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Queens Elites Find Time to UnWind at DiWine!



It's official. Today is the first day of December. You know what else is official? YELP QUEENS! That's right! Last night's event at DiWine marks the beginning of kickin' it Yelp-style, from Astoria to Woodside and beyond!

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With Black Friday is just a recent memory, it won't be long beore the snow, the hectic holiday hullabaloo and a whole host activities cramming our social calendars are just ahead! But before the present-wrapping, toe-tapping, egg-nog lapping takes over our lives, it's time we take a moment to unwind! And on November 30, 2010, 100 Queens Elites gathered at DiWine in Astoria for an evening of creative cocktails and mouth-watering bites in this neighb's most warmly chic atmosphere.

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Dimly lit and gorgously decorated, the interior at DiWine, with it's cozy, sheer-curtained tables and inviting nooks and crannies, provided the perfect setting to settle in with fellow Elites and catch up on conversation, aided of course by libation lubcricants such as the seasonally themed Eggnog Martini (fresh eggnog, bourbon, cream, Captain Morgan and simply syrup), which was definitely Amanda L's "drink choice of the night." Across the bar, Cassandra M sipped the spicy Southwest Sling (cilantro-infused tequila, gohsr chili simple syrup and lime juice), leading her to question, "Who doesn't love a drink that makes your lip tingle?" For the beer lovers, Ommegang was on hand with their Witte, Hennepin and Abby Ales!

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To keep bellies happy, DiWine delivered a delicious array of appetizers, from three-cheese arancini to crostinis topped with gorgonzola and fig or shaved filet and carmelizes fennel! Between gulps of her martini, Lesie H could be found "gorging on fried cheese balls," while Radford T simply "could not keep my hands off the pizza!"

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For glimpes of the action, check out the shots snapped by our impromptu picture mistress, Jane K, or peep the photos from local lense master Wing L. Catch up on gossip on the Official Talk Thread (including who belted out what at the karaoke after party) or, for those who made it out to DiWine, share you thoughts with a review here!

A big thank you to the staff at DiWine for being such gracious hosts, and to each and every NYC yelper who made the innaugural Yelp Queens event so fabulous!

Here's to more badass parties in our borough!

Cheers,

Leighann F. & The Yelp NYC Team

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