All across the city locals were feeling a certain buzz in the air last night and a irresistible pull towards a little neighborhood on the Hudson that we call Chelsea. Stirring on 22nd street, at the slightly hidden but ever regal Chelsea Art Museum, Yelp Elites and Internet Week junkies gathered en masse to celebrate a neighborhood famous for culture, galleries, gorgeous men, brown stones and general fabulousness.
While this trip required no plane ticket, guests were lined up to pick up their exclusive passport to a week of discounts to some of the top-rated Yelp businesses of Chelsea. Touring the jaw-dropping exhibits on all three floors of the museum, Payam Z took in a performance by the Rachel Stenn dance group before ducking over to rest his tired toes on some eco-friendly Italian designed stools. Downstairs in the tasting galleries Andrea L snuck out some ”miraculous amazing red velvety cupcake goodness” courtesy of Cafeteria while Lora C swooned over the “delicious scallop ceviche and chicken casseroles from Crema.” The Half King’s mini burgers, Matsuri’s steamy shumai and Qdoba’s salsa tasting bar kept the New Yorkers yelpin' for more!
For the thirsty travelers, Crema paired their Pastel Azteca with a luscious lemon basil margarita and Orange V kept Jennifer B from getting too parched. The Domaine de Canton table got going with ginger cocktails, Sake2Me started guests of right with flights and Honest Tea kept people honestly hydrated between boozy beverages!
Thanks for coming out last night everyone and let’s hope that today when Jamel O gets to the airport for his vacation he doesn’t confuse his Passport to Chelsea with his real passport at the ticket counter!