Louisville's Elite squad cozied up to comfort food and cocktails at their finest and celebrated our city during Yelp's In-House & At-Home @ The Silver Dollar. Yelpers new and old alike settled into this Bakersfield Sound inspired honky tonk, reimagined inside a historic firehouse in Louisville's Clifton neighborhood. As newly elited Amanda F put it,"I felt a real sense of camaraderie amongst longtime Yelpers since everyone was so friendly and welcoming."
How do you make Elites feel right at home? This is Kentucky...so bring on the bourbon and whiskey! Bartender Larry Rice lined up a mystery tasting flight for each of us and as we imbibed and described, he revealed these golden elixirs to be Jameson, Canadian Club and Old Weller. Which one was the bourbon and where did it come from? Lynn B knew it was Old Weller and her bourbon knowledge didn't stop there: she won the Yelp bourbon matching challenge too! Pairing up all ten bourbons with their home distilleries, she proved herself a bourbon connoisseur and won a gift set where the only challenge left is deciding whether to drink that Woodford Reserve neat or on the rocks...
Everything from their savory arbol sauce (their version of Texas Pete) down to the ginger syrup in their cocktails and is made in-house and The Silver Dollar gave us the insider scoop with notes from Chef Jonathan Schwartz and a mixology demonstration from Bartender Susie Hoyt. We not only got to try the Guapo and their take on an Old Fasioned, but they also treated us to samples of menu favorites like chicken and waffles and chorizo corndogs with achiote mustard, yum! Raquelle Z's already envisioning "happily eating the empanadas which can be ordered in a vegetable or braised beef as her entire meal on a future visit."
With such care put into their culinary creations, it's hard not to love Louisville and local restaurants like The Silver Dollar. And what do Louisvillians do when we wanna show off how cool our home city is? We put a fleur de lis on it! Who needs birds? Yelpers added Louisville's signature emblem to as many items as they could fit into their photo but Lynn, Terri, Claire and Jeremy won the contest with 14 in total!
Thanks again to Elites and guests for coming out to enjoy an awesome event and to Treavor Martin for the photography — check more photos on our Flickr page. Also, special thanks goes to everyone at The Silver Dollar who shared their expertise and kindness with all of us.
Until next time, SYOY!