Charlotte Elites Rocked Caffe Siena Pre-Halloween Style!
Twas' a dark and stormy night....actually, not at all! Another brilliantly gorgeous night fell upon Crown Town and Elites stepped up for the occasion. Though a Monday night can be droll and uneventful, this rowdy and costumed crew spiritedly made way for a fine evening of decadent eats, flowing beverages, copious amounts of sweets, and, of course, prizes for best costumes.
Caffe Siena and the brilliant kitchen staff turned out tasty eats. Grace Y notes the "sliders, seafood risotto, and mushroom risotto kept me going back for 2nds, 3rds...4ths. The treasure boxes of butternut squash also gave the party a great Halloween flavor!" No shortage of great eats! Adult beverages provided by FlipFlop Wine and Henry Weinhard's Brewing and flowed all night! Think Chocolate, local chocolatier of epic proportions provided the sweet! Chad E got his sweet tooth on with the "yummy enrobed brownies and marshmallows." Travis W had his chocolate-loving heart stolen -- "Big shout to Think Chocolate though. Good lord, fantastic chocolate and the two young ladies running the station were super nice and fun loving.
What would a Yelp-O-Ween party be without costumery? Everything from superheroes, terrifying horror characters, punny and witty creations, and, of course, a group dressed up as Psy and the gang from Gangnam Style. Prizes went to Best Male Costume, Female Costume, and Best Group. Winners took home some of Halloween's best (*cough* or worst) movie collections! Best group even took home a truly terrifying prize -- A collection of Nicholas Cage movies.
Shutterbooth was on site to help capture all of the spooky moments. Jeff S wanted to "see how many people we can fit in the shutterbooth," and there were times when many a costumed Yelper was stuffed among others in the booth for that perfect photo op. Thanks, Shutterbooth!
To cap the night, our costumed crowd broke out into a Gangnam Style dance party. The beardy CM, in full panda get-up, joined in the foot-shuffling fray. Check it out here. Huge thanks to Tonya from Poprock Photography for the stellar video and for all of the brilliant stills!
Until next time, SYOY!
Ben G - Yelp Charlotte Community Manager