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Passport to Little Tokyo Launch Party



Who needs to spend wads of cash on a plane ticket to Japan when we’ve got our very own Little Tokyo right in DTLA? Elite yelpers braved the heat last night to tune in(to) Little Tokyo!

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The busted AC aside, Hold Up Art was such an awesome backdrop, keeping everyone on their sweaty toes with risque pieces from local artists. The early evening was kept lively with the easy-breezy beats of DJs La Muerte and Antidote. Elites and their plus ones donned big, cheesy smiles for Project Photobooth, and even went home with prints of their mugs!

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Although we were in Little Tokyo, we were given quite the trip around the world with the taro tacos from The Far Bar, crepes from Four Leaf, and Mediterranean wraps from Spitz! The sponsors really outdid themselves on this one.

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Buckets (upon buckets, upon buckets) of Kirin Ichiban or Light couldn't be replenished fast enough, but luckily there was plenty in stock! Palates were also kept refreshed with the Red, Rose, and White Sangria from Spitz, fresh-brewed iced teas from Four Leaf, and mint lemonade from The Far Bar! A big, big shout out goes to L.A. Works for getting all juiced up (literally) at the bar… all tips for the evening went back to a great cause.

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Elites also had first dibs at limited copies of the Passport to Little Tokyo, so they will be seen invading the area all week long to take advantage of the stellar discounts on some of their fave (or soon to be fave) LT places. Lucky raffle winners won some excellent prizes, compliments of a few of Passport to Little Tokyo participants, like a gift certificate from Nail Service, two posters from Hold Up Art, and five design-your-own-t-shirt offers!

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And, of course the party didn’t stop there! The Far Bar was kind enough to allow a rowdy Yelp crowd to take over their restaurant/lounge area and offered up some pretty sweet deals ($5 for Japanese craft brews that are regularly $10). Even though the Passport wasn’t technically in full effect yet, they had no problem handing out Yelp Cali Rolls to those that spent $10 or more.

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And yes, there was even an after-after party, because that's just how LA Elites roll!

The reviews are in and candid pics can be found here, courtesy of Patrick Starr.

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Sweatingly yours,

Katie B

LA East Community Manager

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