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November 16, 2022

Photos from our second annual UPPY Awards

See the night of celebration at Byron’s South End

Photos by Daniel Coston

Monday, Nov. 14 was a night to remember for those in attendance at our 2022 UPPY Awards ceremony! Scroll through the photos below to see images that captured the ambiance of celebration and community.

  • The Counter- team was on hand to support nominees Yongwon Huang and Bill Cox. Daniel Coston/UP
  • UPPY Awards event planner Casey Wilson of Carben Events and UP's Caroline Rewalt and editor Kristen Wile. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Cocktails for the evening were created by Brittany Kellum of Fin & Fino. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Ken and Tricia Martino, owners of Osteria LuCa. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Audra Harman, Sam Hart of Counter-, Jason Ackerman of ScallionPancake, and Jon Wile of UP. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Specialty cocktails for the night featured El Jimador, Woodford Reserve, or Finlandia. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Chef Morgan Riffel of Table & Twine was on hand to serve delicious shrimp and grits. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Each of the winners took home a gift bag packed with goodies. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Guests enjoyed drinks, food, and an awards celebration. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Carolina Selfies was on hand for guests to bring home photo momentos. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Unpretentious Palate founder Kristen Wile begins the awards ceremony. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Colleen Hughes of Supperland was the night's first winner for Mixologist of the Year. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Guests cheer for winners. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Bill Cox of Counter- gets a huge from chef Sam Hart after winning Sommelier of the Year. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Bill Cox accepts his award on stage. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Samantha DeRose, winner of Local Food Advocate of the Year. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Guests took to the dance floor after the awards ceremony. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Chef Oscar Johnson of Jimmy Pearls dances with his son. Daniel Coston/UP
  • Your Farms Your Table brought home Ghost Kitchen of the Year for the second year. Daniel Coston/UP
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