San Antonio Yelp Elites crawled back in time to a classic Cuban celebration at the historic, boutique Havana Hotel on the famed Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. Adorned in their best red lipstick, pin curls, vintage guayaberas, and a sizzling selection of hats, "everyone was dressed to the nines," according to Bettina R for a Hot Havana Night!
Yelpers drank from the "free-flowing mojitos," rum punch, and Cuba Libres sponsored by Bacardi Rum or threw back a cold one sponsored by Bud Light while listening to authentic vintage Cuban music and watching a sexy salsa performance from local dancers at Studio One.
But it was Chef Manny Olivarez, from local favorite, Tin Can Tacos, who stole the show with his specialized menu created just for the event, including Cuban quesadillas, pulled pork tacos, chipotle chicken mini tacos and his slew of salsas, like pineapple habanero, only got things hotter throughout the night! When Danny C "saw Manny on the porch cooking up a storm," he was so overcome with happiness, he "stongly considered hugging everyone in a ten-foot radius."
Of course, there was Yelp schwag-a-plenty, yelpers meeting in real life who had previously only been acquainted online, and an after-party UYE that lasted to the wee hours of this Hot Havana Night. A huge thank you from Yelp San Antonio to the incredible and attentive staff at Hotel Havana, the great peeps at Bacardi and Bud Light, to Chef Manny from Tin Can Tacos, the super sexy dancers from Studio One, and a massive thank you hug to our fantastic photographer, Carlos Peña, for capturing this night in a beautiful light.
Until next time, SYOY!