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April 29, 2011

Chicagoland Elites Keep It On The Hush-Hush!

Posted by Jelena Z

Just knock three times and whisper low... that's exactly what Elites and their guests did this past Wednesday evening to gain entry into the on-the-DL Yelp Confidential Elite event. Speakeasy-styled Wool Street Grill welcomed revelers to their dapper digs for an evening full of brassy, bold jazz notes, fantastic food, exclusive beer and vintage-clad company!

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In between showing off their best dance moves and mingling up a bootleggin' storm, Elites were privy to a special sneak preview of new Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager. The exclusive lowdown? Batch 19 was inspired by the last batches of beer brewed in 1919, when beer was banned. Guests eagerly welcomed the much-hyped brew, and its enjoyment was evident by the frequently-refilled growlers on every table. Yep – even though we didn't violate any amendments, we sure partied like we did!

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Scrumptious sliders, pulled pork sandwiches, wings and quesadillas satiated Elites hungry anticipation, and phenom photographer Ruthie Hauge captured all the throwback celebratin' (yours for the peepin' right here). Prizers were awarded to those in costume, and one extra-lucky winner found a *magic* Yelp bottle opener in her lunchbox... that would be the lovely Dana G who scored a pair of tickets to Second Glass Wine Riot! Atta girl. The cool cats of Shutterbox indulged the flapper in everyone with loads of vintage charms in their photo booth... be sure to check out the photographic evidence. I'll go on-the-record to say an enchanting evening was had by all – read all about in the reviews!

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Keepin' it real (and on the QT) until next time,

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Jelena Z

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