It's one of my favorite times to be alive! Charlotte Restaurant Week, the summer edition, is upon us. It runs July 19th -28th and there are so many restaurants participating! Fifteen new ones even! And this may be called "Charlotte" restaurant week, but really it's the entire metro area...even into Lancaster and up to Hickory and Statesville. This is a chance to get an amazing 3 (sometimes 4!) course meal for $30 or $35. And you have to check out the menus online first because a) get excited about food and b) some menus include bonus items like a drink or additional appetizer. Choosing where to go is the hardest part. For me, this is a chance to try places I'm normally priced out of or maybe explore a brand new place in a different part of town. I love food and I love this community and I it warms my heart to see people gather together. Check out the full list and make a reservation!