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Eater Elements; The Chili Half-Smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

All week long, Eater National has been doing meat-focused editions of their Eater Elements series, which explores the ideas and ingredients behind noteworthy dishes across the country. Today, the half smoke gets a turn.

At Ben's Chili Bowl's original U Street location, they typically sell 600-800 half smokes per day; on a busy day, that number balloons to 1,000. Eater writer Hillary Dixler takes readers through the dish's history and dissects every component of the iconic D.C. dish.

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Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 667-0909 Visit Website