Washington, D.C., is mourning the death last week of Ben Ali, founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl.
Mr. Ali and his family have fed everyone from Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole to Bill Cosby and Barack Obama to Shaq and Serena.
His passing was reported by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as, of course, the Washington Post.
I hardly ever ate there. But during my journalism days in the 1980s, I did cover a news conference that Cosby conducted at the Chili Bowl. He loved that joint. I’m waiting for him to tweet about it.
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