The restaurant had a soft opening Monday evening in preparation for the big opening at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, where a ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled.
Employees put the finishing touches on the new restaurant decorating the walls with photos of significant visitors from President Barack Obama and others.
Workers prepared food for Monday's event which featured hot dogs and its famous chili which has been a staple of the business since it first opened on U Street in 1958.
In addition to the new H Street location, Ben's Chili Bowl has locations in Arlington and Reagan National Airport.
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This is Hope, a Korean Jindo mix and one of 23 dogs who were recently rescued from a meat farm in South Korea by Humane Society International in partnership with an alliance of Northern Virginia animal shelters, including Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Fairfax […:]
Read Critter Corner: Hope on Falls Church News-Press Online.
by Karim Doumar Police Chief Mary Gavin is a triathlete. Community Service Officer James Brooks is a soccer official. Captain Thomas Polera is on the Arlington Fire/Police Ice Hockey Team.
Read Falls Church’s Finest Competing in Fairfax Games on Falls Church News-Press Online.
WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - Many people across the D.C. metro area are waking up without power this morning after strong storms pushed through the region around midnight.
Severe storms brought down trees and power lines throughout the mid-Atlantic region, affecting some roads and rail service.
Transportation agencies around the region reported some roads closed Wednesday morning by downed trees and wires and flooding. Amtrak is warning that service between Washington and Philadelphia is delayed. Maryland's MARC and Virginia's VRE commuter rail services are reporting delays too.
A Girl Scout campout on the White House South Lawn was moved indoors as the storm moved in.
According to Stormwatch 7 meteorologist Eileen Whelan, the highest wind gust recorded via WeatherBug network was 74 mph in Seat Pleasant, Maryland.
Power companies are reporting outages, including a peak of 28,000 customers without power in Maryland. That number fell to about 13,000 by daybreak, with more than half in Prince George's County. In Washington, about 4,000 customers are in the dark. Nearly 7,000 customers are without power in northern Virginia.
The lightning, rain and wind caused a variety of storm-related issues, including a gravel slide in Alexandria that blocked the Eisenhower Avenue Connector between I-495 and Clermont Avenue and left more than 19,000 customers without power early Wednesday morning.
As of 8:16 a.m. Wednesday., the power outage numbers for the D.C. metro area are:BGE 2,645 Pepco 11,586 Dominion (Northern Virginia) 5,012 SMECO 181 NOVEC 1 Potomac Edison (Md. only) 67 Rappahannock 16
If your power goes out, you can report the outage to your power company by calling these numbers:
BGE 1-877-778-2222 Pepco 1-877-737-2662 Dominion 1-866-DOM-HELP SMECO 1-877-747-6326 NOVEC 1-888-335-0500 Potomac Edison
Here's a quick rundown of active storm-related issues as reported by local police, MDOT, VDOT and DDOT.
D.C.: Tree down, blocks 200 block of Independence Ave Sw Tree down, blocks southbound lane of 1900 4th St NW Tree down, blocks 2332 24th St SE Tree down, 1457 Swan St NW Tree and wires down, blocks 3609 Albemarle St NW Traffic lights out, Good Hope Rd and Woodmont Pl SE Power outage, blocks Alabama Ave Se between 10th Pl and 12th St SE Wires down, blocks Fox Hall Rd and Cathedral Ave NW High standing water, blocks South Capitol St and Malcolm X Ave Tree down, blocks a southbound lane of 2800 block of Wisconsin Ave NW
Virginia - Arlington: Tree down on a car, 2400 S. Lowell St Tree down, Washington Blvd and 2nd St S Tree down, 1400 Columbia Pike
Virginia - Fairfax: High standing water, blocks Braddock Rd at Landess St
Maryland - Montgomery County: Storm debris, River Rd at Wilson Ln Wires down, blocks Piney Branch Rd at University Blvd Storm debris, Clopper Rd at Mateny Rd
Maryland - Prince George's County: Tree down, blocks 7408 Edmonston Rd High standing water, blocks right lane of U.S. 50 westbound after MD-197 Wires down, Columbia Park Rd &: Virginia Ave Tree down, blocks MD-197 at Lyle Ln
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - Searching for the perfect theme for wedding? Why not try chocolate?
