Locals to Perform in Talent Show Tomorrow for Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 58th Anniversary

by Tim Regan August 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm 1 Comment


U Street’s landmark eatery will celebrate its 58th birthday with a talent show and some giveaways tomorrow.

Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U St. NW) plans to host a talent show with games, prizes, music, the NatMobile “and a few surprises” at the restaurant tomorrow at noon, according to a press release.

The event invites locals of all ages to take the stage and “show us your talent” by singing, dancing, telling jokes or doing whatever it is they do best. The winner of the talent show will get $58 for every minute of their performance, up to five minutes, organizers said. Second- and third-place participants get $58.

Keeping with the pattern, the first 58 people through the door and anyone born in 1958 will receive a free half-smoke. Attendees will also be able to win free Nationals tickets during the event, said Ben’s Chili Bowl co-owner Vida Ali.

“We are humbled by all the love and support we received over the 58 years and feel proud to be part of the community,” Ali added.


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