- $19 for $35 worth of food for two or more at Trummerfest
Trummerfest—a pop up restaurant with a spin on Oktoberfest—runs from September 16 to October 30, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the third floor of the restaurant. The collaboration between Trummer’s on Main and chef Austin Fausett includes authentic Austrian foods such as pretzels, house-made sausages, and hearty stews.
Trummer's on Main
Trummer's on Main looks and feels like more than a restaurant—and for good reason. There's quite a bit of American history here. The building was once the Clifton Hotel, a 19th-century establishment that counted several presidents and their mannequin decoys among its guests. Today, the three-story structure celebrates sleek design and local artwork, alongside cozy fireplaces that nod to the past. This blend of historic charm and contemporary sophistication has won the restaurant plenty of acclaim, including a place on Bon Appétit's list of the "Top 10 Best New Romantic Getaways" shortly after its opening in 2009.
Despite the storied surroundings, something more modern inspires its current executive chef, Austin Fausett: seasonal produce from Virginia, highlighted in a la carte and tasting menus devoted to new American cuisine.
Even the bar takes its cues from local agriculture. Here, mixologists blend alcohol-free "mocktails" as well as alcoholic creations with housemade ingredients including popcorn milk, flaming absinthe, and grilled fruit. The bartenders also fill glasses with selections from one of the region's largest wine cellars, featuring more than 8,000 bottles of Old- and New-World wines.