The 2013 Yelp Elite Squad kicked off the new year by screwing their resolutions at Searsucker Scottsdale with ABC's The Taste & Miami's Top Chef, Brian Malarky! Dressed in their finest seersucker attire, Elites and their guests enjoyed a night complete with several food stations, a multitude of craft cocktails, a DJ and a photo opp with celebrity chef, Brian Malarky!
On a clear desert night, Elites and their guests walked into Searsucker and were immediately greeted with a craft cocktail to kick-off the night. Pieces of seersucker fabric were hidden throughout the restaurant, so while Yelpers sipped on their cocktails, they collected the stray pieces of fabric in hopes of winning a prize!
Searsucker pulled out all the stops and made sure no Yelper left hungry thanks to the three food stations featuring Baby Tomahawks, a Pig Stuffed Pig, and a giant charcuterie board that the chef replenished throughout the night. But that's not all! Besides the food stations, servers walked around all night long with platters of shrimp and grits, Searsucker's famous fried brussels sprouts, sandwiches and red velvet cupcakes!
Since it was the first Elite event of the new year, Yelpers had a lot of catching up to do and luckily Searsucker was on hand to quench their thirst with three featured craft cocktails: the Peter Rabbit with Pimms #1 and homemade basil lemonade, the Lt. Dan with house infused tea vodka and lemonade, and the Latin Cinema with butter popcorn tequila.
A special thank you goes out to Searsucker and their staff for hosting such a superb evening, Dustin Perrotti for photographing the event and to all the Elites and their guests who attended. Don't forget to take a look at the reviews and pictures!
Until next time,
Yelp Phoenix Community Manager