Yelp Hampton Roads Elites gathered on a chilly Sunday to enjoy each other's company at Chesapeake's Lemongrass Grille. Yelpers coming together to patronize a local spot with nothing but food on their mind is always a perfect match for a fun evening.
Our night started off with a human scavenger hunt icebreaker with a special prize for each participant… Dinner! The first 15 people to cross off 15 items on their list enjoyed alcohol on the house. For everyone else, "winning" earned you a spot to fall in line for dinner. This was J. David H's first Elite event and he found the hunt to be "a hoot! When you put a group of Elites in a room competing for beer you have some nice action indeed." For Abbie A "it was great to meet some new people and put real faces to what I have seen on Yelp."
After lots of mingling, it was finally for dinner and at Lemongrass Grilled getting a meal is simple:
Step 1: Choose a wrap or bowl.
Step 2: Add a protein.
Step 3: Eat your veggies. (Pick one or many.)
Step 4: Add a sauce.
Step 5: Garnish. (Choose any or all.)
Paul H went bowling for his meal and "it was just fun picking a whole host of ingredients. The first freezing day of the year and a hot noodle bowl hit the spot!" Know for their Asian infusion, everyone in attendance learned that not only is their food tasty but also good for you. Keith C shared how they use "only organic items, grass fed beef and no chemicals." There are no bad decisions to be made. "It's super fun figuring out what flavors go together!" Friendly competition aside, Nicole K found the "Food delicious and the conversation fantastic."
"I love all the options. You could eat there a ton of times and always have something different!" Ashlea L brags. And to make the deal sweeter, "they serve win and beer!" Troy S was ecstatic with owner, Rob Brennan, "for making us feel so welcome and feeing our hungry Elite butts with all of their delciousness."
Now that's a wrap! Bowl out… SYOY!
Xerxes N – Yelp Hampton Roads Community Manager