You know how, if you're lucky, there's a place, or places, at your college/university that remain largely the same after you graduate and become an adult? You'd expect that to be commonplace at the University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson and located in one of the most pleasant and picturesque towns in the US. And it's true, especially at the Corner, a section of University Ave/Main St that's been a center of student life and activity since at least the 1960's, when I was there. The White Spot was the go-to, 24-hour Corner diner for students needing late-night eats then, and it's still the same today.
A few changes have occurred over the years, some good, some not so good: The big confederate flag on the wall is gone, replaced by sports pics and wall-to-wall menus. Henry, and his huge chili dogs and greasy hamburgers, is gone, replaced by Gus and his Greek menu, Gusburger, and equally greasy hamburgers. The diner's size has doubled, having at some point expanded into the storefront next door with actual sit-down tables (the Spot's original counter and stools remains unchanged --- we old-timers still sit there, so we can catch up on the news from Henry/Gus while we're getting fed). And even though Henry is now Gus, you're still warmly greeted at the door when you come in, just like it's always been.
If you visit the Spot, you'll probably have grease on your shirt after you leave. You may have heartburn for a few hours afterward. You'll definitely have some money left after you pay your bill. And you'll be caught up on all the latest news at the Corner. But, most importantly, you'll have joined the thousands --- nay, millions, by now --- of UVa students who have, over the years and at all hours of the day and night, been rejuvenated and made ready to face the next class or exam by the food and friendship found at the Spot.