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Ben's Chili Bowl: Half-Smokes, Whole Moments

The Wait is Over

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The Wait is Over

Virginia Ali, one of the co-founders of Ben's Chili Bowl, greets the first customers of the day as they walk in the door. Ali and her husband Ben, who passed away in 2009, started the establishment in 1958.

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