"Hula dancers, roasted pigs, fresh fruit and rum punch – am I sitting 500 yards away from I-25 or on a Polynesian island?" Denver Elite Vicki P ponders? That was definitely the feel Yelp and the Sand Dollar Gallery was aiming for when planning the luau of the year: Yelp's Aloha Affair. Adorable gallery, the Sand Dollar converted their quaint turquoise house into a Polynesian escape with watercolors depicting Hawaiian scapes, and even raffled off an original watercolor by the gallery owner's father, William Condit, valued at $900! Wellington C was the lucky duck to take the painting home along with a book of the artist's other works.
The fun continued throughout the whole gallery as the expansive backyard was turned into a relaxed island getaway with delicious Mai Tais, Hula Dancers from Kalama Polynesian Dancers, Three whole roasted pigs from Panzano, and hand-crafted and yummy ice cream sandwiches courtesy of Petey Bird. Jennifer B couldn't get enough of the "whole roasted pigs" that "were succulent and finger licking good. I didn't
let an ounce on my plate go to waste. I don't think I'm willing to let
everyone know how many servings I had (total secret)." For the perfect dessert companion, Petey Bird made guests, like Demitri R, happy. "I tried the Chocolate Chip Cookie with Vanilla. Then The Sea Salt cookie with Strawberry Ice cream. Both were delicious." As DJ Postman spun some island beats, Polynesian dancers provided history behind each dance and hula-ed the night away to authentic Tiki melodies and stereotypical classics, like Hawaii 5-0.
A huge thank you again to our sponsors, The
Sand Dollar Gallery, Panzano, Petey Bird, and partners Marc Hughes (DJ Postman), and Kalama Polynesian Dancers. For more highlights and pics of the event, visit the separate business listing . If interested in becoming elite please visit the Yelp Elite page. Be sure to pay a visit to Sand Dollar Gallery, Panzano, and Petey Bird in the near future. Support local businesses. It's the Yelpy thing to do.
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