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December 18, 2013

Yelp Charlotte's Night Before Yelp-mas @ Another Broken Egg Ballantyne

Posted by Nikki

Once again, I'm going to pass the mic to Will H to start this one off - "A small dinner gathering of Elites with drinks and appetizers, full entrees, and then cookie decorating and munching to top it off? All while I'm wearing my cozy pajamas? Yes, please!" 19 Elites and friends ventured up 485 for the Night Before Yelp-mas hosted by Another Broken Egg in Ballantyne.

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The evening kicked off with some Biscuit Beignets and Baked Brie Delight apps. As Giannabrie F dishes, "it was perfection, seriously. I could have easily just filled up on those two items." To wash it all down... mimosas, poinsettas (cranberry and champagne concoctions), and bloody marys. The mimosas won over Mike C. "Look, I'm not a big drinker and usually like more manly drinks but these were darn tasty. I even stuck my pinky out to drink em."

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And then came the entrees. Chad E paints quite a picture, "by far the favorite was the lobster-brie omelette, but the most amazing looking dish was the salad, which had undergone some sort of terraforming so that it stood up like a Borg spacecraft, complete with antenna at the top."

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The night ended with a battle in creativity via cookie decorating. As Jeff S discovered, "who knew that icing came in the same containers as Easy Cheese?" Congrats to our winners Will H and Brian F! Thank you to Rodney Strong Vineyards for providing some of our prizes!

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And what party would be complete without a throwdown for wounded scooter domination and an in-depth discussion about a mysterious Christmas ski lift. Michelle P can fill you in on that. Everyone went home with hot chocolate kits and handmade special edition Christmas mugs from Another Broken Egg. The Salvation Army scored with another mountain of gifts for its toy drive. The generosity of our Elites makes my heart very happy.

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Close us out Emily P - "a big shout out to Another Broken Egg Ballantyne for attending to our every need on a night they are not even normally open!" Thank you ABE for everything! And big thanks to the magnificent Tonya P and Poprock Photography. You can find all the pictures here.

Until next time... SYOY!!

Yelpmas me

Nikki W

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