OC Yelp Elites Get All Artsy in Santa Ana

Yelpers in Orange County got all artsy on Thursday night at Grand Central Art Center in Downtown Santa Ana. While enjoying all of the art in the gallery ranging from Thomas Kinkade to…interesting teapots, Yelp Elites were entertained by dramatic interpretations of their fave reviews performed by Improv Schmimprov. Who knew reviews of cream puffs and fish tacos could turn into such hilarity?

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Memphis at the Santora was on hand giving out some tasty gumbo, pork sliders and delish Dixie Beer. MAWL was also on board giving OC yelpers a lesson in the fine art of wine tasting. Grand Central also gave out so many yelptastic prizes; Arnold E walked away with a snazzy collection of books from the store and Jason H even went home with a limited edition print worth $500!

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Meanwhile the rest of the yelpers got cozy in the Astroturf room with The Crosby, who were giving a yelper-only sneak preview of their new menu with some Chai Chicken Wings (which kept Angeline D going back for seconds!) and their signature sangria. Also hanging out in the Astroturf room was Proof Bar, dishing out the dirty XZO Vodka martinis in their amazing miniature martini glasses, Steph W knows the samples may have been small, but they sure pack a punch!

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Throughout the night yelpers got their art on by working on a collage filled with their fave quotes from Yelp reviews, with a little help from one of GCAC's artists in residence, Eric Jones. Add the funkalicious tunes from DJ Co.Fee and it's one rockin', artsy good time for yelpers in the Santa Ana Artist's Village.

Check out all of the pics from the night on Yelp's Flickr page, and be sure to share your own on the Yelp OC Flickr Pool. And last, but not least – don't forget to do what you do best – share your own review of the bash here!

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Until next time….SYOY!