It was famed English writer Virginia Woolf who said it best, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” We couldn’t agree more, Ms. Woolf. If you are looking to dine well, make a reservation during Halifax County Restaurant Week, and we assure you that everything else will fall into place. This culinary event begins Sunday, Sept. 8, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 14.

In its fourth year, Halifax County Restaurant Week continues to be the most delicious week of the year in Southern Virginia. It is hallmarked by local eateries putting together delightful, delicious, and easy-on-the-purse menus. Restaurant Week has something for every taste. The slate this year features 10 restaurants, including four newcomers. Badeaux’s Seafood & Grill, The Busy Bean, Four Oaks, and Spainhour Diner are all first-time participants. The week of dining will also feature restaurants who have been on board since inception. Returning for 2019 are Bistro 1888, Darby’s Tavern at Berry Hill Resort, Molasses Grill, The Packhouse, and Southern Plenty Café.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our local restaurants with this festive week of dining out,” said Halifax County tourism director Linda Shepperd. “For the participating restaurants, this week is a great opportunity for them to showcase their restaurants to people who may otherwise not dined with them and to attract diners from across the region.

“We love that several of the restaurants have been on board since we started this event in 2016 and excited to have four new establishments join us this year.”

Each restaurant will prepare a menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There will be $10 breakfast and lunch options and $25 dinner options. Please note that tax and gratuity are never included in the special restaurant week prices. Restaurant dining options and hours will vary by location, visit for all participating restaurants, hours, contact information, menus, and complete details about the event.

“I will make two recommendations,” Shepperd said. “One, do your research, and see what is on each menu and two, make reservations if offered by the establishment.”

In addition to the 10 participating restaurants, four local businesses have joined the celebration and will offer specials and discounts during restaurant week. Springfield Distillery will host a mixology event with heavy hors d’oeuvres on Monday, Sept. 9, starting at 6 p.m. the cost is $25 and includes food and four cocktails. Space is limited. To reserve a space, call the distillery at 434.575.9317. Springfield Distillery will also offer cocktail specials during the week.

Bright Meadows Farm Vineyard & Winery and Hunting Creek Vineyards are also participating. Visit Bright Meadows on Sept. 13 or 14, and Hunting Creek on Sept. 14, mention ‘restaurant week’ for a discount in the tasting room.

Looking for a sweet treat? KJ’s Cake Creations in Downtown South Boston will offer a deal during restaurant week.

From The News and Record