Charlotte Restaurant Week

January 3, 2013 12:15 pm

Visit the 7th Street Public Market for a chance to win gift certificates from Charlotte Restaurant Week!

CHARLOTTE (December 28, 2012) — The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week® returns for its tenth showing Friday, January 18, through Sunday, January 27, 2013. This winter’s promotion features a record 112 participating restaurants in six counties [see full list below], with the updated website now live at www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com listing the restaurants’ special Queen’s Feast® menus and reservation information, as well as newly added hotel discounts. Diners can also stay abreast of Queen’s Feast info via www.Facebook.com/CharlotteRestaurantWeek and follow the promotion on Twitter @QueensFeast.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during which upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Participating restaurants can be found across Charlotte and beyond into Matthews, Concord, Belmont, Gastonia, Waxhaw, the Lake Norman area of northern Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, and Fort Mill, SC.

The previous Charlotte Restaurant Week in July 2012 generated approximately 125,000 dinners and an estimated economic impact of over $5.8 million in revenue for the 107 participating restaurants.

January’s Queen’s Feast will feature numerous first-time restaurant participants, including Heist Brewery in NoDa, The Peculiar Rabbit in Plaza Midwood, Eastover’s Napa on Providence, Ballantyne’s Vine American Kitchen, and Amor de Brazil Steakhouse in Matthews.

“From that first Queen’s Feast in July 2008 with 42 participating restaurants, it’s grown to an event that impacts business for over 100 restaurants in the metro area and attracts both local and traveling diners,” stated Bruce Hensley, president of Hensley Fontana Public Relations & Marketing, which owns and handles turnkey execution of the event. “We continually work to enhance the promotion; this

time we’re adding special hotel rates at several local properties to further establish Queen’s Feast as a tourism driver for the Charlotte area.”

Partners in the January promotion are 7th Street Public Market; the Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance; Charlotte Center City Partners/FindYourCenter.com; AAA Carolinas; Axis Marketing Group; CLT Dining; Yelp; US Foods; Grey Goose Vodka; Cointreau; Mount Gay Rum; Rose Chauffeured Transportation; Standard Parking; WBT-AM; 107.9 The Link FM; Charlotte Magazine; and OpenTable.com.

Additionally, some Queen’s Feast restaurants will again extend an exclusive offer to AAA members via the AAA Show Your Card & Save® program. Diners presenting a current AAA membership card while dining in those restaurants during Queen’s Feast will have the opportunity to purchase a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant for only $25. The gift certificate will not be redeemable during Queen’s Feast, and other restrictions may apply. To see a list of restaurants participating in the AAA Show Your Card & Save® exclusive member offer, diners should visit www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com beginning December 28 and click on “AAA Special Offer.”

Reservations during Queen’s Feast are strongly recommended; reservation links and contact information for all participating restaurants as well as hotels can be found at www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com .

Participating restaurants in the Winter 2013 Charlotte Restaurant Week are:

Midtown

Dressler’s – Metro
Maharani Indian Cuisine
Mama Ricotta’s
The Melting Pot – Midtown
Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge
Vivace

South End

The Liberty Gastropub
Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Pewter Rose
Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Uptown

5Church
Aria Tuscan Grill
Bernardin’s at Ratcliffe
BlackFinn American Saloon
BLT Steak
Blue Restaurant & Bar
Brazz Carvery and Steakhouse
Caffe Siena
The Capital Grille
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Delta’s
e2 emeril’s eatery
Enso Asian Bistro &Sushi Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Luce Ristorante e Bar
Malabar Spanish Cuisine
McCormick & Schmick’s – Uptown
Mez
Mimosa Grill
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Osso Restaurant & Lounge
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Uptown
Savannah Red
Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina
The Wooden Vine

*First-time Charlotte Restaurant Week participant.

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