Restaurant Week in Charlotte seems to be on the good foot, with locals out and about, enjoying three-course meal for $30/$35.

This twice-yearly event includes upscale restaurants that offer unbelievable dinner prices.

Nothing like a great steak for me, and Sullivan’s Steak House in South End was certainly on my list. A 12-ounce New York strip steak with mashed potatoes and green beans, pineapple martini, and cheesecake with strawberries left me delightfully please.

Restaurant week continues through Jan. 28. Don’t miss out.

Here are my weekend picks.


Women, Wine & Wealth ~ Come out and build solid relationships with other women. Discuss wealth-building principles, investment opportunities, legacy building and all things money. January’s presenter is Myra Foster, publisher of #BlackOwnedCLT. Location: Black Diamond Firearms and Training Facility (311 West 24th St.) Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Cost: $10. More info


Blues at the Tavern ~ Enjoy an evening of music for the soul with Grammy nominees Gary Burnside Band and singer Beverly Davis, hosted by Jazz and Soul Music. Both artists are making their only appearance in Charlotte for two shows. Burnside is a gifted guitarist, inspired by his late father, the legendary R.L. Burnside. Davis has appeared with Tramain Hawkins and many more. Location: Morehead Tavern (300 E. Morehead St.) Cost: $10. Time: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. More info


Soup on Sunday ~ Plan to shake the winter chills by sampling the best soups in town at Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region’s 18th annual Soup On Sunday. Hosted by the Central Piedmont Community College Culinary Arts Department and faculty, more than 32 Charlotte-area restaurants will feature their specialty soup du jour. In addition to soups and bisques, desserts and beverages, Soup on Sunday will offer a selection of pottery for purchase. Location: Phillip Van Every Culinary Arts Center of CPCC (1206 Elizabeth Ave.). Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $30. More info

Toni Baker-Tyson is an entertainment columnist for She enjoys being a social butterfly out on the town, loves live music, the arts, and foreign films. Her passion is volunteering with the...