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Dia de los Yelpos Rattles & Hums at Philadelphia’s El Rey



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What is that sound?  A whisper of dry leaves… a barely discernable clack clack clack of bone on bone… then a sudden burst of mariachi music and joyful dancing.  It's Dia de los Yelpos

Philadelphia Elites were treated to a special night of celebration at El Rey, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr's take on a south-of-the-border bizarro diner.  Prison art? Check. Fresh guacamole topped with crispy grasshoppers?  Oh yeah. Pitchers of margaritas marrying sharp Sauza tequila with house-made tamarind, pinapple, mango and guava mixers and Modelo brews at the ready? Abso-fuerte-lutely.

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Yelp snapper James David Saul mixed in, capturing Yelp Elites up to their usual shenanigans. With buckets of Tecate and Mexican Coke at the ready, more than a few of the crew went to work on Wednesday in less-than-prime condition.  "I absolutely decimated the local insect population thanks to the addictive guacamole topped with fried crickets," writes Christopher R.  "I think they need to start taking lessons from their cousin Jiminy, because they definitely failed to act as my conscience when I reached for my billionth can of Tecate.  Yesterday may have been the Day of the Dead but this morning felt like Dawn of the Dead."

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Peep all the the professional pics by Signor Saul and then check out the reviews of this fabulous fiesta here

Til' death do us party,

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Felicia D

Philadelphia Community Manager

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