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Yelpers Get Fancy @ Yelp’s Garden Party in St. Louis!



On Tuesday evening, Yelp St. Louis Elites (aka “the heat warriors”) gathered at the gorgeous Brio Tuscan Grille in Plaza Frontenac for Yelp’s Garden Party! Brio’s spacious patio, clad in gorgeous white curtains and complete with ample seating and pink and silver balloons, made for the perfect setting. Fine looking ladies in sundresses and hats made their way to the party, and the gentlemen didn’t look so bad themselves!

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The Garden Party menu was full of robust dishes and bigtime flavor, and guests enjoyed everything from spicy shrimp with eggplant, to roasted garlic, spinach and artichoke dip, to margherita flatbread! The chefs were working hard all evening to showcase their best stuff and definitely showed why Brio is one of the best spots in St. Louis for Italian food. As one party-goer said, “I’m so full but I seriously can’t stop eating!”

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To cater to the sweet-toothed Elites (and also to keep ourselves from having a heat stroke) Frostbite Ice Cream set up camp to pass out a variety of samples of their homemade ice cream. Frostbite uses the finest local ingredients whenever possible, then churns their ice cream in old-fashioned, wooden ice cream freezers. So basically… yum. Have you ever tried champagne ice cream? St. Louisans would advise you to get on that as soon as possible!

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Sobieski was on hand passing out the oh-so boozy signature drink called the Bumblebee, which was made up of Sobieski cytron vodka, Citronge orange liqueur, and sweet and sour. The incredible ice sculpture that held the bottles of vodka completely stole the show and had everyone talking all night! (I'm still trying to figure out how that thing stayed frozen for two hours in high 90 degree temperatures.) Cheers!

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Lots of posing (and bubble blowing) went on at the Garden Party photo area, and there was also a watercolor painting station so Elites could unleash (and show off!) their creative side. I’ve gotta say, there was a lot of talent going down over there!

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As guests filed out, they were given their own geranium to take home and plant, complete with some Yelp Life gloves. I guess we’ll see if St. Louis Elites are as good as gardening as they are at writing about local businesses!

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Make sure you check out the full spread of photos and read the glowing reviews! Big thanks to Brea Photography for capturing amazing moments and memories.

Counting down the days until the next one,

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Aimee K
Yelp St. Louis Community Manager

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