Friday Sept 14th, 2012 was a great evening in Downtown Dayton. The Urban Nights event showcased dining, nightlife, retail shops and more. Good art and good music filled the city, as did festival goers. But The Food Adventures Crew were at this huge street party to try the street food for an Urban Food Adventure. It was great to see the bustling downtown area with businesses and restaurants opening their doors to the public. Dancers and musicians entertained the masses and there were even people repelling down one of Dayton’s tallest buildings!
Crowds gathered from Riverscape to the Oregon District. Dayton was hopping during Urban Nights. There were dozens and dozens of restaurants and food vendors selling their eats. So many vendors, that it would be impossible to list them all here, so please click on our photos below. A picture is worth a thousand words, right?
There was soul food and seafood. There were pies and burgers ‘n fries. Varieties ranges from Bratwurst eats to vegetarian treats. We ate South American food, Italian food and Indian specialties. The event also featured beer and wine vendors. Some vendors, like the ones near Riverscape, made you purchase 3 dollar tickets to buy food at any vendor. Other street vendors downtown were on a cash for food basis.
There were even 3 separate stages spread out across the downtown area where you could listen to live bands and more. We dined to some classic rock by local band ‘Spungewurthy.’
Did you miss Urban Nights and the food extravaganza? Then mark your calendars for Friday night May 10th, 2013 when Urban Nights returns to the Gem City.
The atmosphere was friendly and fun. It was really something to enjoy a Food Adventure while standing among Courthouse Square or underneath Dayton’s skyline. Urban Nights was a great time and made us proud of our hometown of Dayton! Enough of the sentimental stuff, you have to check out these amazing food photos below !!
But first, please comment below and tell us what you thought of URBAN NIGHTS !