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Yelp’s Comes In Costume At Clarkson



It's Halloween week, y'allz! The time of year when you discover your usually innocent looking office manager makes a not-so-innocent looking Sexy Dora The Explorer. The time of year when overconsumption of miniature Twix bars is given a hall pass. And the time of year when Yelpers break out their finest disguises as we clink glasses, indulge in delectable bites, and revel together as fall makes its mark on The City. 

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For this festive occasion, the venue of choice was Clarkson in the West Village. Clarkson is the sixth restaurant from French proprietor Georges Forgeois, who has become a force in the New York City culinary scene. With his ability to capture the spirit of establishments he treasured during his youth in France, Algeria and Senegal… he's been able to transport the food and atmosphere of his native France to his adoptive New York. In a real rags-to-riches sort of tale, George spent several years saving every penny he earned and working every day possible until he was able to squirrel away enough coin to open his own restaurant. That restaurant was Jules Bistro on St. Marks, and some 15 years later, George can be seen proudly sipping French reds bellied up to the bars at Bar Tabac, Cafe Noir, Cercle Rouge, Le Singe Vert, and Clarkson among others. 

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For our Halloween soiree, Clarkson drew from their American + European roots with an array of comestibles including mini mozzarella on crispy pumpkin with sage/pumpkin seed pesto, deviled steak tartare, meat flatbread with house cured Bresaola, fontina cheese, and roasted peppers, vegetarian flatbread with butternut squash puree, kale, and gorgonzola, mixed cured meats and cheese platters, brussels sprout salad, and crispy blue cheese stuffed olives. On the drink side of things, Purity vodka came on board with a tasty little vittle by the name of the Pure and Simple. Featuring Purity vodka (the most award winning Ultra-Premium Vodka in the world), honey, lemon, Scotch rinse… it was the perfect elixir for a Monday Funday in downtown New York City.

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We'd be remiss without mentioning the costumes! From real life Japanese emojis to couples costumes like Robin Thicke + Mylie Cyrus and Walter White + Jesse Pinkman, the creative juices were flowing along Varick Street.

For reviews of the event, click here. Click this link for photos. Also, be sure to follow Clarkson on Twitter to keep tabs on specials and future events. Be sure to do the same for Purity Vodka, eh? 

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