Lake Norman & Mooresville

Promotion week offers fixed-price feasts

This summer's Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week will be held July 15-24.

This summer's promotion features 92 participating restaurants. The website, www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com, lists the restaurants' special Queen's Feast menus and reservation information.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during which upscale restaurants offer a fixed price, three-course or more dinner for $30 per person, not including tax and gratuity.

The Summer 2011 Queen's Feast will feature a dozen first-time restaurant participants, including Epic Chophouse in Mooresville and FireWater in the University City.

The previous Charlotte Restaurant Week in January 2011 generated approximately 85,000 dinners and almost $4 million in revenue for 83 participating restaurants.

A "virtual" food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will be conducted via www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com.

Using Second Harvest's new GiveABit system, donors can place their choice of food items or cash in an online shopping cart and make a donation to help fill the food bank's shelves during the typically sparse summer months.

Second Harvest strives through education, advocacy and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food to agencies that assist people in need.

Reservations are recommended; reservation links and contact information for all participating restaurants can be found at www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com.

Participating area restaurants in Charlotte Restaurant Week are:

Epic Chophouse

104 S. Main St., Mooresville. 704- 230-1720. www.epicchophouse.com.

The Prickly Pear

761 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-799-0875. www.pricklypear.net.

Alton's Kitchen & Cocktails

19918 Northcove Road, Cornelius. 704-655-2727. www.altonskitchen.com.

Choplin's

19700 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius. 704-892-4800. https://sites.google.com/site/choplinsrestaurant.

Dressler's - Birkdale

8630 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. 704-987-1779. www.dresslersrestaurant.com.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Northlake

6801 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. www.firebirdsrestaurants.com.

FireWater

8708 JW Clay Blvd., University City. 704-549-0050. www.firewatercharlotte.com.

Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse

215 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-237-3246. www.flatirononmain.com.

Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse

16516 Northcross Drive, Huntersville. 704-655-0077. www.kabutolakenorman.com.

Mickey & Mooch - Lake Norman

9723 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. 704-895-6654. www.mickeyandmooch.com.

Red Rocks Cafe - Birkdale

8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. 704-892-9999. www.redrockscafe.com.

Rocky River Grille

5400 John Q Hammons Drive N.W., Concord. 704-454-1725. www.embassysuitesconcord.com/restaurant.

The Melting Pot - University

230 E. WT Harris Blvd., Suite C1, University City. www.meltingpot.com/charlotte-university/specials.

The Speedway Club

5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3216. www.gospeedwayclub.com.

131 Main - Lake Norman

17830 N. Statesville Road, Cornelius. 704- 896-0131. www.131-main.com.

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