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April 15, 2010

Chicago Yelp Elites Stir It Up

Posted by Johnny Todd

Longer days, breezy streets, the sun shining on our backs — warm weather is finally back in the Windy City. What better way to celebrate the return of nice temps than to take a trip to the islands! The Yelp jet was otherwise engaged, so 130 invited Chicago Elites did the next best thing and got Jamaican Me Yelpy at Mr Brown's Lounge.

This Ukrainian Village hotspot was the perfect venue for thirsty and hungry yelpers eager to leave their cares behind. Greeted by beautiful bamboo décor, stylish couches and Mr. Brown’s own telephone booth, as soon as the yelpers arrived, they were greeted with wide smiles, Rum Punch and Red Stripe.

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Island drinks weren’t the only thing on the menu for the evening. There was plenty of goodies on which to nosh. Jamaican beef patties, jerk chicken wings, fried plantains, and spicy mac & cheese were the menu of the evening. Not satisfied to just give tastes, the crew at MBL kept the food going all night long. Lite bites turned into a smorgasborg of Jamaican delights!

What’s a Jamaican party without reggae? From classic album covers on the walls, to Bob Marley playing on the synchronized flat screens to the thumping beats of dancehall on the surround sound system, Jamaica was on our minds, in our ears and in our bellies. If you didn’t get the chance to come on down, no worries, mon! Victoria Sprung captured all the tropical treats with her trusty camera and grateful Elites have spread the gospel here.  Jamaican me Yelpy? Jamaican me  happy to be a Chicago Elite!

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Until next time,  SYOY

Johnny T

Comments

Arlene A.

What a great time Johnny! The space was cozy and intimate without being cramped. While the large events are fun, these smaller events are sweet for getting into some great conversations. Myself and three Yelp! ladies are planning to get together and have dinner together next week. Excellent!

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