Thursday, April 14, 2016

My Return To Similians Thai Eatery For Happy Hour

I made my triumphant return to my goto spot for a beer in Fairfax, Similians Thai Eatery in Greenbriar Shopping Center. It had been about 6 months but the great people there kept my bar seat warm for me!  After a handshake and welcome from the owner I was back at happy hour!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Dogfish Head Alehouse Old Bust Head Guest Tap Event

Today (Monday, 8/10), Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax will be featuring a local Virginia brewery on 2 of its taps in honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month.  Dogfish will feature two brews from Warrenton's Old Bust Head Brewing Company, their Saison and their 10th Goldcup. These 2 beers will be on tap today only and its a great chance to enjoy some local beer.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

5 Things to Do In Fairfax This Week

Work got you down? No matter what day of the week it is there is always something going on when the clock strikes 5. Lets take a look at some fun things happening each day this week (see last week). This week we've got Mussels, Shrimp, Clams, Wings, Nachos and Margaritas. Here are 5 great bar & restaurant specials going on this week (8/17) in the Fairfax area.

Fairfax Live Music: Upcoming Concerts & Shows

Nothing is more fun than rockin out to some live music at a local bar. If you are looking for some good live music performances in Fairfax this week (8/10) you have tons of options. Here is this week's Fairfax Band schedule.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hard Times Cafe Burger Mondays - Old Town Fairfax

Get a load of that monster burger! Hard Times Cafe in old town Fairfax offers lots of food specials throughout the week. On Mondays, the restaurant offers specials on all of their delicious hamburgers.

Whole Foods Sports Spot Smoked Chicken Mondays

The Sports Spot bar at Whole Foods of Fair Lakes offers different food specials on certain nights of the week at really cheap prices. On Mondays, the special is on a smoked chicken meal that includes sides and cornbread. Here's everything you need to know about this special from Whole Foods.

TGI Fridays Happy Hour - Fair Oaks Fairfax

Happy Hour @ TGI Fridays

All Day Every Day
(With Daily Specials)

$3 14oz Domestic Drafts - $4 Long Island, Leinenkugels - $5 Blood Orange Cooler - $6 Blueberry Long Island - $5 Appetizers - Daily Specials

Welcome to happy hour at TGI Fridays. Fridays now has happy hour "all day, every day" or in other words, no actual happy hour. While they do have this new promotion, they actually end up actually having a happy hour as Sunday - Thursday they have daily specials, each day a different deal. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at TGI Fridays.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

On The Border Happy Hour - Fair Oaks Fairfax

Happy Hour @ On The Border

Monday - Friday
3:00pm - 7:00pm

$2 Domestic Drafts - $3 House Margaritas, Dos XX, Select Grande Drafts - $4 Grande Margarita, Grande Dos XX - $5 Coronitas - Appetizer Snacks From $2, $3, $4

Welcome to happy hour at On The Border. This Tex Mex chain located in the Fair Oaks Mall features a happy hour featuring mexican beers, margaritas and a bunch of tex mex food options. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at On The Border

Brio Tuscan Grille Happy Hour - Fair Oaks Fairfax

Happy Hour @ Brio Tuscan Grille

Every Day
Open - 9pm

$4 Peroni Bottles - $5 House Wine - Various Bar Plates & Mixed Drinks From $4 - $6

Welcome to happy hour at Brio Tuscan Grille in Fair Oaks Mall. This upscale dining chain features a small happy hour menu with beer, wine, specialty cocktails and bar snacks. The specials are sort of " all day every day" specials and they run each day til 9pm due to ABC law. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Brio.

Paint Night In Fairfax: Baladna Hookah - Waples Mill

Paint Night @ Baladna

Sunday, August 9th, 7pm
Cost: $45

Buy Tickets

One of the latest date night crazes (or girls night out maybe more like it) that is big in the Northern Virginia are is group paint nights that take place at local bars. You basically buy a ticket, show up at the bar, and you get paint supplies and the opportunity to learn some techniques and paint a painting while you consume beverages. Coming on Sunday September 6th (first weekend before NFL) the Paint Nite company is bringing one of their events to Fairfax at Baladna Hookah Bar in the Waples Mill area.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fat Tuesdays $2 Seafood Happy Hour - Tuesdays

Tuesdays is the night to head down to Fat Tuesday's New Orleans themed bar in University Mall across from George Mason University. Every "fat" Tuesday they offer one of the best specials in Fairfax with their $2 Tuesday promotion. For just 2 bucks you can get a variety of craft beers, wine, vodka bombs and some delicious seafood. Here's everything you need to know about Fat Tuesday's $2 Tuesday.

