Hey isn’t that … Nick Cannon and Dick Gregory dining together at downtown Southern eatery Georgia Brown’s on Tuesday night?

The pairing seemed unlikely. Gregory, the 83-year-old comedian and activist, sported a baseball cap and a woolly beard, while the 35-year-old rapper and TV personality Cannon was impeccably dressed in a suit and tie. Nevertheless, the two chowed down on comfort food, accompanied by what appeared to be four members of security and staff, spies say.

Cannon, who was the keynote speaker at an education conference at the Washington Hilton earlier in the day, has called Gregory (who often dines at Georgia Brown’s) his mentor.