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East Bay’s Ugly Sweater Hootenanny



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From all corners of the Bay, Elite yelpers and friends gallivanted to Emeryville to an old submarine repair facility housing Periscope Cellars, East Bay’s most unique winery, and Paulding & Company, fine catering company and cooking school, to celebrate this holiday season in the best of ugly sweater fashion!

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Peri12As usual, it started with a toast. Solar powered brewery, Anderson Valley, joined in with a keg of Boont’s (w00t) which was promptly drained in an hour! We heard through the yelpvine that Jen S might have had something to do with that. You go, girl! But it was Periscope’s own pinot noir that got Nadia L smiling. All evening the crowds were lured to the wondrous kitchen of Paulding & Co., declared "best Elite event nosh EVAR" by Aaron V! And a sweet treats from  Teacake Bake Shop capped it off just rightPeri4_3.

PerihorseThings really got swinging when Mikie Lee Prasad, The Whoreshoes and Barrelhouse Solly hit the stage with folks, blues and boot stompin’ goodness! The South Bay crew including a cheery Tetsu N really got in the spirit when The
Whoreshoe’s washboard and accordion were busted out. It was quite a sight to behold: a flurry of fuzzy, horrendous sweaters all in motion. Words don’t do it justice; just check out the official pix from Yelp’s own Richard T and Dave K’s snapshots. The wildest duds of ’em all? PericupcakesWhy Steve and Jenn N, winners of a bottle of Deep 6 and gift cert to Farmstead in Oakland!Peripaulding_2

Eternal gratitude to the staff and sponsors who volunteered their time and donated all

tips to Girls Inc! Shout out to Gracie B for linking us up with this organization that provides programs to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.

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Ahhhh… pleasant imbibing, yummy noshing, giving, music and silliness – isn’t that what the holidays are all about, y’all?! Want more? Read your heart out here

Happy holidays & SYOY!
Ligaya T

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