Ben's Chili Bowl Benefits from Obama's Visit
Anyone who has partied in DC (no its not an oxymoron) has made a late-night stop at Ben's Chili Bowl. Its a hole-in-the-wall filled with an eclectic clientele. One person could be in a suit-and-tie while munching on chili-smothered fries, and next to him a person you'd likely avoid in a dark alley might be tucking into a chili dog with onions. At the counter, a tipsy college girl on a date teetering alongside her preppie blueblood boyfriend might be in need of a little sustainance after seeing Ben Harper play at the nearby 9:30 Club. Its a great cross-section of DC society at any time of the day. And, apparently, now it even has Presidential street cred.
This article showing our soon-to-be President Barack Obama sharing some lip-smacking chili goodness with DC Mayor Adrian Fenty gave me a tickle. And, I can only imagine that the already shoulder-to-shoulder hotdog joint is only going to become more packed! Yay Obama - helping the economy one chili-laden sausage sandwich at a time!
*Photo: AP Press, from this article