Our Photos All Best of Ben’s Celebrities Family and Friends Historical Neighborhood Special Events W. Kamau Bell stopped by to tape an episode of United Shades of America at Ben's Next Door!Check out who stopped by The Bowl before his show - it's Bruno Mars!Pauly Shore stops by The Bowl and poses for a photo with Vida Ali.Actor, producer, comedian, playwright, and screenwriter John Leguizamo poses with Ben's Manager MauriceDr. Cornel West and Virginia Ali share a laugh during the scholar's visit in 2011.Big Tigger, Ludacris, Nizam Ali and Wes Felton kick it outside The BowlPresident George W. Bush tries his hand at Ben's logo.Bono visits with Nizam and a guest.Man Versus Food's Adam Richman took a bite out of Ben's after Nizam cooked up classics just for the show.Nizam Ali visits the set of 'Meet the Press' to drop off some treats for Bill Cosby and Tim Russert.Mayor Vincent Gray poses on U Street in front of the Bowl.Chris Rock bring the funny while visiting with Nizam Ali at the Bowl's back room.DC Rapper Wale and Washington Nationals Bryce Harper hanging out and enjoying lunch at the counter.The Washington Nationals pose for a photo after meeting fans at Ben'sMary J Blige drops by for breakfast at Ben'sThanks to Kevin Hart for bringing his star power to The Bowl! Family, Ben's staff, and guests all had a great time chatting and taking selfies with the comedian.Larry the Cable Guy records a scene of his show at Ben's. After grubbing he poses for a picture with Virginia AliAbraham Lincoln address a group of high school students in the backroomTim Russert invites Nizam down to the set of "Meet the Press" to surprise Bill Cosby with Ben's Chili Half-SmokesWolfgang Puck eats at Ben's!Tom Joyner, J. Anthony Brown and George Wallace broadcast the TJMS at Ben's during President Obama's first inaugurationMulti-talented Edward James Olmos visits Ben's while scouting locations for an upcoming project. Here he hugs Vida Ali, day shift manager at Ben's.Who ya gonna call? Actor and Director Ernie Hudson stops by the Bowl.Hey, it's Larry King! Gotta love those suspenders.Reverend Jesse Jackson joined Virginia Ali in celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Ben's Chili Bowl.Steve Harvey presents Kamal Ali with the 1st Place trophy for winning Steve Harvey's Great American Food Fight: ChiliThe Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon stopped by Ben's Chili Bowl to do some push-ups and say hi to the crowd!Ralph Nader visited the Bowl and stopped to share a photo outside with co-founder Virginia Ali.Shout out to Lupe Fiasco for visiting the Chili Bowl to spend time with Virginia and Vida Ali and all of our guests.Iconic Nintendo characters Mario and Luigi spent a beautiful spring day at The Bowl!Had a great time with Gabriel Iglesias (pictured with Vida Ali) when he by stopped by Ben's to serve half smokes to all of his fans!Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Musical Director, and drummer of the The Legendary Roots Crew, Questlove during a late night visit to The Bowl!Funnyman George Lopez had a little fun out side The Bowl - and check out his sweatshirt!GO NATS! Always love when our favorite players stop by, including Stephen Strasburg, pictured with Ben's own Frank White, Sonya Ali and Virginia Ali.Special thanks to Kevin Durant for coming by and bringing the Team Durant kids to Ben's! Good luck KD and Team Durant!You never know who you might run into at Ben's! Such a great honor to have Soul Legend Chaka Khan stop by The Bowl on U Street. Here she is pictured with Vida Ali.Such a joy to have Iyanla Vanzant stop by to see Virginia and Sonya Ali - and everybody at The Bowl - during Congressional Black Caucus' 45th Annual Legislative Conference!Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks at Ben's Chili Bowl's 40th Anniversary celebration.