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If you ever think you have geeked out in the best and most badass way, think again. Yelp Elites in Cincinnati were treated to the highest level of amazing nerditude at the “Game On, Yelp” event at Arcade Legacy.
Housed in an all-you-can-play arcade in Fairfield, Ohio, guests were able to grab a controller (or joystick) and nerd out at any type of arcade game that they felt like: shooting games, fighting games, adventure games and pinball. There was The Simpsons arcade game, X-Men, Street Fighter (multiple kinds), DDR, Dig Dug, and a giant projected screen for Rock Band. Amazing.
“There’s a great inventory of old-school stand-up arcade boxes, with a mix of new games and a store where you can try any game from Atari to PlayStation 3 before you buy it,” Brandon K exclaimed. “This place is a gem.”
“I blame Alex S for making me such a dork by enticing Yelpers with fun arcade games that reminded me the 1980s. Oh yeah, you know I probably had too much fun playing NBA Jam, tennis, and Atomic Bomberman,” Zack H told us. We know you did.
Of course, all that video gaming works up an appetite. There was incredible grilled cheese with bacon and Grippos potato chips from Tom+Chee (recently featured on Man vs. Food) and at least seven different types of burgers from Mad Mike’s Burgers, a delicious new burger joint!
“Mad Mike was the hidden gem of this evening. I asked which was his favorite burger, and he handed me the Mafioso: a hamburger topped with salami, pepperoni and banana peppers. Ooo! It was good. Later in the evening, I returned to the table to 1UP my strength and Mike handed me a Cali burger with avocado, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo. Round Two: Tom + Chee. I looted one of their grilled cheese, bacon, and BBQ chip sandwiches, which was heartwarming with the right amount of spice,” Paige M nommed.
To finish it off, there were the most amazingly awesome video games themed cupcakes you’ve ever seen from Bakerloo Cupcakes, and a variety of drinks to wash it all down, including Three Olives Dude (which tasted like Mountain Dew) and Cake (which tasted like cake!)
“The Cake Vodka Cocktail with pineapple juice and Sprite was scary good. Probably smart that I limited myself to one,” John B admitted.
If guests weren’t over stimulated enough, the night contained nerd comedy from Mike Cody + Friends of Underbelly, which was rated Cincinnati’s best comedy show by Cincinnati Magazine, and fantastic geek artwork by Rob Meyer Design.
All in all, guests nered out all night long. “Let’s recap: old school video games, burgers, grilled cheese and soup (perfect for the snowy night) and cupcakes. Along with Vodka frinks. How could this not be five starts,” Robert M lays out.
But don’t just take our word on the night’s awesomeness, you can read all the reviews right here. You can also check out the other awesome pics by photographer extraordinaire Anna Penny on the Official Yelp Flickr page.
Alex S, Yelp Community Manager