Yelp Elites kicked off Yelp's Passport to East Passyunk at a swankified garden party at Urban Jungle on Monday night. Amidst the various plant life, colorful decorations and twinkling lights, guests savored and sipped while discussing the many events to take place on East Passyunk Avenue in the days to come.
The fact that it was a Monday night didn't stop Elites from getting their party on. Fortunately, ice cold beverages including Magners Irish Cider, Fifefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and Grolsch Premium Lager were all available for quenching. After meandering through the aisles of candles and pretty trinkets, guests came across the restaurants. Stateside's rabbit rillettes and fresh cheeses and accoutrements were a hit, as were the meatballs from Stogie Joe's and the chicken and gorgonzola and roasted veggie wraps from Fuel. Leziz Turkish Cuisine was a favorite amongst meat-eaters and vegetarians alike; their spread of salads, hummus, dips and pita was quite impressive. Ms. Goody Cupcake satisfied many a sweet tooth with Swedish Fish, Philly Love and Yo Adrian! mini cupcakes, plus some delectable cake truffles.Yelpers were also treated to a tour of the Urban Jungle roof, filled with hanging baskets, space-saving garden tubes and other vegetation. Additionally, Curt and the rest of the staff were happy to answer any and all gardening questions. Because of the event, many yelpers were inspired to test out their green thumbs, and complimentary take-home plants provided a perfect excuse to start.
Many thanks to everyone at Urban Jungle and all of the sponsors who made this event a success! For more coverage, check out the reviews and photos!
See you on the Avenue,
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