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September 2013 Newsletter
Eat Well...Eat Local.
Globally Flavored, Locally Savored. Thanks for supporting your local independent restaurants!
Discounted Web Certificates Now on Sale!

Web Certs Sharp  

Eat Local Charlotte Member Restaurant certificates are sold at a 30% discount! You'll be able to purchase these Web Certificates online, print them from your computer, and use them immediately at your favorite Eat Local Charlotte restaurant (or you can give them as a gift!). A copy of the certificate will also be emailed to you.  


There is a limited supply of these certificates for each restaurant and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.     

Click here to Purchase yours! 
Featured Recipe

Heirloom Tomato Tart from Upstream  


Puff pastry 1 sheet

Butter .25 lb

Thyme sprigs 3 each

Ripe heirloom tomatoes 3 medium

Goat cheese 1lb

Chopped parsley 2T

for more information click here
Featured Chef
Thomas Dyrness 
Executive Chef of Upstream- Harper's Group Restaurant
A native of Middlesex, New Jersey, Tommy Dyrness started his culinary education at Johnson and Wales, graduating in 1995. After an internship at Don Cesar Hotel and Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tommy headed to Nantucket Island and worked at White Elephant and Keystone Resorts. He gained a new appreciation for upscale cuisine working with Gerry Hayden in the Hamptons which led him to Las Vegas and Wolfgang Puck's Postrio. For more information click here
Upcoming Events


BBQ Patio Party
September 21, 2:00pm - $30 per person 
Chef Jason Swyt will be teaching us how to set up our grills to prepare perfect BBQ items such as Danish Baby Back Ribs, Smoked BBQ Chicken, Beef Brisket, and Smoked Pork Shoulder. He will also walk us through preparing great sides to pair with our BBQ feast. A Sam Adams representative will be on hand to introduce a selection of their craft beers that pair well with any BBQ feast and maybe hand out a few party favors. We will all enjoy a delicious meal sampling of each of the items and Chef Jason will send everyone home with a complete recipe packet for everything we discuss during the event. Please call for reservations, space is limited for event.

Fifth Annual Oyster Bash 
September 20, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dip into oysters paired with remarkable wines and sparklers at Charlotte's great oyster bash! All you can eat raw oysters- such as Old Salt, York River, Fanny Bay, Blue Point, Rappahannock, Malpeque, and much more- all paired with fabulous wines from throughout the world. Vote on your favorite pairings and enter to win prizes. Reservations- 704-556-7730 - more info
Weekly Specials

9 for $9 after 9

enjoy 9 Harper's signature entrees for just $9 each night of the week after 9pm

Mondays: 1/2 price bottles of wine more info

Tuesdays: 1/2 price glasses of wine more info
Monday: $2.50 Every Draft 
See what's currently on draft at all four our locations. - more info

Sunday Half Price Bottles of Wine - more info

Sunday Brunch Buffet! 
Our Sunday Brunch Buffet is a great way to wake up on Sunday mornings. The all-you-can-eat chef's spread features roasted meats, seafood dishes, traditional brunch favorites, southern specialties including Mimosa's Shrimp & Grits and a dessert table with a selection of delectable sweets. Adults $21.95; Kids age 3 to 10, $10. - more info

Half Price Bottles of Wine 
Half price bottles of wine every Tuesday from 5pm-10pm. - more info

Upstream Bar & Bites
Daily specials from 4pm-7pm and 9pm-close in the lounge. Upstream's Quick Bites Menu with special pricing on tasty Ahi Tuna Tacos, Pan Roasted Mussels, Spring Rolls and more. - more info

Thursday- 1/2 off select bottles of wine

Sunday- 1/2 price glasses of wine
Wind down your weekend right! Enjoy half-price glasses of wine all day.  - more info
Restaurant Update


Eat Local Charlotte welcomes new member Paco's Tacos and Tequila

Eat Local Charlotte Rewards Card


Each time you dine at any of our restaurants, you accumulate points for each dollar you spend.

* 150 points = $10 reward for use at any Eat Local Charlotte restaurant

* 500 max points per visit

* $100 max value redeemed per visit per party (not to exceed 50% of your bill)

* Carry just one card and enjoy the benefits at all of our great restaurants!


How to Sign-Up for the Eat Local Charlotte Rewards Program: 
Option 1:

Plastic Cards are free at any of our member establishments.

Click Here to see our list of restaurants and pick up your card today!
Option 2:
You can also sign-up for a rewards account using your phone number only by clicking here.   
Eat Local Charlotte Restaurants


Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

Click here for a Google map of our restaurants.  



-Reward Values are stored on your rewards card (like a gift card). You must request that your reward be taken from your card when you are ready to redeem. Only registered cards are eligible for redeeming points.

-Did you know that you can check your point balances on line? To sign in to your account and view your transactions, click here:  Member Sign In


-Frequently Asked Questions  Click here 

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