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Yelpy Chinese New Year (again) from Silicon Valley!



It's the year of the rabbit, and Yelp SV definitely has been hopping full speed ahead this February with not one, but two incredible Chinese New Year events.  The second Chinese New Year Elite event this past Saturday at E&O Trading Company in sunny, though brisk, San Jose was a true five-star-er!

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WIth rumors of predicted light snow flurries (yes snow in the Bay Area!) all weekend, yelpers lined up outside E&O Trading Company all bundled up, beneath the emerging glow of the Saturday San Jose sun, and excited to celebrate Chinese New Year – the year of the Rabbit in true Yelp style. Stepping through  E&O's glass doors into an oasis of warmth, each attendee was giving a fun Yelp button, with which they were able to use to vote on their favorite dish of three delectable showcased ones. The winning dish of the day, was going to be featured on E&O's always evolving menu!
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Yelpers like Candice T,  held on tightly to their voting button and made their way to the beautiful wooden bar to grab a lovely hued blood orange Solerno Cosmo, and a cold pint of Sapporo from "overly-pleasant servers and bartenders." Getting into the theme of the event,  Karina G sipped on her cosmo, while sporting a dazzling red wedding chipa, while Joe M, who drove all the way from Marin for the occasion rocked his red with pride. Denise L couldn't get enough of cute Chinese New Year decorations painting the vast Asian themed space, indulging in white rabbit candies, while fellow yelper Jennifer T went to town on the custom made Yelp Fortune Cookies. Plenty of F-U-C reviews for her this year!
 
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Once drinks were in hand, yelpers made their way over to the impressive array of delectable bites hosted in E&O's main dining area. Hooria T and others marveled at the sheer quantity of mouth-watering bites, which kept on getting replenished throughout the event. From "ridiculously addictive corn fritters," to tomato onion naan, to chicken and beef kabobs, to portabello mushroom satays in ginger sauce – the spread was impressive to the say the least. The highlights of the day were the special showcased dishes of Pork and Chicken Satay ,Tomato Naan Bread and Crab cakes. lining the far wall of the space. The The Crab Cakes, as Jamie M gushed "were. .oh mah gawd, awesome," were the clear winner  - cooked right, and with just the right curry sauce to go with it. All yelpers who voted for them, agreed that they were  excited about returning and endulging in a full plate of them.

As the end of the event neared, Eugene L picked out the winner for the exiting raffle drawing of a pair of tickets to Shen Yun Performing Arts, The winner's eyes sparkled as they made their way to the front of the room to collect tickets – for the exhilarating performance of classical Chinese dance and music.  Yelpers, walked away with arms full of Yelp goodies, fortune cookies, and even a great Sapporo souvenir glass. Mercy B captured the picturesque day perfectly -" I was a E&O Trading Company virgin before this event – and now I know what tasty treats will be looking forward to ordering when I return." See all the great pictures, courtesy of Michelle Nicole Photography here! Full reviews are here, too!

Stay Fuzzy!
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Abby S
Silicon Valley Community Manager
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