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Park and Dine will incentivize good food in the great outdoors

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HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Great food plus the great outdoors? Sounds like a dream, right?

The Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association (WARA) has you covered.

In collaboration with Williamsburg, James City and York counties parks and recreation departments, WARA is rolling out a new initiative to get residents supporting their local businesses while also getting outside to enjoy the nice weather.

It’s a program called “Park and Dine” that launches this Thursday, April 22, just in time for Earth Day.

So how does it work?

“People can order from any participating restaurant, pick up their meal, then go to any park within the locality and dine. All they have to do is then share a photo and tell us about your meal on our Facebook page. We’ll issue a gift certificate after they submit their fifth photo,” said Debi Schaefer, executive director of WARA.

Similar to WARA’s Restaurant Week, gift certificates can be picked up at Alewerk’s L.A.B. Taproom at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets.

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What restaurants are participating?

So far, 20 restaurants are participating in Park and Dine. Those restaurants include:

  • Aromas Cafe
  • Axe Republic
  • Bakers Crust
  • Capitol Pancake House
  • Colonial Pancake House
  • Culture Cafe
  • Food For Thought
  • Golden Corral
  • La Tienda – Spanish Market & Tapas
  • Olde Towne Pizza & Pasta
  • Pierce’s Pitt BBQ
  • Plaza Azteca Mexican
  • Revolution Golf & Grille
  • Sal’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Second Street Bistro
  • Sportman’s Grille
  • Surry Seafood Company
  • The Corner Pocket
  • The Hound’s Tale
  • Waypoint Seafood & Grill

Schaefer said that more restaurants may join the event, and advises residents to keep checking the list on WARA’s website to see if your favorites have been added. To view the full list of participating restaurants, click here.

“I hope someone is able to discover a park they’ve maybe never been to before or find their new favorite picnic spot,” Schaefer said.

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