Yelp held a gala “Monster Mash” pre-Halloween Party on Tuesday evening, October 27, 2015 at Aloha Tower @ Pier 9, dockside of Honolulu Harbor. The event was presented by Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu, with benefit proceeds going to the Aloha United Way, and the Aloha United Way’s Society Of Young Leaders.
Following is The Tasty Island’s coverage of the Yelp “Monster Mash” @ Aloha Tower event. Enjoy. ;-)
A character from a video game (I can’t remember the name “D” told me it was, darned it)
And how was Yelp’s 2015 “Monster Mash” @ Aloha Tower pre-halloween event? A “SMASHING” GREAT time! All the vendor food samples were absolutely ono, which of course I was all about Bill’s Sydney’s Ahi Poke with Cherry Tomatoes and Kahuku Sea Asparagus, grabbing “extra” helpinz’ of that one for sure.
I’d estimate about 95% of everyone who attended did at least SOMETHING to pass as a costume, while more than 75% put in a decent effort with their costumes, whether it was store-bought or homemade.
Speaking of homemade, those were the only costumes qualified to enter the Yelp Monster Mash costume contest, with the grand prize being 80,000 free miles from Alaska Air. Which to note, I actually came VERY CLOSE to winning it, getting a raving cheer from the crowd as a finalist wearing my last minute costume as “Mr. Clean”. Which obviously looking at it, I put that together the night before this event, totally, totally last minute. I’ll be wearing it again on Saturday night in Waikiki, next time drawing Mr. Clean’s white eyebrows a little better (you don’t know HOW WEIRD I feel drawing eyebrows on my face LOL!). I actually even shaved off all my arm hair to look well, CLEAN like Mr. Clean, however I refuse to shave my eyebrows just to pull off Mr. Clean’s “clean” white eyebrow look. lol
Of all the year’s I’ve been an Elite Yelper (going on 5 now), this is only the second Yelp Elite event I’ve ever attended. Yet I must say, even with just those two experiences, Honolulu Yelpers are some of the coolest folks I’ve ever met! As I’ve said about the last Yelp Elite party I attended last year at Hawaiian Brians, the one this year at Aloha Tower had the same super friendly vibe. Everyone’s very social and willing to talk with you, no attitudes at all. Strictly aloha spirit! If you’re not already a part of the Yelp community, I highly suggest you start writing reviews and get onboard. Yelpers rule!
Huge mahalos to Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu, Emi and the entire Yelp crew, along with all the vendors and sponsors for the aloha. As always, you all ROCK these awesome Yelp Elite events!
Be sure to check out Yelp’s own coverage of the 2015 “Monster Mash” @ Aloha Tower here!
Huge Mahalos to:
HAUNTINGLY HELPFUL PARTNERS:
Alaska Air (alaskaair.com)
Hawaii Pacific University (hpu.edu)
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union (hitelfcu.com)
iHeart Media (iheartmedia.com)
KSSK 92.3 (ksskradio.com)
93.9 Jamz (939jamz.com)
Island 98.5 (island985.com)
Star 101.9 (star1019.com)
Nella Media Group (nellamediagroup.com)
BLOOD IS GOOD, BUT ALCOHOL IS BETTER:
Ocean Vodka (oceanvodka.com)
Coors Light (coorslight.com)
Kona Brewing Company (konabrewingco.com)
Miller Lite (millerlite.com)
REDD’s Apple Ale (reddsapple.com)
TAKE SMALL BITES FROM RESTAURANTS AND NOT OUT OF OTHER GUESTS:
Aloha Pops (yelp.com/biz/aloha-pops-…)
bills Sydney (yelp.com/biz/bills-sydne…)
40 Carrots Frozen Yogurt Truck (bloomingdales.com)
Fresh Cafe (yelp.com/biz/fresh-café-…)
Jamba Juice Hawaii (yelp.com/biz/jamba-juice…)
La Creperie Honolulu (yelp.com/biz/la-creperie…)
Paul’s Poppers (yelp.com/biz/pauls-poppe…)
Primo Popcorn (yelp.com/biz/primo-popco…)
Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera (yelp.com/biz/teppanyaki-…)
Tiki’s Grill & Bar (yelp.com/biz/tikis-grill…)
Wing Stop (yelp.com/biz/wingstop-ho…)
Wood & Bucket (yelp.com/biz/wood-and-bu…)