Food for thought

July 31, 2006

Old Town Alexandria isn’t just a tourist paradise of quaint, photogenic old houses and beautiful patios and gardens. People live there, and they have to eat. Sure, there’s a Balducci’s (some of us will remember it by its old name of Sutton Place Gourmet, which gives you a good idea of the kind of food carried there and the prices). But tucked in among the old row houses, catering for more prosaic culinary needs, is a plain old Safeway.