Yelpers decked in their finest gathered at Republic Kitchen & Bar to celebrate a year to remember for the grand finale of Vegas's inaugural year: A Black And White Yuletide. Yelpers sampled fried mozzarella, veggie tempura, tuna nachos, mini pigs in a blanket, buffalo chicken bites, grilled veggies skewers, and for dessert fried pb&j bites. To wash it all down, Three Olives Vodka mixed up three specialty cocktails: The Grape Crush featuring Three Olives Grape, a Rootbeer Float featuring both Three Olives Rootbeer and Vanilla, and the Sparkplug with Three Olives Vanilla and Kahlua Peppermint Mocha. With all these flavors, Italian sodas suddenly seemed a little less, well, intoxicating.
Yelpers were joined by some very special guests, masters of black on white, local authors JJ Wylie, Matthew O'Brien, and PJ Perez. Lucky yelpers went home with the latest works from each author!
Speaking of raffles, yelpers were given a "Find a person who.." scavenger hunt. A completed hunt earned entrance into the evening's special White Elephant Raffle featuring coveted prizes, such as a Mr. Potato Head Santa Claus, Axe Body Wash, and Jolly Rancher scented nail polish!
And just when yelpers thought the fun was over, Cartoon Vegas captured smiles with B&W custom caricatures for practically every yelper in attendance.
It was an elegant send off to 2010 captured in photos by Marc Fragos Photography. For more about the evening read some black and white renderings of the evening, i.e. reviews, here, catch the buzz on the Official Talk Thread, and be on the look our for more beautiful shots from Marc over here.
Wishing everyone a little naughty and a lotta nice this holiday season!
Yelp Las Vegas Community Manager