'Tis the season to be nice and check your list twice. But sometimes it's necessary to self-gift yourself some fun and that's just what Elites did this past Wednesday at Yelp Cleveland's Naughty List party!
Our gracious host, Lion On Lorain, helped us say the perfect adios to 2011. Not only did they close down the pub for our shindig, they pulled out all the stops with a comfort food spread of epic proportions! We're talking about house-made chips, corned beef hash sliders topped with fried egg, hash browns and coleslaw, homemade sweet potato tots, pulled pork and fried chicken sandies and deep fried ice cream sandwiches! Kaitlin D swooned, "Those tots are gonna get them famous one day. And fried ice cream sandwiches? I definitely didn't expect those (neither did my arteries, but so worth it)."
What's an Elite holiday party without a few, ice cold spirits to keep the season bright? North American Brewing Co gave us the gift of complimentary Pyramid Snow Cap Winter Warmer pints and variety packs full of Magic Hat bottles to enjoy. Even self-proclaimed beer snob, Christina P approved: "I had never tried Snow Cap before, and I was a fan!" And trust, the liquid courage was needed for the naughty photo booth! Stefanie C "loved taking pics with Mz. Claus! We were naughtier than she was. I think we frightened her a bit."
Reindeer games were in full effect with drunken Twister and Candyland stations. And who says you can't booze and craft simultaneously? Let's just say we have many-a-multi-tasking yelpers who loved the homemade holiday ornament table, like Cami T: "Whoa! Crafts in a bar! I'm sold!" And it didn't end there. Elites and guests put their pens to work and anonymously submitted their most naughty and nice moments of 2011. And without further a-do, here are the results. (Drum-roll please!)
Top 3 Naughty and Nice Moments – Yelp CLE 2011:
1) At the Browns vs. Rams game, I coordinated about 20 people to move a Rams fan's car.
2) I tried to expense a lap dance for a coworker in Vegas.
3) I don't think about sociology in class… I think about my bow-tied sociology instructor wearing nothing but the bow tie.
1) I listed to my boyfriend's taste in music, like Phish!
2) I helped a stroke victim learn to speak again.
3) I was at the grocery store and the lady in front of me was short $20. I told the cashier to put it on me and the lady was so grateful that she cried! It made my day.
A big, jolly, thank you once again to our beer sponsors, Magic Hat and Pyramid for providing us with delicious seasonal brews and the staff at Lion On Lorain for making this party one of the best ones, yet! Russa W thought it was "Crazy-Crafty-Boozy. Adorable." And Will S agreed, "I've already been to 4 holiday parties so far, and this, has been by far the best one."
Be sure to check out the rest of the photos from the event from our photographer extraordinaire, Ackey+Z Photography and don't forget to you read/write your party reviews here!
Keep it naughty (er… nice) and SYOY!
Cara L (on the right)
Yelp Cleveland Community Manager