Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Behold, a Bigger Ben's

To me, there is no institution, restaurant or otherwise, that quite embodies and exemplifies Washington DC than Ben's Chili Bowl. Princes and Paupers alike pile in on any given day and night, consuming food that reminds you why you like you food.

So in keeping up with the times, and the prevailing winds of the DC Restaurant culture, where if you're successful, you've got to grow or reproduce, Ben's is building an extention, according to an article from the Washington Examiner by way of DCist.

My thoughts on this: The fact that the normally dingy (in a good way) Ben's is going upscale shows the affect of gentrification on the U Street area, and will be an indication on where the rest of the area will be in a couple years.

1 comment:

Max said...

Hi Ant-

I am writing to inform you about Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale, a national campaign that mobilizes Americans to help end childhood hunger by having a bake sale in their community. Now in its’ fourth year, over 1 million people have participated in the campaign to aid the 12 million children in America who are at risk of hunger. The campaign, which runs through August, was recently promoted by celebrity chef Rachael Ray on ABC.

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Thank you,

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Share Our Strength
mkelemen@strength.org
(800) 761- 4227