Mussel Monday At Whole Foods Fair Lakes

If you are a fan of mussels then Whole Foods has you covered. Every monday at the Whole Foods in Fair Lakes the seafood counter offers a special on mussels (5pm-8pm, Monday only). There are 3 different varieties of steamed mussels to choose and you get a large serving for $8 on Mondays.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

5 Things To Do In Fairfax This Week

Work got you down? No matter what day of the week it is there is always something going on when the clock strikes 5. Lets take a look at some fun things happening each day this week. Here are 5 great bar & restaurant specials going on this week in the Fairfax area.

This Week In Live Music

If you are looking for some good live music performances in Fairfax this week you have tons of option. Here is this week's Fairfax Band schedule.

Similains Thai Flexible Fridays Beer Special

If you are looking for a beer special on a Friday night after happy hour, they are few and far between. However, a small thai restaurant in Greenbriar Shopping Center (Fairfax) has just what you are looking for with their Fleixible Friday special. Each Friday, until 9pm, you can get the manager's selection beer for just 3 bucks all night (until 9pm).

Saturday, August 1, 2015

PF Changs Happy Hour - Fairfax Corner

Happy Hour @ PF Changs

Monday - Friday
3:00pm - 7:00pm
(Bar Area & Patio Only)

$3 Bud Light - $4 Craft Selection - $5 Rails & Sangria - $6 Wines - Food Specials - Lots of other drink specials

Welcome to happy hour at PF Changs in Fairfax Corner. This Asian themed casual dining restaurant features a bar area with happy hour specials on a crazy variety of drinks and food ranging from $3-$7.

Ozzie's Happy Hour - Fairfax Corner

Happy Hour @ Ozzie's Good Eats

Monday - Thursday
4:00pm - 7:00pm

$3 Yuengling - $4 Seasonal - $4 Fat Tire - $5 House Wine - $5 Appetizers

Welcome to happy hour at Ozzie's in Fairfax Corner. This Italian bar/restaurant features a happy hour with specials on beer, wine (no rail drinks? boo) and bar appetizers. Happy hour runs from Monday-Thursday (wow no Friday, come on) from 4pm-7pm. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Ozzies.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

First Watch Trifecta - Legend's Pick

First Watch Daytime Cafe is a breakfast restaurant located in Greenbriar Shopping Center of Fairfax. They offer a variety of breakfast and lunch options. It is one of the few places in Fairfax where you can get breakfast. I went down to First Watch and struck gold with my first order, a new Legend's Pick, the Tri-fecta breakfast.

Dogfish Bacon Wrapped Fried Oreos

If you follow Dogfish Head Alehouse (Fairfax) on Facebook then you've probably seen them constantly posting pictures on one of their new dessert items available on their specials menu. Yes...that is right...those are fried oreos wrapped in bacon and they are available at Dogfish Head Alehouse for dessert. I immediately left my computer and sped down to DFA to check them out.

Free Chili Dogs For National Chili Dog Day At Hard Times Cafe

July 30th is National Chili Dog Day and to celebrate Hard Times Cafe is giving every paying customer a free chili dog. The special occasion is one day only, so if you want to get your grub on head town to HTC on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dollar Bottles At Hard Times Cafe - Thursdays

If you are looking to drink several cheap light beers on a Thursday night you have a couple choices in the area. One of those choices is hanging out at Hard Times Cafe in Old Town Fairfax for their Thursday night dollar beer night. Read all about the specials on beer bottles, bombs, and food!

Whole Foods Sports Spot - Taco Wednesdays - Fair Lakes

On select weeknights the sports bar at Whole Foods of Fair Lakes, called the Sports Spot, offers up great food specials. Wednesday night is taco night. Here's everything you need to know about this food special at the Whole Foods Sports Spot.

