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June 22, 2013

Yelp Hartford's Mad Hatter Patio Party at Wood-n-Tap

Posted by Emily

Donning their most elaborate hats, 60 Hartford Elites fell down the rabbit hole on Wednesday night – right into a Mad Hatter patio party at Wood-n-Tap. While sampling the restaurant’s new summer menu, Yelp Elites and their guests imbibed on refreshing Onyx moonshine cocktails and chatted it up with Hartford’s Knox Parks Foundation. Thank you to our incredible sponsors for a night of yelping in wonderland!

The array of seasonal dishes welcomed the onset of summer, from flavorful caprese skewers to waldorf salad, veggie sushi, and a decadent sampling of berries in almond crème anglaise.  For Eric H, the lobster havarti grilled cheese stole the show. “You know a sandwich is good when you squeeze it and buttery juices come oozing out. I had about three triangle wedges of this savory, buttery, juicy delicious sandwich and each bite was absolutely scrumptious.”

While Yelpers sipped libations from teacups and swarmed the photobooth, Knox Parks made the rounds with information about the organization, plus seed packets and lovely plants for the taking.

When it came to the cocktails, Freesia S admits “I'm gathering from my Onyx Moonshine experiences that there are about 1,000,000,000 ways you can mix moonshine, and all of them are 1000000000000% delicious. The strawberry mint lemonade cocktail was light, refreshing, and perfect to enjoy on a summer evening. Since Paul S is new to the moonshine scene, he admits “I will be spending the rest of the summer correcting that oversight.” 

Many thanks to Wood-n-Tap, Onyx Spirits and Knox Parks for a fantastic party, and thanks to our photographer Nick Caito for catching all the action! Read the glowing reviews here, peep the photos on Flickr and stay up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

We’ll leave you with some wise words from Joshua L: “At the end of the day, it all comes down to good food, good drinks, and good company.  It makes you realize the things that are truly important in this world. Lobster, cheese, butter, and moonshine.” 

Til next time, SYOY!

Emily C (and a special appearance by Yelp London CM, Alex S!)

Yelp Community Manager- Hartford


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