Ben’s Chili Bowl Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

By: Shayla Farrow

Ben’s Chili Bowl celebrated its 60th anniversary with a free block party on Wednesday, August 22. The block party took place in front of the restaurant from 11 am to 3pm and included a rock climbing wall, bounce house for the kids, guest speakers, and live performances.

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Attendees were also able to witness the unveiling of the “Ben Ali Way” street sign and the declaration of Ben’s Chili Bowl day. Later that evening, the Lincoln Theater hosted a gala in honor of Virginia Ali, co-founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl. The proceeds made on Wednesday went to the Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation which donates money and resources to local DC neighborhoods and organizations.

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