Houston Elites channeled their inner 1940s bombshell beauties and studs at the January 28th glam-squad event at famed downtown destination, Strip House Steak House. Guests enjoyed endless hors d'œuvres, filling up on housemade beef jerky, juicy bite-size burgers, slices of sirloin atop creamed spinach, foie gras, shiitake mushroom eggrolls, tuna tartare, crab cakes, mini chocolate mousse cakes and so much more. (There's still much debate on which dish stole the show, but we noticed a few mouths water at the sight of the steaks!) As a special treat, Executive Chef John Schenk made a guest appearance from LA to give yelpers grilling tips and answer all their burning beef questions (pun intended). There to wash down the variety of bites, Yelpers sipped on Strip House's famous Blackberry Martini concocted with Texas' own Hudson Ferus Vodka. …And who better to present this buzz-worthy new product than Hudson Ferus Vodka Co-Founder Bert Gallagher Jr.?! Anyone get a taste straight up? Smooth.
The first-class treatment did stop there: Transforming the tresses and faces of yelpers into pin-up babes were the gals from Studio 31 Hair Lab (Stacey, Leslie and Christian). From Veronica Lake
curls to Bettie Paige lips, the ladies of Yelp enjoyed
these full-on knockout makeovers. And for added seduction, Newal from The Original Henna Company sexed up the scene with exotic tattoos – for those who dared!
'Til next time … SYOY (see you on Yelp!),