sweet summer, and hello fall! On Wednesday evening, Hartford’s Elite Squad
spiced up the night with an indoor picnic at The Spicy Green Bean. Kicking off
autumn with an abundance of scrumptious treats, local moonshine cocktails, and
games galore (giant Jenga anyone?), greater Hartford's finest Yelpers were welcomed by the fabulous
folks at The Spicy Green Bean and Onyx Spirits for one memorable event.
To say that The
Spicy Green Bean served a wide array of delicious, freshly prepared in-house
specialties would be an understatement. From caprese skewers, spicy Thai
noodles, and curried egg salad bites to Madeleine L’s favorites – “skirt
steak over fried potato” balls with wine demi glace, “shepherd’s pie chowder,” and sweet potato “coconut crusted chicken
sliders,” Lisa M agrees, the “execution and overall
creativeness and presentation of the dishes was amazing.”
And what's more delightful than apple pie cocktails made with Onyx Spirits? Yelp Elites washed down the sumptuous bites with Onyx
moonshine and apple cider infused with cinnamon sticks and nutmeg, which, according to Sandra C “was Autumnal Alcoholic Ambrosia.” Anna E also loved "the very
smooth and drinkable moonshine on its own.” And how lucky are we to have
moonshine produced right in Manchester? It was the official spirit of the
2012 Grammy Awards, after all!
night of foodie trivia, giant Jenga, Connect Four, and card games added a level
of playful energy to the event. Dan R loved having a “chance to see some elite gamesmanship skills-
particularly in some intense Jenga competitions.” Thanks
again to our amazing event partners – The Spicy Green Bean and Onyx Spirits for a fabulous time. Huge gratitude also goes to Nick Caito for the stellar shots of the event
(check out the photos here!). Don’t forget to read the reviews and leave your
We’ll leave you with these courageous parting words from Joshua L:
"There comes a time in every man's life where he is so full of delectable steak and fried mashed potatoes and Thai peanut sauce noodles and chicken and asparagus and pasta where you have to reach down, deep into your Onyx-fueled soul and find a part of you that you didn't know exist...And jam that awesome chicken salad sandwich into your face hole like a superhero. Tomorrow be damned."
'Til next time!
Emily C (& TSGB owner/rockstar Kathy!)
Yelp Community Manager – Hartford