Yelp's all about all things local, so what better way to honor one year o' Yelp in Metro Detroit than to bring great local musicians, artists, and creative culinary treats all together? Much of the visual and aural talent was provided by members of the Yelp community themselves, and the party proved a fab way to get to know another side of some of our favorite yelpers.
From 8-9 pm, members of the Elite Squad streamed into the CAID to get a sneak peek at the art, nibble some treats, and chat up the artists. Throughout the evening, yelpers got tastes of mini-sammies from Mudgie's, and tender pork carnitas provided by Chef Jeff Rose of Toast Birmingham.
Some sippers opted for a more adult version of cherry cola with black cherry Zodiac Vodka cocktails, while others kept it simple with a classic vodka tonic. In keeping with the gallery's laid-back aesthetic, there was also free-flowing PBR on hand as well as plenty of Vitamin Water to keep everyone hydrated.
A giant tower of cupcakes — provided by Just Baked — was a massive hit. With seemingly endless flavors, it was hard to resist the call of the cake. As yelpers noshed and nibbled, some found some perfect art to purchase, while others were lured closer to the stage by the sweet sounds of the Blueflowers and Scarlet Oaks. Before, between and after the live music, DJ Richie W held it all together.