Oyster Happy Hour at Whole Foods Fair Lakes - Wednesdays

Hanging out in a grocery store may seem odd. But if you stop by Whole Foods (Fair Lakes) on Wednesday evenings you will see a whole lot of people doing it. That is because on Wednesdays, the grocery store offers a very popular raw oyster happy hour featuring great specials on raw oysters, steamed shrimp and really cheap cans of craft beer. And the best part is, no tipping allowed at Whole Foods.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Old Firestation #3 - Dollar Drafts & Cheap Tacos - Mondays

The Old Firestation is a historic Fairfax bar located in an old Firehouse building. The bar is situated right in the heart of old town Fairfax and features a variety of food and drink items on the menu. Monday night is one of the best night's at this establishment because they offer Bud Light and tacos for insane prices.

Monday Wings At Buffalo Wing Factory

Buffalo Wing Factory is a restaurant/bar that specializes in chicken wings. BWF offers almost 30 different wing flavors to choose from and on Monday nights you can order them for 60 cents each. No matter what flavor you are into or how hot you want them, you will probably find something you like at the Factory.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bang Bang Wednesdays at Bonefish Grill

If you have ever been into a Bonefish Grill on a Wednesday night you may have noticed something interesting. Just about every table and every group at the bar has the same item sitting in front of them. That is because every Wednesday at Bonefish Grill the restaurant holds a popular promotion where they offer up one of their most popular appetizers at a large discounted price.

Monday, July 13, 2015

On Tap In Fairfax: Lost Rhino Faceplant American IPA

Face Plant IPA is a local craft beer brewed in Ashburn, Virginia. This American IPA is probably one the most prevalent craft selections in the area. Here's all the details you need to know about this brew and where you can find it and for how much.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Exploring Happy Hour: Red Zone Grill & Seafood (Fairfax - Old Town)

Happy Hour @ Red Zone
Monday - Friday | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
$2 Off All Drinks

Welcome to Happy Hour at Red Zone Grill & Seafood. This bar in the lobby of a high rise office building has been under several different ownerships over the years and the new iteration, Red Zone, is going strong. It is sort of a combo of night club / pool hall / bar but they have a happy hour (although the bartender didn't explain it despite asking a bunch of times for specifics) and I went down there to check it out.

Exploring Happy Hour: Greene Turtle (Fairfax - Old Town)

Happy Hour @ Greene Turtle
Monday - Friday | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
$3 Domestics / Rails - $4 Margaritas / House Wine - $5 Craft Drafts - $3, $5, $7 Apps

Welcome to happy hour at the Greene Turtle. The restaurant has a weekday happy hour with specials on domestic beer, craft beer, rail drinks, margaritas and 3 different tiers of appetizer specials. They also have a few other specials depending on the day you are there. I went down to the Turtle to check out their weekday happy hour.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Legend's Pick: Beef Kra Pow @ Similians Thai Eatery

I know nothing about Thai food. I've been to thai restaurants for dates, because they always have good date ambiance, and for work lunches because my boss makes sure we go somewhere that has foods nobody has ever heard of. Every time I've ever gone to a thai spot I've ordered the mussels. That is the only thing I could order where I knew what I was getting.

Well I decided to be bold, and after staring at the menu at Similians Thai Eatery for 10 minutes (with the waiter coming back every 2 to see if I was ready) and google imaging about 20 items, I decided to step up and order something, the Beef Kra Pow, which the menu described as "one of the most famous thai dishes". If all else failed I knew there would be meat in the dish and I could salvage something out of it.

Well the food came out and Ding! Ding! Ding! I hit the jackpot. I now have a goto dish next time I find myself at a thai place.

Legend's Pick: Buffalo Chicken Pizza @ Buffalo Wing Factory

As a guy who is ALWAYS barbecue over buffalo when it comes to chicken, I wasn't expecting much when I decided to order the buffalo wing pizza from Buffalo Wing Factory. Despite realizing how much I love the buffalo sauce at BWF last week, I came into the whole thing skeptical. But what I found out after eating the pizza ended up shocking me quite a bit.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Exploring Happy Hour: Prime Time Sports Grille (Fairfax - Waples Mill)

Happy Hour @ Prime Time
Monday - Friday | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
$2.50 Domestics - $3.50 Crafts - $5 Margaritas, House Wine, Rails - $6 Mojitos, Appetizers

Welcome to happy hour at Prime Time! Prime Time is a sports bar located off of Waples Mill Road in Fairfax. The bar has a great happy hour with both food and drink specials along with lots of space, a fun bar area, pool tables, games and more. I went down to Prime Time to enjoy a few drinks at happy hour.