Yelp Columbus Elites & guests painted the town red – well, local bar Double Happiness anyway – for the last Elite event of the year, Yelp's Seeing Red 2012 Holiday Elite Party! While sipping on five complimentary drink options and fully imbibing with special cash bar prices, Elites took in the holiday cheer wearing all red. "Loved it! This was a classic Elite event at it's finest!" chimes Liz M.
Freshstreet Yakitori served up individually-made Japanese crepes & piping hot okonomiaki fries with a spin. Emma L explains "We ate some of the fries from Freshstreet, which were really, really good… I just had to eat them with my eyes closed. There's just something about Japanese Mayo, Nacho Cheese and Fish Flakes that sound so wrong and taste so right!"
Competition was fierce throughout the night as three different competitions were presented. Elites battled it out in the "Merrry Yelpmas Movie Trivia Game" for a chance to win a gift card to dessert partner, Red Velvet Café – who also brought dozens of delicious cupcakes. Teri D just has "one word about the cupcakes – YUM!!!!!!!!!"
Perhaps the highlight of the night – besides the apropos tunes thanks to The Clamdown & DJ George Brazil – was the Thai chili-vodka Hot-Shot Contest. A handful of iron-palated Elites took a shot and the one who lasted the longest without taking a drink afterwards won a VIP party at Double Happiness. Little did we know that Columbus Elites aren't phased by much. A tie-breaking limbo contest ensued where champion Matt R was crowned the winner. Hot stuff!
Beyond contests, crepes & shots, We Are Glitterati took shots of their own in the Naughty or Nice Yelp Photo Booth. Check out all the pics here! More photos from the talented Melissa Pena can be found on our Flickr page here.
See you next year!