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:
List of participating restaurants courtesy of Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week®