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January 16, 2013

Yelp's Little Black Dress Night at Blackfinn American Grille

Posted by Katie C

The dresses were black, the Yelp was red, and the cocktails were flowing copiously at Yelp Jacksonville’s second-ever Elite Event. 60+ guests ascended on Blackfinn American Grille at the St. Johns Town Center to find a swanky, side bar outfitted with black tablecloths and low lighting. The stage was set for an unforgettable Elite Event, complete with four specially crafted “YelpTails” and mounds of munchies courtesy of Blackfinn.


As creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip was fired up on the bar, Elites were treated to Macaron Prosecco, Concannon Crimson & Clover, and a list of Yelp-inspired cocktails crafted with Cupcake Vodka. The smash hit of the night was “THE ELITE,” made with Macaron Prosecco, peach schnapps, St. Germaine elderflower liquer, soda, and garnished with a lime.

Ying Yang Shrimp, Pretzel Bites, and Blue Cheese Salad Wedges made their way into the party as Elites enjoyed the chance to mingle off-site... many for the first time. Steve G agrees "It's fun to see all the people who were always virtual come out and have fun together!"


The party continued with Chocolate Covered Pretzel Martinis and, as warm cookies and brownies were circling the room, guests were asked to fish out their raffle tickets for a chance to win tickets to Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jacksonville Party or two free registrations for the 5k Foam Fest in March.


Han L is pumped on Yelp in 2013, saying “I'm really excited to see the Yelp community burgeon in Jax. BURGEON! BURGEON I SAY!” We couldn't agree more, and all the thanks go to Blackfinn American Grille for providing a stunning venue and stellar service. But don't take our word for it, Anna-Marie Bolet Photography captured all the excitement of the night. View the photos now on the Yelp Jacksonville Flickr page.

Still need to review the Little Black Dress Elite Event? The time is now!


Until next time,
Katie C



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