What do you get when you combine a warehouse, a Mercedes Sprinter, punch bowls, handi-snacks and a photo booth? Yelp's After School Special at bioRide! On Thursday evening, Richmond Elites and guests headed to Manchester for an Elite Event unlike any other. BioRide, a customer-focused and experience-oriented car service that uses grease from local restaurants to fuel its fleet, opened up its sweet warehouse space for this rad evening. The throwback shindig reminded us of high school days, when any parent-free house, garage or basement meant party time! Huge thanks to Jeff, Joey & the bioRide crew for being such fantastic hosts.
Guests loved exploring bioRide's Mercedes Sprinter van, complete with wood floors, a flat screen tv, wifi and premium sound system. "What a cool and innovative company right in our own backyard!" raves Lauren C. In fact, she's "already thinking of different occasions to book one of their luxury rides." Count us in! And what would a party be without mouthwatering munchies? Selosa Boutique Deli spoiled us with their signature bean and potato salads and topped it off with their creamy coconut cake. Sweet-tooth Dominic B couldn't get enough of the "delicious mini cupcakes." Meanwhile, Kelly C "loved the little throwbacks from Capri Suns and Nutter Butters to intentionally spiked punch. So very high school."
Deanna from LOL Richmond captured photo booth fun throughout the evening, highlighting our goofy sides. Who doesn't love "the opportunity to take funny pics with props of mustaches, sunglasses" and signs? Abbie A sure does! We proved we got game with giant checkers and cornhole, and Don N "was particularly enticed by the tumbling tower," aka giant jenga. Nothing like a little healthy competition!
Another huge thanks to bioRide, Selosa Boutique Deli and LOL Richmond for ensuring such a successful event! Just take it from Judith L, "the After School Special was one of the coolest Yelp events I have attended in my five years as a Yelp Elite." Want more? Read the reviews and peruse the photos!
Until next time, SYOY,
Jamie D (with Jeff from bioRide)
Yelp Richmond Community Manager