Via Yahoo! News: http://food.yahoo.com/blog/edlevinee...undup-hot-dogs
YUM! This one is near where I used to live. I've had their chili before (I used to live at 13th and Clifton, so this restaurant was just down the hill from my apt), and it was delicious! I'm not a big meat-eater or hot dog fan, so I only patronized the place occasionally. Might be worth renewed interest, however.With a busy day of meetings and media events to spend in D.C., we prioritized our hit list and put Ben's at the top, managing to stroll in early in the afternoon. There on the right was the griddle, lined up with ravishing hot dogs and half-smoke sausages, sizzling hot and ready to be bunned, dressed, and topped with chili. We ordered a chili dog and a chili smoke, as well as pieces of just-made sweet potato cake and chocolate cake. The man who took our order told us to find a seat, then shortly brought the food, the dogs each presented in a red plastic basket along with a pile of potato chips, the cake served in a see-through take-out box.
The half-smoke is sensational! A taut-skinned smoky link unique to the D.C. area, it is bigger than most hot dogs, well-browned on the griddle.