ASHBURN, Va. — Last year I mentioned that I discovered the old Partlow Bros. at the intersection of Ashburn and Hay roads and the W&OD trail had turned into a barbecue place. I was really excited that Carolina Brothers, as it is now known, sold glass bottled soda like Pepsi (with sugar, not corn syrup), [...]
Ben’s Chili Bowl to land at Reagan National – The Post
Ben’s Chili Bowl continues to expand with a location at Washington National Airport scheduled to open in 2014.
The addition of Ben’s is part of an aggressive push by airport officials to revamp concession offerings at both Reagan National and Washington Dulles International airports. Along with [...]
Ben’s Chili Bowl expanding to Virginia – Washington Business Journal
Iconic Washington D.C. half-smoke purveyors Ben’s Chili Bowl is paying to open a location in Rossyln, Arlington County:
Ben’s co-owner Nizam Ben Ali confirms that the restaurant’s ownership has signed a lease for 1725 Wilson Blvd., which is in the shopping center that used to house Ray’s [...]
PITTSBURGH — When I was about 7 years old, I determined that adding french fries to the top of a hamburger greatly enhanced that experience and I’ve been doing it ever since. Once, when I was a student at Penn State Hazleton, I had some McDonald’s with me at the beginning of class and I [...]
Thrusday, February 28 is National Chili Day which means Hard Times Cafe is giving away a free bowl of chili with purchase. They have locations throughout Virginia and Maryland. I prefer the Texas style chili.
Fuel and Food Are Quick, but the Fealty Is Forever – The Times
The comforts of two chains of convenience stores — Wawa in the east, and Sheetz to the west — inspire Pennsylvanians to choose sides.
There really isn’t any new ground in this Times story — I blogged about it 4 years ago when The [...]
The first NLDS game in D.C. history belongs to the Washington Nationals. The Nats overcame 7 walks be Gio Gonzalez over 5 innings and came back in the 8th to beat the St. Louis Cardinals. From Nationals vs. Cardinals: Washington wins Game 1 of NLDS, 3-2 (The Post):
Davey Johnson, the 69-year-old managing his first postseason [...]
How I Did It: Jerry Murrell, Five Guys Burgers and Fries – Inc.
The founder of FIVE GUYS, Jerry Murrell explains how and why he and his sons built the Northern Virginia-based hamburger chain. It is an interesting story that began because he advised his teenage sons to either “go to college or start a business.”
“Where are you taking yours too?”
WILSON, N.C. — That’s a brief conversation I had with someone as my family paid for lunch and several pounds of take-out at Parker’s Barbecue. The restaurant has a cult following up and down the I-95 corridor; I’ve already blogged about it previously, but figured it was worth [...]
BELLEVILLE, Pa. — In Mifflin County and several neighboring central Pennsylvania counties, every September 29 is Goose Day. In 2005, my wife explained it this way:
If you eat goose on Michaelmas Day, you will never want money all the year round.”
One reason for this belief is that Michaelmas (Archangel Michael’s feast day) was traditionally [...]