Get your tastebuds ready: Fairfax City is offering a summer Restaurant Week. Set to run Aug. 29-Sept. 4, it’ll offer tantalizing food from 27 globally diverse, independently owned restaurants.
Throughout the City, diners will be able to enjoy brunches/lunches for $20/person and three-course, pre-fixe dinners for $35/person, with couple and family-meal options available. Offered, as well, will be two-for-$10 deals at participating bakeries and coffee shops.
The restaurants participating include Anita’s New Mexico Style Bar & Grill, Baku Delicious, Bellissimo, Big Buns, Bollywood Bistro, Capital Ale House, Coyote Grille & Cantina, Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Draper’s Steak & Seafood, and Earp’s Ordinary.
Also taking part are: El Pollo Rico (pollo a la brasa), Hamrock’s, High Side (Asian street food), Kim’s Kitchen & Bar (Vietnamese food), Marumen (ramen shop), Okonomi Asian Grill, Ornery Beer Co., P.J. Skidoos, Patriots Pub & Grill, Ruffino’s, Red Hot & Blue, Slice of Matchbox, The Auld Shebeen (Irish food), and The Wine House.
The two-for-$10 deals will be found at Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates, CupCakes & Beyond, and Foundation Coffee Roasters. For example, Cameron’s special will be a four-piece box of any Belgian truffles plus a 16-ounce, hot Cameron’s Blend coffee or hot or iced tea. And CupCakes & Beyond will offer flatbread and smoothie combos.
“We are so excited to give folks one more reason to visit Fairfax City in the summer,” said Fairfax Mayor David Meyer. “From the cultural richness of our City to the many outdoor festivals, concerts and parades and our walkable shopping districts, we have a lot to offer as a summer destination. With the summer rendition of Fairfax City Restaurant Week, we are excited to sweeten the deal and showcase our unparalleled restaurant community, while visitors taste, sip and savor dining that is uniquely Fairfax City.”
In addition, diners may help a worthy nonprofit while enjoying some top-notch meals. The Lamb Center – a Fairfax City drop-in, daytime shelter serving the poor and homeless – was chosen as the event’s featured charity to receive support from participating restaurants. Also during this week, some restaurants will give back a portion of their proceeds from gift-card sales to The Lamb Center.
Fairfax City is proud of its diverse culinary scene, and the upcoming event is its first official summer Restaurant Week and marks the start of two Restaurant Weeks per year. This will be the fifth such event and builds upon the success of the previous ones.
The sponsors are the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. The 2022 Restaurant Week Committee plans and carries out the event. The goals are to let visitors and area residents know what Fairfax City has to offer, increase the number of diners each restaurant welcomes during this week, and expand brand recognition for the participating restaurants.
Diners are encouraged to follow at @FairfaxCityRestaurantWeek on Instagram and Facebook and tag #FairfaxCityEats. For more information, go to https://www.fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com/.
Below are examples of just some of the many entrees (not the whole meal, including appetizers and desserts) that a sampling of the restaurants will be serving: