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The 2011 Boston Elite Yelpy Awards: Now in Stunning 1080p!



There were mere moments before 2012 came crashing through the universe on a warpath of apocalyptic destruction, and yet Boston yelpers had other thoughts on their mind. The 2011 Yelpy Awards were nigh! Celebrating its third year, the community-nominated, peer-voted, end-of-year award ceremony of awesomeness took place in Fort Point, and the stakes were high. There were no stakes; that was a lie. Sorry.

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The artsy, cozy Channel Café welcomed more than 100 Elites and guests for an evening of snacking, sipping, starlets and suspense. Who would win Most Useful? Master Wordsmith? King (or Queen) of Controversy? Yelpers buzzed buzzingly as they rolled up to the red carpet in luxury whips provided by Uber, and found themselves greeted by Old Ipswich Rum-powered cocktails.

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After some quality time snacking on Stephanie L-approved "gourmet pizzas, wrapped asparagus, pork skewers, caviar, oysters and pork belly," as well as a few delicious pints of Smuttynose, the 10 winners were announced. And without further ado:

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           Most Useful: Amy B                      Funniest: Sarah D                       Coolest: Lu B

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   Most Rockin' UYEs: Jason B        Biggest Foodie: Tatsu I        Best Compliments: Alexandra S

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    Strongest Liver: Alyssa J        King of Controversy: Craig C      Master Wordsmith: Johnna M

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                                                Lifetime Achievement – Dawn E

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Award winners rocked a goodie bag loaded with Yelp bike bells, hats and T-shirts, a free future ride with Uber, along with a sweet invite to an ultra-exclusive Elite dinner at the recently re-imagined Rafiki Bistro! Oh, and did we mention the Honorable Mentions? A few lucky yelpers received write-in nominations for lovely shout outs and a spiffy bike bell to ring in the new year.

Traffic be damned, Tatsu I was still on hand to catch the end of the action for both Flickr and Facebook (tag away!). The five-star reviews are flowing in, Talk is still aflutter and all is well with the world. Only one questions remains: who will score a Yelpy in 2012?

And the winner is…

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Damien S

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