|Chino Latino's Thai pork belly lettuce wrap at Tuesday night's Uptown Talks|
This year's Uptown Talks event, hosted Tuesday night by the Uptown Association, paid special attention to the area's bustling restaurant community. In addition the wide array of businesses present, there were also 19 area restaurants, bakeries and other food related businesses serving up tasty samples for hungry event goers.
Some of the restaurants dishing out tasty morsels included the Nightingale
, showing off a baby beet salad with beer gastrique; The Gray House
, with a pickled ramp and goat cheese spread on house-made crackers; Republic
with a decadent duck meatball; and the newly opened Hammer & Sickle serving up creamy stroganoff on their housemade
spaetzle. In addition to the tastings, a sit-down dinner was catered by Uptown's It's Greek to Me.
The food focus was a new angle for the annual event, and based on this year's success, could become a new tradition.