In the wise words of George Washington, we cannot tell a lie when we say that the Phoenix yelpers showed off their good citizenship this Monday during The Elite Introduction to Citizen Public House in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nearly 150 yelp elites honored America's past presidents by sporting their favorite red, white and blue attire during an evening of fun, food, cocktails and Bingo!
Yelpers were invite to the brand new Citizen Public House in Old Town Scottsdale for a peak into the culinary masterpieces of Chef Bernie and Pastry Chef Tracey Dempsey. The evening fit for a president began with yelp elite Jim W in full character of a secret service agent. In his own words, "I arrived at 17:45 and quickly secured the frontal approach, checked in with Yelp officials and maintained a brief post at the main entrance." Once the area was secured, guests were giving the green light and entered the party to be greeted with yelp bouncy balls.
During the patriotic evening, yelpers showed off their good citizenship while playing Presidential bingo and munching on Chef Bernie's masterpieces of grilled flat bread with tzatziki and hummus, rosemary roasted nuts, lamb meatball with Persian cucumber salad, tender Belly bacon fat high mountain midnight popcorn, caramelized parsnip bisque with toasted almonds, mirliton chopped salad, “The Original Chopped Salad,” slow roasted Berkshire shoulder with sweet potato puree and cider mustard jus and roasted chicken breast with smoked mushroom hash and sweet corn risotto.
As yelp elites mingled with new elites as well as old friends, they took pictures in front of Mount Rushmore, sampled craft beers at the tasting station from local favorites like Four Peaks, learned the art of tequila at the Azul tequila tasting station and challenged the master Mixologist who whipped up specialty cocktails. A night isn't complete without a sweet ending, so luckily Tracey Dempsey was on hand with brioche pecan bread pudding with bourbon praline fondue.
As the evening drew to a close, some lucky yelpers walked away with raffle prizes including tickets to 9 to 5: The Musical, a bottle of champagne from Citizen Public House, American movie favorites like The Patriot and American Pie and Audrey W and Jim W were awarded best dressed couple of the night!
A special thank you to Citizen Public House for hosting the evening and to Esoterik Images for capturing it on camera. Check out what yelp elites are saying about the evening here and don't forget to take a look at the pictures!
Keep up the good citzenship, and until next time fine yelpers!
Yelp Phoenix Community Manager