I was so sad to learn, via DCist, that Ben Ali (of Ben’s Chili Bowl) died yesterday at the age of 82. His business was a large part of the revitalization of U Street, an icon in DC. And of course he brought love, chili, and half smokes to all. Just a year ago Ben’s celebrated its 50th anniversary. There’s not much else to say, RIP Ben.

It’s just beginning to hit me, the loss of Michael Jackson. I always wanted to see him come back and become the artist he was at his prime. It’s a sad realization that we will never see that, but we have the amazing canon of songs he has left us.


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