Ben's Chili Bowl from 5 Tastes of Washington, D.C. Slideshow

5 Tastes of Washington, D.C. Slideshow

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Ben's Chili Bowl

Founded in 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl is a true Washington, D.C. establishment. Fans like Bill Cosby and President Obama have enjoyed the secret-recipe chili that has stayed consistent since opening day, along with the original counters, booths, and stools. Their signature dish is the Bill Cosby’s Original Chili Half-Smoke, popularized by the actor in the '60s. The dish is a ¼-pound half pork and half beef smoked sausage on a warm bun topped with mustard, onions, and their homemade chili sauce.