Austin's best and shiniest yelpers gathered at Townhouse to indulge their "Gilty Pleasures" this Thursday. The line formed half an hour before the event and yelpers buzzed and glittered while waiting to get into the infused booze bar. Dej M has a shirt that "keeps on giving". Days later, her house, car, and places in other states she's "never been to are still covered in gold glitter".
Upon entering, they were met by custom complimentary Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails, gourmet popcorn from Reel Popcorn, delicious cupcake bites from Sugar Mama's and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate from the masters over at Arte Y Chocolate. Catherine T loved (no really, LOVED) the cupcakes: "God dang, when Lisa M told me there were orange dreamsicle cupcakes, I charged through the crowd like a 110-lb bowling ball. I didn't wanna try the chocolate one with the gold shavings atop… but I did anyway. Screw you, pancreas."
Solid Gold hits pumped from the speakers and Yelp favorite Annie Ray took amazing photos of happy yelpers adorned in golden accessories including, but not limited to, gold garland, gold crowns, a viking hat, christmas balls. Twenty five lucky yelpers took home shotglasses and the party continued until well in the night with discounted cocktails for those folks that stayed. Yelp after-party at Egos Karaoke can be summed up with Jason G: Oh man, what a productive Friday morning thanks to another amazing yelp event (former adjective: sarcastic; later: factual). My planned night of casual indulgence ended with me singing A Whole New World with Valerie G. at the top of my lungs."
Until the next debacle, SYOY!