Chef Eric Hott stopped by Good Morning Washington on Tuesday to demonstrate how to make the perfect gourmet treats for a chocolate-themed wedding.
Check out his recipe for Chocolate Marshmellows below and try to make it yourself at home.
25g Gelatin Sheets 160 125g Cold Water 150g Glucose 115g Water 340g Sucrose 185g Dark Chocolate - Prepare a pan with Oil and paper on the bottom - Bloom the Gelatin - Melt the gelatin and combine with the glucose in the kitchen aid bowl - Cook the water and sucrose to 110C and pour in the kitchen aid bowl over melted gelatin and glucose - Whip till the mixture cooled to 40c - Temper some of the mixture with the chocolate melted at 45C and fold in - Cast the marshmallow and set for 24h - Cut and dust with 50% cocoa powder and 50% cornstarch
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) &ndash: Planning to travel for the Fourth of July or sometime this summer? Find out what you need to know before go from our 7 On Your Side ":Travel Tips and Protection": phone bank on Tuesday.
Nine AAA Travel agents will be on hand to answer viewers questions and concerns about summer travel.
Call 703-236-9220 from 5-6:30 p.m. with your questions.
Arlington, VA, June 29, 2015 &ndash: WJLA-TV announced today that the station received thirteen regional Emmy®: awards on Saturday, June 27th including the Regional Emmy for Station Excellence.
The Emmy®: Award is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming.
Director of News Mitch Jacob said &ldquo:It is an honor to be recognized for overall news excellence. We have a smart team at WJLA that is dedicated to bringing the most accurate and comprehensive news coverage to our viewers. I am very proud of this team and the work we are doing every day.&rdquo:
The station was honored in the following categories:
Overall Excellence WJLA News Staff
Newscast-Daytime ABC7 News at 5: Gaithersburg Plane Crash-Brian Sasser
Newscast-Evening ABC7 News at 11: Gaithersburg Plane Crash-Lauren Stauffer
Newscast-Weekend ABC7 News at 6: Columbia Mall Shooting-Brenda Carden, Brad Bell, Kris Van Cleave, Hatzel Vela
Continuing Coverage-Within 24 Hours Gaithersburg Plane Crash-Jay Korff, Jummy Olabanji, AnnaMaria Di Pietro, Michael Jaffe, Sara Van Aernum, Kendall Griggs, Michael Rudd, Vanessa Koolhof, Donna Harris, Ashley Billings, Joe DeFeo, Kimberly Suiters, John Gonzalez, Joce Suiters, Dave Lucas, Lauren Stauffer
Politics/Government-Program/Special Town Hall: The New Terror Threat-Andrea Nejman, Scott Thuman, Joe DeFeo
Sports-News single Story/Series 100 Miles for 100 Children-Jay Korff, Tim Matthews
Sports-Daily or weekly Program Sportstalk with Tattoo Tom-Winston Hylton, Alex Parker
Weather-News Single Story/Series The Day Rock Creek Raged-Jay Korff, Van Applegate
Winter Storm Special Report 2014 Lauren Stauffer, Mike Friedrich, Jennifer Doren, Jay Korff, Roz Plater
Interview/Discussion-Program/Special Town Hall: Ferguson: America Reacts-Andrea Nejman, Scott Thuman, Joe DeFeo
Reporter-General Assignment Tales from Two Cities-Joce Sterman
Reporter-Multi Media Journalist MMJ Composite-Mike Conneen
ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8&rsquo:s parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies with affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair's television group will reach approximately 38.9% of U.S. television households after pending transactions. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) -- An earthquake reportedly struck Boykins, Va. early Monday morning according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to the report, the 2.3 magnitude earthquake took place at 1:10 a.m., 64 miles south of Richmond.
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Flash flood warnings are in effect for large parts of the Washington area.
The flood warning Saturday through Sunday morning covers the District of Columbia, the Maryland suburbs and much of northern Virginia, including Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Fairfax County and parts of Prince William and Loudoun counties.
