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September 22, 2010

Chicagoland Yelp Elites Go Grand!

Posted by Jelena Z

Most people don't associate Tuesdays with chic affairs, but host restaurant Il Poggiolo changed all of that last night when Chicagoland Elites came together for an intimate cocktail party. Guests were led to a lofted area upstairs with mahogany-clad walls which were set aglow with muted red light fixtures (a Jerry Kleiner signature decor staple!). Speaking of Jerry, the celebrated local restaurateur made a surprise appearance at Yelp Gets Swanky to see how Yelp Elites do it up! 

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Guests mingled while sipping on Owl House red and white wines. For those with palates more cocktail than vino, bold and beautiful bartendress Candice G poured some mean libations with Rain Organics Vodka. New flavors Red Grape Hibiscus and Lavender Lemonade caused quite the stir! 

All of that sophisticated socialization built up quite the appetite, and Elites were ready to enjoy a dazzling spread of artisan pizzas (Margherita, Taleggio with mushroom and truffle oil, and sausage with peppers). If that wasn't enough, four types of bruschetta were passed (beet, gorgonzola fig, cherry tomato and white bean) in addition to the super scrumptious arancini. Decadence at its best!

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Be sure to read the Yelp Gets Swanky event reviews here and for a memorable snapshot of the evening, peep the photos (taken by our very own and talented Andres D) here.

Until next time, SYOY!

Jelena Z

Yelp Chicagoland CM


Xander S

That event looks awesome, Jelena!; definitely will need to check out this place when I'm back in the chitown 'burbs!

Also, why doesn't anyone ever comment on community blog posts? Such great events, you'd think there'd be more reader traffic...

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