It was a dark and stormy night. Members of the Yelp Elite Squad descended upon a dim, candlelit tavern deep in Hell's Kitchen to meet for one of their regular secret society meetings. Er, or some sort of party function.
Dressed to the nines and feeling fine, Elites prepared for an evening affair at Albert Hall Tavern just like any other. That is until venturing a bit further inside where a dramatic storyline took hold of unsuspecting guests, courtesy of the professionals at Manhattan's very own Murder Mystery Company. Richard D had "no idea what was in store" when he stepped through the door, though in no time he was acting a (homicidal) fool as Eric Shun — say that three times fast. To be sure, this was one of veteran yelper, Alyvia M's "favorite Elite-only events. Everything from the bar/bartenders and service, food, atmosphere, location, attendees to the Four Roses Bourbon, this one had it all! We even saw some bloodshed. I mean, who doesn't like a little murder with their bourbon?"
Platters of spicy braised short rib sliders, tuna tartare bruschetta delicious Artichoke dip crostinis… Margaret T couldn't get enough of the "calamari salad that was – as they say in California in the 90's – Da Bomb! Crispy, herby, dressed perfectly." Even "the hot wings were the best she's ever had…trust; She's the leading expert on hot wings."
Not hot enough for ya? Then the masters behind the bar paired all these extra awesome eats with three featured Four Roses Bourbon cocktails: the creamy Millstone, classic Mint Julep and a Midtown man drink with murderous intentions. The result: "Holy crap, awesomest event ever!"
Thanks to the Albert Hall Tavern crew, the theatrical genius behind Murder Myster Co. and the amazing makers of Four Roses Bourbon. And of course, thank you to the Elites and who made the evening magic. Check out Madison McGraw's stunning photos here for a taste of all the action. For reviews of the evening, and perhaps some clues, check out the event page and Yelp it!
Until next time, I'll SYOY!
– Jane K
Community Director, Yelp NYC