Few other places in the DC area have become a iconic institution like Ben's Chili Bowl. It goes without saying that it is a staple; one that DC residence take great pride in. And without doubt, Ben's Chili Bowl has seen its fair share of fashion blessings and disasters - Ive witnessed countless. From the fanny pack clad tourist to the idiots who decide to dress in white and enjoy a chili dog, I owe all of my great memories at Ben's Chili Bowl - that I'm sure we all have - to founder Ben Ali, 82, the founder of Ben's Chili Bowl. His legacy will continue to live on.