunky—it was delicious....Next time I'm here, I'm definitely having it again."—Joey Chestnut, winner of the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C., after eating a record-setting two gallons of chili from Ben's Chili Bowl. Screen shot via YouTube

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