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Yelp’s Spring Off To Summer Yelper Party!



A few thoughts ran through Yelpers minds as they left Yelp's Spring Off to Summer Yelper Party, but Frank N's pretty much sums up most of them: "Holy Smorgasbord Batman! THAT was an event! How many vendors were there? So many and they all brought their A game."

From the moment they walked in, roughly 600 Yelpers were treated to a glamorous evening courtesy of the new Embassy Suites' Grand Historic Venue. Nina U was in awe of "the beautiful stairways, shimmery chandeliers and historic decor… the perfect place for a big event like Yelp's Spring Off To Summer."

Libby F couldn't believe there were "two levels of  gluttonous bliss for foodies and lushes.  Too many vendors to thank for their generous tastes and pours… I was a happy and sated Yelper," she gushes.

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B&O American BrasserieRA Sushi, Sullivan's SteakhouseJ. Paul'sPlatesBagby Pizza Company, The Yard, and b'more Bistro filled each room with mouth-watering morsels and fragrant scents, everything from oysters and scallop sandwiches, to filet mignon sliders, sushi, and gourmet pizzas. Drinks from Cruzan Rum, Union Brewery, Aliceanna Winery, Gordon Biersch, Deep Eddy Vodka and Bad Decisions provided the fuel of the party, while non-alcoholic beverage Zevia provided the refreshment. Sweet-tooths rejoiced with bites from Chocolatea and Oooh So Sweet Cupcakery, while salty/savory cravings were satiated by Cheese Galore and More and PopChips.

Courtney C enjoyed that there were "three different atmospheres to accommodate every one's taste:" a room with the band BraveNoise, one with jazz pianist Todd Simon, and another with a famed DJ Lil Mic, a dance floor, and amazing lighting from Visual Aid Electronics. Tano Akili Art & Body Studio put on a show with live-painting, while Baltimore Community Acupuncture and Live Well. Be Well. created their own relaxation room for Yelpers in parlor of their own with acupuncture and massage and Chelle B. Beautiful Traveling Skin and Beauty Spa pampered guests with makeovers by the sweet treats!

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"Always to best part meeting new Yelpers and catching up with old Yelp friends," stresses Valerie J, who was happy to smile bright for the team of photographers from The Umbrella Syndicate and the photobooth run by Jon-Michael Moses Photography. But, of course, all of this was for a great cause too. The event raised more than $1,700 for kids fighting cancer and The Cool Kids Campaign and Yelpers walked away winners too, thanks to prizes from ZipCar, Christopher Schafer Clothier, Friends & Farms, and discounted services through Uber getting them to and from the event in style!

Read all the reviews here, and check out the pictures from the event and photobooth on flickr!

Until next time… SYOY!

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Elsa M.

Yelp Baltimore Senior CM

 

 

 

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