NC Triangle Elites Swarm The Hive!

Yelpers in the Triangle kicked the spring season – and Elite Events – off the Southern way with a proper garden party at Busy Bee Cafe's upstairs Hive. The weather was balmy and the rooftop patio was perfect for enjoying a drink – or several!

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But Elites also buzzed around the bar munching on homemade hummus, crisp calamari, and bruschetta bites whipped up by Busy Bee's chef, Jeremy Clayman. Kudos to the whole staff – and some seriously awesome sponsors – for keeping everyone's thirst quenched! Tripp W sums the sips up nicely: "The LoneRider Peacemaker beer and Maker's Mark cocktails flowed like
the nectar of the gods.
The bartenders were mix masters and I sipped (maybe I should say gulped) three
made-up-on-the-fly drinks that really tickled my fancy."

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Donned for the theme in garden party duds, yelpers showed off their style at the PicPod photobooth. And when they weren't preoccupied with all that posing, everyone enjoyed the card-wielding wonders of Michael Casey. Three lucky raffle winners scored a cool canvas print by local NC artists. And of course, Elites finally had a chance to snatch up one of those coveted lunchboxes. On top of all that, yelpers learned about the local Coalition to Unchain Dogs and helped raise funds for a terrific cause.

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Read all about it, scope the pictures (courtesy of Phil G), and make sure to check out the silly PicPod shots!

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors! And a toast to all the attending yelpers and yelpers-to-be: here's to you – may it be the first of many fabulous affairs to come!

Until next time, SYOY (see you on Yelp),

-Christina G