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A Yelp Cleveland Elite Event For The Books!



Cleveland Elites and their lucky +1's combined their inner bookworm and vino-love this past Thursday at local bookstore and wine shop, Visible Voice Books—purple lips included! In fact, Habby H cheers this was the "best time I have spent in a book store!" #Win!

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Yelpers stuffed their bellies to the max with seemingly endless and delicious food from beloved food truck, Dim and Den Sum, who came in-store to serve up their scrumptious edibles. From veggie curry with rice in Chinese take-out boxes, to wings and their famous PBLT's with super-thick bacon, everyone left full and happy! Resident vegetarian yelper, Roxanne O "especially liked the amazing vegan grub provided by D&DS" and Rachel B exclaims this event had "the BEST food so far!"

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Not only were the Elites and guests impressed by the incredible munchies, but the exceptional and complimentary wine and beer selection gave them all something to buzz about. Visible Voice was gracious enough to pour some heavy-handed tastings of four popular vinos they carry. These "samples" weren't for the light-weights, that's for sure! Then yelpers got to sample the newest seasonal releases from Magic Hat, including Wacko, which boasts a pinkish hue from beets. Delicious! We can't forgot about the Labatt Blue Light Lime and the little taste of summer it brought to the party. Cleveland can dream, can't we? "Based on food and booze alone, I'd give this event a five," exclaimed Krystal D.

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Everyone was greeting into VVB with the acoustic folk tunes of NEO local, Ty Kellogg, who rocked us all night long with tracks from his newest album coming out soon! Once yelpers were inside, they were entered into a raffle to win a gift bag full of take-aways including: a booklight, Visible Voice shirt and gift card, a bottle of wine, a free hair cut at The Studio in Ohio City and more. Congrats to Matthew M and Cheryl W who won, although CLE yelpers are starting to think Matt is rigging these give-aways (wink-wink!) And who could forget about the Yelp-y schwag, like bookmarks, and a variety of nerdy specs to don for our lovely photographer for the evening, Katie Cutshaw.

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There are tons of fabulous pictures that can't possibly all fit here, so check them out at on the Yelp Flickr Page.

Curious to see what other yelpers have said about this Elite event? Want to write your own review? Go right ahead! I'd love your feedback

I also want to take a moment to thank the local businesses and sponsors who made this event possible. Dave, Shelly, Dan and Courtney from Visible Voice Books – thank you for all your help planning, letting us crash your bookstore with a yelp-y party and for all your generosity! Meg Miller from Magic Hat – you totally rocked this party (as usual) and we wouldn't have as much fun without you! Chris Hodgson and crew from Dim and Den Sum – you made this event a huge success with your incredible food. Thank you so very much! Ty Kellogg – you rock, dude! Can't wait to work with you again sometime! Katie Cutshaw – you're photos turned out incredible, lady! My colleague from Chicagoland, Jelena Z – thanks for traveling all the way to C-Town to help me! And last, but certainly not least, all the Elites who continue to come out and make CLE Yelp amazing.

See you on Yelp!

Cara L

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Yelp Cleveland Community Manager

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