City Paper Seeks Out Half-Smoke Heritage

If you haven't already read it, I wanted to draw attention to this week's Washington City Paper cover story, "The Missing Link," which delves into the murky lineage of the half-smoke. It's a great read.

The writer even orchestrates a taste test of all the half-smokes he could find in markets, with the help of chef Greggory Hill (of David Greggory and the soon-to-open M'Dawg Haute Dogs). You'll have to read the story to find out which sausage wins.

So where do you get your half-smoke fix? Ben's Chili Bowl (pictured)? Or a spot you'd rather keep secret? Ever bought a pack in a store to grill at home? Dish it in the comment section.

(Metrocurean photo.)