It's no secret that the men & women who make up the Yelp Chicago Elite Squad are a diverse crew with a myriad of interests. It's not often, though, that they get the chance to let the many facets of their personalities be seen all at once. Until now. 160 invited Elites made their way to Little Italy and expressed their can't-chain-'em-down personalities at Yelp is… SportyClassyCool at One. Six One and The Bar 10 Doors.
Sporty yelpers started the night off at The Bar 10 Doors. Being the sporty-type, this sort of yelper jumped at the chance to nosh on kobe beef sliders, chicken sliders, tots, and corn dogs. Eating that much good grub can make a sport-o thirsty. It's a good thing that Two Brothers Domain Dupage was flowing freely all evening. And, not that the company wasn't entertainment enough, but four flat screens of sports kept the crew up-to-date on the latest scores and highlights from around the league.
Classy yelpers couldn't be bothered with TV watching. Their was food to experience and cocktails to sip. Set in the main dining area of One. Six One, the classy set were welcomed with The 10 Door — the evening's signature drink. The vodka mixed effortlessly with the electric blue raspberry to make for the perfect refined beverage. But, classy isn't all vodka-sipping, couch-lounging and ambient music/lights feeling. Oh no. Classy folks eat classy food like samosa, arancini and shrimp gyoza. If it's hard to spell, it's good to eat. That's class.
The Cool kids began their evening outside on the patio. The late summer air made for the right time for hot chocolate with bourbon-soaked cherries and churros generously drizzled with a choco-chile sauce. Because cool kids always get their picture taken, it made sense to pair them with the coolest of the cool: ActionBooth. Cool kids jumped, posed, snacked, chatted, and (super) soaked up the night's air at the only spot hot enough to keep their cool.
And, then everyone mixed. Because whether an Elite is Sporty, Classy or Cool s/he is still an Elite and that means there's socializing to be done. Fortunately, supercool, class act and good sport photographer to the stars Laurence Asuncion was there to capture all of the excitement. You can see his photos here. You can check out the ActionBooth shots here. And, you can read reviews of the event here. There are three sides to every Elite.
Keepin' it klassy,