Life, Liberty & The Freedom to Yelp!
Ain't no party like a Yelp Columbus party! Hundreds of yelpers showed for the Freedom to Yelp Bash to enjoy noms from 20 food vendors, bevs from 7 drink partners, caricatures, live art displays, dancing, a photo booth & celebrate the fine Yelp community & small businesses we know and love.
In order to pay due homage to our city's most enjoyable edibles, Yelp Cbus established a process of nominating and electing some of the the city's most cherished comestibles. Well, the votes are in! Congrats to the following local businesses for 'winning' the official nominations in their respective categories:
- Mini Marvels | Sugardaddy's Sumptuous Sweeties
- Check it out! Best check in offer in Columbus | The Angry Baker
- Heaps of Heart-y | Schmidt's Sausage Haus
- Too Pretty to Eat | Pistacia Vera
- Let's Get Sauced! | Mikey's Late Night Slice's 'Slut Sauce'
- Achin' Over Bacon | Little Palace
- The Big Cheese | Press Grill
- Pack-it & Wrap-it (Travels Well) | Ray Ray's Hog Pit
- Fruity Flip-Flop | Lynd Fruit Farm's Apple Cider
- Melt In Your Mouth | Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Check out the awards video thanks to Vital Film Works below (click the image!)
This list of amazing food sponsors was beyond impressive. Huge thanks to the following for participating: A La Carte Food Tours | Acme Hotdog & Sausage Co. | Ajumama | Average Joe's |Banana Leaf | Explorer's Club | Fresh 50 | Gooeyz | Hang Over Easy | Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams | Kildare's Irish Pub | Mozart's Bakery & Piano Café |Pattycake Bakery | Pizza Rustica | Rogue Bakery | Spinelli's Deli | Sugardaddy's Sumptuous Sweeties | Sunny Street Cafe (Dublin) | Ugly Tuna Saloona | Vienna Ice Café
Cocktails & beers were flowin' from local favorites, Elevator Brewery, Buckeye Vodka & Fireball Whisky, meanwhile Crimson Cup Coffee, Barne's & Noble/Campus Starbucks, Luna Kombucha & Honest Tea were keepin' folks hydrated & alert!
Believe it or not, there's more. The entire evening benefited Columbus charity, Waste Not Center – who receives donations from individuals and businesses of supplies that would otherwise be discarded and makes them available to teachers, artists and non-profit organizations at no charge other than a small annual membership fee - who also constructed live art with otherwise discarded items!
Steve Campbell from FunFaces gave attending yelpers caricutures that will help them remember the evening for years to come, while outside, folks from the Aveda Institute Columbus dished out free goodies & mini massages! Local retailers Pursuit, Pitaya & Sprint were on hand dishing out special offers, and Incredible local music delighted eager yelper ears inside from Columbus Local Music, who help you find great local bands you're sure to love! And outside, tunes were played from DJ George Brazil.
The reviews have been rollin' in so be sure to read (or write if you attended) what everyone else is saying here.
Can't believe it's over. Until I can top it, SYOY!