The ABC 7 Stormwatch team reports severe weather and : floods developed across the D.C. area Saturday.
A tornado warning was issued for some areas in Virginia and Maryland. The warning has expired.
The Southeast Stafford tornado warning was in effect until 4:15 p.m. Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm near Fredericksburg moving Northeast at 20 mph.
A flash flood warning was issued for the D.C. metro area until 5:30 p.m. The National Weather Service said one to three inches of rain was expected in the area.
A flash flood warning was also issued for Carroll, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery County, Md. until 5:15 p.m.
ABC 7 Stormwatch meteorologist Brian Van de Graaff reported that a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Prince William and Fairfax until 3:45 p.m. with wind gusts of up to 60 mph.
A tornado watch was issued until 8 p.m. for Calvert, Charles. and St. Mary's counties.
A flash flood watch remains in effect through Saturday night for the majority of the D.C. area.
Saturday evening, heavy rain and scattered severe storms with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are expected to hit the region with temperatures in the 70s with winds gusts up to 20 mph.
Severe weather was projected to hit the viewing area Saturday afternoon with severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes reaching the region between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
One to two inches of rain, heavy downpours and occasional thunderstorms were expected. A flash flood watch remains in effect for the area until Sunday, June 28.
#StormWatch7 Doppler shows moderate rain moving into the city. Flood threat &: severe storm risk. Stay with @ABC7News! pic.twitter.com/kNRFldfuim&mdash: Eileen Whelan (@EileenABC7) June 27, 2015
Slight break in the rain over Alexandria for @AFWFestival. Still damp. More rain/storms on the way later. @MTPotts pic.twitter.com/gCI8nvXDYZ&mdash: Eileen Whelan (@EileenABC7) June 27, 2015
Tornado Watch likely for SE portions of the @ABC7News viewing area. @alexliggitt @DougHillABC7 Stay tuned 4 more. https://t.co/BM9XVCxI0e&mdash: Eileen Whelan (@EileenABC7) June 27, 2015
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A man whose claim about a stolen iPad left a deaf man jailed for six weeks has now recanted his accusation.
Abreham Zemedagegehu, who is homeless, spent six weeks at the Arlington jail last year on charges that he stole the iPad.
Last week, though, the man who accused Zemadagegehu formally recanted that accusation. Robert L. Mason, who is also deaf and homeless, admitted he was mistaken as part of a legal settlement.
Zemedagegehu also has filed a lawsuit against the Arlington County sheriff, alleging that the jail failed to provide a sign-language interpreter so that he could understand what was happening to him during his incarceration. Zemedagegehu, a native of Ethiopia, can't communicate effectively in written English.
In a press conference at the plaza outside the Arlington Courthouse this afternoon, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring hailed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage made across the Potomac Friday.
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One More Page Books, located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St. #101, Arlington, announced its Summer 2015 events schedule on Monday.
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ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) -- The Pentagon City Shopping Mall, Fashion Centre is currently undergoing renovations to become a destination rather than just a place to shop. Director of Mall Marketing and Business Development Todd Jerscheid and General Manager Laurie Van Dalen shared details of the construction process, which is expected to be completed by May 2016.
&ldquo:They aren&rsquo:t coming to the mall to shop anymore&mdash:they&rsquo:re coming to be entertained. So it&rsquo:s that total experience,&rdquo: Van Dalen explained.
Part of the process of creating a greater experience meant becoming a place people will not only want to come to, but somewhere they will stay longer when they do come. Focused efforts have been put into adding more areas for shoppers to sit and relax, such as restaurants and wi-fi accessible soft seating areas throughout the atrium.
In order to meet and exceed the modern demands of the 18 million annual guests, Simon, the retail real estate company heading the project, set construction into three phases: bathrooms, interior, and a 50,000 square foot expansion. Shoppers inside the mall are treated to new elevators and escalators, floor tiles, energy efficient LED lighting, and chrome hand rails courtesy of Dallas based architecture firm Omniplant. To change up the merchandising mix, retailers such as Toureneau and Vince Camuto have been added to the mall&rsquo:s directory.
The mall has remained fully functional throughout the renovation process and Jerscheid and Van Dalen are excited for customers see the final product.
