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Yelp’s True Grit Get Down @ Welcome Stranger



Last night, over 125 San Francisco Yelpers descended upon Hayes Valley boutique Welcome Stranger for an evening of ruggedly stylish fashion, stiff drinks, hearty eats, and a gun-slingin' good time!

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As True Grit (the original starring John Wayne, of course) streamed along a naked white wall in the eastern corridor, Yelpers imbibed as any good cowboy would on Mad Men style concoctions from the fine folks at Pisco Porton. The Peruvian brandied spirit has been putting hair on the chest of Latin Americans for generations, and with a goal of reaching a wider audience, Pisco Porton was on hand to show us here in the Lonesome Crowded West that there's more to a barbarous adult beverage than the usual scotch or whiskey concoctions we've grown accustomed to. Armed with copious amounts of sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters, Pisco-based Manhattans kept thirsty Yelpers busy while they fingered through the sophisticated, yet rugged wears lining the walls of Welcome Stranger.

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Of course, after a long day on the trail and generally being a leathered, weathered badass, any hard-working cowboy is likely to work up a pretty mean hunger. With that in mind, Rubio's was on hand to ensure everyone at the fiesta was plenty satiated, and there was such an abundance of eats, many bronco-busters in attendance walked away with an extra chicken, steak, or vegetarian burrito for the long, dusty road ahead.

To relive the excitement via reviews of the dogged soiree, click here. For photos, click here. Big ups to the crew at Drop It Modern for supplying the nifty wood grain back drop, as well as our gaggle of paparazzis Karmen, Olivia, and Ron for capturing the magic behind the lens. Yee haw!

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