Restaurant Week Wednesday – Upstream Restaurant, Charlotte

by Roni

 It’s Restaurant Week!  For one week you can eat in selected restaurants for $30 which includes appetizer, dinner, and dessert. It’s a great concept because you can try upscale restaurants for a very reasonable price.  A friend and I tried Upstream and I am so glad we did.

If you like to eat out but don’t like to spend lots of money on your meal, this is the perfect time to try a restaurant that maybe is normally be out of your price range.  Why not take advantage of this opportunity?

The first picture is of crab cakes (my appetizer) and I took a picture of the miso soup my friend had but it didn’t photograph well so I can’t show it to you. But it was tasty!

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Sea Bass. It was heaven in my mouth.

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Tenderloin. My friend ordered it well (yuck, I like it rare)  but it was still tender and juicy.

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Flourless chocolate torte and ice cream. Very good, extremely rich.

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Apple crumble. The apples were tart and firm, it was a delicious combination.


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 It’s not too late, Restaurant Week in on until the 26th so if you can, check out Upstream or any of the restaurants on the list, I’m sure you will find something you will be happy with.

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Jess January 22, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Restaurant Week is amazing, I participated when I was living in Denver. That apple dessert looks fab! The Love and I can get down on some apple crisp. We average about an entire pan per week in the fall! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

Roni February 10, 2014 - 1:59 pm

I try and go as often as I can and the apple dessert was great!

K. Elizabeth January 23, 2014 - 6:58 pm

Those crab cakes look so delicious! I think that I’ve enjoyed Restaurant Week once. I would love to advantage of it and do it a date night, but sadly my husband is working all of Restaurant Week this year. We’re definitely going to make plans to enjoy it next year though.

Roni February 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

I think it will happen again later on this year so you can go then, it’s so worth it!

rosemary ( January 29, 2014 - 9:10 pm

I love restaurant week as they have it in NYC too What a great way to be able to enjoy some restaurants that maybe you could not at full price This dinner looks so good Great choices Here from SITS tribe!!

Roni February 10, 2014 - 2:01 pm

I didn’t know they had it in NYC, I had never heard of it before I moved to Charlotte. That’s probably where the idea came from!

Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist February 3, 2014 - 9:02 am

Hi Roni! Found you through the SITS Pinterest this morning. I love to travel and a good restaurant week too. I missed restaurant week a few weeks ago in DC. I have two “littles”, and they don’t necessarily make it easy for me to go out to eat as much. I “LOVE” what you are doing here. I can tell that you are doing it with passion.

Roni February 10, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Hey there! Don’t you just LOVE SITS? Thank you for your lovely words, that’s really nice and I appreciate it.

Shauna February 10, 2014 - 11:42 am

Oh wow, it all looks delish! Visiting from SITS and I must come back again and check out more travel advice and adventures as we love to travel!

Roni February 10, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Isn’t traveling the best! Thanks for stopping by…headed to your blog now!

Renew Your Space February 10, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Wow – this looks delicious & look at that dessert!!! I’ve never participated in restaurant week – what a fun way to get to know the local cuisine! ~Renee

Sara February 10, 2014 - 1:23 pm

That meal looks amazing (especially the desserts!)

Stacie February 10, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Your pics look great although I don’t eat seafood, and love that steak, (burn mines)! Good eatin’ foor an even better price.

Stopping by from SITS comment love.

Sharon February 10, 2014 - 2:25 pm

They all look delicious! We have the same thing here in Baltimore. You can try different dishes at certain restaurants. I haven’t gone during that special week, yet. These make me want to run out and make sure I try some of the dishes the next time it comes around here in Baltimore.

Jonesy February 10, 2014 - 3:17 pm

I LOVE restaurant week! I did it once in New Orleans and it was the best. This food looks delish! : ) nice photos and post. #SITSblogging

Robbie K ( February 10, 2014 - 4:20 pm

I LOVE crabcakes and it all looks delicious! I wish we had something like that here.

Sara February 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I have never heard of Restaurant Week before, but I am so happy I know about it now!! This sounds like such a killer idea. #SITSblogging

Stephanie February 10, 2014 - 8:13 pm

This looks great! Lovely blog

Sandra February 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm

Now this place sure looks yummy!
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