Venturing Out for a Night of Yelp at the Museum

Yelp at the Museum

I love living in Orlando because there are always so many interesting things to do. A few days ago, website Yelp hosted a social get-together called “Yelp at the Museum” at the Orlando Science Center, and I was one of the ones chosen to attend from all the Yelpers who RSVP’d.

My blogger friend Diana and her husband Ben let me catch a ride there and back with them, and we reached the OSC just as the event started…and it was already packed.

There were stations throughout the venue where local restaurants offered samples, and I set out to try restaurants I hadn’t yet visited. Ok, so I did make a pit stop at the American Q table, but they had Swine Candy samples (bacon roasted with maple syrup and spices), and you just don’t pass up bacon.

Yelp at the Museum

I also tried housemade kielbasa from Smiling Bison, the Hard Rock Cafe‘s award-winning mac&cheese, and a burger from Burger Fi (they had run out of onion rings two people before me. Bummer.). For sweets, I tried Jeremiah’s Italian Ice in Pina Colada, which was super yummy and had actual coconut and pineapple pieces.

The alcohol booths had the longest lines – the Tito’s one had a half-hour wait in line. But I did get to try Gingerland (a gingerbread flavored beer) from Harpoon brewery, and a Rhubarb wine from Cooper’s Hawk Winery.

Besides food and drink, there were local attractions and entertainment, like Medieval Times, Rock Hard Revue, and The Henna Studio.

It was a fun evening, and even though I wandered around solo, I still popped in the Snap! Studio photo booth for some fun pictures with an OSC resident:

Yelp at the Museum - me

Thanks to Andi and Yelp for such a fun evening! Let’s do it again sometime.

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Comments: 6

  1. Taralyn Parker December 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Love visiting local museums! I wonder if YELP has events in my area? Checking it out.
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  2. Giveaways 4 Mom December 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    This sounds like it was so much fun. I wish I could have attended.
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  3. becca December 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    How fun. I review for Yelp but never seem to know about these events. That said they always look so fun to attend.
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  4. Debbie December 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Looks like a great time. I will put it on my list next time I am that way.
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  5. Joanne December 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I’ve been to the Orlando Science Center and it’s a great place! Looks like a fun event! My husband would kill for homemade kielbasa.
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  6. Christina Thomas December 20, 2014 at 12:08 am

    What a fun night! The museum looks like the perfect event venue and there were some good restaurants represented. I would have parked myself at the American Q table and ate swine candy all night long! That stuff is addictive!
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