120 San Antonio Yelp Elites gathered on the Riverwalk at Luke San Antonio for a good ole fashioned, N'awlins-style crawfish boil! The food didn't stop at mud bugs, Luke put out an incredible spread that just didn't stop. According to Bettina R, "Accompanying the crawfish were sausage links, and super-spicy boiled corn and potatoes. The meat pies (savory empanadas stuffed with chicken liver and ground beef) and fried oysters were real crowd-pleasers!"
The weather was perfect as a breeze blew in from the river, Alamo City yelpers sipped on a fine selection of locally-made libations. Enchanted Rock Vodka provided the hard stuff and served up delicious Moscow Mules and Bloody Mary's to accompany the crawfish. But, the show stealer was brand-new San Antonio "brewstillery" Ranger Creek, the world's only facility brewing both choice craft beer and some mighty, mouthwatering bourbon. Yelpers enjoyed samples of their craft brews, OPA and La Bestia, and found themselves drooling in anticipation of the bourbon – which will be out later this year!
The sweet sounds of San Antonio-based singer/songwriter, Sean Palen rocked the house for the first hour of the event and yelpers sang along to his hit tune, "Sean Palen Theme Song." Then, DJ David Staedtler took over and spun some fly Creole zydeco and dance hits that got everyone on their feet dancing! When yelpers weren't rocking out, they were having their faces painted, getting caricatures drawn and enjoying magic tricks from local street performers! Each Elite recieved their very own, one-of-a-kind Yelp mason jars as take homes. And just when you thought there couldn't be any more, Carlos Pena set up his amazing photo booth, where yelpers recieved take-home prints and their images were auto-tweeted to their Twitter handles!
Until next time, yelpers, SYOY!
xo – Krys T