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Photo Essay: uWink Hollywood & Highland Media Party

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The new 7,300-square-foot Hollywood & Highland location of uWink (its first location is in Woodland Hills) opens to the general public tonight at 5pm. But last night we were able to take a sneak peek of the high-tech interactive restaurant at the media party where we had free reign over the food menu and extensive cocktail list and could order directly through a touchscreen at our tables instead of going through a waiter. Dangerous for the wallet and the liver, considering how easy they make it to ask for another drink.

And yes, it was a bit overwhelming pouring over the cocktail list, the specialty cocktail list, the different liquor types, and the beer list. Our "entertainment director" (read: waiter) came over several times as we tried to decide what we wanted to drink. And once we picked our cocktail we considered the different ways to customize it. "Umm, Hollywood Nights Martini on the rocks with no maraschino cherry, please."