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Yelpies 2018 (Fort Lauderdale)

On November 14, Elites met at GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill for a yearly tradition: The Yelpies. This award show style event puts a spotlight on the best and brightest Elites in Fort Lauderdale. The nominees wait, sitting on pins and needles as the drumroll blares over the speakers and the winners are announced. However, everyone is a winner here, as we celebrate the illustrious community we have here in Fort Lauderdale.
Attendees gathered in the private room at GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill, mixing and mingling as DJ Joey Tracks played some tunes.  Signature cocktails of the evening were: GG’s Maple Creek with Knob Creek Bourbon, citrus, drambuie, fernet branca and maple foam and the Sunset Martini with Svedka Vodka infused with strawberries and pineapple, torres orange liqueur, cranberry and lime. Hollywood Brewing was also on hand serving up their refreshing craft beers.
A risotto station and a ceviche station served up unlimited bites of goodness. Elites also enjoyed an array of delicious passed  appetizers such as Crispy Yucca Fries, Blistered Shishito Peppers, Mini Braised Beef Short Rib and Charred Aji Panca Octopus, plus many others. 
Without further ado, the Yelpies went to… 
Reviewer Of The Year – Ariel W.
Photographer of the Year – Ariel W.
Colleen Burns, Spread The Sparkle Award – Lisa C.
Complimenter of the Year – Joy L.
Trailblazer Award – Andy V.
Keeping Yelp Useful – Ariel W.
Rookie of the Year (’18 badge only) – James L.
Couple of the Year – Julie F. & Roy F.
Funniest of the Year – Nancy M.
Friendliest of the Year – Britt Z.
Newbie Impact Awards –Lauren S, Brooke S.
Veteran Impact Awards – Julie F., John Z.
Best All Around Elite: Julie F.
Yelptime Achievement Award – Julie T.

Did you miss the event, or want to relive the memories? Check out the reviews here.

The photos – courtesy of  Mavila Photography  – can be found here.

Sara M assisted with this blog post.