Night of the Yelping Dead with Hartford Elites!

Hungry for (poultry) flesh? On Monday night, Yelp Elites came out to party with the undead at Griff's Chicken Shack. Enticed by aromas of fried chicken fingers and amazing southern comfort food, Yelp Elites were welcomed by zombie makeup artists, a zombie caricaturist, libations and tons of delectable bites! Special thanks to Griff's Chicken Shack for hosting, Crispin Cider for the refreshing drinks, and Jesse, Mellissa, and Kerry for their brilliant artistic talents!


Griff's won over the hungry hordes with their signature fried chicken and ten saucy accompaniments. And, for the record, "any time you put" Joshua L "into a room with that many different dipping sauces and meat, it's all going to end in deliciousness and probably some gentle sobbing." There, there, buddy.Griffs2Between tender chicken, jambalaya, red beans and rice, cheesy spiders, and buffalo chicken dip, the hearty spread left Connecticut's finest yelpers in a slight food coma. Crispin Cider was on hand, refreshing guests with both apple and pear hard ciders, and Noelle M deems the "Fox Barrel pear cider" to be "a perfect cool, crisp complement" to the spicy jambalaya.Griffs5 Griffs4

Sanh A loved that the event "combined elements of play with food" and gives a shoutout to Jesse, who "did an amazing job on my makeup. I'm so not taking it off!" Along with some truly horrifying zombie makeup by Jesse Hermanson and Mellissa Escolas, event guests had their caricatures drawn by Kerry from Metal Eyelash. Thank you to all of our sponsors and artists involved in the event – and thanks again to Griff's Chicken Shack and Crispin Cider for the tasty treats!

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Check out the fabulous photos from Nick Caito on Flikr and read the reviews here. Write your own if you joined us!

'Til next time,

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Emily C

Yelp Community Manager – Hartford