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September 21, 2012

Hartford Elites Enjoy An Indoor Picnic at The Spicy Green Bean!

Posted by Emily

Farewell, sweet summer, and hello fall! On Wednesday evening, Hartford’s Elite Squad spiced up the night with an indoor picnic at The Spicy Green Bean. Kicking off autumn with an abundance of scrumptious treats, local moonshine cocktails, and games galore (giant Jenga anyone?), greater Hartford's finest Yelpers were welcomed by the fabulous folks at The Spicy Green Bean and Onyx Spirits for one memorable event.


To say that The Spicy Green Bean served a wide array of delicious, freshly prepared in-house specialties would be an understatement. From caprese skewers, spicy Thai noodles, and curried egg salad bites to Madeleine L’s favorites - skirt steak over fried potato” balls with wine demi glace, “shepherd’s pie chowder,” and sweet potato “coconut crusted chicken sliders,Lisa M agrees, the “execution and overall creativeness and presentation of the dishes was amazing.”

Not to mention PB&J pork ribs, chicken and asparagus in sherry lemon butter, and chocolate cupcakes with candied walnut and banana cream frosting. Whew!

And what's more delightful than apple pie cocktails made with Onyx Spirits? Yelp Elites washed down the sumptuous bites with Onyx moonshine and apple cider infused with cinnamon sticks and nutmeg, which, according to Sandra C “was Autumnal Alcoholic Ambrosia.” Anna E also loved "the very smooth and drinkable moonshine on its own.” And how lucky are we to have moonshine produced right in Manchester? It was the official spirit of the 2012 Grammy Awards, after all!

A night of foodie trivia, giant Jenga, Connect Four, and card games added a level of playful energy to the event. Dan R loved having a “chance to see some elite gamesmanship skills- particularly in some intense Jenga competitions.” Thanks again to our amazing event partners – The Spicy Green Bean and Onyx Spirits for a fabulous time. Huge gratitude also goes to Nick Caito for the stellar shots of the event (check out the photos here!). Don’t forget to read the reviews and leave your own!

We’ll leave you with these courageous parting words from Joshua L:

"There comes a time in every man's life where he is so full of delectable steak and fried mashed potatoes and Thai peanut sauce noodles and chicken and asparagus and pasta where you have to reach down, deep into your Onyx-fueled soul and find a part of you that you didn't know exist...And jam that awesome chicken salad sandwich into your face hole like a superhero. Tomorrow be damned."

'Til next time!


Emily C (& TSGB owner/rockstar Kathy!)

Yelp Community Manager - Hartford



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