Yelp DC toasted a whole year's worth of yelpy awesomeness this week at Yelp's Brilliant Brunch! Over 120 Elites and plus-ones blinged out their Sunday best and indulged in Kellari Taverna's full prix fixe brunch, while body-painted models and waitstaff kept things colorful! Keon D noted, "As soon as I stepped in, I knew it was a huge celebration – Yelp went all out!"
Tons of dazzling delectables tempted hungry yelpers, from spiced lamb burgers to house-made pasta to fresh-baked pastries. Antonio M fell hard for the "perfectly poached eggs (with all sorts of gooey yolk goodness hiding inside) seated atop a piece of lamb or on generously sliced salmon," while Theresa W loved the "well-seasoned meatballs" and Rachel M couldn't help "drooling over the succulent shrimp salad." Nate H simply realized, "'Unlimited mimosas' is my favorite expression!"
When they weren't busy striking a pose with the paint-adorned models, guests added glam to their own get-ups with glitter tattoos by Let's Make A Face! The "shiny black dragon" on Steve L's forearm has "attracted so much attention," he's now wondering, "Maybe I should make it permanent?" (We vote yes!) And of course, the end of the event found both the naughty and nice getting down with DJ Hazzard like Santa wasn't watching!
Big thanks to Kellari Taverna for being such fun and fabulous hosts! Just like Abegail A, we'll "definitely be back for brunch!" Kudos to the amazing Adrienne Mills (Figure Photos) and Kim Reyes (Kim Reyes Makeup), who teamed up to paint the blue-and-gold model and Kellari Taverna's servers. High-fives and hat tips to the fantastic Barb Scheeler (Let's Make A Face), who painted the multi-colored model and did all the glitter tattoos.
Happy Holidays and SYOY (See You On Yelp),
Yelp DC Community Manager