What stereotype did you fit into in high school… jock? Nerd? Prep? Goth? Whatever it may have been, chances are there was a Yelp St. Louis Elite that looked just like you last week at The Fountain on Locust. We got together for Yelp's High School Reunion and I think it's safe to say we got plenty of laughs out of the costumes… especially Christine F when she came through the doors as a pregnant prom queen.
Tons of delicious eats were on hand including a house-made hummus, goat cheese bruschetta, grilled chicken & pesto focaccia, vegetable focaccia, and house-made chocolate. The star of the show, though, was the Raspberry Lemon Drop — an incredible ice cream martini, which is what the Fountain on Locust is known for here in St. Louis. This drink featured vodka, lemon sherbet, and fresh crushed raspberries.
Too add a little bit of hilarious trivia to the night, Elites sent me photos of themselves from high school prior to the event, and the spread of shots was more than entertaining and sparked some great conversations. Each guest got a numbered sheet along with a name bank, and they had to match the person's name to their picture — most got them right, but some were a little tricky! After playing the high school photo matching game, Elites signed the giant Yelp High School yearbook. Remember sayings like "LYLAS" (love you like a sister), and "HAKAS" (have a kick ass summer?) All the classic yearbook signatures made it in, and we gave the finished product to The Fountain as a token of our appreciation for them hosting the event.
Sure the food was great, the drinks even better, and the high school photos enough to keep us laughing for days… but what was the best part? The dancing. We danced around to a 90's pop playlist all night, but when classics like the Electric Slide & the Macarena came on, Elites couldn't help but bust a move.
Thanks to all my Elites & their constant enthusiasm… and for their reckless abandon on the dance floor. Also big thanks to DS Production Studio for capturing everything on camera, and of course to The Fountain on Locust for hosting & providing such a wonderful space with great food and drinks. For the full spread of photos, check out Yelp's Flickr page, and make sure to read the reviews re-capping the evening on the event page.
Rockin' the running gear & sweatband and still singing the Spice Girls greatest hits,
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