Last week, Detroit Elites gathered at Mash in Ann Arbor to spread some holiday cheer and sugar coma it up at our Holiday
Spirits Party/Second Annual Cookie Exchange! Elites and their guests turned it out by bringing over 30 different
cookies/treats that varied from adorable chocolate chip reindeer to baklava,
salted chocolate chip to homemade Oreos!
To help our level our blood sugar, Mash hooked us up with samples of their fine fare like creamy mac and cheese, thyme and
cheddar buttermilk biscuits, sesame BBQ chicken wings and soft pretzels. To wash it
down they provided tastings of some of their expertly mixed craft bourbon
cocktails like the Ginger Mash (fresh strawberries mashed with oranges,
Tennessee whiskey, ginger beer and smoked rocks) and Kentucky Blizzard (Maker’s Mark bourbon, hand pressed
cranberry, fresh limes, sugar, Fee Brothers American Beauty and a whiskey cube),
plus tastings of their house brewed beers!
To continue the holiday cheer we
also had a Sketchy Santa photo-booth, a make
your own Yelp ornament station, and a
holiday giveaway with prizes like fancy ornaments
from Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland (the largest Christmas store in the world!) Plus–since
there were far too many treats to eat on site, guests were provided adorable holiday
take out boxes to fill with sweets
to take home and munch on throughout the coming days.
If you made it and want to share your thoughts feel free to check out
the reviews (and write your own) over yonder. Photos can be found here for your enjoyment. As always, thanks to Doug Coombe for
snapping those lovely memories, Robyn T and the affable Drew T for lending a
hand and playing Santa (respectively), and a hundred thanks to Mash and
their super awesome staff for hosting such a fabulous evening.
And so we end a most
amazing 2012 here in Detroit. Filled with rock and roll, go-karts,
and tasty multi-course
dinners! Happy holidays to all and here’s to many more memories to be
made in 2013!
SYOY in the New Year!
Community Manager Yelp Detroit