It was a cold winter's night in Kansas City, where the roads were icy and the windchill was below zero, but the prospect of deliciously festive food and drink at Beer Kitchen drew out many very good Elite boys and girls along with their guests to Yelp's Merry Kitschmas Party, this past Sunday night. Elites never looked swankier (check out those Yelp Life gloves!) Santa's little helpers never looked hotter, Santa himself never looked more…demonic?! And what's up with that elf?!
Beer Kitchen offered us a straight-up holiday feast that included vegan mini cheatloaf and mushroom gravy, fire roasted pepper and corn dip with blue corn chips, hop-infused deviled eggs, spicy toasted mixed nuts, goat cheese croquettes with rosemary honey, mac and cheese fritters, sugared cranberries, mini meatballs, turkey & cranberry sliders with blue cheese butter…courtesy of Farm to Market Bread and US Foods.
It's not a holiday party without sweets! Beer Kitchen had us tempting the fate of coal in our stockings with their sinful drunken donuts dipped into Grand Marnier chocolate sauce, and cinnamon brioch bread pudding with cranberries and raisins, while Little Lulu's Cupcakes provided iced sugar holiday cookies and delightful mini cupcakes.
To warm us up from the cold, Heather Moll set up her massage chair and turned many a yelper into melted butter with her therapeutic hands.
In the words of Christyn K, "I will gladly drive through the ice and snow ANY DAY for a Yelp-tastic party. Seriously, these events can warm your heart and make any grinch a believer. Loved the decor, loved the venue, loved the cupcakes, loved the glovelets. The food bar was like a fantastic dream of Christmas gourmet goodness. I mean, sugar coated cranberries! POP! Damn! Great company, great party, great time. Kitsch never looked so classy!"
Is that Bryan and Monica taking a night off from Nica's Cafe?!