June 18, 2013
ben’s chili bowl
It has long been whispered in Washington wine bars and Jazzercise studios that Maureen Bridgid Dowd is the heiress to the tradition of the great bards of old, those who sang their lusty story-songs ‘neath the Maypole at Beltane and o’er the bonfires below Tara at Midsummer. In her Sunday column, she turns her ageless [...]
Here’s a tour of the neighborhood — good stuff and bad alike — by Adams Morgan community organizer Bryan Weaver. It’s a ripoff of a much funkier homage to a famous old Paul Wellstone spot, but Weaver worked for Wellstone so it’s kosher … unlike Weaver’s kids, who appear to speak Spanish. Anyway, this wins [...]
BEN ALI, R.I.P.: Sad news for locals, as well as Kwame Kilpatrick: “WASHINGTON – Ben Ali, the founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl diner, a landmark in Washington’s black business and entertainment district and a frequent stop for politicians and celebrities, has died. He was 82.” [AP]
Everyone in DC loves Ben’s Chili Bowl, the U Street landmark known for its half-smokes, mediocre chili, long lines and politician sightings. This past year, Ben’s opened up Next Door next door, an upscale bar and restaurant that serves generally delicious southern food in an attractive setting, but with bad service.
Your Wonkette Weekend To-Do Listcicle is back. There are anniversary parties, Mayor Fenty eating chili, “water ice” … and that’s all at the first thing, tomorrow morning!
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