LA East Cowboys or Aliens Elite Event

One Elite event isn't enough for LA East Elites, so on Saturday, September 17, the squad did a double feature of summer blockbuster proportions in Sherman Oaks.

The first set dusted off their cowboy hats and boots with the spurs for a BBQ Hoedown that involved a feast of smoky meats, lick-worthy sides, and a few good draught beers for good measure. Smoke City Market created a hefty plate of its finest menu offerings like brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey, beans, mac 'n cheese, slaw, and Texas caviar potato salad that left guests grinning from ear to ear with full bellies. A few brave souls saved room to participate in a rib eating contest. Contestants bowled over a trough of tender, juicy pork ribs to see who could leave the most bones dry in 5 minutes. Although a valiant effort by everyone who stepped up to the plate, Adolfo H walked away the winner by scarffing down 12 ribs. It was a honky tonk of an afternoon, and you can ready the reviews right here, cowboy!

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Then just down the road, an entirely different group channeled their inner ET for an out of this world alien-themed event at The Oaks Tavern. Unidentified flying objects dropped off their most ecclecticly dressed passengers for a late afternoon of liquid lunching. Mars Crush (Pisco Porton, lemon, simple syrup, egg whites, maraschino), Purple People-eater (Pisco Porton, blackberries, creme de mure, lemon, mint), and Martian Twist (Pisco Porton, St Germain, lemon, grapefruit) Pisco Porton cocktails were oozing from the bar, not to mention an impressive array of craft beers from The Oaks Tavern's ever-rotating darught selection. Popcorn was popped, pizza was eaten, beer pong was played and shuffle board was shuffled. Probe the reviews right here, yelpthing!

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Big thanks to the staff at both locations and since you're dying to see the costumes, all pics have landed on the Yelp Los Angeles Flickr page courtesy of yelp rock stars, Ken C (check out more of his snap happy pics of life here) and Brian S (feel free to send him loads of "write more" compliments)!

Beam me up, par'ner.

Katie B

LA East Community Manager