It's currently Monday, May 23rd, and in addition to learning the only Rapture you need to worry about is of the LATFH, more-cow-bell counterculture variety, we're shockingly already halfway to the holidays! Feel free to throw in the ubiquitous, pedestrian "this year is flying by!" reference, but really… 2011 is melting away faster than the adipose tissue on Kirstie Alley's rear end. With this marvelous revelation, we did as any free-spirited San Franciscan would, and turned it into an excuse to dress up! Taking over the upscale, yet laid back confines of The Republic in the Marina, Yelp Elites celebrated this occasion by dusting off their tackiest holiday garments, participated in a white elephant gift exchange, took pictures by the Christmas tree, and more!
While enjoying a holiday-themed playlist along with the warm and fuzzy feelings of the holidays, guests also sipped on the very apropos adult libations consisting of spiced Crispin Cider, as well as Ninkasi's Sliegh'r holiday ale (as well as their Spring Reign seasonal ale and Total Domination flagship IPA)! All the while, the hard-working elves at The Republic made sure nobody left the soiree on an empty stomach with copious passed trays of their mouthwatering carnitas sliders, fresh bruschetta, chicken spring rolls, and the surprise hit of the evening, the gourmet potato skins.
If you've yet to check into The Republic, let your journey start now! They have a new and snazzy Margarita Monday special with $5 margaritas and $2 carnitas, chicken, and fish street tacos, as well as a weekly happy hour featuring 2-1 wells until 8:00pm, and $14 bottomless mimosas Saturday – Sunday until 3:00pm. Phew!
We'll have photos up soon, so be sure to check back in shortly. If you'd like to scan reviews of the soiree, please do so here. Ho ho ho!