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March 01, 2013

Yelp's Grand Experiment

Posted by Kimberly

Yelpers donned their safety goggles and joined a distinguished group of scientists to help develop Yelp's Grand Experiment at Trademark Drink + Eat!

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The Elite Squad joined Professor of Mixology, Chris Bassett in his mad lab where they learned a few tricks of the trade. After the lecture, groups were split into three teams and were challenged to create a tasty cocktail concoction! The winning drink (a mix of bourbon, honey syrup and orange juice) was featured as a specialty cocktail at the restaurant for the rest of the week! The lab was Michelle B's favorite part of the night, "Especially since most of the drinks I try to make at home taste like poison!"

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Guests also noshed on a mind-bending array of inventive dishes such as pretzel bites with cheese sauce warmed up by a Bunsen burner, lobster mac and cheese cups, candy bacon, cumin spiced shrimp salad topped with beet foam and cantalope caviar served in petri dishes, and apple cider floats. "As a nerd myself, I appreciated the petri dishes, bunsen burners, round bottom flasks, and Erlenmeyer flasks that decorated the food table," notes Jess Y.

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Photo in a Box was also in attendance with their interactive photo booth! Guests had the opportunity to dress up as inventor greats such as Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin....and Flava Flav! "We loved Photo in a Box and their wacky costumes. We definitely took advantage of getting our photos!" confesses Lyn L.

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Major props to Tim Tolentino Photography for capturing the evening on camera! Check all the photos out here. If you want to catch more of the event buzz, hop over to the event listing to read all about the excitement from your fellow yelpers.

Until then....SYOY,

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Kimberly "Do you have 11 electrons? Because you're sodium fine!" V

 

 

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