Thanks to numerous readers for sending the following reminder:
WASHINGTON, DC — One block of U Street, NW, between 12th and 13th Streets, will be closed , for the 50th anniversary celebration of Ben’s Chili Bowl.
The roadway is scheduled to be blocked off beginning at 7am and reopened to traffic at Florida Avenue.
. Parking restrictions will be in effect 1200 block of U Street and the 1200 block of
Ben’s Chili Bowl, located at 1213 U Street, NW, opened on August 22, 1958.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2008
Place: On “U” Street in front of the Bowl
Program: Tribute from city officials, words from Ben & Virginia Ali,
and many special guests!
Time: Immediately following the press conference until 2:00PM
Place: “U” Street between 12th and 13th Street