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Yelpers Turn Flappers @ Jive & Wail



Thursday night, Yelp St. Louis Elites traveled back in time to the fabulous 1920’s era and came out to the Jive & Wail in their best costumes! Flapper girls and gangsters brought the house down, and sequins, feathers, suits, hats, and even a few wigs were spotted at this speakeasy.

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Two signature drinks loosened everyone up and were flowing from behind the bar all evening. In the spirit of 1920’s bathtub gin, the “Yelpin’ Greyhound” was served as a combination of McCormick’s gin & sweet ruby red grapefruit juice. The “Fizzy Reviewer” was made with Tito’s vodka, tonic, and a splash of fresh cherry-lime juice. Perhaps the most popular boozy surprise was the round of chocolate cake shots, topped with a fluffy drop of chocolate whipped cream! So sweet, but so dangerous.

The Jive & Wail served up an impressive 1920’s appetizer spread that had guests talking all evening, and included smoked salmon cucumber tea sandwiches, speakeasy spinach dip served in a bread bowl with toast points, southern caviar (pimento cheese) made from the sharpest white cheddar and fire roasted red peppers, fancy franks in a bourbon pineapple glaze, and bacon-wrapped water chestnuts in barbeque sauce. Full just reading about the menu? Elites somehow managed to save room for dessert, and fresh, buttercream-frosted cupcakes from The Cup did the trick just fine.

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The biggest hit of the evening was definitely the 1920’s themed photo wall! Elites struck a pose and had a lot of fun with props like giant music notes, picture frames, and croquet rackets. Our incredible photographer, Matt from Brea Photography, broke out some acrobatics in order to capture a whopping 22 of us in one picture, too! Rumor has it that someone broke out the Charleston during their photo shoot…

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The dueling pianos at the Jive & Wail provided the perfect background music, and they started out with some 1920’s hits then took song requests from guests that had us all singing along. To make sure the party kept going even as everyone drove home, Elites got to take home my 1920’s top hits CD of some of my favorite tunes from the era. Louis Armstrong & Jimmie Rodgers FTW!

Most importantly, Yelp St. Louis Elites got to connect in person and a lot of new friendships were made over great food & drinks. The genuine enthusiasm & energy that was present at the party Thursday night only confirms that St. Louis has the best Elite squad around! You guys make a Community Manager proud.

See the full set of lively photos here, and then go check out all the five star reviews!

Still reeling from Thursday night and dreaming about the next one,

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Aimee K
Yelp St. Louis CM

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