Yelp Elite Paint-Up Throwdown at The Paint Bar with Slumbrew

I love Yelp and I love being an elite.  Enough to stick through it for 5 years, my longest commitment! About once a month, I have the awesome opportunity to check out some new place with free booze, grub and awesome fellow Yelpers.

This time we went to Paint Bar at their new Newbury St. Back Bay Location (they also have one in Newton).  I’ve heard a lot about Paint Nite that happens at various bars around the country and have been curious about this new painting trend.  My skills died in middle school when I took art and a teacher told me to add an extra layer of paint that literally shattered a whole semesters worth of work. Even drawing stick figures is a challenge

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Paint Bar follows the paint and sip trend of teaching literally anyone (like me) into creating a masterpiece.  The bar was opened by a sister/mother team and is truly a family owned local business.

So of course upon entering, I got in line and excitedly gathered my paint pumps (they tell you how much to get of each color.)
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Proper Slice provided us some pizzas.  I liked the pesto/olive slice.  And yes it was a struggle to not mix up my pizza plate with my paint plate.

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Then our instructor Mia led us on a fun painting adventure.  We laughed, we drank, we sang and we got our paint on.

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And yes my crown glowed and blinked like a VIP princess.

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Slumbrew another awesome family owned local business made sure our thirst as always satisfied and our cups never got empty.  The beers we drank finished brewing just 5 hours ago!  The trick to painting while drinking or drinking while painting is not to drink from the solo cup no matter how appealing it begins to look.

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And yes, my work of art is hanging now for everyone to bask in its glory.

Have your ever done a “paint & sip” event?

Yelp Elite at Sweet Caroline & Cats In Sinks

I lied, no rest day today yesterday Wednesday (that’s how long this has been sitting in drafts) instead it was rescheduled for today due to work.  Nonetheless my legs felt fresh and I got a relatively comfortable 6.5 miles at 8:30 pace on Incline 2.

Earlier this week Tony and I went to a Yelp Elite event at Sweet Carolines, sports bar.  I usually avoid most sports bars like the plague but I mixed up the bar with Sweet Cheeks, a BBQ place down the street.  My mistake turned out to be in my favor as the event was great. And truth be told I don’t think I ever regretted attending a Yelp Elite or regular event.  The Boston team does such a great job!

We started with some beverages for the hot weather.  A melon mojito for her and a lemonchello drink for him.

Then came the end supply of “sliders.” They say sliders I say giant beef and bacon sandwiches.  As huge as they were my tiny boyfriend took down 4 of them.  Gosh not only can he run half marathons without a training run, but calories to him are like water to me.

The mint mojitos were so good we had to get more.  We also picked up these shots of gazpacho – sweet and spice.

Cheers! The spicy one was the best.  i highly recommend trying it if you go there to dine.  Other treats included CEVICHE NACHOS! rangoons and spring rolls but if you know my obsession with ceviche after traveling Peru you can tell what I’m returning for.

On a sidenote, I think Jack is secretly trying to go professional on CatsInSinks.com.  He’s been pulling all the moves lately!

He’s totally into this porcelain!