New Orleans Elites Get Hip To The Jive (and the jazz slang) At Yelp's Blind Pig Party
Ah, those halcyon days of jazz and liquor... we may still be living them here in The Big Easy, but this past consider a time when such things were a bit more of a dirty secret.
This past Wednesday night, New Orleans Elites were all about putting on the Ritz at Mélange, a new speakeasy style bar/restaurant in the Marigny. After checking in and getting our jazz age names, we set our eyes on some giggle water from the bar.
How's this for speaking easy? Moscow mules, martinis, champagne cocktails... let's just say we got a bit bent/zozzled/hoary-eyed thanks to Ian and Todd mixing up complimentary classic cocktails that fit in oh so well with the decade we were celebrating.
Mélange also graced us with an array of delectable edibles like bacon-wrapped shrimp, shredded pork biscuit sliders, quesadillas, and gumbo. The dulcet tones of Jayna Morgan provided the perfect soundtrack to the affair, wouldn't you say?
We sure got out our glad rags this evening! It was difficult to choose which dapper yelper would win best dressed, but Jeff C and Bea V were determined as our winners (and they are major Oliver Twists!!) Most honorable mentions: Todd S, Susan W, Scott S and Russell W. Jeff and Bea get to attend the 4th Annual New Orleans Roadfood Festival's kickoff party in the Grand Ballroom of the Royal Sonesta.
The winner of our Jazz Age slang contest was Perrey L for this bitty ditty: I was bent and only had an ace left, so I said to a real dog, "get hot, get hot, get hot!" and wouldn't you know it, it wasn't enough. Perrey won the ultra stunning new Yelp hoodie! A very close runner up: Meg A (she won the new Yelp t-shirt).
Well, this evening surely was the bee's knees, but don't just take it from us. We're about to cast a kitten after reading an excerpt from Scott S's sensational review: It was here that Yelp, like a sugar daddy looking to futz, filled us up till we were swell and splifficated from the tips of our shiny wingtips to the tops of our ducky fedoras. Be sure and read the rest of the reviews too!
Thank you to Bob and Lee, owners of Mélange for giving us a night to remember. Peep the photos by Hannah Ligon and our own Yelptern, Emily Ashley on flickr.
Until next time...
yelp hot and yelp easy!
(aka Dovie Ophelia)
Yelp NOLA Community Manager