Posts Tagged ‘half-smokes’

Cosby-Light Ben’s Chili Bowl Opens Wednesday on H Street NE

The Ali family declines to comment on anything related to Bill Cosby.

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 […]

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 […]

Have a Special Memory of Ben’s? Share It at Ben Ali’s Memorial.

All three of Ben Ali's sons plan to speak at the memorial service set for Friday at the Lincoln Theatre, right next door to the greasy spoon he made famous.  Mayor Adrian Fenty may speak, too, but as of this afternoon, no other people, famous or otherwise, are scheduled to honor the founder of Ben's […]

If Not Expansion Plans, What Is Ben’s Next Move? Think Shipping.

As Y&H was discussing last week, the Ali family has no plans to open a Ben's Chili Bowl on the ground floor of the Grays on Pennsylvania, a planned condo development in the Southeast, despite a sign that implies otherwise. That's the family's prerogative, of course, but it makes you wonder: What is the future […]

Half Smokes Now on the Menu at Quarry House

It had been months since I last hit the Quarry House, but by the time I had my first sip of Dogfish Head's wickedly sensual Red & White, a pinot-infused wheat beer that's currently on tap, I felt like I was visiting an old friend. Well, an old friend who never leaves his basement and wants to get you […]