Posts Tagged ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl’

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 […]

Joey Chestnut Aims to Eat Two Gallons Of Ben’s Chili (At Least)

The field is shaping up for the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C. on Sunday. And Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas won't be the only D.C.-area native in the contest.  Germantown's Juliet Lee is also competing, according to her local Patch: "Lee, a local hair stylist who moonlights as a competitive eater, recently […]

How Much Ben’s Chili Can One Man (Or Woman) Choke Down In Six Minutes?

Some of the biggest stars on the competitive eating circuit, including Alexandria's own Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, are coming to town this weekend for the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 9. The chili-chowing contest begins at 12:30 p.m. on the event's main stage with local institution Ben's Chili […]

Hail To The Half-Smokes: Ben’s Chili Bowl Is Coming to FedEx Field

Drown your inevitable frustrations with the beleaguered Washington Redskins in authentic D.C. chili cheese fries this fall. Iconic U Street eatery Ben's Chili Bowl is opening two new concession stands at FedEx Field. WaPo sports blogger Dan Steinberg has the scoop: "Ben’s will have kiosks at section 341 in the club level and section 420 […]

Rained-Out MLK Memorial Revelers Settle for Half-Smokes at Ben’s Chili Bowl

With Hurricane Irene dampening festivities surrounding the District's new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, Rolling Stone heads over to the next-best setting to chat about racial politics: Ben's Chili Bowl. (The U Street institution, an "instant bestower of local credibility," is ranked No. 9 on City Paper's list of "D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants.") Among […]

Hometown Throwdown: What Would You Tell Bobby Flay to Put on His Missing D.C. Burger?

Tuesday marks the opening of celebrity chef Bobby Flay's beefy new eatery, Bobby's Burger Palace, on K Street NW. (Check out some tantalizing pics of the food here.) The menu includes all sorts of shout-outs to other U.S. cities with nods to each place's distinctive foodie culture. There's a "Philadelphia Burger," for instance, topped with […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl, Coming Soon To Clarendon?

Residents of the D.C. suburbs with a hankering for a chili half-smoke may not have to go all the way to 13th and U streets NW or Nationals Park to satisfy their urge for much longer. As Housing Complex reported today, Ben's Chili Bowl is moving forward with plans to open franchise locations in new spots. […]