Seeing as the name of this blog is a tribute to the signature dish at Ben's Chili Bowl, we have to report on the fact that Ben Olsen and D.C. United are taking over Ben's Chili Bowl tonight from 6-7 p.m. The D.C. United coach, along with players Dax McCarty and Charlie Davies, are giving away free half smokes for everyone from 6-7 p.m., in what is being dubbed "Ben Olsen's Chili Bowl." Clever.
The restaurant is also giving away free half smokes to everyone who enters the restaurant with D.C. United gear, and there's even an afterparty at Touchdown Bar, where season-ticket holders and anyone in D.C. United gear get a discount. What's not to like?
The best part? If you buy a ticket to Saturday's season opener against the Columbus Crew, you get this free limited-edition T-shirt, which is definitely something I'd wear if I was able to make it down there. Make the jump to see it.