Wowza my yowza! Absolutely our largest event yet, and the perfect way to start the holiday season at the Yelp Holiday Bash on December 3,2008 at The Loft! We had tastes from fifteen different restaurants, including: Ecco, La Tavola, Beleza, Cuerno, Sotto Sotto, Fritti, Il Mulino (which yelpers got a first taste of – as it just opened to the public today!) Lydle Brothers BBQ, Toulouse, The Melting Pot, Sweet Pockets, Murphy’s Popcorn, Legal Sea Foods, Marlow’s Tavern, and Zaya! All the amazing cuisine included everything from adorable mini pumpkin cupcakes to boar ravioli to porcini mushroom risotto and every dish imaginable in between! Libations from Atlanta Beverage included their beer tasting bar, and Leblon Cachaca schooled us in tasting yummy caipirinhas! 3 Vodka treated us to their 3 A.M. vodka, with a choice of a chilled shot (in a souvenir Yelp shot glass, no less), yelptinis and The Yelping Hour, which was a potent mix of 3 A.M. vodka with Red Bull! Lux Studio and the Art of Touch Massage rounded out the Yelp Beautify Lounge area, with consultations, mini massages and more, while in the other corner, Zaya‘s hookah lounge and also tarot card readings from Madame Mandala. Yelpers donned reindeer antlers, Santa hats, and dreidel boppers to work the camera at Atlanta Photography‘s photo booth! Entertainment from Syrens of the South and Yelp’s very own Talib K as the DJ rounded out the night! Raffle prizes from many of our sponsors made many a yelper happy, and also prizes from RummagePad.com, Ticket Alternative and Allied Advertising, too!
Many thanks to the fantastic sponsors making this incredible par-tay possible – we hope you had as much fun as we did! Also thanks to my fellow yelployees – especially Kathleen M who will be soon taking over the reins in Atlanta and to Tara H, who has been a fabulous help in Atlanta!
I especially want to thank all you yelpers and friends for coming out to my final event – your support and friendship has made this journey a memorable one. Hats off to the Yelp community for being vibrant, gracious and creating something truly special. Best wishes to you, and until next time! Happy Holidays to you and yours!