Tomorrow is the opening of the Queen’s Feast in the Charlotte area. This great event offers diners the chance to experience amazing food at participating restaurants with special Prix Fixe three course menus during Restaurant Week. The event runs from July 22nd to the 31st. If you miss it, you will have to wait until January when the bi-annual event returns.

There are many restaurants that participate in the Queen’s Feast, some are returning, but there are many new offerings this year as well. This is a great chance to try a new restaurant, or return to an old favorite, but with the event running so many nights, you can do both. So, book your sitters now, because these special menus are available for dinner only.

To ensure your spot at your favorite restaurant, first, they need to be offering a Queen’s Feast menu. Second, you need to make a reservation because time slots fill up quickly and even a restaurant that usually has walk-in tables, probably won’t during the event. Some, but not all of the participating restaurants use OpenTable for reservations, but be sure to check the list of restaurants from the Charlotte Restaurant Week website here to verify.

Depending on the restaurant, the prix fixe three-course menus can cost $30, $35, $40, or $45 per person. This does not include taxes, gratuities, or additional items like drinks or extra courses. Additional items will be available in most locations and should still be options for any diners not ordering the prix fixe menu.

Participating restaurants are not just in Uptown anymore. They are spread throughout Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Stanly counties in North Carolina. In addition, you can find options in York and Lancaster counties in South Carolina. This means that you don’t have to travel very far to find a great meal, but you can also use it as an opportunity to check out a new area of town.

To plan your ultimate dinner combinations, check out the directory on the Charlotte Restaurant Week page. You can search by location, or alphabetically by the name of the restaurant. Be sure to click on the name of the restaurant you are interested in to learn more about the spot, and also to see what is offered on the menu. Some of the restaurants include a drink as part of the offering as well so be sure to read the entire description. Some of the restaurants include a link to make a reservation.

Each prix fixe menu offers options that should be able to accommodate diners even if you have dietary restrictions. If you have allergies or food sensitivities, be sure to contact the restaurant to make sure that substitutions can be made.

The Queen’s Feast is also a great opportunity to explore other areas of town. Maybe you are looking for a shorter commute time, maybe you are looking for more space, or maybe you are tired of renting and are ready to purchase a home. Trying a new spot might just help you find the perfect place for you.