Charlotte’s semi-annual restaurant week, Queen’s Feast, will take place July 19-28.
More than 100 restaurants, including 15 first-time participants, are featured in the summer promotion; the first Queen’s Feast in 2008 had 42.
The week-long event gives diners a chance to try upscale restaurants offering prix fixe, multi-course menus for $30.
The first Queen’s Feast of 2013 was held in January and had about a $6 million impact for participating restaurants with more than 100,000 diners taking advantage of the promotion.
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New features of the summer edition include a discount companion fare from Raleigh/Cary on Amtrak in North Carolina and the launching of PlateShare.
“Queen’s Feast is lending support to the new social enterprise PlateShare, which was conceived and developed locally and will launch in conjunction with Restaurant Week on July 19,” said co-founder of Charlotte Restaurant Week Jill Fontana.
PlateShare is a mobile app for iPhone and Android that gives diners the ability to round up their restaurant bills to the nearest dollar and donate change to hunger relief.
PlateShare donations during Charlotte Restaurant Week will benefit Second Harvest of Metrolina. Visit the website to learn more: www.plateshare.org.
Participating Queen’s Feast restaurants are:
Cotswold : Mezzanotte.
Dilworth : 131 Main, 300 East, Bonterra, Copper Modern Indian Cuisine, Fiamma.
Eastover : Napa on Providence, Primo Tuscan Grille.
Elizabeth : Carpe Diem, Cajun Queen.
Lake Norman/Iredell/North Mecklenburg: 131 Main, The 220 Café, Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Campania Café, Dressler’s Birkdale, Epic Chophouse, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Jeffrey’s, The Melting Pot of Lake Norman, Mickey & Mooch, The Prickly Pear, Red Rocks Cafe.
Matthews: Amor de Brazil, Café 157, Sante Restaurant.
Midtown: Dressler’s, Maharani Indian Cuisine, Mama Ricotta’s, The Melting Pot, Pisces Sushi Bar, Vivace.
Plaza Midwood: Bistro La Bon, Peculiar Rabbit.
South Charlotte: 131 Main Blakeney, Blackthorne Restaurant, City Tavern, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Global, Maestro’s Bar and Bistro, Mickey & Mooch, New South Kitchen, Nick’s Steak and Taphouse, Passion8 Bistro, Terrace Café Ballantyne, Trattoria Antica, Trio, Waldhorn.
South End: The Liberty, Luciano’s, Nikko’s, Sullivan’s.
SouthPark: AZN Azian Cuizine, Arooji’s, BrickTop’s, Brio Tuscan Grille, Café Monte, City Tavern, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Georges Brasserie, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, Paco’s Tacos & Tequila, The Palm, Red Rocks Café, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sushi Guru, Terrace Café, Toscana Ristorante Italiano, Upstream, Villa Antonio - South Boulevard, Wolfgang Puck Pizza | Bar.
Southwest Charlotte: Omaha Steakhouse.
University/Concord: Lakefront Restaurant, Rocky River Grille, The Speedway Club.
Uptown: 5Church, 505E Restaurant & Lounge, Aria Tuscan Grill, Bernardin’s at Ratcliffe, BlackFinn American Saloon, BLT Steak, Blue Restaurant & Bar, Brazz Carvery and Brazilian Steakhouse, Bubble Charlotte, Caffe Siena, The Capital Grille, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Delta’s, e2 emeril’s eatery, Fitzgerald’s Pub, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, The King’s Kitchen, Luce Ristorante e Bar, Malabar Spanish Cuisine, McCormick & Schmick’s-Uptown, Mimosa Grill, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Osso Restaurant & Lounge, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Room 112 Modern Asian Cuisine, Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen - Uptown, Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Uptown, Savannah Red, Threes Tap Room Wine Bar & Cafe, Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina.
West Mecklenburg / Gaston County: Nick’s Steak and Taphouse - Gastonia, Old Stone Steakhouse.
Check out the Queen’s Week website for details, including hotel reservation links, information and deals for AAA members, as well as menus: www.charlotterestaurantweek.com. Hendrick Lexus is the sponsor for this event; other partners include Grey Goose Vodka, iHeart Radio, US Foods, and Queen City Appliance.