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February 3 - 9, 2020 - Virginia Beach Restaurant Week - Virginia Beach

SO MANY CHOICES,SUCH LITTLE TIME! This extraordinary dining event is your chance to dine out at Virginia Beach's finest restaurants. Try somewhere new or go back to a family favorite. Virginia Beach Restaurant Week offers delicious flavors from around the world.




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February 21 - 23, 2020 – Hotel Madison's Winter Wine Weekend - Harrisonburg

Hotel Madison is excited to host the Second Annual Winter Wine Weekend. In addition to the Grand Tasting, there will be a wine-centric welcome reception, wine workshops, a wine-paired dinner, wine tours, a champagne brunch and more! Stay the entire weekend and enjoy a special overnight rate!




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March 14 - 21, 2020 – Suffolk Restaurant Week - Suffolk

From Suffolk's best-kept culinary secrets to national award winning restaurants, Suffolk Restaurant Week promises a savory blend of the city's signature flavors. During this culinary showcase, participating eateries offer chef-created delicacies and simple three-course, price fixed menus at the deluxe ($10 breakfast/$10 lunch/$20 dinner), premier ($15 lunch/$30 dinner) or ultimate ($20 lunch/$40 dinner) levels for lunch and/or dinner.




Taste of Richmond

May 5, 2020 – Taste of Richmond - Richmond

Now in its fifth year, Taste of Richmond is RVA’s premier event that brings together food lovers, restaurant owners, vendors and sponsors to celebrate local foods, wines, restaurants, chefs and our incredibly vibrant food culture. Your ticket includes samples from 30+ of Richmond's best restaurants, plus two drink tickets.
Website: https://tickets.richmond.com/e/taste-of-richmond


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Glory Days Grill Raises $69K in Golf Event


Glory Days Grill hosted its 32nd annual golf tournament at the Westfield’s Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia, on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The annual tournament raised a record $69,031 of which $40,000 has been designated for the tournament's main beneficiary, The Sunshine Foundation. Glory Days Grill will make additional contributions totaling $29,031 to a variety of local charities and foundations serving the Washington-Baltimore corridor.  Past recipients include local organizations such as: Jill’s House; Lorton Community Action Center; Life with Cancer; Little Flower Community; CASA – Baltimore County; and The Fisher House.


Over the past 16 years, Glory Days Grill has raised more than $714,000 through their annual golf tournament allowing the company to financially support the missions of many local and regional charities. Glory Days Grill has been recognized over the years for a variety of charitable contributions and fundraising efforts including the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Neighbor Award  (15x); The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s ‘WRAPPY’ Community Partnership Award (7x); and an eleven-time winner of the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Cornerstone of the Industry Award. This award recognizes companies that operate as the cornerstone of their communities, through positive job creation, community support, and charitable contributions.

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