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Ben’s Chili Bowl Celebrates 55 Years

Feature: Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson pay tribute to chili dog

Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, and one former and one current D.C. mayor came together to pay tribute to the power of a chili dog. Ben’s Chili Bowl, the District’s iconic hot dog joint, celebrated its 55th anniversary Thursday morning with a crowd of well wishers, employees, celebrities, and local politicians.