Posts Tagged ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl’

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

Two Gallons of Ben’s Chili in Six Minutes: Joey Chestnut Sets New World Record

The world's top-ranked competitive eater lived up to the hype at Taste of D.C. over the weekend. Joey Chestnut choked down two gallons of chili from Ben's Chili Bowl in six minutes to win Sunday's World Chili Eating Championship. WTOP has a photo gallery of the messy action. Tim "Eater-X" Janus and Bob "Notorious B.O.B." […]

How Sonya Thomas Avoids Puking During Eating Contests

“Eating competitions are about 70 percent mental, and 30 percent physical. Physical meaning stomach capacity. Sometimes when you're eating a lot of food you think 'oh, I'm getting full' or 'I'm getting sick,' but you have to get over that. You push yourself and control it. Sometimes when I swallow one food I feel like […]

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