Yelp Philadelphia’s Holiday Fiesta

The weather outside may have been frightful, but the tequila inside Cantina Dos Segundos was delightful, which Philadelphia elites and their guests discovered at the the final YEE of 2011. Yelpers brought their holiday cheer and dressed to impress in festive outfits that ranged from Santa hats to sparkly party dresses.

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Sauza margaritas courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits and pints of beer flowed from the bar all night long, while tables of meat-loaded and meat-less nachos, quesadillas, Mexican pizzas and more were fully stocked. Flan and banana-chocolate empanadas made their sweet appearance later in the night.

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DJ QiCommand eased everyone in with some holiday tunes but the vibe quickly turned dancey. It wasn't long before some tequila-inspired moves were thrown down. In the meantime, yelpers filled out slips of paper describing the naughtiest and nicest things they did in all of 2011. Anonymously, of course. On our nice list this year? The yelpers who: donated bone marrow to a sick child; fostered/adopted dogs; gave their lunch to a homeless person; returned a lost credit card; invented penicillin… Hey, wait a minute!

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With all that good came a little naughty, some dirty deeds so scandalous they'd make George Michael blush. Fit to print are the yelpers who: did the dirty with their parents in the next room (time to move out!); flashed a merchant in Cozumel in exchange for some bling. Expect coal, guys. Tsk, tsk.

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Perhaps one of the nicest things yelpers did all year was bring new and gently-used gloves, hats, scarves and coats for a collection. A very hefty bag was brought to Philly AIDS Thrift the day after the party. Proceeds from sale items will benefit local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, while other items will be donated to homeless shelters.

This was an incredible party to end an unforgettable year, and we couldn't have done it without the continued support of the Cantina Dos Segundos family. Peep the pics by Erika Letitia here, check out the reviews here and chime in on the conversation here.

Until next year, SYOY!

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Michelle C