1/15/09

Good Enough for Obama, Good Enough for Me: Ben's Chili Bowl

Last night I went to see a one woman play at the Studio Theater with Jason and Theresa. Before the play we met up for dinner at the Washington DC institution: Ben's Chili Bowl. This was my 3rd visit to this restaurant, Theresa's second, and Jason's first.

Apparently we sat at the same table where Obama sat last week with Bill Cosby! How very exciting! Alas, I think it was Jason who sat at Obama's seat.

I must admit I'm not a huge fan of their chili: I prefer my chili to be chunky, vs theirs is somewhat processed. But their fries are amazing (if only they would also have Ranch dressing to go along with the fries), and the half-smokes are so very good. I ordered mine with chili and cheese on top :) I mean we had to walk 5 blocks to the theater: surely I burned most of the calories! Plus, I shared some of the fries with Theresa.

If you are ever in DC, definitely check out the food at this local establishment! (Just remember to bring your cash.)



6 comments:

Sara said...

I love chili dogs and french fries.

I don't think I will be out in DC anytime soon, so I might have to make my own...

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This reminds me of a local LA institution called Carney's and there is nothing better - Incredible!!

Elra said...

OMG, will believe if I tell you I never tasted something like this before?
Looks mighty delicious.
Cheers,
Elra

BlueToYou said...

mmm i'm with you on the ranch dressing and fries!

Michelle Dargen said...

That looks amazing! I am ready to lick my screen!

Stephen "The Devastator" Solomon said...

I think Obama went to Ben's with Mayor Fenty not Bill Cosby.