By Allison Michelli
Celebrate Fourth of July this year by getting in touch with your inner foodie. Cook-outs and barbecues can be blase, so shake it up and go out to eat for dinner. No frills, no dishes and no fuss. After filling your belly, kick back and relax at one of the many Fourth of July celebrations and firework displays happening in the area.
City Square Cafe, 9428 Battle St., Manassas. Three-course dinner featuring a red, white and blue salad made with blueberries, hard boiled egg whites and raspberries over a bed of field greens with raspberry dressing. Served with focaccia bread. For an entree choose between prime rib served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables or Mediterranean salmon served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Dessert is Martha’s Apple pie a la mode. Live music by Thom Feucht. $49 pp plus tax and gratuity. Seatings at 6:30, 7:30, and 9:30 p.m. For reservations call 703 369-6022.
Old Town Sports Pub, 8971 Center St., Manassas. $1.50/each All-American sliders starting at 3 p.m. Options include, cheeseburger, pork barbecue, buffalo chicken and steak sliders.
Philadelphia Tavern, 9413 Main St., Manassas. Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. featuring $4 watermelon and apple pie shooters and $2 off all appetizers. Draft beers will be$2.50 a bottle, $3.50 glass of house red and white wine and $3.25 rail drinks.
Revolution Bar Restaurant, 9687 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Happy Hour Drink Special 3-9 p.m., Draft beers will be $2.25. $5 all you can play pool.
Lyon Hall, 3100 N. Washington Blvd. Arlington. Fourth of July Hawaiian Luau, Noon-8 p.m. Luau will feature a pig roast with fried rice, pineapple upside down cake, poke-style tuna, tiki cocktails, marinated octopus and special beers.
William Jeffrey’s Tavern, 2301 Columbia Pike, Suite 101, Arlington. Sunday-style Fourth of July brunch from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. featuring their signature bottomless omelette and waffle bar ($16, half-off for kids 12 and under). After 5 p.m. order dinner to go like their Southern-style skillet fried chicken and potato salad ($10).
Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Pick up a Fourth of July barbecue bag ($75) from Society Fair to take with you to the fireworks. Bag features house-smoked pulled pork, coleslaw and potato rolls, barbecue chicken, honey corn bread, dijon potato salad and summer tomato salad. Available for pick-up July 4 until 2 p.m.