On Southbound US 1 (Called "Henry Street" as it passes through the City of Alexandria); at the corner of Wythe Street stands a little one-story carryout called the "Blue and White". It isn't fancy and in fact it's kind of tacky and dumpy looking.
I had passed by the Blue and White umpteen times in the last 43 years. But about two months ago I was hungry and wanted to grab a bite before I got handed another call, so I stopped in.
The first thing I noticed was the prices. The most expensive thing they sell is a fried chicken breast dinner; one breast with two sides (mixed greens, mac n' cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy and a couple more) with bread and a fork included. That's $5.50. The rest of the dinners are a flat five bucks, no tax. These include chicken, pork chops, and hamburger steak. Half smoke sausage and large sides are $2.50 - $2.75.
The service is fast - faster than McDonalds - and the staff is very friendly.
Stop into the Blue and White some afternoon for a large portion of fast comfort food. Tell them you read about them in the Alexandria Daily Poop. When they look at you funny, say "You know the crazy cabdriver with a thing for your greens? They'll know who you're talking about.