Sunday, September 12 marked a fabulous day for Yelp Elites in the Queen City – Charlotte's very first official Yelp Elite event at Customshop Handcrafted Food!
From 6-8pm, guests savored the local love from finely crafted bites from Customshop and an array of beer Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. To top it all off, Palm Bay International provided two exquisite vinos to suite the yelpers palates: Planeta Segreta Roso & Bianco!
Brett Milstead from Thirsty Horses entertained guests with his smooth
acoustic covers while they mingled!
Local farmers also enjoyed the bites and libations and chatted with guests about their amazing fare that was sampled that day! Eats such as Pork Belly Flatbread, Scallop Ceviche, Golden Oyster Mushroom Crostini, Mini Crab Crakes and Bite Size Carrot Cakes were flowing freely throughout the gorgeous space and onto the chic patio. It's no doubt why Customshop chef & owner, Trey Wilson, won a James Beard Award – the food was out of this world!
The Yelp Elite Squad made sure to snag
their fab Yelp lunch boxes before anyone else could get their hands
on the hot gift. As this was Charlotte's first Elite Event, the Elite Squad was
just tickled to get together in person! Elite Julia S put it well, not only did she meet "the coolest mushroom farmer ever," but: "I got to see my Yelpbuds, and make some new ones. And it was totally awesome."
Photographer Tonya P, of Poprock Photography snapped all the action!
If you were able to attend the event, be sure to write
Make sure to check out photos on our flickr
Until next time, SYOY!
Yelp Charlotte Community Manager