The DC area is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems that many Washingtonians aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food players to share with us their under the radar recommendations for Eater's latest feature, Dining Confidential.
The dishes that Poste’s new executive chef Dennis Marron serves up have a touch of decadence—truffle fries, seared foie gras, roasted bone marrow. Nevertheless, he is quite enamored with the slightly less glamorous—but still tasty—offerings at Blue and White in Alexandria.
“Blue and White for fried bologna and egg sandwiches, fried chicken, collards and really crappy coffee. ... I love it.
Blue and White is a Monday to Friday, breakfast and lunch only, Southern/Soul food carry out place on Route 1 in Alexandria (a short walk from my house). If you want breakfast you'd better make it there early—they stop at 11, or as soon as they want. Same goes for closing—if they're out of food, or over it, they'll shut down early. The place is cheap?I mean really inexpensive. I am almost kind of confused when they give me my total.
If you do make it for breakfast, I love the bologna, egg and cheese sandwich (on white bread of course). You have to get a coffee with cream and sugar. They add the cream and sugar and it will be light and very sweet. I usually take my coffee black but it is worth the experience, and an excellent pairing with the bologna.
You can also get a lot of the lunch items pretty early in the morning. I love when someone in front of me orders a fried chicken sandwich at 9 a.m. — legs (bone in), hot sauce and white bread. They will put so much hot sauce on, the bread will be pink. Another great lunch item is the pork chop with collards and mashed potatoes. The collards are killer.
Great, now I have to go tomorrow morning and get some fried chicken and collards.”
Blue and White [Photo: Michael M./Yelp]