Summer might be over, but Queens Yelp didn't get the memo. Elite Yelpers of the Qborough were out in full force for an island experience of tropical proportions in the name of Tiki Tuesday at The Astor Room.
The Astor Room was terrifically tiki'd out for Yelp's finest, offering a vast bar, tricked out lounge, and some of the best luau treats in Queens. Vikki M was impressed with the food and service, noting the "pork tenderloin, pork dumplings, and chicken with Polynesian sauce were good, great and greater. There was no shortage of snacks with the amazing Astor room staff consistently making rounds with trays and a smile."
Yelpers are a thirsty bunch and the drinks were a hit. Mai tai and planter's punch cocktails were blessed with some of the finest Jamaican rum, courtesy of Appleton Estate, which had Elites feeling nice and toasty. Lara G sums it up best: "Appleton Estate Rum had everyone chanting "ruummm" instead of "ohmm" at the next morning's yoga class."
After a few cocktails, Queens' best Yelpers walked into a tiki photo booth, courtesy of Sweet Booths, where they put their on their best smile after getting lei'd once, twice, even three times. The island tunes of the Fisherman band featuring Kitty Chow was a hulu highlight of singing, dancing, and twirling; inspiring Yelpers to form a limbo contest and conga line. Jason R is right on the money when he says "sprinkle in an authentic Hawaiian band and this night went from good to great." He's onto something, because Tiki Tuesday might have just been the greatest Tuesday on Yelp record.
Hats off to The Astor Room, Appleton Estate Rum, Sweet Booths, Kitty Chow and the Fisherman Band for making this Queens Elite Event one to remember. Still feening for more? Yelp this event and check out the galleries for both Flickr and Sweet Booths. Be sure to get on the list for the Yelp Elite Events in October and keep your Elite dial tuned to Yelp Queens.
Jando S and Team Yelp NYC