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January 17, 2008

Yelp Elite Paints the Silicon Valley Red!

Posted by Connie Chang

L New year, new restaurant, new Silicon Valley Elite Squad!

Last night, over 200 Elite yelpers and their guests from all over the Silicon Valley painted the town red at 2-month new Red Lantern in Redwood City. Yes, many were like Linda M. who came decked out in red, but everyone was sizzling hot!

A line for the amazing 10-dish Southeast Asian buffet snaked through the beautiful feng-shui space, but guests weren't left empty-handed while waiting. Bubbly Krissy S. had a flute of Mumm Napa champagne and Ron S. enjoyed the Tiger Beer that was being passed out, and glasses of red, white and rose wine were within arms' reach. The wonderful staff came around to our hungry guests (the food smelled so good) with Singaporean lamb puffs, veggie lumpia, crispy tofu and Penang chicken satay as a teaser for what was to come.

Once they made it through the buffet and their glasses were filled with yelpy cocktails with names like Light, Breezy & Yelpy and The Cambodian Yelp (one of Donna P.'s favorites of the evening), guests mingled about on two floors, meeting old friends and making new ones. Hospitable Owner Jeffrey San Diego and General Manager Dan Burns had a great time chatting with everyone. Many thanks to them, the fabulous staff and also to DJ Mon Maramba who spun house beats throughout the night. After some room was made  on the main floor, many guests, including Lily R., got their groove on.

Mr. Winkle was the "life" of the party, and managed to be the most photographed yelper of the entire night! For the Silicon Valley Elite Squad, 2008 is off to a yelptastic start!

SYOY! Connie C.

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Prolific Programmer

Where does one find out about these gatherings of the Yelp Elite in the Bay Area?

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