Urban Wren takes home two tomato trophies

Competing in Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer and the Travelers Rest Tomato Sandwich Taste-Off, Chef Taylor Montgomery is two-for-two.

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Winner winner, tomato dinner. | Photo from Urban Wren

Can you tell we love tomatoes? Chef Taylor Montgomery of Urban Wren is not only the winner of the Travelers Rest Tomato Sandwich Taste-Off but also the winner of Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer. Did we mention he grew all the tomatoes himself?

For the taste-off, Chef Taylor prepared “The Black Beauty,” a tomato sandwich on Urban Wren’s signature black bread. Flipping the script for Hot Tomato Summer, Chef Taylor created a tomato + chorizo empanada.

Competing against six local restaurants in the Tomato Sandwich Taste-off and 24 for Hot Tomato Summer, we think its safe to say this guy knows tomatoes.

Congrats Chef Taylor + Urban Wren.

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