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August 26, 2013

Birmingham Elite Yelpers Scavenge The Magic City

Posted by Will

Yelp gave Elites and future-Elites alike the chance to show who knows Birmingham the best.  The Yelp/Instagrambham Magic City Scavenger Hunt took folks from the Avondale valley, to the top of Red Mountain, and everywhere in between.  All teams were able to (eventually) figure out the clues and find their way to the Freshfully finish line and the free food, drinks, and prizes

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Yelpers arrived at Avondale Park and were quickly sent out in search of the first clue that was hidden within walking distance.  Within minutes they were jumpig in their cars and off to the first location. At each stop the hunters had to "check-in" to the business on Yelp and tag the business, YelpBirmingham, and Instagrambham in a picture they uploaded to Instagram.  All that was left was figuring out the clues.  The stops included Faith Skate, What's on 2nd, Good People, Vulcan Park, Church Street, and ended with a party at Freshfully.

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Freshfully decided to go all out and spoil the participants with homemade salsa and chips, pimento cheese and BLTs. "I'm still swooning over those swine-filled sammiches," says Danielle S. The BLT's were made with thick-cut Conecuh bacon, local Alabama tomatoes and lettuce, and a thin slathering of mayo.  To wash it all down, Avondale Brewing provided two kegs of their tasty brew.  Needless to say, the hoppy refreshments were a big hit.

I want to give a huge thanks to Freshfully, Avondale Brewing, and all the busineeses along the hunt for being a part of this overly succesful Yelp Elite Event.  As the Yelp community manager in a relatively new market, it's a lot of fun to see people show up to these events, enjoy themselves, and learn what Yelp is really about... connecting communities with local businesses. If you were lucky enough to be there, please go post a review of the the party and let everyone know what they missed.  If you don't want to be left out of future get togethers like this one, go check out how to become a member of the Eilte Squad.

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Will L

Yelp Birmigham Community Manager

 

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