The Winter in Fairfax City campaign launched Tuesday, March 2. Using CARES Act funds, Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority has purchased blankets and is providing them to City restaurants at no cost. The idea is to promote outdoor dining by offering patrons the option to purchase a blanket to keep warm while dining outside.
Blankets will be available at 20 Fairfax City restaurants. When patrons buy a blanket for $20, the participating restaurant will keep the proceeds and the customer will receive a free hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Then, when they return for another outdoor-dining experience there with their blanket, they’ll receive an additional, free, hot beverage.
This new initiative is a continuation of the Fairfax City Winter Preparedness Initiative Micro-Grant program’s goal of helping the City’s restaurants attract customers during the cooler months.
“The Winter in Fairfax City blanket campaign offers the community an opportunity to continue outdoor dining in a safe, creative, and comfortable way,” said Assistant Economic Development Director Danette Nguyen. “Fairfax City is committed to supporting the restaurants that make up a critically important part of our City’s fabric. We invite residents and visitors alike to dine out and support local, all winter long.”
The participating restaurants are: 29 Diner, Bellissimo, Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates, Capital Ale House, Chubby Squirrel Brewing Co., Coyote Grille, Crazy Crab, Eastwind, Epicure Café, Foundation Coffee Roasters, Hamrock’s, High Side, Kim’s Pho Kitchen + Bar, Kiroran, Masala Wok, Ornery Beer Co., Patriots Pub & Grill, PJ Skidoo’s, Red Hot & Blue, Señor Tequila’s.
For more information, go to https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2021/02/winterinfairfaxcity/.