Aside from Senate navy bean soup, the half-smoke is considered to be one of the signature dishes of D.C.
Made of a blend of half pork and half beef with a special blend of spices inside a natural casing, most go to Ben's Chili Bowl for the classic. There they get it griddled to crispness with a topping of chili, mustard and onions.
And like any classic regional dish, it's found at many restaurants and up for reinterpretation. Even local producers like Logan's Sausage Factory in Alexandria, Va., have gotten into the game. Head to these spots to get a fix on this local favorite.Read More