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Yelp Baltimore Elites Get Lei’ed!



Yelp Baltimore Elites start out the New Year with an “Escape to the Tropics!”

Quicker than an "Aloha" could be exchanged, Yelp Baltimore's "Escape to the Tropics" at Roy's Restaurant set sail! Elites donned their best "Hawaiian chic" clothes and were off before they got through the door!

Yelp's Escape to the Tropics!

"The party was already getting started outside of Roy's with a fire dance demo. Freak'n awesome," says Jen L. "The fire dancer was also nice enough to let people take pictures with him!" 

Yelp's Escape to the Tropics!

  Yelp's Escape to the Tropics!

Once inside, elites got lei'ed immediately. Some may have blushed, but few were bashful when Roy's followed up with a feast of Hawaiian fusion foodie fantasties – spare ribs with meat falling off the bone, mini crab cakes, veggie rolls, potstickers, and sushi galore! Derek I alone "shamelessly pounded about nine fried tuna rolls," while Nina U found herself "wishing for a bigger appetite" since "the food was delectable and there was no skimping. The servers encouraged people to take more…"

Yelp's Escape to the Tropics!

 Yelp's Escape to the Tropics! 

Mandarine Napoléon French Martinis, Roy's Original Hawaiian Martinis, Kona beers, and red and white wines were served to each guest throughout the night, no doubt making Elites' hula moves all the smoother once the performers turned their dancing into demos. "Who doesn't like a strong drink?" asks Hula Hoop Queen Sha T (who ultimately was one of the winners of Motor Trend Auto Show tickets thanks to her mad skillz).

Yelp's Escape to the Tropics!

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Shaking her hips like a pro, Noralyn T asserts the ladies "almost nailed it like professional hula dancers with their ocean wave and fishy dance. The men were not bad as well. They got the grunt and the warrior swing swagger down."

Yelp's Escape to the Tropics!

 

The night was enough to cure Elite Nina U's homesickness as well: "It's only been a couple months since my last vacation home to Hawaii, but I have been going through withdrawals and dreaming of the warm sunshine, blue skies and cool tropical breezes on the beach. Thank you for giving me a taste of home all the way on the East Coast."  

Happy to help… and speaking of "help": A very special THANK YOU to Yelp Baltimore Elite Kit H who photographed the night in a pinch! Mahalo!!!

As far at 2012, we're just warming up! More heat's ahead 😉

Yelp's Escape to the Tropics!

Elsa "Yes Coconuts Are Indeed Fabulous!" M.

Yelp Baltimore Community Manager

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