"Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets awards Ben's Chili Bowl at Rev. Martin L. King Birthday Celebration"
Ben's Chili Bowl is a landmark restaurant in Washington, D.C., located at 1213 U Street NW. It is known locally for its chili dogs, half-smokes, and milkshakes, and has been an integral part of the neighborhood's history since its founding in 1958. It was frequented by both police and protesters during the 1968 Washington DC riots, and is regularly visited by celebrities, politicians and just plain old regular neighborhood folks. Ben's Chili bowl also has been a longtime avid supporter of Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets. On 1-15-18 in commemoration of the "Rev. Martin L. King Birthday Celebration", Ben's Chili Bowl was honored by Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets for its rich and loyal community support.