Cleveland Elites and their guests stole third and slid into good time this past Sunday at local favorite, Phoenix Coffee for Yelp's Grand-Slam Brunch Jam—our first A.M. bash! Everyone got decked out in their best Cleveland Indians gear to nibble the early afternoon away and sip some hair-of-the-dog. And Phoenix Coffee was on hand to help a yelper out of the morning funk with any free coffee or tea bev off their menu, spiked—of course. Roxanne O said it best: "Just when you thought a Yelp event couldn't get better…it did!"
The brunchin' munchin' carried on with a huge bagel buffet laid out for Elites with plenty of fresh schmears, lox, chives, tomato slices, lettuce, red onion and cracked pepper to start any day off right. In fact, Habby H said "the spread was amazing!" BonBon Bake Shop, Poison Berry Bakery and Plant Kingdom also made appearances, serving up everything from pastries, cookies, scones and even vegan cake balls. And, of course, we served up some mimosas to wash all this deliciousness down.
All our cheers for the home team using our Yelp-y pennants were artfully captured by Katie Cutshaw of Ackey+Z Photography and Elites took home some awesome schwag. Tables were adorned with mini baseball gloves, baseballs, home-plates, Yelp schwag and even mini Yelp popcorn bags filled with Campbell's caramel corn and temporary tattoos— we called 'em our locally-made Cracker Jacks.
Big shout outs to our winners of the "best dressed" prizes, Zack H and Lisa H, who took home mini coolers, Tribe bags, Indians hats and schwag, Major League dvds, Big League Chew and box seats to the home game! And last, but not least, thanks to Phoenix Coffee, owner Sarah and staff for putting up with us rowdy yelpers and serving us up the best of the best!
Check out all the fantastic pics here.
Reviews of Yelp's Grand-Slam Brunch Jam are here.
Go Tribe and SYOY!
Yelp Cleveland Community Manager