Featured on our very first episode of Capital Cooking at Ben’s Chili Bowl with Nizam and now it is time for the big anniversary party.
August 22, 1958 was the day Washingtonians first tasted Ben’s Famous Chili Dog and Ben’s Chili Half-Smoke. That's 50 years this August.
Ben's way of saying thanks is to celebrate with its patrons via a Gala, Festival and Concert all for FREE! Check the website for more details. Be on the lookout for Bill Cosby.
- Ben’s 50th Anniversary Gala, August 21, 2008, @8pm @ Lincoln Theatre
- 50th Anniversary Press Conference & Street Festival, August 22, 2008, @ 10:30am @ Bowl