Guest speakers, family, dignitaries reflect on Ali’s role in ‘changing the landscape’
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) held an event for Virginia Ali, a Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award winner at the headquarters of the National Restaurant Association Headquarters. The ceremony held for Ali, the co-founder of Ben’s Chili, a 60-year restaurateur, was very touching. Politicians, industry figureheads and family members spoke about her accomplishments as a leader within the industry and as the face of Ben’s Chili Bowl. This was a splendid event with barbecue tastes and and craft cocktails plentiful, and small bites making their way around to guests.