Because we are ending this kick-ass year with a BANG! It was only appropriate that Yelp Dallas hosted its first ever 2012 Dallas Elite Yelpy Awards!
13 beloved elites walked home with the first ever Yelpy Award. That's
right – elites voted on their favorite elites in 13 different
categories and waited with baited breath for the winners to be revealed at the event at the fabulous Oak Cliff venue, El Sibil and Yes Go Production Studio.
After entering the swanky event in the raw space, production studio. Complimentary bites from Sweet Tomatoes and Lucky Ducky Dogs, were served and kept the guests happy with tomato basil and cheese and broccoli soup and none other than peanut butter and bacon hot dogs.
"Who knew that peanut butter and bacon on a hot dog could be good?!" Melissa B asks! Holly E confirms: "The peanut butter and bacon hot dog was yummy! Thank you Lucky Ducky Dogs!"
Yelpers looked on with admiration at the huge projection wall displaying images from elite events over the year, as well as nods to those awesome nominees! While guests discussed their highlights from the Yelp Year of 2012 and DJ Blake Ward kept the mood perfectly upbeat and cheerful, they sipped complimentary brews from the likes of Julius Echter, Carlsberg, Kronenbourg, and Imperial Beer Boutique. For the non-brew buds, Copa Di Vino was onsite satisfying our sophisticated side in adorable, individually sized portable wine cups that Janice R describes as "cutest little mini plastic bottles that would be perfect to
throw in the 'ol purse for emergencies…jk!"
Finally the moment that everyone was waiting for arrived. The whole year of yelping, getting to know new yelp buddies, attending yelp events, and supporting the big D had come down to this very moment! Introducing the 2012 Dallas Elite Yelpy Award Winners:
Most Funny Elite Most Useful Elite Most Cool Elite
Most Rockin' UYEs Most Valuable Yelper Biggest Foodie
Master Wordsmith Master Wordsmith Strongest Liver
Best Compliments Queen of Controversy Life of The Party
Most Congenial Elite Rookie of the Year
Congrats to all our winners, and even bigger congrats to all the elites who contributed in making Yelp Dallas a useful, funny, and cool place for locals to connect to great local businesses.
Check out reviews and highlights from the Awards, as well as pics here. 2012 was an amazing year, but we are in for one hell of a ride for 2013. Here's to a great year and even better future. Happy New Year!
See You Next Year!
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