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Austin’s Inaugural Yelpy Awards at Lucky Lounge



Austin's First Annual Yelpy Awards happened this past Tuesday and I don't think we'll ever be the same.
Yelpy 3 The love and community in that room were remarkable. Beth D puts it best: "All in all it was a fabulous party. We laughed, we cried, we hugged, we fought, we danced, we ate, we drank, we made merry; friends became enemies, enemies became friends, bridges were crossed, bridges were burned, and we're all richer for the experience. Also, some of that didn't happen at all." 
Yelpy 2Deep Eddy Vodka Cocktails flowed like a river of awesome and Real Ale Brewing trotted out the big guns. Five of their bottled specialties flew from the bartenders hands like water and Fireman's #4 on tap made many a yelper happy. 

Yelpers were treated to a these delicious bevvies by the oh so talented bartenders at our host venue, Lucky Lounge. Speaking of which, this downtown hot spot was the perfect place to host this event. With our very own stage, microphone and a big lucky sign behind us, it felt like the Oscars. "The venue was spacious enough to house an army, the perfect size for the Yelp crew to mix and mingle." Amy D "found myself at the bar twice and both times waited no more than a minute or two for a drink. That makes a good bartender in my book."

Let's not forget a local favorite Roppolo's pizza who actually 
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pulled their food card up outside of the event and served hot pies from beginning until end of the event. Alison L lauds them: "The Foodie award goes to Roppolo's for bringing the whole truck and cranking out hot pizzas all night." From the classic pepperoni to the gourmet Rosalie, the thin crusted goodness was "just as good sober as it's been at 3am."

All in all, a fantastic evening. Paul S was inspired… "if being invited was an honor, imagine my surprise to see friends actually climbing up onto that stage and clutching that golden star!  "HEY!!!  I KNOW THAT PERSON, THEY ARE WINNING!"  I was so proud of each and every success story, a real inspiration, each and every one of you.  I'm thinking of turning my life around."

Take a look at the photos by the amazing Jennifer Byers and the reviews for our first event. Cheers to many more! SYOY!
Kelly S
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