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Yelp Elites Drink The Vote At The Yelp LA Holiday Cocktail Competition!



Yelp elites from all over Los Angeles made their voices heard by voting in the Yelp holiday elite event at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach. First things first – the winner of the Yelp Holiday Cocktail Competition! Yelp ballots in hand, the elites and their guests tasted signature winter cocktails from local bars and restaurants including: 

Jones serving their "My Kind of Christmas" cocktail

Simmzy's serving their "Merry Mechalada"

Zinc Lounge at Shade Hotel serving their "Yuletide Martini"

Rock 'N Fish serving their "Don't Be A Grinch Grog"

Manhattan Beach BrewCo serving their "Holiday Cheer Beer"

Mucho Ultima Mexicana serving their "Mucho Haute Chocolate"

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And now for the results. It was a very close race between the cocktails from Jones and Rock 'N Fish, but the Don't Be A Grinch Grog won by just a few votes! Huge congratulations to Rock 'N Fish for winning this very tight competition!

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When they weren't doing their civic duty, Yelpers were sipping wine from 55 Degree Wine and noshing on pulled pork paninis from Simmzy's, a taco bar from Qdoba Mexican Grill, appetizers from Zinc Lounge and gorgeous cucpakes from Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach.

Staying true to the holiday spirit, they also decorated Christmas ornaments and dreidels and stuffed their Yelp stockings chock full of fun Yelp schwag. They gave back as much as they got by contributing toys to Toys For Tots. They also grooved to tunes from DJ Dennis Owens and had some naughty times at the Bad Santa photobooth by Project Photobooth.

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As the night wound down, Yelpers were in for the biggest surprise of all—the announcement of the new LA East and LA West community managers! To help celebrate the occasion, Ragdolls Burlesque performed some sassy holiday themed routines to get everyone's pulses going. 

In addition to bellies full of food and drink and stockings full of treats, a few lucky Yelpers went home with exciting gifts from the raffle featuring gift certificates to K Chocolatier by Diane Krön, The Edendale Grill and the Egyptian Theatre.

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Thanks to everyone who helped make the Yelp Holiday party so much fun. You can check out the reviews here, and don't forget to check out the pictures on the Yelp flickr page and Project Photobooth for those Bad Santa pictures you took. 

And happy holidays to everyone until our next exciting event!

Katie B and Christina Y

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