DC elites and their guests donned their finest high school attire and headed to Lime Fresh Mexican Grill in Columbia Heights days before its opening for a sneak peek and a party that'd make any principal blush.
Geeks and preps, goths and teacher's pets, a baby daddy and an expecting teen mom, were all brought together by the uniting powers of tasty tacos, burritos, quesadillas, fresh guacamole, and more. Lime's prodigious salsa bar had a flavor for every pupil's palate, and yelpers washed it all down with frozen margaritas, sangria, and fitting brews like Dos Equis, Negro Modelo, and Pacifico.
Three creatively costumed winners scored burrito baskets (15 burritos of their choice in a basket, to be made and picked up at a time of their choosing – instant popularity!), plus a little something for school: a complete set of O-Town boy band folders, a box of disposable underpants for the wedgie-prone, and a foot-tall, pink ice cream cone locker magnet named "Mr. Shivers" sure to score the owner a place in the cool crowd.
DJ Black Santa (a.k.a. Noel Isama) spun throwback tunes and kept the dance floor hopping while Lime served up dessert munchies like cinnamon chips and sopapilla. Staff members' energy and enthusiasm kept yelpers on their best detention-earning behavior, and everyone left with good vibes and a gift card for a free burrito.
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'Til next time!
Kristin Mink, Yelp DC Community Manager