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Did this: Yelp’s Holiday Hoopla

‘Twas the month before Christmas, and all through Mercedes-Benz — well, you’ll see


Posted November 29, 2012 by Mari Taketa

Have you ever been to a Yelp party in, oh, say, a typical place? Like, somewhere you’d expect to have a party? Assuming you Yelp, as much of this town does, making Honolulu a red-hot Yelp site, the answer is no. And so you’d totally expect Yelp’s Holiday Hoopla this year to take place inside a luxury car showroom.

Which explains all the antlers and Santa caps at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu last night. And in typical Yelp fashion, elites and non-elites were treated to the likes of Mac 24/7, Paul’s Poppers, Bentos Mochi and Delectables, Aloha Pops, Wow Wow Waffles and other bites and sips, including a delicious coconut vodka that booted the merriment level to ultra-uber-fab, especially since it came in big cups.

The only requirement to get in, besides yelping, was a new, unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army or a donation for the Angel Tree, which also fulfills Christmas wishes for our kupuna. The gifts came by the hundreds. And that made it all a most excellent night.

Yelp's Holiday Hoopla (1 of 24)

Yelp's Holiday Hoopla

'Twas the month before Christmas,

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About Mari Taketa

Mari Taketa is a dedicated eater who's as opinionated as she is hungry. She covered everything from neighborhood mom-and-pop places to ethnic eateries to fine dining restaurants on Honolulu's dining scene for Metromix Honolulu and The Honolulu Advertiser's TGIF. Before that, she ate her way through Vietnam, Scotland and Japan, where she lived, traveled or worked, after recovering from a journalism career that included stints as editor-in-chief of Hawaii Business magazine and reporter and editor at The Associated Press. Her goals are to always be hungry for more, and to always want to know what's around the next corner.

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