Ben’s Chili Bowl Through the Years

Check out some of the history associated with Ben's Chili Bowl.

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Check out some of the history associated with Ben's Chili Bowl through the years.
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Bill Cosby has been a regular throughout the restaurant's 50-plus years in business.
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Denzel Washington and Virginia Ali.
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President-elect Barack Obama eats with Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009.
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President-elect Barack Obama eats with Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, center, at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009.
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President-elect Barack Obama waves to onlookers as he leaves Ben's Chili Bowl where he stopped to eat with Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009.
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Virginia Ali
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The Ali's sons eventually took over the business.
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