St. Louis yelpers had their first (of many) Friday night Elite event this past weekend at City Gourmet, a high-end grocery store located downtown. In celebration of Earth Day, the theme of the party was "St. Louis Homegrown", with local or organic vendors offering samples of their products. Thatcher's Organic Artisan Liqueur and New Belgium had boozy drinks – all of which got the night off to the right start. And the eats were provided by Mom's Original pretzels, Billy Goat potato chips, and City Gourmet's own stir-fry bar.
Elites were asked to wear "green" attire (anything from the color green, to something vintage, to organic clothing) and winners of the green contest got gift bags with local coffee and wine. All yelpers and their guests left with reusable green recycling bags provided by St. Louis Recycling. They also commemorated the event with a custom photo Yelp photo booth!
Read the reviews here! It seems that everyone had a great time getting to know each other (as it was the first Elite event for quite a few yelpers!) and we're all looking forward another fun and different event in May 🙂
Until then, SYOY! And enjoy what's left of Earth Month!
Yelp St. Louis Community Manager