For roughly the price of a cheesesteak, I recently had the following:
Chicken Gumbo - Khyber Pass Pub, Old City $8
Kedgeree - Kanella (lunch - I think thirs, fri, sat, sun) 10th/Spruce $8
Absolutely amazing flavors, I have raved about the gumbo elsewhere, but the kedgeree had the most beautiful in-house smoked mackerel (fish in this dish changes according to the chef), and tons of herbs and flavor for just $8. I am personally not a great fan of Kanella, no idea why, but this dish was incredible.
What else is out there for just $8?