What's the best way to kick off a week long of discounts and deals in Adams Morgan, one of DC's most vibrant and unique neighborhoods? With a kick-ass event in Adams Morgan at STROGA, a yoga and strength training studio located in a gorgeous building, rich in history.
When the DC Elite Squad entered into the ever-beautiful building, many of them started planning their wedding receptions and daydreaming about massive bachelor pads as they took in their surroundings to admire the dome ceilings, wood floors, chandeliers, stained glass and balconies that overlooked the heart of Adams Morgan.
Awaiting their arrival were over a dozen different businesses, organizations and entertainment that captured the flair and cultural diversity of the neighborhood. Las Canteras served up their fresh sangria, Casa Quaxaca handed out delicious mole oaxaqueno, there were falafel balls, hummus and baba ganoush from Amsterdam Falafelshop, the fabulous Pama Sutra signature cocktail from Savour, refreshing mango water ice from Rita's, El Tamarindo's taquitos and smooth guacamole, tasty Nepalese delights such as Gobi Manchurian and Badam Sadeko from Himalayan Heritage and of course a premiere taste of Wonky Bites from Eat Wonky, a new street truck set to hit the 'hood next month. The Wonky Bites went exceptionally well with ice cold, Pilsner Urquell and Peroni beer provided by our sponsor.
In the midst of sampling tastes from the 'hood, Adam's Inn raffled off a complimentary, 2 night VIP at the cozy bed and breakfast. TuSuva came with gift bags full of goodies for guests and provided complimentary massages. While all this was going on, yelpers were still sneaking off to snap photos and channel their inner voyeur at onomonoMedia's photobooth that projected all of the images taken onto a huge, open wall.
Event attendees also had a chance to take a sneak peak Adams Morgan: The Movie, a fictional story set to the backdrop of the neighborhood. The soundtrack features some amazing artists, including Stacie Aamon who we were so lucky to have at the event, stunning us with her acoustic performances.
A special thank you once again to STROGA for hosting us in their phenomenal studios. Also, a special thank you to our non-profit
partner, Adams Morgan Mainstreet for helping to connect us to many of the wonderful businesses that are part of Passport to Adams Morgan.
It was great to finally meet newbies Jee D, Aisha S, MacRae O and Sabeen A. Congrats to Áine F. for scoring her first FTR for an Elite event! You can peep more reviews from the event here. Be sure to check out photos from the event shot courtesy of our Yelp Elite photographer extraordinaire, Alicia Griffin.
Enjoy those discounts this week!
Until next time, SYOY!