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September 29, 2012

Yelp Richmond Elites Party Prohibition-Style @ Europa

Posted by Jamie

On Thursday night, Richmond Elites and guests turned back the hands of time and partied prohibition-style at Yelp's Roaring 20s Elite Event. The downstairs Bodegas Lounge at Europa provided the perfect venue for a prohibition-era party, and there was no shortage of delicious dishes or bangin' beverages. Throw in giant Jenga and a blackjack table, and we've got a recipe for a fun evening. A huge thank you to Europa for hosting such a fantastic event!

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"I always forget how awesome Europa's downstairs area is," admits Lauren C. "It was the perfect setting for the night." The food was flowing, and Jessi C is "still dying over the creamy, cheesy risotto with vegetables. Amazing. For sure coming back to order from the full menu." Meanwhile, Kelly C "was in food heaven" with the crisp calamari, so she indulged in "plenty of seconds and thirds." To wash down the flavorful bites, guests sipped Europa's homemade red and white sangria, house wines, cocktails and domestic brews. Thirstiness was prohibited!

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Not only were Elites treated to first-class bites and beverages, but they were also able to try their hand at blackjack courtesy of Dealers Choice. Alicia B couldn't get enough of the gaming: "I'm still trying to figure out an excuse to hire a blackjack table for my next event." For Dominic B, "the giant Jenga always steals the show." And Holly P "had fun reuniting with yelpers as well as meeting new ones. All around a successful night!" We think so, too, Holly!

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And what would an Elite event be without making new friends? "Yelp is cool in that way; you learn all about someone without actually meeting them… and if you're lucky enough to be Elite, you might find yourself sitting next to them at an event," explains Judith L. Interested in becoming Elite? Check out all the details here.

Special thanks to the talented Sandy Whittington for capturing such incredible shots throughout the evening! Want more? Peep all the photos and read all the rave reviews.

Until next time, SYOY,

Tara & Me bright

Jamie D (& the lovely Tara L)

Yelp Richmond Community Manager

Comments

Casey P.

It was a great event for sure! The Blackjack table was the best activity yet, in my opinion. Plus, I love dressing up. :) Thanks for using me in 2 of the photos!

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