Yelp Nashville Elites Mix And Mingle At Two Old Hippies
Many returning members of the Yelp Nashville Elite squad felt like Seniors on campus after enjoying a pretty stellar 2011 full of memorable moments. Did that stop them from welcoming the incoming (and very curious) Freshman Elites at our first Elite Experience at fabulous yet recently opened retailer Two Old Hippies? Of course not! "You just can't go wrong when you combine the smell of leather, hipster T-shirts for children, hilarious greeting cards, Yazoo beer and delicious treats on communion wafers in The Gulch. Loved it!" I'd say that yelper Elizabeth E dug it?
Elites arrived to the tunes of killer band We Have Needs performing on the snazzy TOH stage. Even musically jaded Kim Y had to admit that the entertainment was an "actually rockin' cover band which as we all know as Nashvillian's - we are usually MEAN to cover bands, ha!" Guests mingled, enjoyed refreshing beer and wine provided by our gracious host, and noshed on scrumptious bites from neighboring business The Turnip Truck Urban Fare. Plates were piled with Noble Springs and Kenny's Farmhouse Cheeses, Olli Artisan Salami, samplings of the seasonal organic produce, and hummus, along with pitchers of their top selling recipes from their juice bar. Lyndi S couldn't hide her excitement over the "delicious spread of fruits, cheeses, hummus and other assortments but what about the deliciously nutty Yazoo Dos Perros to wash it all down? And just try to keep me away from the Turnip Truck's juice bar, now!" Add in $10 Turnip Truck gift cards for all attendees and you have a happy bunch....
Brave Elites then took the stage and voted for the most Funny, Useful, and Cool reviews of 2011.
They nominated their own reviews and even read some from fellow yelper's. Highly entertaining. Three victorious winners who were voted the Elite's Choice (we used ballots!) won Two Old Hippies gift certificates valued up to $100 and braggin' rights of course! Sarah P shoots it straight: "The only fight that was picked last night was the throw down of hilarious yelp reviews. Word to the wise for the next yelp review-review contest. To win the hearts of the listeners select the most raunchy and profane because then people will vote for you! F-ing A." Congrats to yelpers Kim Y, Paul K, and Travis A for their theatrical stage presence and much deserved winning reviews.
Sarah P even gives some advice on how to win for the next go around: "The only fight that was picked last night was the throw down of hilarious yelp reviews. Word to the wise for the next Yelp review contest. To win the hearts of the listeners select the most raunchy and profane because then people will vote for you! F-ing A." Meanwhile, newly transplanted Elite Amanda C was smitten with the prizes and shopping incentive,"the staff here were more than generous giving out gift cards for the FUC awards and the 20% off while shopping was a good touch." Shop on girl. Shop on!
We think that Justin R sums it up quite nicely, "This elite event was only for true rock stars! Some brews, some noshes, and some rock. What else could you ask for? How about a Yelp Review Showdown? Yeah, we did that too."
Heck. Yea. We. Did.
Until next time, SYOY!
Marcia M - Yelp Nashville Community Manager