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Yelp Tulsa’s First Ever Elite Event!



Tulsa Elites were treated to upscale vintage ambiance, expertly crafted drinks and perfect pairings for their very first party, Yelp's Elite Vintage Vino & Vinyl, at Hodges Bend on June 24.  In a private VIP space, Elites got to mingle for the first time and learn what the shiny badge was all about while sampling products from one of Tulsa’s best local bars.

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Hodges Bend, just a few months old, embodies pure craftsmanship in every drink, bite and detail. The owners, Noah Bush and Chip Gaberino, have pure passion for what they do. They were generous with their time and knowledge while talking to Elites about their mission and craft.

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Elites and their guests were treated to some of Hodges Bend’s best drinks including the Balneario, Tobacco Old Fashioned, EcoVINO Heilbiker White, and single origin pour over coffee. While Elites savored each drink, they also learned more about the process of crafting their drinks. Each ice cube is cut from 300 pound blocks of ice!  Topeca’s coffee beans are farmed on the family’s fair trade farm in El Salvador, before going straight to the local roastery in Tulsa.

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Beautiful cheese boards and delicious house-made charcuterie was served to perfectly compliment the drinks. Several exquisite meats and cheeses captured our attention, and everyone enjoyed learning a little bit more about what they were tasting (and why it tasted so good)!

A warm thank you to Tulsa’s first Elite squad for attending this historic Yelp event! Another huge thanks goes out to our event photographer, Andria Whipple, for capturing us at our Yelpiest. It’s safe to say Elites fancied the intimate affair in downtown Tulsa’s Pearl District and are certainly jazzed to keep exploring Tulsa’s best!

See you ‘round the Bend!

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Sarah M

Tulsa Community Manager

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