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Ben's Chili Bowl: A D.C. Institution

Since it opened in 1958, Ben's Chili Bowl has become a part of D.C. and is visited by neighbors, politicians and celebrities alike. The restaurant celebrated its 50th anniversary in August 2008.

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Article | An old, stained menu and a photograph of President-elect Obama on his first visit to Ben's Chili Bowl are among the documents from the Washington landmark restaurant getting a permanent home at George Washington University.
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Ben's Celebrates Chili Power
Article | It was 1996, and Nizam Ali had just gotten his law degree. Instead of heading to the courtroom, he had another idea: He wanted to help run the family business.

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