Perhaps the best view of the U Street Corridor can be seen by standing at the end of Ben Ali Way, a small side street named after the founder of the beloved Ben’s Chili Bowl. From the left, you can smell Ben’s half-smokes grilling inside his iconic red-and-yellow storefront. To the right, the neon sign of the Lincoln Theatre ascends up the building’s Classical Revival façade. Across the street, stretched across the side of the True Reformer Building, is a mural of Duke Ellington, who grew up just a few minutes away. Pearl Bailey famously called this stretch of U Street “Black Broadway”; today, the area still reigns as a musical and cultural epicenter of DC.