Like the famed mumbo sauce doused on chicken wings and fries across the nation’s capital, the half-smoked — a cross between a traditional hot dog and kielbasa sausage — remains a regional delicacy. And while the market on half-smoke had been claimed by the family-owned Ben’s Chili Bowl, it’s recently become the new kid on the block — six streets away. [read more…]
Rapper Chaz French, a D.C. native and Motown recording artist, rightfully celebrated his debut album in the city that made him. Right before his album release party, the rapper sat down at Ben’s Chili Bowl and spoke candidly about his career, influences, fatherhood and what separates D.C. from any other city.
Ben’s Chili Bowl joined thousands of businesses nationwide on Feb. 16 to support the “Day Without Immigrants” demonstration in protest of the Trump administration’s stance on immigration. [read more…]
Ben’s Chili Bowl’s landmark U Street location in northwest D.C. has painted over a mural depicting the likeness Bill Cosby and other high-profile individuals, and is now soliciting public input for what should go up [read more…]
(The Washington Post) – In the District, Ben’s Chili Bowl and Bill Cosby have long been linked. A mural featuring him adorns the side of the historic U Street greasy spoon. A sign behind the [read more…]