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Ben Ali

Born: Jun 13, 1927

Death: Oct 7, 2009

Birthplace: Trinidad

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago

Ben Ali

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1927
Date of Death : Oct 7, 2009
Birth Place : Trinidad

Mahaboob Ben Ali, known as Ben Ali, was a Trinidadian-born American businessman and restaurateur, of Indian extraction. Ali co-founded Ben's Chili Bowl, a landmark restaurant located on U Street in Washington D.C., with his wife, Virginia Ali, in 1958. Ben's Chili Bowl has since attracted presidents, celebrities and politicians.

Awards Won


  • James Beard Foundation Award for America''s Classics
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