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Yelp Chicagoland’s Ugly Sweater & Schnitzel Soirée



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Who says October is the only time to celebrate German cuisine? That's right folks. On December 14th Yelp got in the holiday spirit and over 50 Chicagoland Yelp elites and their guests busted out their ugly holiday sweaters to have a schnitzel soirée at Edelweiss! This German-American restaurant has been a family-owned dining destination for over 40 years. Their menu features an impressive array of traditional, well-crafted German specialties, and they carry some of the finest Bavarian beers in the world!

Yelpers had the pleasure of sampling a few of their menu items including smoked trout bruschetta, potato pancakes with granny smith apples and horseradish cream, lamb meatballs with tomato mint sauce, chicken schnitzel satay with red cabbage aioli, and black forest parfaits with chocolate mousse and cherry jam. To accompany this declicious spread, everyone enjoyed Carlsberg and Heavenly Helles draft beer. As a bonus, mother nature decided to give Chicago the gift of 50 degree weather in December! This allowed for some fun on the patio roasting marshmallows and making s'mores.

To top the evening off we hosted a selfie photo contest! Everyone snapped their best selfie in their festive (and ugly) sweaters, tagged them on Instagram as #YelpSweaterSelfie and then three guests were chosen for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes! In the spirit of the gift-giving season, we also raffled off five gift bags full of top notch Yelp schwag. It was most definitely a merry night had by all at Edelweiss. Read the reviews here and check out the awesome photos of our soirée on Flickr!

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Edelweiss German-American Restaurant • Gene Ambo Photography

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