Yelp Elites walked into their very own holiday card at Claddagh Irish Pub for Yelp's Merry Kitschmas Elite Event. As Nick C remarks, "If one could walk through a Christmas story, it is quite possible some of the pages would have been mirror images of the Yelp Elite's event." Let's open up the pages on this story…
"It was a cold and wintry day outside," recalls Meredith B, "and walking into Claddagh was like walking into someone's cozy living room – stocked with food, booze, and friendly people!" A holiday duo of guitar and voilin treated the crowd to a mellow mix of holiday and Irish tunes as Elites cozied up to the fireplace or caught a kitschy moment in the photo booth compliments of Ray Miles Photography.
Claddagh's pulled out the very merry red carpet, as guests stuffed their belly's full of the most magnificent platter of treats this side of the North Pole. Ricardo T's "mind is still reeling from the amazingness that was the food. The meatballs were light and full of flavor, the mini chicken pot pies were savory and I don't even remember how many caprese skewres I had, but man I could go for several dozen more." Nom!
But the feast didn't stop there! Karl M chowed down on the chocolate and cream puffs, "but it was the bread pudding that blew my mind. The added bonus of real pudding (made with whiskey) was a delicious surprise. The most unique aspect was the apple flavor. I could eat an entire meal of that bread pudding." Honest Tea also joined us for the holiday merriment, with samples of their delicious Pomegranite Ice Tea, Honey Green Tea and Lemonade. For a little harder treat, Stephanie T "was delighted to find Magner's Cider there. I've always been a big fan. I liked that Claddagh's was keepin' it in the fam' with some good Irish cider. I am tooootally sold on their pear flavor!" Bottoms up!
A big thank you to Claddagh General Manager Paul Kennedy and his amazing staff at Claddagh Irish Pub for treating Yelpers to a magical Merry Kitschmas! Also, thanks to Ray Miles Photography for the fab photo's that you can check out here.
Rudolph the Red Nose Rachel C
Pittsburgh Community Manager