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Beads and Beignets: KC Elites Laissez Bon Temps Roulez!



Mardi Gras may be six months away, but why wait 'til then to celebrate New Orleans?! At Sunday night's The Big Yelp Easy, Elites came out and loaded up on beads and beignets at the latest culinary addition to the Crossroads, Nica's 320.

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The sit-down dinner involved endless rounds of Nica's phenomenal fusion fare: BBQ wings, carnitas papusas, specialty "Veg Head" pizza, Cajun mac & cheese and for dessert, piles of the aforementioned powdered, doughy delights.

Image by Daniel Hu

  Image by Daniel Hu Image by Daniel Hu

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As Elite Clarice W so aptly puts it, "each bite was like a little symphony in my mouth. This is the kind of food that truly excites me and leaves me craving more."

Fat City sans booze? Unthinkable! Nica's talented mixologists plus the fellas behind Most Wanted stirred up some hurricanes, sazeracs and other Crescent City-inspired concoctions. High Plains Distillery and PBR supplied the libations.

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A BIg Easy bash wouldn't be right without lagniappe (a little something extra) and Chris G can appreciate! "We walked out with the nifty Yelp Elite watch, flashy beads… and memories of an evening spent with good friends." Marie F took 'one for the road' from High Plains Distillery. "The travel bottles of booze were an extra nice touch."    

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Many thanks to Brian, Phil and the spectacular staff at Nica's 320, Geoff of High Plains Distillery and Jessica of PBR. Monica Cole and Daniel Hu captured the night on film. This truly was a night of epic proportions. But don't take our word for it, check out the reviews and flickr page!

Until next time, keep up the good reviewdoo and SYOY!

Image by Daniel Hu

    

 
Joi B (pictured with Yelptern, Amanda F!)

Yelp KC Community Manager

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