Ben Olsen Eating Lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl
A few weeks back, a major D.C. United insider hinted to me that I should ask Ben Olsen what he ordered at Ben's Chili Bowl when he went there with an NBC 4 crew and Lindsay Czarniak. The answer? Tuna fish.
"I've just never been a big half-smoked hot dog guy," Olsen told me at the time. "Especially in season, I try and eat the tuna"
But at Ben's?
"Yeah, they have tuna," he said. "I was surprised too, but they've got it."
The video is now out, providing conclusive proof that this actually happened. The best line of the video, though, comes from Lindsay, who asked Ben "Do they treat you special when you come here, because your name's Ben?" Next week: a trip to Clyde's with Clyde Simms, following by Tommy Soehn checking out Tommy Joe's.
Also, watching this was a good chance to play my one-degree-of-D.C.-sports-separation game. Hang with me here.
Ex-Wizard Kwame Brown has no idea what Ben's is....Maybe he should head to Nats Park for their media food tour this Friday....Ben Olsen, meantime, eats at Ben's while discussing his new daughter....Native Canadian now living in D.C. Shuan Suisham also has a new daughter, whom he also discusses on Internet video via Washington Post Live....Like Suisham, D.C. United's Dejan Jakovic spent years living in Canada but now lives in D.C., and is thus going tonight to see the Caps, whose Sergei Fedorov also ate lunch with Lindsay Czarniak....Jakovic's teammate, Bryan Namoff, on the other hand, is going to LeBron James's party tonight....LeBron IsReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallygood.com....While KwameBrownSucks.com.
See? Man, I need to get a better gig.
(Via Behind The Badge)
April 1, 2009; 12:55 PM ET
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