Summer officially hit the 614 and Columbus yelpers welcomed the season with a backyard bash at the original City Barbeque.
Complete with a spread of smoked and grilled favorites like sausage, pulled pork and chicken, sweet vinegar slaw and potato salad, it's a wonder how anyone had room for Graeter's Ice Cream who generously dished out popular flavors like peach and raspberry! Especially those who participated in the first-ever Yelp Rib Eating Contest.
Winner, Seth D took home a City Barbeque giftcard after beating his competitors at eating the most ribs in three minutes, one-handed! Fellow contestant, Tory R, "thought he was in heaven when they brought out a pan of like eight slabs!" After his defeat, "he was shocked… yet impressed!"… "I probably downed a good 3,000 calories that night! But oh well, well worth it!"
Of course this patio picnic wouldn't have been the same without cold drinks to beat the heat. Our thanks to Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Crispin Hard Cider and Honest Tea for keeping us hydrated. Brandie W "could hardly wrap her mind around the free samples" of Jack and even though Amity H is preggers, the "frosty cider looked so delicious it made her wish drinking while pregnant wouldn't make her baby need a helmet." And Honest Tea "convert" Seth D's "so glad that they was there because he really liked the drinks, even though his previous experience with their products was negative."
Strumming classic blues and rock for the masses, Jim Lynch and Charlie Bleak were Matt R's favorite part of the evening! "The music was great," chimes Liz M.
What could make this summertime party any better? Straw bales, S'mores "around a citified camp fire," reports Amity H, and Cornhole! "I devoured a fantastic and horribly messy S'more," admits Michelle K. "I had so much fun at this Elite event!" confesses Stephanie K. "It was absolutely perfect for a summer day."
Be sure to check out all of the feedback of those that attended, and write your own review if you were there too! Did you get your photo taken by the charming and talented, Melissa Pena? Take a peek at the pics on Flickr!
-Christina C, Columbus Community Manager