What’s New and What’s Coming: Summer 2019
If you’re wondering what’s new in the Fredericksburg Region, the predominant answer is: dinner.
The region has several new restaurants and others set to open later this summer. In addition to all the great eats, we have an update on a long awaited project, some business changes, and fireworks.
Let’s dive right in!
Pimenta Jamaican Restaurant – This authentic Jamaican restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and brunch and features favorites like ox tail, curry goat, coco bread, and jerk chicken. Most of their food is sourced locally, which contributes to the fresh quality of each meal.
Orofino’s has a new wood oven and we couldn’t be more excited about the delicious possibilities! We weren’t expecting it to be this pretty either.
Cuban Craving set to open in Spotsy this summer off Jefferson Davis Hwy. This popular food truck turned brick and mortar location will feature a number of dishes that were popular on the truck, such as their Cuban sandwich. Other menu items will include roasted pork served with beans and rice, a shrimp dish served with a Creole tomato sauce, and sweet plantains.
Fork and Biscuit coming to downtown! – There isn’t a lot of info yet to share, so we’ll leave you with this mouth watering image and a reminder to watch our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.
In case you missed the announcement, the Mr. Dee’s building was purchased by Mason Dixon Cafe. We are so happy to see this iconic Fredericksburg location getting revitalized after being boarded up for 5 years. “After extensive renovations the property will be reopening (hopefully this summer), as M*D Eats, an upscale fast food joint. The menu will feature grass-fed burgers, fresh fried fish and fried chicken sandwiches as well as some hot dogs and waffle fry nachos plus gourmet milk shakes! It will be a carry-out restaurant with some seating but no servers. Apparently, it will be a complement to the Mason Dixon Café locations on Princess Anne Street and Stafford’s Hope Rd but will be markedly different.”
The Bavarian Chef is now Alpine Chef Restaurant! You can find the classics you expect, from Saurbraten to Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. Keep an eye out for seasonal favorites, such as winter wild game, and springtime spargelfest menus. We dare you to say that 3 times fast.
Spotsylvania is now home to Taste of Spice, a fine Nepalese and Indian restaurant. Menu items include but are not limited to: LAMB Thali, samosas, sagg, marsala, Papri Chaat, and many vegetarian options. All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet: Saturday & Sunday -11am – 2:30pm.
Jay’s Sports Lounge opened their second location, in Stafford, off of Jefferson Davis Hwy. Jay’s offers over 60 beers (32 on draft), an impressive liquor range, and a full menu.
In other not food related news…
Woodspring Suites is now open in Quantico. Woodspring Suites is an extended stay hotel specifically designed for a longer-stay guest with hotel convenience and home-like comforts. Amenities include:
- in-room kitchens with stoves, microwaves, and full-sized refrigerators and freezers
- Free parking and free basic wi-fi
- Three suite layouts with full-, queen-, and king-sized beds, sleeper sofas and loveseats for one-to-four guests
- pet-friendly hotel locations (varying dog and cat policies)
- 24/7 guest laundry rooms and vending machines
Funland’s much anticipated multi-level speedway is NOW OPEN! Annual pass holders will get a preview of the $1.2 million Thunder 104.5 Speedway from 5–9 p.m. June 7. The grand opening will take place, June 8th, 12pm- 10pm. This is Virginia’s first multilevel go-kart track!
Off Leash K9 FXBG’s is opening a second location on Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg. They plan to have a retail shop inside the front half and lessons going on in the back half. Projected grand opening, July 1st.
If you are in the market for a fairy tale country wedding, Elegance Estates, in Stafford VA, needs to be on your radar. Not only are the grounds jaw droppingLY beautiful, they also have an in-house caterer, A Taste of Elegance Catering & Events.
All wedding packages include :
- Indoor Ballroom for up to 125 seated guests
- Grounds to place a tent for up to 200 guests
- Two outdoor ceremony locations
- Exclusive use of the 20-acre property for photography
- Day of coordination service
- Luxurious bridal suite
- Grooms “Man Cave”
- White resign ceremony chairs
- White chivari chairs and tables for reception
- Use of the space for 8 hours (to include 2-hour setup, 1-hour cleanup and 5 hour ceremony and reception)
- Complimentary one hour rehearsal scheduled the week of event
Mark your calendars! The 15th Annual Spotsy Stars and Stripes Spectacular is set for June 29th (Rain Date: Sunday, June 30th)! This year there will be over 20 food vendors, 30+ business vendors, rides and inflatables for children, 4 stages with live entertainment and a SPECTACULAR fireworks display!
Heritage Festival and Fourth of July at Ferry Farm – Fredericksburg’s 4th of July Heritage Festival is a day full of celebration and activities held in downtown Fredericksburg, Ferry Farm and Pratt Park.
Heritage Day Children’s Parade – July 4th The Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg Chapter 4 is hosting this year’s Children’s Parade! Event takes place on Caroline Street, George Street, and Princess Anne Street in downtown Fredericksburg. No floats or vehicles. Dogs must be on a leash. Prizes for best decorated child’s bike or wagon and best child’s costume.