Elites sang the night away in the public lobby of this gorgeous venue as well as several private rooms designated for large groups. In the middle of getting "goosebumps" from the "live concert" of Yelp singers, Jennifer C took in the venue's sophisticated surroundings and amenities: "Here is this contemporized karaoke setting that uses ipads and seems to constantly update an already massive song catalog." One of borough's newest Elites, Suanne L, was impressed with the"clean, hi tech, spacious" setup and the "super nice" staff! Even Monica T was impressed with the voice talent and posed the inevitable question: "Are some of them professional singers? I'll have to bring a music producer next time."
An Elite event without drinks is like a song without sound, it just doesn't work. Yelpers got their pick of the alcohol litter drinking Yelp Drinks specials consisting of $3 Jameson shots, $5 Patron shots, and $3 beers on tap. If that's not enough liquid courage, SpiceBox Whisky was also on hand to help "quench the thirst" for Yelpers like Lara G and Mike B who nursed his drink throughout the event: "Spicebox whisky with ginger ale was my standard for the night."
Pizza and karaoke are like peas and carrots, and Rizzo's Fine Pizza of Steinway stepped up to provide Elite Yelpers with plenty of pies to supplement the appetites and curb the hangover. As a "new fan" of the famous Queens pizzeria, Annie S claimed the slices were a "great and easy companion" to the slew of Yelp drinks. Alli H agreed the "cheese was cooked nicely" and Kyle W makes a bold claim: "Rizzo's also helped me reconfirm to this Manhattan-ite that Queens, as a whole has the best food in New York." I think we're onto something here.
A big thanks goes out to Karaoke Shout, SpiceBox Whisky, and Rizzo's Fine Pizza for kicking off Yelp Drinks 2012 right! Kristy R is serious when she says "This was one of the best events I have ever been to!" and newly minted Elite Yelper Siu N proclaims, "I love being Elite!" We love our Elites too!
Thanks to all of the Yelpers in attendance tonight and for those of you who were unable to attend, please catch up on all of the madness by checking out the reviews and the photo gallery, shot by Queens' very own Elite Yelper, Nelson W.
Please drink responsibly and enjoy Yelp Drinks! (And sing lots of karaoke [kara-okay] along the way)
Jando S & Team NYC