Chicago’s Yelp Elite New Shirt Showcase and Un-Wanted Gift Exchange

to go after the holiday hiatus, over 300 yelpers gathered at The Grid in Chicago's River North neighborhood for the Yelp Elite
New Shirt Showcase
. One of the cities hottest new venues saw guests in their fresh new threads and even welcomed a few fresh new faces to the squad of 2013!

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Guests enjoyed bacon
wrapped dates, cheeseburger meatballs, crab Rangoon and other horderves 
served by some of the
most spot on staff in Chicago. Washed down with complimentary beer, wines, and signature cocktails
including a glazed doughnut infused flavor
it was quite the way
to start off a year of yelping.

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Besides amazing food samples and stellar spirits entertainment included DJ spun
tunes, the coziest fireplaces in town and an Unwanted Gift Exchange where 100 guests
donated their discarded presents from the holiday season. Hoping to unwrap
something more special than originally received, several lucky winners walked away with
rad prizes including Yelp shirts, As Seen On TV toys
, and
tickets to the d'Vine Affair at the end of the month.

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A big thank you goes out to The Grid for being such a gracious host. Make sure
to follow them on Facebook
and Twitter for all sorts of
awesome events and updates.

Check out the photos
taken by An P or click here if you weren’t able to attend to read all the reviews
and see what you missed.

 Until next time, SYOY (See You On Yelp)

Danny W Chicago Community Director