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Yelp Baltimore Elites Suit Up for a Magical Night!



As part of “Yelp Shops Local,” Baltimore Elites get a dose of “Yelp’s Holiday Magic!”

Fire-breathing. Sword-swallowing. Fortune telling. Throw in a 5-star caterer and two memorable causes and you get why we called December's elite event "Yelp's Holiday Magic!"

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In the spirit of "Yelp Shops Local," Yelp Baltimore Elites and their guests headed to Party Dress in Fell's Point for a magic-filled night. Master of Mysticism, world-record-holder Jared Rydelek shocked the crowd with his crazy contortion, fiery tricks, and artistry of escape, while fortune-teller Mary Shock read what was in the cards for Elites in 2012.

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The night benefitted two great causes (Baltimore Child Abuse Center and House of Ruth) and came with a mind-boggling spread of fantastic foods from Water for Chocolate, the evening's caterer. "The potstickers and pulled pork were awesome," says a still-amazed Gary H. "Have you ever watched a TV show that was great, but as each season passed the quality got exponentially worse? Yeah, these events are nothing like that. Quite the opposite, actually." Chef Sean Guy surprised guests further with a special Yelp burst ice sculpture just for the occasion while John Reusing from Bad Decisions manned the bar and loosened up Elites with some lively libations, including Estrella Damm and Daura Beers (always a crowd pleaser!) which definitely kept the night going strong as people entered the photo booth upstairs.

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Shannon L summed up her love of the event with lines slick enough to nab a nun: "Damn Yelp Baltimore, you looked GOOD last night! All gussied, primped and polished! You looked so refined stuffing your face with sloppy joe sliders and somehow you looked classy while pulling a lollipop out of a man's nose. Now THAT is some talent. Do you model? You should definitely think about it. Here's my card." Touché, Ms. Shannon. You know where to find us. SYOY!

A special thanks to Jordan AugustSmilez Photo Booth, and Ripple Effect Productions who captured all magic of the night. Click on the pics to see more, and of course, check out the Yelp Baltimore YouTube Channel for a look!

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See you next year,

Elsa M.

Yelp Baltimore Community Manager

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