Yelpers came out in droves to celebrate Yelp Charlotte's very first open party! The Terrace at South Tryon Square hosted this fine fiesta complete with plenty of maraca shaking, sombrero spinning fun.
To satiate those rumblin' stomachs, five food sponsors were on hand to dole out some of Charlotte's finest. Harvest Moon Grille plated up delicious carnitas on fry bread with jalapeno jelly, Three Amigos served up two types of excellent enchiladas, Roots Farm Food sparkled with duck empanadas and Moe's Southwest Grill amazed with a myriad of dips and chips! Fort Mill stunner, Cupcrazed, finished off the sweet evening with delectable treats like mini cupcakes in flavors of Mexican chocolate and Margarita and bite sized cookies! Will H has found "a new frenemy south of the NC border: Cupcrazed. I hate to love 'em because they are too darn good and yet I can hear my dentist imploring me to step away from the light!"
To wash down all that deliciousness, yelpers imbibed in margaritas from El Jimador and Cointreau, a bevvy of beers from Crown Imports – Corona Light and Victoria, Raspberry Truffle Whynatte lattes from Whynatte and crisp Portillo wine from Palm Bay International. Ian M says "This was the first time I tried Victoria, but it certainly won't be my last!" And Tiffany N remarked that she "drooled a bit before anwering how much she adored the WhyNatte Latte Raspberry Truffle concoction! It was that tasty."
Not a dull moment was had thanks to Shutterbooth! Yelpers packed into the famed booth and snapped festive photos all night long. You can check out those strips right here! Just down the way, vitaminwater hydrated the masses and hosted hula hooping and Power Tower. Can't you see the focus?! For the most festive of tunes, Elite Entertainment spun the best tracks to keep everyone shakin' all night long. And Stila Cosmetics kept the mood caliente with fiesta frocking – applying not only remarkable makeup but also mountains of mustaches!
ASMC, our nonprofit partner, was on hand to manage the swag buffet and collect tips from the most generous of guests. All in all, Yelpo de Mayo raised $873 for Autism Services of Mecklenburg County! That's a whole lot of fiesta goodness.
All of these fabulous images were captured by Lindsay Hess Photography! If you want to check out more images from the evening, visit Yelp Charlotte's official Flickr page right here! And don't forget to pay a visit to the official Yelpo de Mayo page and share your thoughts on the evening's festivities!
Until next time, SYOY!
-Nicole W., Yelp Charlotte Community Manager