Sunday, November 17, 2013
Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington DC
The night I flew into DC, Sojin Kim brought me to the legendary Ben's Chili Bowl. President Obama ate here and ironically, the next day, Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal announced his mayoral candidacy here. I ordered the "Ben's Chili Burger Sub", which Sojin jokingly described as basically two chili burgers. The chili is wonderful, old school house chili, no beans and with a spicy kick. The bread was deli delicious and I just enjoyed it so much. After the very filling meal, Sojin drove us to the MLK Memorial. What a magnificent intro to DC that night. It was really cold, in the lower 40's.