I was able to photograph a great event last week at a brand new restaurant in Providence called The American. The party was thrown by the website, Yelp.com – they’re an restaurant and local business review site – for their Elite Members. Yelp Elites are folks that contribute a TON to the site. In return for chatting up local places online, they have these fun parties thrown for them! Not a bad deal, if you ask me!
The American Restaurant has only been open about 6 weeks, but already I can tell that it’s going to be a great local destination for fantastic food and tasty drinks. The owner, Jerry, and the rest of his staff took care of the party-goers (and the help, as well!) by making sure their drinks were never empty and their plates were never bare. Food was coming out of the kitchen faster than it could be consumed – and good food, too – scallops wrapped in bacon, stuffed mushrooms, oysters rockefeller, and my favorite, barbecued pork ‘wings’. I’m already planning a return trip to try some more menu items!
It was truly a great night – those Yelpers (Yelps?) really know how to have a good time! Thanks for having me out – I look forward to working with you all again!