With the tragedy of Firestorm 2007 still lingering throughout San Diego, it was the perfect time for San Diego’s Yelp Elite to get together at Urban Solace to show some love. TJ T, might have encapsulated the evening best “Urban Solace’s owner was extraordinarily gracious and welcoming, and seeing the community come together after the fires (especially Erin O) made the event so much more worth it.”
Owners Scott, Matt (the awesome chef) and Young-Mi who helped put the Urban Solace Yelp Elite Event together, were all on top of their game! The incredible evening began providing us with a vast amount of tasty
delights that tantalized our tastebuds for almost 3 hours! A few
yelpers compared Meg M to a PG-13 Meg Ryan
in “When Harry Met Sally” whenever she got her hands on the sweet and savory Monte Diego sandwich, which was to die for! The sweet potato fries were also a definite hit as well as the mac n’
cheese and watermelon salad! The whole spread was HEAVENLY!
Now let’s talk tasty beverages! Urban Solace definitely treated us right with the “flowing wine (red or white) and beer (miller lite), which of course helps anything good become great” according to Lee F. Matt R agrees“terrific wines (*wow* that merlot was good)” and would also like to give props to the “tremendous waitstaff.” Christy R also seconds that “Scott and his staff made us feel so welcome. You would have thought we were paying customers, they treated us that well! The food was incredible, the wine was delicious and flowed freely. 5 stars for that alone.”
As AMAZING as the entire experience at Urban Solace was, the real winner of the night was the community. The last week brought us all closer together and it was definitely comforting to be among friends. Miss Erin O. and her beautiful smile even took some time away from sifting through the ashes of her home in Rancho Bernardo to join in the love and found solace in the company of the Elite crew. It’d be pretty hard not to smile a bit when the “Sultan of Yelp” appeared with his Elite T-Shirt around his head (aka “Dubbs” aka Warren W.) or when
Jae L, found his new Halloween costume, the "Yelp cowboy" and “brought it” with his interpretive dance and his Yelp Bandanna.
In true SD Yelp fashion, the party even continued after Urban Solace closed it’s doors as we headed to The Pink Elephant for some more lovely libations and then to the Commonwealth Café for some late-night snackage. (Texas football, what?)
All in all it was a night filled with good friends, love, laughter, incredible nibblies and free-flowing drinks – all the ingredients for some amazing memories! If you’re not Elite yet and missed out on the festivities, what are you waiting for?! Click here for the 411 on how to become Elite. Who knows, maybe we’ll see YOU at the next partaaaay!
Your Mistress of Mischief,
M.o.M. aka Meg M.