What better way to kick off the year than with a bad-ass open party at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment! Last Thursday night, over 500 yelpers had the opportunity to explore the museum after hours as they sipped and sampled plenty of food and beverage, investigated the filming studios for America's Most Wanted, fired off laser bullets at the shooting range and participated in a simulated high-speed police chases.
With a wait list tip teetering close to 2,000 people, the lucky guests enjoyed Merzi's Indian-inspired cuisine including chicken, beef, and lamb served with rice a variety of Masala and Makani sauces, Dupont Hotel's seared scallops in parsnip puree and chocolate macarons, Carmine's fist size meatballs and eggplant parmesan and Rita's cherry and mango flavored Italian water ice and PopChips. Guest washed these delicious bites down with plenty of Batch 19 pre-prohibition style lager, 5 different kinds of Barefoot Bubbly, 12 different kinds of Barefoot Wines, bubble tea by Ping Pong Dim Sum and bottles of Honest Tea.
As yelper Brian B so eloquently put it: "The only better way to spend a Thursday night is illegal in 39 states, so Yelp's Most Wanted Party was a more than adequate alternative." Since guests were having such a criminally good time, The Suite Barbershop were offering cuts and stylings to help guests freshen up on a new identity, with Onomonomedia's photo booth waiting in the wings to snap newly groomed partygoers. And let's not forget Studio 310's body scans which determined yelpers "real age." (Ahh, to be 21 again!)
A special thank you once again to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment for letting us take over the museum for the evening. Also, a special thank to all of those that made donations at the event to our non-profit partner, The Natalee Holloway Resource Center.
Until next time, stay smooth but not criminal…