Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - You never know who you might find at Ben's Chili Bowl, the venerable diner in Washington's U Street district. Even a president-elect.
Barack Obama dropped in Saturday afternoon for a bite to eat with Washington's mayor, Adrian Fenty.
They ordered a house specialty, a Chili Half-Smoke—a quarter-pound half pork and beef smoked sausage on a steamed bun with mustard, onions and chili sauce. They also picked up some chili-topped french fries and ice tea.
Ben's Chili Bowl celebrated its 50th anniversary last summer. Asked if this was his first visit, Obama replied: "It is, actually, and it was terrific."