Fairfield’s annual restaurant week is back and providing delicious deals to any hungry customers up until Sunday, Nov. 6. Each year, local dine-in locations pick a time in the fall to create temporary and affordable meal plans for guests to have a lovely and inexpensive night out. Currently, 25 businesses are participating in this tasty week, and every one of them reveals diverse and mouthwatering choices!
One restaurant that I believe presents customers with a menu where they get the most “bang for their buck” is Blackstones Grille located at 2600 Post Road, Southport. I’ve been to this location two times for notable celebrations, and both times the total was incredibly costly. Now, however, they are offering a dinner special for only $35 per person where you can indulge in a three-course meal. You have the option of one appetizer or salad which includes mixed greens, tomato & mozzarella, old fashion iceberg wedge, mini meatballs, sizzling bacon or the soup of the day. For entrees, you can choose to indulge in either Blackstones chicken, salmon, branzino, a 7 oz filet mignon, linguini with clams (red or white) or an 8 oz black angus NY strip. To top it off, there are mango or raspberry sorbets for dessert, in addition to tiramisu or a cannoli.
If you’re craving more of a barbecue palette, however, then one of my newer favorite restaurants, Post Oak Barbecue Co., can be found at 93 Post Road, Fairfield where they are also providing a hefty collection of dishes for only $30 at dinnertime. You have the choice of one appetizer which includes guacamole and tortilla chips, empanadas (1), smoked brisket or BBQ chicken tacos (1), Texas-style pork belly, pulled pork spring rolls, Post Oak chili or a house salad. For your main meal, you have the option of trying their North Carolina style pulled pork sandwich, slow-smoked brisket sandwich, the “Diablo,” Post Oak house burger, North Carolina style pulled pork tray (choose two sides), black angus brisket tray (choose two sides), Texas dry rub (choose two sides), smoked BBQ natural chicken tray (choose two sides), texas sausage tray (choose two sides), smoked brisket pappardelle, smoked brisket pappardelle or mac & cheese topped with pulled pork or chopped brisket. If you picked a meal with the opportunity for sides, your list consists of smoked BBQ baked beans, mac & cheese, Texas style chili street corn, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, french fries or cornbread. And last, but certainly not least, dessert includes old-fashioned bread pudding, bourbon pecan pie or limoncello mascarpone cake.
For a more Mexican-styled cuisine, Bodega Taco Bar located at 1700 Post Road, Fairfield has a lunch special of three tacos and a choice of a side for $15 or three Bodegarita tacos and a choice of a side for $25 during dinner. Rio Bravo Tacos and Tequila, which can be found at 770 Commerce Dr., Fairfield, is serving up lunch and dinner at affordable prices as well. Lunch is $20 whereas dinner costs $35. The meals start with a choice of any house salad or mole burrata with either entrees birria ramen or pork chop con calabacitas for the main meal and any choice off of the dessert menu to end.
Of course, these are only a handful of the locations you can taste test over the next few days while the affordable, limited-time menus last! The long list of Fairfield restaurants each has a unique and thorough menu; ones where you can eat like royalty on a well-reasoned budget – sounds like a dream come true to me!