Josh's work has catered food all the time, and recently they brought in a chili bar from a local chain called Hard Times. Fortunately for us, they have many chili options, including vegetarian! Since Josh enjoyed it so much at work, we decided to head to their Rockville location after climbing one night. We enjoyed it so much we were back there again about a week later after climbing. This may just become a climbing ritual for us - like Baja Fresh used to be at our old climbing gym.
The restaurant doesn't look like much, but the staff was really friendly. And the chili ... and the mac. The signature dish at Hard Times is the chili of your choice served over pasta (it's not really "mac" so much as regular spaghetti) and topped with your choice of tons of toppings - onions, tomatoes, beans, jalapenos, cheese, and sour cream. Obviously I got the first four toppings and no cheese or sour cream. It was a ton of food - more than enough to save some for lunch the next day. I still prefer Josh's chili to this version, but considering the convenience I'm certain this is going to become a regular spot for us now.