A Half Smoke at Bold Bite

After Union Market, I headed to Union Station. I had a couple hours before I had to catch my train back to Newark.

Union Station


I completely missed the food options here the first time around. Since I had some time, I walked around and checked out the food court located on the bottom level.

Food Court

If there was one iconic food I really enjoyed when I was in DC a few years ago, it was the Half-Smoke – a large, smoked sausage made with coarsely ground meat of pork and beef. I couldn’t leave without having one. You can find one at Boldย  Bite.

Bold Bite


There weren’t many people around at that hour. No line. I ordered the DC Classic which was a Half-Smoke split down the middle and topped with the usual – diced onions, mustard, and chili. They have more creative versions as well along with hot dogs.

Half-Smoke and Fries

The Belgian-style fries were fried to order and you get your choice of one dipping sauce. I went with their housemade aioli. They were hot and crispy.

Belgian-Style Fries
House Aioli

The chili is simple and not too thick. It’s served on a toasted buttered bun. The half-smoke had a nice snap to it. It was good, no complaints here.

DC Classic
Mustard, Onions, and Chili

There are tons of places that serve up the DC native sausage, but if you find yourself at Union Station and want a chance to sample it before heading home, Bold Bite is a good option.

Bold Bite
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 682-2653


Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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