Pilgrimage To Chili Heaven

There is simply no other Washington institution like Ben's Chili Bowl Restaurant.  Ricoh GR.
There is simply no other Washington institution like Ben’s Chili Bowl Restaurant. Ricoh GR.
Ben's Chili Bowl is a beehive of activity at all hours of the day.  Ricoh GR.
Ben’s Chili Bowl is a beehive of activity at all hours of the day. Ricoh GR.
Leaving Ben's hungry or unsatisfied is simple impossible, so be ready for some real eating when visiting.  Ricoh GR.
Leaving Ben’s hungry or unsatisfied is simple impossible, so be ready for some real eating when visiting. Ricoh GR.

Yes, like all our recent Presidents and entertainment celebrities, I must confess that I too have succumbed and gone to Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant for a little 1,000 calorie snack.  I wasn’t going to talk about it, but I started thinking that if I came out clean and made a full confession, that this somehow would help me with my caloric redemption.  Since 1958 Ben’s has been serving some of the world’s greatest chili from its 1213 U Street NW, Washington, DC location, and to say that Ben’s knows chili would be a gross understatement.  Get it in a bowl, over a whole selection of dogs, over fries, you name it and they have it.  And the cheese covered fries?  No comment, and I’m afraid that I must invoke the 5th Amendment.  Total calories consumed during my short visit?  Talk to my attorney, but if you have to ask, then you can’t afford it.  All I know is that I’m headed back to Ben’s as soon as possible.  Just need to do some prep work before I cross that U Street threshold again on my way to chili heaven.