New Orleans Elite Squad Launch Party at Capdeville!
Whodat? YelpDat! The New Orleans Yelp Elite Squad has arrived. Yeah, the kickoff at last year's Superbowl was kind of a big deal, but after Tuesday night's NOLA Yelp Elite Squad Kickoff Party at Capdeville made that football thing officially old news. Move over, Breesus and Bless Your Boys, because our rockstar Yelp Elite Squad is the hottest new thing in town. When Bless You Boys bag a TwoDat, then we can talk. Until then, this krewe of superstars is top news.
It's no secret that New Orleans knows how to party, but the level of attention to detail we were treated to by Mayor Capdeville's awesome team was nothing short of stunning. A brilliant suprise was the stack of dollar bills James Eustis gave us to hand out when the 70+ Elite Squad Members and their guests (future Elites, of course!) checked in at the door. And no, we were not on Bourbon Street people. The stack of dollars was for the Jukebox! Which, literally, rocked. Thanks, James! If you're into great music, you will approve.
Also super cool? The appetizer dishes they passed around came in both veggie-friendly and their traditionally meat-tastic versions, so everybody was covered. Also, the Fried Red Beans and Rice Balls were not only tasty, but also inspired a classic Scott S review. Next up was the Truffled Mac & Cheese which, let's be honest, has more in common with crack than a box with dried noodles and cheese powder. Dorothy Y has been hooked on for qute some time. The food and booze and NOLA blonde made the entire crowd happy, across the board. A huge, HUGE shoutout to James and his whole team for executing a flawless and fabulous and super shiny awesome Elite Event!
Surely by now you're wondering, "what about the drinks?" Don't worry. There was booze. A whole sea of it! A Vodka flavored Yelp colored sea of it, in fact. The Yelptinis were served quickly, effiicently, and unceasingly, which Jennifer B and Suzanne R and Jen L, and probably the majority of us, were certainly not complaining about. The bartenders, Sean and Lauren, called out Yelpers by name, which may have been a result of their mind-reading abilities, or is simply a clever use of nametags. Either way, it was yet another nice touch.
Our magnificent venue, the Mayor Capdeville was yelptastic from the get-go. Wonderful service, wonderful food, and a stack of dollar bills at the door – five stars across the board. But don't take my word for it: go read the reviews! Were you sad and at home on Tuesday unable to make it? That sucks for you, but you can always check out the amazing photos taken by the talented Sean Woods, post on multiple event follow up Talk threads, or say hi to James @MayorCapedeville the next time you're on Twitter.
Until next time, y'all! Cannot WAIT until our December Party!
New Orleans Community Manager