As 2016 winds down, I wanted to send a gratitude-filled thanks to all of our devoted Underground Kitchen diners for a fantastic 2016. This year, we expanded UGK outside of Richmond in other cities, including Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia, S.C., Baltimore, Fredericksburg, and Lynchburg/Roanoke. We had the chance to work with some of the best chefs in the southeast, from Matthew Tlusty, executive chef at Julep’s in Richmond, to Joy Crump, former “Top Chef” contestant and executive chef at Foode in Fredericksburg.



 We met some incredible people who we otherwise would not have had the opportunity to meet. “Each UGK event is an experience in and of itself” is how Charlottesville Wine & Country Living described our foray into central Virginia. At its core, that is exactly what Underground Kitchen is. So, in 2017, expect more of what you have come to know and love – uniquely themed pop-ups, chef-driven, experimental menus, and unexpected adventures in ambience, merriment, and community, when we get back to basics in Richmond. Stay tuned!

In good food,

Micheal Sparks, CEO