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Ben’s Chili Bowl, a DC Institution, to Feed Freedom Plaza Occupation Tonight


Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 25, 2011.  The Occupation of Freedom Plaza continues to get support from the DC community.  Tonight, a world famous DC Institution feeds the occupiers at Freedom Plaza — Ben’s Chili Bowl.

On January 10, 2009, Barack Obama visited and ate lunch at Ben’s just 10 days before his inauguration.  Just recently, President Sarkozy of France and his family had lunch at Ben’s. Bill Cosby and hundreds of others attended its 45th anniversary in August 2003. Mr. Cosby emceed and Roberta Flack performed at Ben’s 50th anniversary at the Lincoln Theatre in 2008.  Ben and Virginia were inducted into the D.C. Hall of Fame (May 2001); in 2004, Ben’s won the prestigious Gallo of Sonoma ‘America’s Classics’ Restaurant Award from the James Beard Foundation; and in 2008 Mayor Adrian Fenty gave Ben & Virginia Ali the key to the city.

The DC Community is invited to join us on Freedom Plaza.  Dinner is served at 7 PM, preceded by our evening General Assembly which begins at 6 PM.

Source: www.October2011.org


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