Word came out today that venerable Washington D.C. landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl will have stands at FedEx Field (@dcsportsbog), the Landover, Md. home of the Washington Redskins, this season. Ben’s has been selling half-smokes at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, since it opened in 2008. That means that 2 of the 3 biggest [...]
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I have already mentioned how impressed I am with DC United’s marketing push and how it really put them on my radar. Well, they did it one better yesterday, when they teamed up with Ben’s Chili Bowl. Yesterday, the landmark U Street restaurant was Ben Olsen’s Chili Bowl for the day.
At Saturday’s opener, Ben [...]
He Added Spice to Our Lives – The PostDeath of a Washington legend – The Wash. TimesBen Ali’s Son: “We’re All OK.” – CityPaperBen Ali, founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl, dies – AP/WTOPBen Ali obituaries from the two D.C. broadsheets, plus the alternate tabloid and AP. The great irony of his life — he [...]
Ben Ali of Ben’s Chili Bowl Dies – Port Mortem, The PostBen Ali, the 82 year old founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl, the most prominent half-smoke restaurant and Washginton D.C. institution has died. Washington is a richer place for him being here.
I expect there will be a lot more coverage over the next few days. [...]
Ben’s Chili Bowl Turns 50 – The Post“D.C. culinary institution Ben’s Chili Bowl turned 50 this month. Nizam Ali, son of founders Ben and Virginia, who runs the family business with his brother Kamal, will be online Monday, Aug. 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET to take your questions about the restaurant’s past, present and future.”
Ben’s Celebrates Chili Power – The PostThis week is the 50th anniversary of Ben’s Chili Bowl*, the venerable U Street institution. Bill Cosby loves it more than Jello pudding:
By far, Ben’s biggest celebrity fan is Cosby, who will serve as master of ceremonies for tonight’s Lincoln Theatre event. The comic helped propel Ben’s to the [...]
In 2003, ESPN Page 2 conducted an unscientific survey of all the ballparks in the major leagues. I used the same criteria to evaluate RFK Stadium in 2005 and then again after it was “re-opened” by the Lerner group when they bought the team in 2006. After three visits to the new Nationals Park, I [...]
I am going to aggregate all of the evergreen Nationals Park information I can find right here. I will be updating this as necessary.
INSIDE NATIONALS PARK
Bottles of water up to 1 liter are permitted
Small soft-sided coolers are permitted
Single serving packaged food from outside the ballpark is permitted
Gate Times at Nationals Park
Nationals Park A-Z Guide
For Starters, Chico Looks Like One – The PostChico kicks it old school – The Wash. TimesLast year, Matt Chico led Washington in starts, innings and wins. His pitching didn’t exactly inspire anyone, but his toughness impressed his coaches. Now, having gone back to his natural, high leg-kick, pitching motion there is reason to believe [...]
H/T Mr. Irrevelant — According to DCist, Ben’s Chili Bowl at the new ballpark is not fait accompli.
…co-owner Kamal Ali tells DCist that the Ben’s stand at the stadium is far from a done deal.
“We are in a good faith conversation with them, but it would be premature to say it’s definitely happening. There is [...]