Hungry Yelpers arrived and were immediately greeted with homemade guacamole and warm chips, several flat-bread pizzas, truffle fries, bacon wrapped dates and shot samples of fresh juices and smoothies! But it's not a Yelp party without some cocktails, so TownHall poured up local brew samples, including Willoughby Brewing Co.'s peanut butter stout and even some special emulsion cocktails. To top it off, servers came out with sizzling, freshly baked skillet cookies with ice cream, adorned with crazy sparklers! There was so much food and drink, that Cami T admits, "we were almost always busy with either chewing or drinking."
Amongst the constant eating and drinking, there were plenty of activities to keep guests busy—like carnival games! We're talking Yelpy Ring Toss, Fishin' For Yelps and Yelp Pong, all with crazy-cool prizes for winning! Meanwhile, Yelpers got their futures told thanks to Tarot By Lisala and we were all thrown back into childhood with Twist & Turn Balloon artists, thrilling us with blown-up art!
The prizes and giveaways didn't end there, either! Thanks to The Owens Group, each Elite and guest left with free passes to one of two upcoming films, plus t-shirts, posters and more! Bella Sin of Ohio Burlesque was also in the house raffling off two free passes to the International Ohio Burlesque Festival, being held at Beachland Ballroom this weekend, August 2-3, 2013.
Take a gander at the fabulous event reviews rolling in HERE. And hey, don't forget to add your feedback if you were partying with us!
Event pictures live HERE.
Special thanks to TownHall and staff, Kayla Barnes and Jordan, Tarot By Lisala, Twist & Turn Balloons, Ohio Burlesque Fest, Yelpterns Russa W and Jared R, Yelp Brand Ambassadors Sarah F, John P and Brett W, and of course, all you amazing CLE Elites!
Until next time, SYOY!
Cara L, Yelp Cleveland Community Manager