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Sacramento Elites Go Masquerading In Midtown



It was an anonymous evening of masked mayhem during Yelp Presents: The MasqueRED Ball at The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar on Wednesday night. This recent addition to the burgeoning midtown restaurant scene spared no expense when it came to making sure our masquerading guests were having an emotive experience filled with craft cocktails, local artwork and special treats from their kitchen.

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Disguised in masks of all shapes and sizes, elites and their +1's entered to discover this sleek and spacious brick restaurant had morphed into a haunting Venetian-themed venue that would have had old-world Italian aristocrats drooling with jealousy. Masks and puppets adorned the tables, red light splashed across the walls,a humongous red mask by local artist Dolan Forcier hung from the rafters, candelabras stood lit in the corners and electro-tinged classical tunes played on the sound system.

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Eyes were wide open when it came to the seemingly endless parade of offerings from the Red Rabbit's kitchen. Staff members – some of whom were dressed in white powdered wigs – carried tray after tray of Farm Animal Lollipops (natural beef, lamb, or chicken meatballs with bacon, Marinara, mint chimi churri and beer onion soup aioli), Mini Crispy Fish Tacos (baby tortillas , crispy sole, cabbage slaw, cotija cheese) and deviled eggs.Yelpers washed it all down with the featured drink: a special Yelp punch that seemed to grow stronger as the night went on!

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But what would be a gathering of elites without a great cause to support? Proceeds from all masks sold at the event went to Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, an all-volunteer, cage-free animal rescue group dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of homeless and abused animals throughout the Sacramento area. In all, hundreds of dollars went to the cause!

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A very special thanks to Event Marketing Creative, an up-and-coming marketing company with a finger on the pulse of what's hip and cool in the Sactown community. They did a ton of hard work and coordination behind the scenes to make this event the smashing success it was! Also thanks to Phil Isidro of PureAddict.com, whose dynamic photography captured the evening beautifully. Find out all the rest of the details in the outstanding reviews!

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Masqueradingly yours,

Alex L
Yelp Sacramento Community Manager

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