Over 1,000 people strolled along the streets of downtown Leucadia for this year’s Taste of Leucadia event in April, hosted by Leucadia 101 Main Street Association. The family-friendly evening event featured food samples from over 20 local restaurants including HapiFish, Birdseye Kitchen, Nectarine Grove, Le Papagayo, Bread & Barley, Umi Restaurant, and Valentina, among others; beer, wine, and kombucha tastings at 13 Sip Stops; and live music at five locations along the 2.5-mile Taste Trail.

Participating restaurants competed for the Platinum Plate Award, a people’s choice award for the best dish of the event, awarded this year to newcomer Chiko, which wowed attendees with a whole roasted pig. Their regular menu features a signature fusion of Chinese and Korean flavors with a creative twist. For information about other local events go to www.leucadia101.com.