It was the 4th(maybe 5th) day of our travels in and around Dc and The Hard Times Cafe was just what we needed! We loved the sampler, and even for a bunch of carnivores, we liked the vegetarian type chili the best. The 8 of us all had something different from chili-dogs, to Frito Pie, to a salad with chili on it. Great "twist" on an old favorite. The staff is AWESOME and willing to make your meal the very best. Give it a try for a change of pace.