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First Watch Trifecta - Legend's Pick

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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

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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

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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.

Dollar Bottles At Hard Times Cafe - Thursdays

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Bang Bang Wednesdays at Bonefish Grill

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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.

On Tap In Fairfax: Lost Rhino Faceplant American IPA

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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.

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

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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)

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Exploring Happy Hour: Epicure Cafe (Fairfax - Waples Mill)

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Happy Hour @ Epicure Cafe Monday - Friday | 5:00pm - 7:00pm $2 Domestics, $3 Yuengling, $4 Crafts, $5 House Wine, $20 House Wine Bottles, $5-$7 Snacks


Welcome to Happy Hour at Epicure Cafe. Epicure is a coffee shop style bar located in the old John's Place location. The bar offers a happy hour with specials on food, draft beers and wine. I went down to Epicure to check it out for myself.

Exploring Happy Hour: Applebees (Fairfax - Fair Lakes)

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Happy Hour @ Applebees Monday - Friday | 3:00pm - 7:00pm $3.50 Domestics - $4.50 16oz Premiums - $4 Rails/LITs/Wine/Margs - $3 Fireball - $3 Snacks


Welcome to happy hour at Applebees. I'm sure you've been to Applebee's before and you get the idea. However I've found that different restaurants have different specials, so I went down to the Applebees in Fair Lakes to find out what exactly their happy hour consisted of.

Exploring Happy Hour: Red Robin (Fairfax - Fair Lakes)

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Happy Hour @ Red Robin Every Day | All Day $3.50 16oz Domestics - $4.50 22oz Domestics, House Wine, Rails - $5.50 Sangria, Margaritas


Welcome to Happy Hour at Red Robin! Wait one minute here. All day, every day. That looks to me like something called "everyday prices". That means that there IS NO HAPPY HOUR! Red Robin pretends their not so amazing drink prices are "specials" which is just baloney. But to be fair, this is Red Robin, this isn't a bar, so whatever. I went down to Red Robin at a typical happy hour time and checked out this disappointing "happy hour".


Lunch In Fairfax: Stone Hot Pizza Lunch Special

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Stone Hot Pizza is a brick oven pizza place located in the Pender Shopping Center (next to Harris Teeter). Every day they offer a one topping pizza lunch special for just 6 bucks. After a failed earlier attempt to enjoy some food there before (computer system was down...at noon...) I finally had my chance to get in and get my pie on.

Sunday Special: Applebee's All You Can Eat Crosscut Ribs

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Applebees has a promotion going on right now (for a limited time) where every Sunday (all day) they are offering their crosscut ribs for all you can eat with fries for $13.99 ($18 after tip no drink). I went to the location in Fair Lakes to try it for myself.