Ben’s Next Door

American in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Ben’s Next Door is, yes, next door to Ben’s Chili Bowl. It offers upscale southern fare (she-crab soup, fried chicken, ribs), along with local beer and cocktails, in a warm, wood-floored room. That said, you can also get half-smokes and the rest of the Chili Bowl items over here (though we prefer to scarf them while sitting at the counter in their original environment).