There's no denying Yelp Elites are crafty peeps! Week after week they concoct incredible reviews for places worth raving about using craveworthy and well-constructed prose. This month Madison Elites gathered at Craftsman Table & Tap for Yelp Gets Crafty: A celebration of crafted libations cleverly paired with savories and sweets!
Chef Nick and his team prepared an array of awesome treats including; brisket sandwiches, soft pretzels for dipping, spicy chicken wraps, beet salad, roasted summer vegetables, rich chocolate brownies topped with house made marshmallows and a sweet pecan crème brûlée spoon to polish it all off. But Jen W wails about the most talked about food item: "Having grown up in Wisconsin my whole life I've eaten a lot of cheese curds, but the cheese curds at Craftsman
take cheese curds to a whole new level. The crispy yet not too thick
crust over the perfectly melted cheese… perfection!"
Crafty Elites did more than eat. Several folks were on hand to ensure no peeps were parched. There was a beer and cheese paring station, a cocktail pairing station, even a blind beer tasting led by Craftsman's beer wiz Josh which left Liz B boasting about the "unique opportunity to taste beer in an unbiased manner and test your beer knowledge."
Sherry L liked the "bolts & bands craft table… It was like a
Pinterest page come
to life. Dream. Come. True." And for the folks who didn't want to get
their craft on, there was still plenty to take home. "The parting gifts
were uhhhhhhhhn-real. Not only was the gift pack
excessively generous (glassware, token, beer), but the cardboard 4-pack
carrier & fliers were so creative," shares Steve L.
Special thanks to GM Liz, AGM Aaron, Chef Nick, Josh, Heyward, Ashley and the entire Craftsman team for being incredible hosts and showing us such a crafty time! Huge thanks to Brad, CC and Sierra of Food Fight Restaurant Group and Tiffany of Lacavore Roar for helping to make our evening a smashing success, and big BIG thanks to Sid of Carr Valley Cheese for stopping by and chatting all things cheese. Thanks also to Vic Marsh (Marshland Productions) and Stephanie Kluz (Stephanie Kluz Photography) for the awesome photos of our evening.
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