Ben Ali, Founder of Ben's Chili Bowl in D.C., Dies at 82

By Deena Bustillo on
Ben Ali, founder of Ben's Chili Bowl, a famed restaurant in Washington D.C.'s U Street neighborhood, died at age 82 of natural causes yesterday. The restaurant has been serving up their signature chili dogs since 1958. The luncheonette-style restaurant survived the riots in the '60s to go on to become a hot spot for locals and celebrities. It's been said that Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole all ate at the restaurant. Most recently, Bill Cosby stopped by for a meal...Read Full Story
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