Ahh, Chicago spring. There’s nothing quite like 40 degrees and rain to make one want to stay inside and flip through real estate in southern Florida. But, when you’re a member of the Yelp Chicago Elite Squad, the show must go on. And, where better to see a show than the Hard Rock Café? The promise of food, friends, drinks, music, and fun was enough to bring a hearty crew of Elites out to enjoy Yelp’s Sunday Funday.
Originally scheduled to be a sunny patio affair, the event was reconfigured to take advantage of the stunning architecture of the Hard Rock Café. After walking through the imposing front door and on the red carpet, Elites walked up a grand staircase and were met with food offerings fit for the tropics. Lucky Elites dined on enough Strawberry & Apricot Cones, Applewood Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Spinach & Feta Flat Breads, Salami & Cambozola Skewers, Shrimp & Mango Ceviche Spoons and Coconut Chicken Skewers to feed an army. And, after eating such wonderful tropical food, what’s the best libation to pair with? Why, tremendous rum cocktails courtesy of Coruba! Elites got to choose from Tropical Tea or Mojito. No matter what choice they made, it was a winner.
What’s an event at the Hard Rock without some music and rock ‘n roll? We have no idea because this event had both! Chicago sensation Simpleton & Cityfolk killed sets of original and quirky covers while groups of inquisitive Elites had the opportunity to enjoy a private, backstage tour of the premises, see the Green Room and get a detailed history about the various memorabilia items from music’s hall of fame.
Not to be outdone, Elites who checked-in to the event won Coruba t-shirts and big prize winner, Maria F won a cool drinkin’ chair courtesy of Coruba for accurately answering the question, posed by the band from the stage, “Just where does Coruba rum come from?” Answer: Jamaica, mon. Andres DeLeon made sure that the paparazzi was in the house. Check out his righteous photos here. Did you miss the fun? Get a taste by reading the reviews here. The last day of the weekend was never so much fun as when Yelp got a hold of it.
That’s my funday,