Like always needing to go back for seconds, the SF Elite Squad had two nights in residency at Ironside West Coast BBQ. To rinse the brisket and ribs off, Boston Beer brought their famous Sam Adams lager, the new Rebel IPA, the seasonal Cold Snap ale, the new Double Agent and Angry Orchard cider. Joia soda spiked their ginger, lime and grapefruit sodas with gin and vodka. With the comfort of collard greens and communal dining, the first events of 2014 signal that the Elite Squad is one big happy family. Find out what the five star Elites are saying here. Five star photos by Jorge Novoa Photography here. Interested — you should be — in getting into these parties and becoming Elite? Find out here.