Alexandria

"Dining in Virginia is a real treat for travelers. Regional dishes like country ham and grits can be found on the same city block as ethnic dishes from the Old Country. Choose a chrome/neon diner and a malt, a family-style buffet of soul food or a country kitchen with crisp cotton curtains and fried chicken; all offer comfort food that mom used to make. Virginia also presents quality five-star restaurants famous for their unique menus, fabulous service and elegant settings."