- Ben’s Chili Bowl
Why is this place so special? Ben’s Chili bowl is located on U-street, which is one of the greatest streets in Washington in regards to Bars, Clubs, Restaurants and many more. When president Barack Obama got elected, the major at that time Adrian Fenty (Howard University Alumni) brought Barack Obama to Ben’s Chili Bowl. The restaurant has been visited by many familiar and big names such as: Bill Cosbybill (I’m not too sure if that’s a good thing nowadays…), Bono, the leadsinger of U2, Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife and many others.
The menu is very simple, but very delicious. When visiting Ben’s Chili Bowl, you should definitely try out the ‘Original Chili Half Smoke’, which is half smoked beef and half smoked pork on a bun with mustard, onions and Ben’s Chili sauce!
Prices are starting at $4, which is not too bad at all.
2. The exorcist stepts
Yep, you probably did not know that the famous excorcist movie was actually one of the few movies which was actually really shot in Washington. The final scene when the Father Karras is being killed, was actually shot right in Georgetown. Funny fact about this, is that the stuntman had to do the stunt twice. and as smart as the Georgetown students were at that time (1973), they charged every person $5 to enter their rooftops in order to have a good sight on the stunt. Not a bad idea at all.
3. The Washington Hotel / The ‘W’ Hotel
The ‘W’ hotel might be one of the best places in Washington. Located just next to the White House on 15th Street, it is very centre located to all the sight-seeing parts.
I would strongly recommend to go here someday at both day and night time. The view is very nice, with views of the White House, Lincoln memorial, Jefferson memorial, the Potomac River and the Washington monument. The prices might be a little more expensive than other restuarants, but a Corona for $7 is still affordable. Burgers and sandwiches are being served for $20-$25. It is not required to eat, so just a drink will do as well! At night time, when the sky turned black, the view is astonishing with all the lights and sceneries.