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Ben’s Chili Bowl

August 22, 2013

Ben's Chili Bowl

Today is the 55th anniversary of a Washington landmark, Ben’s Chili Bowl. It was celebrated by local fans and a visiting long-time diner, Bill Cosby. Washingtonians are also celebrating another DC holiday, Chuck Brown’s birthday. Half-smokes all around!


Ben Ali, 1927 — 2009

October 10, 2009

Ben Ali, 1927 -- 2009

Ben Ali, founder of U Street landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl, passed away last week. He was 82.

Ben’s signature dish is the Chili Half-Smoke sausage, so we celebrate Mr. Ali’s memory with links:

“Ben’s Chili Bowl Founder Passes On,”

“Saying Goodbye to a D.C. Legend,”  Two DC
“Ben Ali, Founder Of Ben’s Chili Bowl, Dies At 82,”
“Founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl Passes,” DC Mumbo Sauce
“Rest in Peace, Ben,” Malnurtured Snay

“Obituaries: Ben Ali, Ran iconic D.C. diner, 82,” AP via

“He Added Spice to Our Lives,” Washington Post