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January 23, 2014

Burlesque, Booze And Bites In Brooklyn

Posted by peter d.

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Last night the best of Brooklyn's Yelp crew kicked off 2014 with a bang at Bed-Stuy's best kept secret, Bedford Hall! Featuring fantastic bites like their crab cakes with avocado aioli, shrimp ceviche, BBQ pork skewers and savory sliders of all kinds, it was a gut-bustingly great night rounded out with stunning Stoli cocktails and a burlesque performance to remember. Read on, and make sure to check out the rave reviews of the event here, and all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Right from the beginning of the evening, the capable crew behind the bar kept the Stoli Premium Vodka flowing. Jody, Steph and co. know their business, take it from D-roop: "Stolichnaya, ginger beer, and bitters is where the party is at." Roje G would like to add, "Holy Bajesus AmazBALLS!" Both featured cocktails were delicious, but he really rocked the Victorian (Stoli Vodka, elderberry liqueur, pineapple juice, and lemon juice).

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Of course, Bedford Hall offered some of their best bites up for a taste. Vanessa O insists her "faves were the pork skewers, the thai curry mussels, and how could you forget the shrimp and avocado cup! I could have probably eaten a billion of those." Win C was all about the "crab cakes with avocado aioli and salsa, definitely to die for!"

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One thing you'll always have at Bedford Hall is awesome entertainment. The night started off with a live piano player in the front room, and later on Tanya R totally dug getting "tipsy on endless cocktails while watching the most sparkly, painted up and awesomely raunchy BURLESQUE SHOW on earth! Broadway Brassy, Miss Strawberry Fields and Calamity Chang are the bees knees!"

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An enormous thanks is in order to Calvin, K.Lamonte, Arthur and the rest of the staff from Bedford Hall for their warm hospitality, not to mention Carlos and Stoli for their generosity. Whether or not you made it out, make sure to check out all the reviews of the event, the photos from the lovely Melanie Fidler, and everything else people are saying!

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Cheers,
Peter D & The Yelp Brooklyn Team
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