Yelp Atlanta inducted its very first nominees in to the Yelp Hall of Fame! Over 200 Atlantans came out to see who would be honored with an award at the Hard Rock Café downtown. No boring speeches or awkwardly slit, leg-baring dresses here: just good old fashioned fun! Hard Rock Café provided dozens of food options, no matter your preference. From locally-sourced pastas and classic Southern barbecue to mini creme brulees and artful salads, no one left hungry. Everyone also enjoyed specialitypremium cocktails provided by Svedka and delicious beer from Heineken. Speaking of fun, Flippity Doo Da was there to provide immediate favors for the lucky attendees: their very own photo flipbook! Check out an example here. The party didn't really get started until after the award show, when Charleston-based Megan Jean and the KFB got the crowd on their feet and in to their dancing shoes with their incredible tunes. Our wonderful photographer, J. Amezqua, was sure to capture shots of everyone's good time. You can see the full set of photos here and read reviews from the event here.
As for the awards, there were 6 lucky inductees in to the Hall of Fame as well as the grand prize winner for Yelp's In It To Thin It. Without further ado:
In It To Thin It Grand Prize Winner: Gloria W
Most Reviews, complete with 365 from 2011: Angela M
Most UYEs, all around fun-time leader: Daniel B
OG Yelper, around since May 2007: Nikki C
Best New Yelper: Richard R
People's Choice for most awesome costumes and talk threads: Vanessa T
People's Choice for most welcoming and best looking: David K
Congrats to all of the winners, and thanks to all who joined us for this celebration of our incredible community! Love to you all.