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Yelp Maine Parties 1920’s Style for Inaugural Event!



On Tuesday night, Yelp Maine Elites enjoyed their inaugural event at Portland & Rochester Public House at a speakeasy-themed soirée with drinks from New England Distilling."I was super-impressed by the care and attention to detail that went into this event. The theme fit perfectly with the venue, and it was clear how much thought went into everything from the candied cigarettes to the signs on the bathroom doors," Aaron P confessed.

Speakeasy - Opening

Sam B thought it was "an awesome event! I mean, how many times does a lady get a chance to dust off that 20's garb just languishing in the closet?" Besides the glamorous looks and 1920's era candy, the event featured roaring jazz playing in the background, cards, Mahjong, and even the bulls showed up (totally unplanned!).

Speakeasy - Games and Fuzz

Portland & Rochester put out some swell bites including duck confit, flatbreads, a meat and cheese board of charcuterie, and the biggest hit of the night — the deviled eggs made with harissa (which, by the way, aren't even on their menu yet!), which Michelle P was smitten with: "I love deviled eggs more than most foods. I have even dressed as a deviled egg for Halloween before!"

Speakeasy - Food

What's a juice joint without a little giggle water? Ned from New England Distilling, who looked dapper in his bow tie, brought Ingenium (gin) and Eight Bells (rum) for Prohibition style cocktails. Nicole B also appreciated the coasters with pop-out whiskers: "I swiped a stack to put in our lounge at work, I loved those mustaches, what a brilliant idea!"

Speakeasy - Drink

Three cheers and a huge "attaboy!" to Portland and Rochester Public House for hosting this swanky event, plus New England Distilling for the fabulous gin and rum! Check out the awesome 5 star reviews here, take a gander at the photos by Jeffrey Remick on Flickr and follow us on both Facebook and Twitter.

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See you on Yelp!,

Steff D

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Yelp Maine Community Manager

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