Life, Liberty & The Freedom to Yelp!

Ain't no party like a Yelp Columbus party! Hundreds of yelpers showed
for the Freedom to Yelp Bash to enjoy noms from 20 food vendors, bevs from 7
drink partners, caricatures, live art displays, dancing, a photo booth
& celebrate the fine Yelp community & small businesses we know and love.

In order to pay due homage to our city's most enjoyable
edibles, Yelp Cbus established a process of nominating and electing some of the
the city's most cherished comestibles
. Well, the votes are in! Congrats to the following local businesses for 'winning' the
official nominations in their respective categories:

Check out the awards video thanks to Vital Film Works below (click the image!)

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This list of amazing food sponsors was beyond impressive. Huge thanks to the following for participating: A La Carte Food ToursAcme Hotdog & Sausage Co. | Ajumama | Average Joe's |Banana Leaf | Explorer's Club | Fresh 50 | Gooeyz | Hang Over Easy | Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams | Kildare's Irish Pub | Mozart's Bakery & Piano Café |Pattycake Bakery | Pizza Rustica | Rogue Bakery | Spinelli's Deli | Sugardaddy's Sumptuous Sweeties | Sunny Street Cafe (Dublin) | Ugly Tuna Saloona | Vienna Ice Café 

Cocktails & beers were flowin' from local favorites, Elevator Brewery, Buckeye Vodka & Fireball Whisky, meanwhile Crimson Cup Coffee, Barne's & Noble/Campus Starbucks, Luna Kombucha & Honest Tea were keepin' folks hydrated & alert!

Catching all of the good times in the photobooth, was Framester Event Photography! Tag yourself in the photos on their Facebook page here.

Freedom toYelp Framester

Believe it or not, there's more. The entire evening benefited Columbus charity, Waste Not Center – who receives donations from individuals and businesses of
supplies that would otherwise be discarded and makes them available to
teachers, artists and non-profit organizations at no charge other than a small
annual membership fee – who also constructed live art with otherwise discarded items!

Freedom toYelp Gottesman

Steve Campbell from FunFaces gave attending yelpers caricutures that will help them remember the evening for years to come, while outside, folks from the Aveda Institute Columbus dished out free goodies & mini massages! Local retailers Pursuit, Pitaya & Sprint were on hand dishing out special offers, and Incredible local music delighted eager yelper ears inside from Columbus Local Music, who help you find great local bands you're sure to love! And outside, tunes were played from DJ George Brazil.

The reviews have been rollin' in so be sure to read (or write if you attended) what everyone else is saying here.

And check out photographic evidence of the good times on Filckr here! (Thanks, Gottesman Photography.)

Can't believe it's over. Until I can top it, SYOY!

Christina C