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January 15, 2013

Yelp's Chicagoland's Gleeful Gathering at Glen Prairie

Posted by Candice Gatlin

Tis the season for freezin', but you wouldn't know it from the year's last Chicagoland Elite Event, Yelp's Gleeful Gathering at Glen Ellyn's Glen Prairie. Elites snuggled up by the fire, roasted marshmallows over the do-it-yourself s'mores station, played cards in the parlor and drank RumChata-spiked Eggnog and Bombora Jack Frost Martinis till all seemed merry and bright.

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According to Carrie S, "This was a fantastic evening - my first Yelp Elite event will be really hard to top. The food was top notch: small bites including short ribs with sweet potato mashed potatoes, scallops over a potato-chorizo hash, oh yeah and a s'mores bar. A s'mores bar!!!" Sarah S named the now infamous s'mores bar as "Definitely my favorite thing of the night. It was the coolest thing ever! The marshmallows were HUGE and it was a lot of fun indoor camping and roasting them over the fire."

Christian K celebrates the season of drinkin' with Bombora Organic Vodka (Facebook, Twitter), and notes that even though "Glen Prairie's bar makes one serious Jack Frost Martini- complete with coconut 'icicle' rim," he'd like two. And Kathleen M made mention of the Eggnog and RumChata Martini (Official, Facebook, Twitter): So smooth and silky that I had to have a full sized one. Now I get why people like eggnog so much." 

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Yelp Chicagoland's Official Photographer Andrés DeLeón (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr) was on hand to snap the soiree and capture all the nights big moments, including a group shot lit my s'mores fire-light. You can see all the antics of the affair right here and catch up on all the event details through the reviews here.

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A BIG thanks goes out to Glen Prairie (official site, facebook, twitter) their amazing staff and generous General Manager, Steve LaPino, for helping put this event together.  

While Clifford S can list his holiday highlights (in no particular order, we think): "1. Scallop appetizers,2. Beautiful women who hugged me when I arrived, 3. Beautiful women who hugged me when I left, 4. Beautiful women who I was lucky enough to accompany to the event". A beauteous occasion it certainly was!

Candice G

Yelp Chicagoland Community Manager

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