It’s time to rev up those taste buds and get ready for some delicious dishes spanning the globe. Fairfax City’s Restaurant Week is Monday, March 7, through Monday, March 14. And because of popular demand, this year’s event will happen twice – in the coming week and again in the summer.
Participating restaurants are offering three-course, prix fixe menus of $20/person for lunch/brunch and $35/person for dinner. Couple and family-meal options are available, as well. And new this time, specialty food places will offer a two for $10 deal so establishments offering tasty food and drink, but not categorized as restaurants, could participate. They include Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates, Foundation Coffee Roasters, Baku Delicious and CupCakes & Beyond.
Since the City’s restaurants offer a wide variety of international cuisine, diners will be able to feast on everything from Indian to Italian, Mexican, Irish, Korean, Vietnamese and traditional American food offered in modern and attractive ways.
Participating restaurants include: Coyote Grille, Ornery Beer Co., Marumen Ramen Shop, The Wine House, Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Capital Ale House, Earp’s Ordinary, The Auld Shebeen, Masala Wok, Patriots Pub & Grill, High Side, The Auld Shebeen, Bellissimo Restaurant, Anita’s New Mexico Style Mexican Food, Epicure Café, Hamrock’s Restaurant, Kim’s Kitchen & Bar, Ruffino’s Spaghetti House, Bollywood Bistro; P.J. Skidoos, and Meokja Meokja.
“In 2018, we set out to cement Fairfax City as a regional, dining destination with the launch of an all-new, Fairfax City Restaurant Week program,” said Economic Development Director Chris Bruno. “Now as we enter our fifth year celebrating our city’s diverse and exciting culinary community, it’s time to push the program even further.”
Fairfax City Restaurant Week was founded and sponsored by Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. And Bruno thanked both entities, as well as “our outstanding restaurants,” for helping make Fairfax City the place to go for a large array of delicious, global cuisines.
The 2022 Restaurant Week Committee, a consortium working with consultants and the restaurant community, plans and carries out the event on behalf of the sponsors. The goals are to expose visitors and area residents to Fairfax City, increase the number of people dining at each restaurant during that week, and increase brand recognition for the participating restaurants.
“The City of Fairfax has an amazing variety of independent, locally owned restaurants,” said Jennifer Rose, executive director of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.” Noting how proud her organization is to once again support Fairfax City Restaurant Week, she added, “We believe we have the finest restaurants in the region that offer an amazing choice of cuisine. Fairfax City should be everyone’s destination of choice for top-notch dining.”
Fairfax Mayor David Meyer agrees. “Fairfax City has one of the most dynamic and diverse restaurant communities in the region,” he said. “And it’s exciting to have so many of the City’s favorite restaurants participate in our Restaurant Week. This is a great opportunity to try new restaurants, plus tried-and-true favorites, as they all have special menus and offerings at extraordinary prices to engage both new and long-standing customers.”Diners are encouraged to follow at @FairfaxCityRestaurantWeek on Instagram and Facebook and tag #FairfaxCityEats. For more information, go to fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com.