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Yelp New Jersey’s Holiday Hoopla



Last Friday, nearly 400 Yelpers convened at the Hahne & Co atrium in Newark for Yelp New Jersey’s biggest bash of the year — Yelp’s Holiday Hoopla. With over fifty food, drink and entertainment vendors there was something to satisfy everyone. Yelpers quenched their thirst with a variety of libations including beer, gin and creative vodka and bourbon cocktails. Food vendors from Newark and beyond served up delicious bites — pulled pork sandwiches, shrimp fritters, poke, tacos, empanadas, cheesecake bites and banana pudding were just a few of the many dishes enjoyed. Looking for a non-alcoholic beverage? No problem! Coconut water, kombucha and cold-brew coffee were some of the many drinks on deck. More than just a food and drink frenzy, there were also several activities including trapeze yoga, caricatures, photo booth pictures with Santa, beats by DJ Notorious RUG and a Whole Foods vendor scavenger hunt. Yelpers filled their tote bags with goodies from brands such as Boxed Water, Krave Jerky, Bare Snacks, Noosa, and Bai beverages. There were even pet antlers from PetCo to take home!

While food, drink and fun made the night a huge success, the icing on the cake was raising nearly three thousand dollars for Newark ACE, the Newark Alliance For Community Empowerment. The Yelp New Jersey community had a fantastic time supporting local businesses and coming together to celebrate the holidays for a good cause. See for yourself! Be sure to check out the five star reviews here, the professional photos here and the video here.

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Host & Production:

Our biggest thanks goes out to Hahne & Co in Newark for hosting us at their absolutely gorgeous space. At Hahne you’ll not only find state-of-the-art apartments and extraordinary building services, but also curated shops and restaurants, an in-house Whole Foods, and a delightful range of cultural, shopping, and dining experiences.

We’d also like to shout out Partners In Sound Production for helping us produce this event.

Food: 

Ainsworth Newark bit.ly/2zrlGik
Bare Snacks bit.ly/2fh7kpR
barkTHINS bit.ly/1tz7QCG
Big Papa Smokem bit.ly/2nvgCoo
Blaze Pizza bit.ly/2m4s1Lg
Burger Walla bit.ly/2hfiNXm
Casita bit.ly/2zJBwpd
Dinosaur BBQ bit.ly/2zsmssU
Eleven Clinton bit.ly/2j3vntL
Halal Guys Newark bit.ly/2hUlJZT
Harvest Table bit.ly/2m594Ii
Krave Jerky bit.ly/1ndNLsn
La Cocina bit.ly/2iViIsL
Marcus B&P bit.ly/2hFbg47
Moe’s Southwest Grill bit.ly/2fqzzBU
Mocha Lounge bit.ly/2jbtxKc
Noosa Yoghurt bit.ly/2AtH1Fz
Ono Grinds Poke bit.ly/2AbL77u
RB Sweet Treats Boutique bit.ly/2B69phr
Roberts Pizzeria bit.ly/2BucCHB
Silly Chilly Hot Sauce bit.ly/2yHQcoL
The Cookie Connect bit.ly/2Asbt2K
The Spot bit.ly/2yM8Uvc
Whole Foods Newark bit.ly/2hchPuS
Wok to Walk bit.ly/2iFGkAT
Zest bit.ly/2Au5vOQ

Whole Foods Sponsors: 

AeroFarms Dream Greens • Bean Pie Cafe • Keeping You Sweet • Roots Hummus

NON ALCOHOLIC DRINK:

Bai Beverages bit.ly/2zt7GSN
Black Swan Espresso bit.ly/2hSeSAi
Boxed Water bit.ly/2AmuAdT
Health-Ade Kombucha bit.ly/2zufOCu
Zico Coconut Water bit.ly/1pAn1I2

BOOZY:

All Points West Distillery bit.ly/2AkjFCr
BeatBox Beverages bit.ly/2BnNRfr
Buffalo Trace Bourbon bit.ly/2k9eFwL
Hoboken Mary bit.ly/2AvG3ZB
Jerry’s Vodka bit.ly/2Aj36cJ
TAP Whisky bit.ly/2iOy9Gp
Van Gogh Vodka bit.ly/2jxb735

Fun: 

Candy Shop Skate Co. bit.ly/2zWjlfg
DJ Notorious R.U.G. bit.ly/2zu1nAf
Evan4sh Caricatures bit.ly/2zBrJh9
Kite & Key bit.ly/2ztj1SN
Norici bit.ly/2zZ55SX
Olivia Prince Photography bit.ly/2B0x3e4
Petco bit.ly/2zHYwVz
Photobomb Photo Booth bit.ly/2AqtyRt
Whole Foods Scavenger Hunt bit.ly/2hchPuS
You Me Trapeze bit.ly/2AlFeRS

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