Introducing “Spring Restaurant Week” – A Charlotte First!

If you are like me, many times your distinguished palette and your pocketbook are not in sync. You love to experience the epicurean offerings and fine dining delights that the Queen City has to offer, but instead of treating yourself to the hottest new Uptown eatery, your budget beckons you to turn into the same ole local chain. It’s time to let your taste buds rule and give your wallet a pleasant break!

 

The week of April 12-21, grab a friend and take advantage of local, upscale cuisine for an affordable pre-fixed price, during the first ever Spring Restaurant Week sponsored by Dine Out Charlotte. Love the flavors of Tuscany? Enjoy a three-course meal for only $32 at the award-winning Blue Restaurant & Bar located in Uptown Charlotte or get both your Italian and your music vibe on at Osso Restaurant & Lounge located at the NC Music Factory. These are just two of the many locally owned and operated restaurants that are offering their chef’s finest during Spring Restaurant Week.

Not only will you be treating yourself, but your participation will stimulate the economy – reward local independent restaurant owners and more importantly, while enjoying some of Charlotte’s best cuisine, you will benefit those who are less fortunate. The creators of Dine Out Charlotte wanted both to reward local independent restaurateurs and also to give back in a big way, so they teamed up with a local charity. During Spring Restaurant Week, when you dine out at one of the participating venues, $2 of every meal served will go directly to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina which will be primarily targeted to feed hungry children.

Check out the participating restaurants at http://dineoutcharlotte.com and make reservations today. Not only is this a wonderful win–win opportunity . . . it’s a fun way to treat yourself and pay it forward!

Dine Out Charlotte and the Second Harvest Food Bank Metrolina are Springing Taste Buds into Action!

Springtime in Charlotte is the launch for the city’s most delicious new deal: Dine Out Charlotte. The inaugural culinary celebration serves up big value for diners. From April 12–21, participating restaurants in the Greater Charlotte area will offer three- (or more) course meals for either $22 or $32. The price includes a $2.00 fee to be donated directly to the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Feed Hungry Kids program.

 

“One of Charlotte’s most beautiful times of the year calls for a celebration of the eclectic cuisines from our area’s own talented chefs. The event promises to be a win-win for restaurants and diners alike. And why not help those in need while doing it?’ says Dine Out Charlotte founder, Jeff Ahmadi.

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“Second Harvest Food Bank of Charlotte is honored to be the charity of choice for the inaugural ‘Dine Out Charlotte’ event. This is a great opportunity for folks in the region to try out more of our great restaurants and at the same time help ensure that there are no more hungry children in our region. We hope all of our supporters will welcome spring by eating out locally and helping to end child hunger,” says Kay Carter, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Dine Out Charlotte has secured commitments from numerous well-known establishments, including Blue Restaurant & Bar, Dressler’s Restaurant, Osso Restaurant & Lounge, Red Rocks Cafe & Bakery . . . with more restaurants on the way.

“Our vision with spring restaurant week is to highlight the culinary tapestry of greater Charlotte. Our area has come a long way from its sleepy southern past. Just as visitors to Charleston and New Orleans desire to try their local restaurants, we believe Charlotte visitors and locals expect the same and we can deliver,” says Ahmadi, also founder of Dine Out Charlotte’s parent company, My Fair Offer, Inc.

We have requested that our talented local chefs provide menus with the spring season in mind. Diners will be able to taste the true cuisine of Charlotte – this will be a matter of pride for restaurants with roots in Charlotte community.

The combination of innovative food, a great cause, the magical spring scene, fabulous independent restaurants, and generous people of this region is simply unbeatable. This represents a milestone in the Charlotte region’s recognition as a culinary center and foodie destination.

The idea was born when Ahmadi was frustrated with not being able to find a list of local independent restaurants in one place. “I wanted a platform that would allow me, as a resident of Charlotte, to not only find information on established restaurants, but also find information on new and exciting restaurants, rather than just relying on word of mouth. I may not need reviews from others to help me choose a restaurant,” Ahmadi explains, “but I would like the option of searching local offerings in one place all year long.”

Reservations will be accepted at the restaurants beginning March 24, but Twitter followers will be able to make reservations beginning March 22. Dine Out Charlotte will also be featured on desktop, mobile, iPhone & Android apps. dineoutcharlotte.com, as well as its mobile site and mobile apps, will remain active all year to serve as a local dining for Charlotte residents and visitors. You can also like DOC on Facebook and sign up to stay up to date at http://www.DineOutCharlotte.com.

Thanks to our marketing partner, Pinckney Marketing. Pinckney Marketing will be involved in promotion, marketing, social media, SEO, and design and operation of DineOutCharlotte.com.

For more information, contact Jeff Ahamdi at jeff@myfairoffer.com or 704.877.9418.

Dine Out Charlotte

Just as Charlotte puts on its annual luscious spring show of dogwoods and azaleas, Dine Out Charlotte offers you a sumptuous culinary experience as fresh as spring itself.
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April 12-21 is the Queen City’s first ever spring restaurant week, featuring dozens of locally owned eateries from the greater Charlotte area – from Mooresville to Fort Mill. Experience the best the season has to offer: mouthwatering meals straight from the garden, al fresco dining and a reason to wear new spring clothes.

Dine Out Charlotte’s vision is to capture the season and the gifts of local, independent restaurants. A fresh, eclectic mix of Charlotte-born-and-bred eateries will offer pre-fixed, mouth-watering menus including a minimum of three courses to start either for $20 or $30 depending on the price point of each restaurant. It’s more than just sampling local venues, it is about our own eclectic gastro experience, we plan to party! So shed your winter funk, dine indoors or al fresco, come out and celebrate with good friends and good food: farm-to-fork, vegetarian, international, all-American, or old fashioned southern cooking. You name it . . . it will be there and taste amazing!

Whether you choose to dine at a long-time favorite or try a brand new place in Charlotte’s growing dynamic, restaurant scene, turn the arrival of spring into a party of your own and make your reservation now! What better way than to try a new, local place, satisfy your palate for a great price, and help support a wonderful cause.

Bon appétit Charlotte’s way!