The legendary Ben’s Chili Bowl turns 60 today. Owned by Virginia Ali and her husband Ben, the restaurant is both a staple in Washington, D.C. and a part of Black History. Check out iconic photos from the eatery.
This looks a bit like Ed Miliband's bacon sandwich photo, but it's actually Barack Obama enjoying a half smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl in DC! pic.twitter.com/mTGcb3jBsm— QHS NY & DC 2017 (@QHS_NYC) September 29, 2017
Visited the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl for lunch, and of the many photos of celebrities lining the walls, this one stood out in light of recent events. RIP Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/Tmcad7iAlY— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) June 9, 2018
Jimmy fucking Fallon at Ben's Chili bowl !!! pic.twitter.com/54Ud8Pl3Q4— .Zoso Ho)))e. (@SadgirlBambi) October 25, 2013
…oh, yeah, and HERE was the front window at Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street on the morning of Obama's second Inaugural… presented entirely without irony. pic.twitter.com/BlKbzKuJAp— Mike Flugennock (@flugennock) January 19, 2018
Today is the day! Please join us for our 60th anniversary honoring founder Virginia Ali and be a part of our story of resilience, service, great food, and family. Follow along on Twitter for live updates throughout the day. #BCB60 pic.twitter.com/wZb36yZ3KM— Ben's Chili Bowl (@benschilibowl) August 22, 2018