Yelp Elite New Shirt Showcase and Un-wanted Gift Exchange

Rarin’ to go after the holiday hiatus, about 200 yelpers gathered at Black Finn Ameripub 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 2014!

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Guests enjoyed BBQ Chicken and Cheeseburger Flatbreads, soft pretzels with cheese, cucumber and ahi wasabi apps, and other horderves served by some of the most spot on staff in Chicago. Washed down with creative Yelp themed concoctions compliments of Tito’s Vodka and Buffalo Trace Bourbon 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 cozy Yelp socks for all 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 Black Finn for being such a gracious host. Make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for all sorts of awesome events and updates as well as Tito’s (FB, Twitter) and Buffalo Trace (FB, Twitter).

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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