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March 26, 2010

NC Triangle Elites Swarm The Hive!

Posted by Christina Gates

Yelpers in the Triangle kicked the spring season – and Elite Events – off the Southern way with a proper garden party at Busy Bee Cafe's upstairs Hive. The weather was balmy and the rooftop patio was perfect for enjoying a drink – or several!

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But Elites also buzzed around the bar munching on homemade hummus, crisp calamari, and bruschetta bites whipped up by Busy Bee's chef, Jeremy Clayman. Kudos to the whole staff – and some seriously awesome sponsors – for keeping everyone's thirst quenched! Tripp W sums the sips up nicely: "The LoneRider Peacemaker beer and Maker's Mark cocktails flowed like the nectar of the gods. The bartenders were mix masters and I sipped (maybe I should say gulped) three made-up-on-the-fly drinks that really tickled my fancy."

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Donned for the theme in garden party duds, yelpers showed off their style at the PicPod photobooth. And when they weren't preoccupied with all that posing, everyone enjoyed the card-wielding wonders of Michael Casey. Three lucky raffle winners scored a cool canvas print by local NC artists. And of course, Elites finally had a chance to snatch up one of those coveted lunchboxes. On top of all that, yelpers learned about the local Coalition to Unchain Dogs and helped raise funds for a terrific cause.

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Read all about it, scope the pictures (courtesy of Phil G), and make sure to check out the silly PicPod shots!

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors! And a toast to all the attending yelpers and yelpers-to-be: here's to you – may it be the first of many fabulous affairs to come!

Until next time, SYOY (see you on Yelp),

-Christina G



This looks great, sad to miss it but I intend to be at Mosaic on the 30th!


My lunchbox is delightful. Nice meeting some actual Yelpers. I went to an Elite event in 2005 in Boston... kinda forgot things like this still happened, even though the internet is no longer "young."

Yay for tater tots and new people.

And did I mention the lunchbox?

Oh, and the PicPod pix are hilarious! Look for my bunny ear fingers throughout!


Oh my, the picpod photos are funny as hell! Good way to catch up on the evening, I missed a ton of people last night...

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