Hayfield Farms resident and entrepreneur Adelaide 'Addie' Arthur died on Thursday, March 22, 2012. She was 73.
"People from all across the country have raved about the Dixie Pig, including weatherman Willard Scott," the Legacy obituary reads. "The restaurant was also featured on an episode of CSI."
The second Dixie Pig location opened on Route 1 in 1946. Although the location at Beacon Hill Road and Route 1 was torn down in 1996 to make way for a Rite Aid, it's memorialized by community members, including Del. Scott Surovell (D-44), who named his The Dixie Pig blog after the iconic Route 1 establishment. On Tuesday, Surovell wrote:
People often ask me why I call this blog The Dixie Pig. Before my grandmother died in 1999, we would go out to eat. She couldn't hear very well and she had a couple rules when we went out.
- She had to be able to smoke.
- She didn't want a lot of noise.
- They had to serve Budweiser.
The Dixie Pig fit that score perfectly. I'm also pretty sure she liked it beacause it was one of the things that hadn't changed since my grandparents moved to Mount Vernon in 1941.
In 1977, The Washington Post reviewed the Dixie Pig's Route 1 location, touting the then 30-year-old restaurant's breakfast scene, complete with coffee (including a few refills) for a quarter and omelettes starting at $1.
According to the obituary, Addie was known as "a true adventurist having traveled by hot air balloon, antique train, bi-plane, air-glider, gondola, cog train, and even camel."
Information detailing Addie's services can be found in the obituary.