CHARLOTTE -- The popular "Queen's Feast: Summer 2009" dining event Charlotte Restaurant Week (CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com) continues through Sunday with 71 participating restaurants.
Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during a typically slow time in which upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity).
Participating restaurants this summer can be found in the Lake Norman/north Mecklenburg area, and Fort Mill and Belmont.
The Charlotte Restaurant Week in January generated about 50,000 dinners and $2.1 million in revenue for 56 participating restaurants.
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In addition to many of the popular choices from previous events, such as Sonoma Modern American, M5, LaVecchia's, Copper, Blue, Cajun Queen, Ruth's Chris, Carpe Diem, and Noble's, this summer's Queen's Feast sees new participants such as Luce; Sole Spanish Grille; Basil Thai; Firenze; Morton's; Passion8 Bistro in Fort Mill; T1 Tapas and Maddi's Southern Bistro at Birkdale; and Old Stone Steakhouse in Belmont.
Three hotels -- Westin and Doubletree Gateway Village in Center City and the Doubletree Suites at SouthPark -- also are offering special rates.