(This article was written by Patrick Hanafin and Madison Starr)
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) -- Wednesday night News Channel 8 will air a special town hall roundtable ":America: State of Affairs":. :
The town hall, which will run from 7 p.m.-8 p.m., will cover a variety of issues facing the nation today.
Viewers are encouraged to participate in the discussion and join the conversation by using the #YourVoiceYourFuture.
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) -- Are bear sightings on the rise in Maryland and Virginia?
Last week the Montgomery County Police Department tweeted that there was a black bear sighting in Damascus.
Black Bear Sighted in Area of Oak Ridge Park in Damascus: http://t.co/WlkPlVVXvm pic.twitter.com/jgqn8uk0yq&mdash: Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) June 18, 2015
Then, the Fairfax County Police Department tweeted a report of a bear sighting from this past Monday in Vienna.
Bear sighting in Fairfax County:1 pm Monday: no damage, no injury. 1300 blk Trap Road, Vienna area pic.twitter.com/HmY2N49bSH&mdash: FairfaxCounty Police (@fairfaxpolice) June 23, 2015
Despite the sighting, Fairfax Police wrote ":it is not unusual to see black bears at this time of year and residents should not panic or feel alarmed when they see one.":
The Virginia Cooperative Extension’:s Arlington County office announced three events for the end of June at which attendees can learn about different aspects or types of gardening. On Saturday, June 27, from 10:30 a.m. – noon, the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia are presenting a program on water-wise gardening at the Fairlington […:]
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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Severe weather hit the D.C. area Tuesday night.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the entire D.C. metro area as damaging winds, rain, hail and even power outages effected several areas.
A large number of power outages were reported throughout the D.C. region by Pepco and Dominion at 7:30 p.m.
According to PEPCO, a staggering number of power outages impacted D.C. (1,260), Montgomery County (9,326) and Prince George's County (1,767).
Dominion reported massive power outages in Arlington (1,070), Fairfax (15,226) and Fairfax City (3,446).
A flash flood warning was also issued by the National Weather Service for the region.
Virginia county officials project that if two inches of rain falls within the span of an hour, there will likely be minor to moderate flooding in the Huntington area.
Street flooding near the intersections of Olde Towne and Wood Haven Roads in the vicinity of 6700 West Wakefield Drive in the Belle-View New Alexandria area are also possible.
County officials advise residents in the area to move their vehicles to higher ground.
Public safety, emergency management and public works personnel will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates if weather conditions change.
Fairfax County police said they were on the scene of 30 road closures. including 22 debris calls in the West Springfield area alone.
The weather also impacted travel. Amtrak Northeast Corridor has restored service between D.C. and Philadelphia after an earlier suspension of service Tuesday night.
Amtrak officials said passengers should expect residual delays.
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WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Dogs headed for a meat farm in Seoul, South Korea have taken a sharp detour, for the better.
In January, the Humane Society International teamed up with northern Virginia animal shelters to stop the impending fate of the 23 dogs heading to Seoul to be sold as meat.
Five months later, the dogs are safely state-side, living in their forever homes or are participating in a foster program, waiting to be adopted.
After being quarantined for a short period, the dogs were finally released, and sent to six local shelters, including Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Loudoun County Animal Service, City of Manassas Animal Control and Adoption Center, and the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Professional photographer Shelley Castle photographed a handful of these dogs.
To learn more or to schedule a meeting with one of the dogs, visit www.awla.org.
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - Do you love brownies? Pastry Chef Connie Weis stopped by Good Morning Washington on Tuesday to demonstrate how to make ":extreme brownies":.
Check out the recipe for Harlequin truffle brownies below to make your own at home.
Harlequin Truffle Brownies Makes twelve large (2¾: by 2¾:-inch) squares
The original French ":truffle": was simply a roughly rolled hunk of chocolate ganache dusted in cocoa powder to emulate the coveted Black Pé:rigord truffle mushroom. Today, almost every chocolatier gloms onto the name truffle to describe any chocolate candy in his or her collection. Consequently, I feel quite free to use the word in the title of this brownie, which is decadently dark and topped with a layer of chocolate ganache dusted with cocoa powder. The harlequin pattern on the cocoa powder is quite easy to make with a thin, sharp knife, and elevates this brownie to one I hope a French bistro would be proud to serve.
