Hello Yelp Elite Event: Cocktails & Cars Casino Royale Style!

So fancy! Busted out the cocktail dress, dancing shoes for one special night last night at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo. It was the Cocktails and Cars Casino Royale Style Yelp Elite Event to kick off spring!

With the amazing drop box of this premier museum showcasing cherished old automobiles, all of us Yelp elites were in for one amazing treat. The night was full of entertainment and good times. Todd Elliot Entertainment brought a magician for some magic and amazement. The Swing Dames brought us back to the 40s’ with their lovely voices and LA Pix DJs had us all dancin’ the night away.

It was also foodie galore with some fabulous food booths. Feelin’ fancy and feelin’ full after all the delicious treats!

From Pink’s Hot Dogs, I got to enjoy a turkey dog with chili and cheese. Hearty, meaty and simply classic just like the classic cars we were surround with. It was perfect with Essentia Water

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Wanu Water put a little more fun in the night with their black cherry and peach passion water. 10 essential nutrients and 10 calories per serving!

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Tacos Primo gave us the VIP treatment with fresh made carne asada beef and  al pastor pork.

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These tacos were the perfect match with Siete tortilla chips.

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New York Food Company booth brought out soft and savory kimchi pork buns and cucumber shots.

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The fancy night continued with some fabulous drinks.

I was introduced to Tentera Coffee Roasters and instantly became a fan because of their good cause. Tentera means ‘good causes’. 2% of all Tentera coffee sales are currently donated to their partners which include the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and 1% For The Planet. I loved their pour over coffee and how I instantly had a fresh brewed medium roast.

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More fun drinks were to be found at Happy Lemon. Salted cheese drinks are their most popular offering and I was so happy to see that along with their Sunmerry Bakery rainbow roll cake.

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The rainbow roll cake from Happy Lemon was just the start of the delightful desserts that evening because there were not one but two places to get ice cream!

Smitten Ice Cream brought out some of their best flavored nitrogen ice cream flavors such as earl grey, cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate chips, strawberry buttermilk. They even had their chocolate vegan pops! I chose to get my all time uh-mazing favorite the cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate chips. I drizzled some brown sugar caramel over the ice cream and was in sweet heaven!

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Not to be outdone was Wanderlust Creamery. I felt like as I was in an around the world trip as I had Ube Malted Crunch flavor inspired by the Philippines, Sticky Rice Mango inspired by Thailand and Japanese Neopolitan inspired by Japan. The Ube Malted Crunch had malted milk and real sweet purple jam. The Sticky Rice mango had house made real milk coconut cream and swirls of alphonso mango puree. The Japanese Neopolitan had a trio of Japanese classics; match, hojica and black sesame.

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Cookie Zombie  incorporated our favorite kid snacks into their cookies! That night they had Snack Time cookies that had King size Twix, salty pretzels and Heath Bar bits, Circus animal cookies with Circus Animal bits; and Cookies and Cream can lies with Crushed Oreo cookies & Ghirardelli white chocolate chips. Their Cookies and Cream cookies were the winner of Best Homemade Cookie at Cookie Con LA!

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Cheesecake de Granger had cheesecake cupcakes. They had lemon, Welch’s grape and peanut butter and jelly cheesecake cupcakes!

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From entertainment to food; The Automobile Driving Museum was one happening place that evening. Surrounded with 130 plus vintage, antique and muscle cars; it was one classic evening. I could not have asked for a better way to kick off spring!

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For more smiles, please see my Yelp Review  on Cocktails and Cars Casino Royale Style Yelp Elite event.

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Hello Pink’s Hot Dogs Del Amo!

The iconic hot dog restaurant Pink’s Hot Dogs is also now part of the Del Amo Fashion Center Mall family.

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The original location was a small pushcart by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939  near the corner of La Brea and Melrose. Since that day in 1939, Pink’s Hot Dogs has grown into a worldwide phenomena and has opened up in several locations.  From  Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas, NV to Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines, there’s always a healthy, popular crowd lining up for their legendary hot dogs.

The most popular item on Pink’s menu is their original signature chili dog. Though they have quite an amazing line up of hot dogs;  they  also have several different hamburger offerings as well as onion rings and fries. I, myself had a hard time choosing what item to get when I went to the Del Amo location.

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The Del Amo location even has their own hot dog named after them. The Del Amo Spicy Polish Dog consists of a spicy polish dog, nacho cheese, American cheese, grilled onions and chopped tomatoes!

They have fan favorites here too such as the Mullholland Drive Dog which comes with a 9″ stretch dog, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, nacho cheese and bacon and the Golden Rings Dog which comes with a 9″ stretch dog, yummy BBQ sauce and topped with onion rings. I actually really enjoy the Golden Rings Dog because it gives you the best of both worlds of a hot dog and a side of onion rings. It’s a messy yet savory hot dog!

 

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This location at Del Amo Fashion Center is the first mall location for the iconic hot dog store. It is so wonderful that one can get the taste of Hollywood right at the South Bay and with less of the lines as well!

Welcome Pink’s Hot Dogs to Del Amo! Hmm now the only problem for folks is what hot dog to choose?? Bacon Chili Cheese Dog, Southern Belle Dog….hmm the possibilities are endless!