The general manager of a popular Uptown Charlotte casual dining restaurant has launched a new local dining alliance and hopes to “ignite the local dining scene” in the Queen City.

Briana Cohen, general manager of Sonoma Modern American Cuisine on N. Tryon St., says that will serve to promote locally- and independently-owned restaurants and create strong relationships between businesses, owners, patrons and the community.

“Eat Charlotte is all of us working together to promote local restaurants and local philanthropic groups,” Cohen says in a release.

Originating members of include Andrew Blair’s, Aquavina, Barrington’s, Blue, Bonterra, Cafe Monte, Carpe Diem, Custom Shop, Fenwick’s, Global, Good Food on Montford, La Vecchia’s, Las Ramblas, Latorre’s, M5 Modern Mediterranean, Mimosa Grill, Nix, Noble’s, Pie Town, Press, Ratcliffe on the Green, Rooster’s, Sonoma, Upstream, Zebra, and Zink American Kitchen.

The project launched at on Friday, June 19. Through the site, the alliance will offer exclusive specials at each of their restaurants. The first special included half-price bottles of wine through June 27.

Be sure to check out for their next round of specials.