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|Ben’s is easily recognized by the bright and colorful mural painted outside!|
I have read about this place in numerous articles and seen it on Travel Channel. We knew we had to give this place a try for ourselves. Basically, we’ve found that following in the footsteps of Man vs. Food‘s Adam Richman is a smart thing to do.
Opened in 1958 in the historic U Street Corridor of Washington, D.C. by Ben and Virginia Ali, Ben’s Chili Bowl is still going strong in the same building with the same chili recipe!
|Mark and Jenni ready to dig in to these dogs!|
What’s the verdict? The chili half-smoke is mouth-watering delicious. I could have eaten my weight in them! (I only had one. And chips. And cake.)
While Ben’s does serve both beef and pork hot dogs, the chili half-smoke is the best of both: half and half! It’s topped with onions, mustard, and then smothered in their wonderfully spicy chili!
Ben’s is definitely on my list of Best Places to Get a Hot Dog! Okay, so this list may not officially exist just yet, but I still have more hot dogs and chili dogs to try!
*ALSO I will recommend checking out Union Station if you’re not sure what you’re hungry for. They have a huge food court with just about anything (fast food) you can think of!
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