On Wednesday evening, over 100 yelpers came together to celebrate one year of Yelp in Edmonton with a Prohibition Party at Suede Lounge! This crowd of very good-looking yelpers kicked it up a notch by dolling themseleves up in the 1920s style. There wasn't a feather unworn in the joint!
The party kicked off with appetizers bites from party host Suede Lounge, showing off their brand new menu! From mac and cheese to crab cakes, then beef wellington and finally a spoonful of creme brulee, yelpers got to experience a bite-sized three-course meal from Suede. To quench their thirst, sips were provided by Spicebox Whisky, Russian Standard Vodka, Yellowhead Beer, and lastly Cafvino, a coffee-based wine from Columbia, making its debut in Edmonton at the event!
A one, a two, a three, a four…after a lesson in the art of the Charleston to our eager Yelp Elites and VIPS, Sugar Swing Dance Club showed off their pro moves to our enthusiastic crowd. BMP busily snapped away in the photobooth, DJ Fred spinned the beats, and the food just wouldn't quit!
And finally, it was Capital City Burlesque that really stole the show! A group number and three – count ‘em, three – solos capped off a fabulous evening of flappers, fedoras, fancy food and drinks!
An enthusiastic THANK YOU to all of the party sponsors, well-dressed guests, and our photographer for night, Nitin Bhatia! Take a peek at the full gallery of gams and giggles, and surely you must read the reviews for the five-star shindig! A few highlights:
"I have to mention the staff at Suede were very friendly, encouraging us to eat the food taken out, all smiles, and some were even dressed up following the theme which made me confused for a split second as I didn't know they were servers, haha! :)" – Lea A
"This was truly a wonderful night out! And the best part was getting to meet fellow Yelpers – some that I have been chatting with on the boards for quite some time and others who came over to ask about our costume pieces!" – Kristin K
"The star of the night for me were the ladies from Capital City Burlesque. The girl who did Jessica Rabbit was unreal! Hubba hubba! Awesome dress, too." – Karlie M
It was an unforgettable party and I can't wait until the next one! But until then, I'll SYOY!
– Brittany K, Yelp Edmonton Community Manager