It was a sophisticated soirée at The Strand House, the newly opened hot spot in Manhattan Beach. 100 LA West Elite yelpers dressed in their best and came out to explore the new space, which Helen S shares, "The venue is beautiful! You can see the ocean from the dining areas. I believe they said it's 5 different levels, and each level has a different vibe to it. Definitely a great place for a date or a night out with the girls, and apparently the bottom level turns into a club/lounge on weekends with great bottle service!"
Food ranged from house made charcuterie to fried olives, oysters rockafeller and the very popular pizzas that were Fiona D's fav: "It was really all about the pizzas; they were delicious and would definitely bring me back to this place. Nice thin crust with unique toppings like thinly sliced asparagus and home-made lamb sausage. The arugula and ham was by far my favorite!"
Glasses were kept full of hand crafted cocktails like the Sunrise and the Margarita with smoked salt. And Scott G couldn't get enough of the martini with dry ice…
Not a moment was lost on our friends at Picutre Healing. They even managed to snag a fabulous group shot.
The best part of this event was the chance to meet other yelpers. "This was one of the events where everyone mingled, instead of sitting with the friends they came with. My best friend and I had an amazing time and got to meet many new people. She is still talking about what a great first Yelp event it was for her (and I made sure she got all of the swag left on the tables, too!) Thanks to Yelp, I've never had a plus one who didn't have a blast or talk about starting an account after the party!" Thanks to Bridget P, there's another yelper in the making!
Until next time,
LA West Community Manager