Posts Tagged ‘Texas Chili Parlor’

The Sexual Connotations of Hard Times Cafe’s “All the Way Wet”

"I like mine all the way wet." The phrase has been part of D.C. chili parlor history well before Hard Times Cafe came along in 1980. Its origin dates back to the historic Texas Chili Parlor on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, which is the subject of this week's Young & Hungry column. Hard Times' co-founder Fred […]

The Legend of the Texas Chili Parlor

Later today, in this week's Young & Hungry column, you can get the backstory on the old Texas Chili Parlor, an mid-20th-century restaurant that used to be located in the 1900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Two former waitresses bought the place in 1944 and, a mere two years later, couldn't stand to work under the same roof. […]

The Site of D.C.’s Most Famous Chili Parlor

No, Founding Farmers didn't take over the space of the old chili parlor. The bean supplier was a footnote in D.C.'s gastronomic history long before the International Monetary Fund opened its second building in 2005 in the 1900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW. In fact, Founding Farmer's address, 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is two digits […]