Ben’s Chili Bowl Leads Lineup at Nationals Park Eick February 25, 2008 Burgers, Fast Food, Sports 8 Comments Breaking news just coming in over the “wire”, and of course by “wire”, I mean DCist and Raw Fisher. What’s the breaking news? My beloved Washington Nationals have announced the local food vendors who will have stands at their new stadium. The biggest name on the list, DC institution Ben’s Chili Bowl: For those of you not from Washington, DC, let me just say, this is a HUGE deal. Unlike the DC based Five Guys, which is currently trying to open a branch in every two-car garage in America, Ben’s Chili Bowl has NEVER had a second location. Never. Since 1958 they’ve been cranking out insanely popular half-smokes and chili cheese fries, but never once expanded. So needless to say, the opening of a second location at the new Nationals Park is big news. Other food vendors that will be appearing at the stadium include Boardwalk Fries and Gifford’s Ice Cream. Clarendon establishment Hard Times Cafe will serve chili, chili mac and chicken wings. Red, Hot & Blue, Mayorga Coffee, Noah’s Pretzels, La Piccola Gelateria, Krazee Ice and Cantina Marina also join the stadium’s offerings. All nice places I’m sure, but I can’t wait until I’m at the game eating one of these: (Photo via This is Gonna Be Good) The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Live in DC? Do More Tomorrow! - June 5, 2013 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 8 Responses shatraw February 25th, 2008 enjoy paying $9.50 for something at the stadium that you could pay $4 at the location near your apartment. i know whatever happens, you’ll be first in line for the $12 chipolte burrito at a sports complex near you! Reply ed February 26th, 2008 need to fly to DC now for Ben’s. Thanks. Reply Jen February 26th, 2008 AWESOME – maybe now i’ll have a reason to go to a baseball game. cheeeesseee friessss yummmm. Reply eddiebear February 27th, 2008 Hey! I love Mayorga coffee! And they do great cigars as well. And Ben’s? It was a “better than …” moment to go there when I lived in DC. Five Guys? Don’t be hating, man! I worked a block from one at the Navy Yard. Those peanuts and the bag of fries with the grease dripping out of them? Good times! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.