Posts Tagged ‘half smoke’

Daniel Boulud Looks to Ingratiate Himself in D.C. in a Way Other Celebrity Chefs Haven’t

“There’s a little part of me in D.C. every time I come," says the celebrity chef

The ’Wiching Hour: Meats & Foods’ Half-Smoke

It's better than Ben's Chili Bowl

Mothership Serves D.C.’s Most D.C. Pizza

Finally, someone has outdone the U Street Taco, Washington City Paper’s creation of a half-smoke wrapped in a jumbo slice. Park View restaurant Mothership not only tops one of its pizzas with half-smokes, but also slathers it in mumbo sauce. Owner/chef Stephan Boillon explains he was already making his own mumbo sauce for wings, and […]

Bill Cosby Joins Love Fest for Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 55th Anniversary

Only five people eat for free at Ben’s Chili Bowl: the four members of the Obama family and Bill Cosby. So it was only appropriate that Cosby, a longtime Ben’s advocate and half-smoke fanatic, joined co-founder Virginia Ali and her family to ring in Ben’s 55th anniversary today. Cosby was joined by Mayor Vince Gray, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Feeding: When Po’ Boys Are Not Priced for the Poor

Poor Boy? On today's dining chat at Washingtonian, Todd Kliman takes a closer look at Bayou and notes that Rusty Holman's po' boys are, well, expensive. "The po' would be hard-put to come up with the change to eat any one of these, however. The cost at dinner is $17; even with two good sides […]

Half-Smoke Challenge to Find D.C.’s Top Dog

It's been said that the half-smoke is the closest thing the District gets to having a recognizable homegrown food product. The half-smoke, of course, is most associated with Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street NW, which this week donated its papers and artifacts to George Washington University's Africana Research Center. (Washington City Paper's 2007 cover […]

Would You Like a Shake With Your Quake?

In honor of this morning's historic earthquake, we here at Y&H Central offer a few suggestions on where you can knock back a shake to mark the occasion: Good Stuff Eatery: There's a reason why people continue to hype Spike Mendelsohn's shakes. They're hand-spun with a custard base and just a hint of yogurt to  […]

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