Brownie Batter Vegetable shortening for pan 3 sticks (12 ounces) unsalted butter 2 cups (12 ounces) 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips 6 large eggs, room temperature 3 cups (1 pound 5 ounces) sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1¼: cups (5 ounces) cake flour 1 cup and 2 tablespoons (4.2 ounces) Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
Special Dark Chocolate Ganache ¾: cup (6 ounces) heavy whipping cream 1¼: cups (7.5 ounces) Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips ½: teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Garnish 2-3 tablespoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
1. To make the brownies, adjust an oven rack to the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350°:F. Prepare a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Lightly grease the foil in the pan.
2. Cut the butter sticks into 1-inch slices. In a small, heavy saucepan, melt the butter pieces over the lowest setting: add the bittersweet chocolate chips. Stir with a small whisk until combined and the chocolate is melted and smooth. Turn off the heat but leave the saucepan on the burner while proceeding with the recipe.
3. Using a large whisk, lightly beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Place the sugar and salt in a separate small mixing bowl, then whisk into the eggs just until incorporated. Briefly whisk the melted chocolate mixture, then gradually whisk into the egg mixture until just combined. Briefly whisk in the vanilla. You can set aside the saucepan and small whisk - no need to wash them - to use for the chocolate ganache.
4. Place the flour and cocoa powder in the small mixing bowl: whisk together to combine. Sift through a medium strainer directly onto the batter: stir in with a silicone spatula until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a small offset spatula. Bake for 34 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let cool at room temperature while preparing the ganache.
5. To make the ganache, bring the cream just to a boil in the reserved small saucepan. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate chips: shake the pan to cover the chips with the hot cream. Cover the pan tightly and let sit for 2 minutes, then gently blend together with a small whisk until the chocolate is incorporated and smooth. Add the vanilla and whisk briefly. Pour the ganache over the warm slab and spread evenly with a small offset spatula. Let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes, then refrigerate the pan for 7 to 8 hours, or overnight.
6. To remove the brownie slab from the pan, run a thin knife between the foil and the sides of the pan, then turn the pan over and push on the center back of the pan, catching the edge of the slab with your hand. Peel off and discard the foil and place the slab on a cutting board. Use a long chef&lsquo:s knife to cut into squares, cleaning the knife in hot water and drying before each cut to provide sharp clean edges.
7. Place four cut brownies close together in a square shape on a sheet of parchment paper. This placement will ensure that most of the cocoa powder spreads onto the brownies, not the parchment. Using a medium strainer, sift the cocoa powder to evenly cover the top of each brownie. Working with one brownie at a time, pick it up and tap it sideways on the parchment paper to knock off the excess cocoa powder: you just want a fine coating. Use a thin chef's (or paring) knife to lightly score diagonal lines about ¼: inch apart in one direction, and then repeat in the opposite direction, forming a diamond harlequin pattern. Repeat with the remaining brownies. Excess cocoa powder left on the parchment paper should be returned to the cocoa container for another use.
STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 14 days. Bring to room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
From Extreme Brownies: 50 Recipes for the Most Over-the-Top Treats Ever by Connie Weis, Andrews McMeel Publishing
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) &ndash: Having trouble with your car? 7 On Your Side is hosting an &ldquo:Ask the Mechanic&rdquo: phone bank Tuesday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to answer your questions about car and truck maintenance.
Call 703-236-9220 to speak with our panel of expert car mechanics.
The second annual Pops for Pets concert, performed by the Arlington Philharmonic in partnership with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, is scheduled for this Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at 200 N. Columbus St., Arlington. Conducted by A. Scott Wood, the concert will include […:]
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The Falls Church Anglican, the large congregation of defectors from the Episcopal Church denomination who occupied but was eventually forced by the courts to vacate the historic Falls Church site on S. Washington St., has bought a new five-acre location at 6565 Arlington Blvd. within a mile of its former site in Fairfax County.
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