Prepare your tastebuds: Fairfax City is offering a summer restaurant week. Scheduled to run from August 29-September. 4, it will offer tantalizing cuisine from 27 globally diverse, independently owned restaurants.
Across town, diners can enjoy brunch/lunch for $20/person and a three-course, pre-fixe dinner for $35/person, with couple and family dining options available. Offered, too, will be two-for-$10 deals at participating bakeries and coffee shops.
Participating restaurants include Anita’s New Mexico Style Bar & Grill, Baku Delicious, Bellissimo, Big Buns, Bollywood Bistro, Capital Ale House, Coyote Grill & Cantina, Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Draper’s Steak & Seafood, and Earp’s Casual.
Also participating are: El Pollo Rico (Pollo a la Brasa), Hamrock, High Side (Asian Street Food), Kim’s Kitchen & Bar (Vietnamese Food), Marumen (Ramen Shop), Okonomi Asian Grill, Arnery Beer Co., PJ. Skidoos, Patriots Pub & Grill, Ruffino’s, Red Hot & Blue, Slice of Matchbox, The Auld Shebeen (Irish Food), and The Wine House.
Two for $10 deals can be found at Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolate, Cupcakes & Beyond, and Foundation Coffee Roasters. For example, a Cameroon specialty would be a four-piece box of Belgian truffles plus a 16-ounce, hot Cameroon blend coffee or hot or iced tea. and CupCakes & Beyond will offer flatbread and smoothie combos.
“We are very excited to give people another reason to visit the City of Fairfax this 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 district, we have a lot to offer as a summer destination. With the summer presentation of Fairfax City Restaurant Week, we’re excited to sweeten the deal and showcase our unique restaurant community.” , while visitors taste, sip and savor food uniquely the city of Fairfax.”
Additionally, diners can help a worthy nonprofit while enjoying some top-notch dining. The Lamb Center — a Fairfax City drop-in, day shelter serving the poor and homeless — was chosen as the program’s featured charity to receive support from participating restaurants. Also during this week, some restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds from gift-card sales back to The Lamb Center.
The city of Fairfax prides itself on its diverse culinary scene, and the upcoming event is its first official Summer Restaurant Week and the start of two restaurant weeks per year. This will be the fifth such program and will build on the success of the previous ones.
Sponsors are the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. The 2022 Restaurant Week Committee plans and executes the event. The goals are to let visitors and area residents know what the city of Fairfax has to offer, increase the number of diners each restaurant welcomes during the week, and expand brand recognition for participating restaurants.
Diners are encouraged to follow @FairfaxCityRestaurantWeek on Instagram and Facebook and tag #FairfaxCityEats. For more information, visit https://www.fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com/.
Below are examples of several entrees (including full meals, appetizers, and desserts) that a sample of restaurants serve: