Muchas Gracias! Night in the Tropics 2015


The 2015 Night in the Tropics’ Latin theme provided a night of spicy entertainment, delicious food and plenty of cool drinks for the 1,200 people who flocked to the National Aviary’s annual fundraiser. The event raised more than $195,000 to support the National Aviary’s birds, conservation work, and education programs!

In addition to dancing to the beats of Noël Quintana & The Latin Crew, mingling with flamingos, and learning to salsa with DJ Loyal and Salsa412, guests voted for the favorite restaurants in the 2015 Taste Awards.

New this year, three of Pittsburgh’s top food writers and experts also provided their expertise in naming the Taste Award winners.  

This year’s winners included:

Judges’ Choice

  • Best Savory: Social at Bakery Square
  • Best Sweet: Priory Fine Pastries
  •  Best Overall: Social at Bakery Square

Peoples’ Choice

  • Best Overall: Atria’s Restaurant and Tavern

Muchas gracias to all of the 2015 Night in the Tropics’ sponsors, event supporters, restaurants, and party guests!