Friday, April 5, 2013

Feed Hungry Kids (and yourself) with Dine Out Charlotte

Here's a new twist on the traditional Charlotte Restaurant Week: Dine Out Charlotte. The "week" runs for ten days (April 12th - 21st) just like the traditional CRW, but this one has a charitable kick to it: $2 of each meal is donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank's Feed Hungry Kids program.
Traditional CRW happens each summer and winter, but Dine Out Charlotte gives local diners a springtime option. The 3 course prix fixe meals are either $22 or $32 dollars, depending on the restaurant. To view the participating restaurants, their special menus for this week, and to make reservations, go to:

Some highlights: Restaurant Week favorite Blue features a Bison Osso Buco and their sublime Sticky Toffee Pudding. Fiamma has almost their entire regular menu on their event menu, and Maestro's Bar and Bistro in Pineville is featuring their Apricot & Brandy Lacquered Duck Breast and my personal favorite, their Filet Mignon Medallions with Cabernet Demiglace. For the budget conscious,  both Cantina 1511 locations are offering their 3 course menus for $22 AND  the second course has pairings that include a beer or glass of wine.

The Dine Out Charlotte event is focusing on local independent restaurants and chefs featuring menus with fresh, local spring produce. Second Harvest Food Bank's Feed Hungry Kids program will be able to buy 8lbs of food with each $2 dinner donation. Great food, great cause, what else could you ask for? Come on Charlotte, Let's Eat!


  1. Great post! Can't wait to try some of these new restaurants during Dine Out Charlotte Spring Restaurant Week.

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I would love to hear about your dining experiences (and pictures of course).