So when you put on an epic party like the one at Speakeasy in September, it's hard to figure out how to continue your winning streak. Turns out you just have to throw together an event featuring copious beer, food and facial hair. Mix in a charity element (Movember), some pint glasses and a polaroid camera and elite yelpers will roll with it. The event sits at a solid five stars and even Camron R "found some time between his 27 hour a day job and making out with supermodels to share some of his thoughts on the latest Yelp Event."
Tuesday night was election night, it was rainy, we were downtown and still Austin elites showed up to don mustaches and drink delicious Lone Star at Mugshots. Lauren W fell in love with "this great bar! The bartenders were fantastic, the jukebox loaded with great tunes, and the photo booth was super fun." As the beer flowed, yelpers mingled around the shotgun-style bar, sat and chatted in dark corners, showed off their mad pool skillz and mugged for the (promptly broken) camera. Karen C writes "What a perfect way to end a rainy day. I had a blast playing pool, drinking cold Lone Stars, and scarfing down homemade smoked turkey, brisket, and banana pudding from Blue Ribbon BBQ."
Folks went back for seconds and thirds of Blue Ribbon Barbecue's amazing food. Owner Bobby Cavo sliced freshly smoked brisket and had barbecue bites of other assorted meats. His fresh banana pudding led to broken promises to diet buddies and waistlines as Yelpers harfed down as much as they possibly could. On the other side of the bar, Tasty Bite served up vegan and veggie options. Their pan-asian rice dishes satisfied our love for things that are a. yummy b. easy and c. exotic. And total bonus: We got takeaways!
At the end of the night, forty five people signed up for participation in Movember and received Yelp pint glasses. We raffled off bacon flavored car air fresheners, spots at the super rad Casino Royale and two passes to Fun Fun Fun fest. I think we can all safely say that the elites brought the party Tom Selleck style — that is to say with mustachioed magnificence and more than a little panache.
Until the next one, SYOYelp!