What a way to end the summer of 2013 with Yelp Hampton Roads hosting the brightest party of the year with Yelp's Electric Summer at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. The three hour Yelper Party kicked off with an exclusive Elite VIP hour with eager Yelpers arriving in style with their brightest and loudest outfits. Volunteers from our charitable partner, the Norfolk SPCA, were on hand to show off baby cats and Bronx, the adorable black labrador. Yelpers received free glow sticks for checking in on their Yelp mobile app. What a way to electrify the party!
Once inside, Yelpers were entertained to today's top hits courtesy of DJ Jeff Bristow of Colonial DJs, beautiful interchanging lighting from Stage Right Lighting, lounge seating from Big Top Entertainment and some very surprising photobooth fun thanks to Boardwalk Photo Booth Company. Many of the 757's top restaurants were on site providing complimentary bites: Cilantro Bangladeshi Bistro, Seasons Restaurant & Tavern, Mannino's Italian Bistro, Hot Tuna Bar & Grill, Shorebreak Pizza & Taphouse, Lemongrass Grille, Sweetwater Cuisine, Shula's 347, All The Fixins, The Royal Chocolate and Yum Yum's Heavenly Bakery with liquid libations from Kombuchick.
The vibe of the entire event was great from the start. "The energy in the place was awesome the minute I walked in the door," Ashlea L raves. "Great DJ, sweet looking lounge area and food in every corner! The green and blue dudes had me cracking up th emoment I laid eyes on them." Rory J adds, "Dudes in body suits. Way to have no shame. I like your style."
Everyone had their choice of dish standouts for the night. Bevan C gave his votes to "Cilantro Bangladeshi Bistro and the bacon cookie with spicy peach relish by Seasons that amazed my taste buds." Krista P's "favorite of the night was the curry cheese from All The Fixins. It literally brought me to tears." As for dessersts, "Yum Yum's Hevaenly Bakery's decadent white gold triple vanilla cake was a hit in my book," claims Nicole K.
Many thanks go out to the entire staff at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, who worked tirelessy throughout the day to prepare for this event, all of our amazing sponsors who provided food, drink and entertainment, Yelp Hampton Roads intern, Jillarae R, and Brand Ambassador, Yajaida P, our wonderful team of Norfolk SPCA volunteers, Yelp superstars Tara L from Washington DC and Jamie D from Richmond, and DJ Jeff Bristow. Last but not least, thank you to our fabulous Yelp Hampton Roads community, who donated $743 to the Norfolk SPCA. Your generosity in giving to such a wonderful.
So…when's the next big Yelper party?
Yelp on my friends!