While soundchecking for my show tonight at the Jazz Cafe, I received some
disheartening news. Mr Ben from Ben's Chili Bowl passed away. Ben's Chili
Bowl has been my favorite place to eat in DC for many years now. Not only
can I not leave the district without a couple of turkey burgers in my belly, for
years now they have played my music and promoted my shows.
Mr Ben's son as well as many of the workers and I have become good friends. If you have my dvd you've seen the storefront during the intro. We put it there because when I think of
the things I love about DC, Ben's Chili Bowl is one of the things that come to
So I just want to personally thank Mr. Ben for bringing so much joy to so many
people. And our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
PS: Here's the Address
Ben's Chili Bowl
1213 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009-4442