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Cleveland’s Yelp’s Rock Royalty



This August, Yelpers from all over Northeast Ohio gathered at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom for Yelp’s Rock Royalty. With a rockin’ theme, we paid homage to the Agora’s historic roots while inviting Yelpers to meet great local businesses in our community.Over 20+ businesses gathered to showcase their best bites, sips and entertainment, all to benefit Rainey Institute, providing music and arts education to children in Cleveland. As Yelpers made their way through 3-tiers of local businesses in the theatre, they discovered new local spots to revisit in the future. Whether pies, Hungarian pastries, or cookies, there was no shortage of sweet treats fit for any rock star green room.For more savory taste buds, Yelpers sampled everything from pies, to tacos, to pickles and pizza bagels. As Yelp Elite Amy H. said, “I tried something at every business. I was surprised [that] there were a lot of vendors I didn’t even know existed, and I’ve lived in Cleveland for 4 years now! I think of myself as a big foodie but there are so many places I have yet to try and explore.”There was also no shortage of wonderful local spirits. Yelpers sampled sips from Karate Cowboy Spirits + Sake and Nick Drinks with Porco Tiki Lounge and Tiki Room while hearing more about their approach to celebrating all things local.Meanwhile, in the ballroom lobby, Yelpers community painted, received gorgeous henna, entered ticket giveaways and much more. As Linda K. said, “There were so many interesting business owners to meet and I have so many new ideas for events and catering services! This was a great event overall, and it was very lovely that it benefited the Rainey Institute to give underserved youth music education.”At the end of the night, $1,000+ was rained to benefit Rainey Institute, enough to provide several scholarships for local children to attend Rainey’s afterschool programming!For full photos of all our amazing sponsors, click here. To read the excellent reviews, click here. More information on Rainey Institute can be found here.

Special thanks to our food sponsors:
AMP 150
The Chick and the Pea
Damn Good Jam
Frickaccio’s
Feel Good Dough
LaLa Custom Cake
Lucy’s Sweet Surrender
Piccadilly Artisan Creamery
Randy’s Pickles
Simply Delicious Pies
Sweet Costo

Sips sponsors:
Karate Cowboy Spirits + Sake
Nick Drinks ft. Porco Tiki Lounge and Tiki Room

Entertainment sponsors:
Elizabeth Sturm Freelance Photography
Black Squirrel Radio Mobile DJ
The Owens Group
Pinot’s Palette Olmsted Falls
Tidal Cool
Dad + Daughter Photography
The Grog Shop

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