There’s nothing wrong with a Ben’s half-smoke, mind you, and although it’s a predictable choice, it’s what most out-of-towners aim to cross off their food bucket lists when they visit Washington. But can we really call it a sandwich? It’s a glorified hot dog, and hot dogs are not sandwiches. (Are all baseball players pitchers? Pitchers have special characteristics that make them pitchers. Such is the hot dog.) And even if you accept that the meat + bread + condiment formulation automatically = sandwich, D.C. sandwich-makers have done better.
Here are 15 D.C. area sandwiches we like even more than a Ben’s Chili Bowl half-smoke:
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