With 2008 well on it's way, how many of us can actually say we're going to stick to our New Year's Resolutions? Yeah, that's what we thought! So on Friday, January 11th, San Diego Yelp celebrated the 1st Annual SD Yelp Holiday Party and "Screwed Our New Year's Resolutions" together at 'Canes Bar & Grill!
The night began innocently enough, with tasty delights in abundance. Both the carne asada taco bar and Chuao Chocolate Tasting Station were being ravaged by hungry Elites. The Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale was free flowing during the Elite Pre-party and Andrew G sure took advantage of it as he boasted he was able to down over 10 Red Trolley beers in under an hour!
We would also be remiss not to send a HUGE shout out to a bunch of peeps who made this event truly extra special...'Canes for providing us with an awesome venue; Honeyhoney for a truly incredible performance; DJ Demon for helping us all get our groove on; Karl Strauss for the Red Trolley love; Brooke F. and Chuao Chocolatier for tempting our sweet tooth with their sampling and for the super SWEET raffle prize! And can we talk about the rest of the raffle prizes for a moment??? Big props to Salon Savvy for offering up an amazing massage and facial; Disconnected Salon for giving us a Yelp-over; Viejas for the Wallflowers party packs; The W Hotel for a decadent one night stay and of course, House of Blues for stoking us out with all the amazing concert tickets for the Grand Prize! (Michelle M. won tickets to 14 shows in all! Talk about being spoiled!)
As awesome as the raffle prizes, band and DJ may have been, the true stars of the night were all the Yelpers in attendance. Tony "Dancer" N. was in effect on the dancefloor as well as Richard C. who said he "even danced like a white guy for a bit" and Jae L. who danced so much he "got cramps."
Christy R., Matthew V., Anthony P. and Ethan H. impressed us with their "spoken review" talents. And CrAzY Ryan V. made Meg M. cry when he got up on stage and presented her with the community's "Thank you" gift, a custom-made Guitar Hero game controller! SCHAWING! Party on Meg!
The buzz on the party was so big, Yelpers from all over were in attendance! LA Yelp was in the house with Stephy S., Aunny D., Tim C., Christine L., Shauna D. and Ericka L. dancing the night away. SF Yelp as represented by Brad P., Margot B. and Roger B. Even Gabi K. came all the way out from Phoenix to share the love! And from what we can tell from the reviews so far, there was a LOT of love in the room that night....