Yelp Elite Event: Circa 37

I grew up in old apartments.  The first was a studio on E ST the 4 of us squeezed into.  Each day before sunrise one of my parents would carry me to the Chinese laundry down the street where my crib was.  Stairway was dark and dingy.  Paint was peeling on the outside.

Circa 37 is on the opposite end of the spectrum.  One of the first things I noticed walking to Circa 37 was the big symbol like a coat of arms off the sidewalk.  The entrance to one of the buildings looked like what I’d expect from a modern day Camelot.

Rock climbing wall.

Nice leasing agent took us on a tour of a few apartments.  They all had very nice and modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances.  Bedrooms had large walk in closets.  We walked by a heated salt water lap pool.  Rec center had a climbing wall, free foosball, and video games.  There were several meeting rooms one of which we were led to after the tour for the Yelp party.

Free welcome drinks.
Free Yelp swag

Big enough for 100 Yelpers there was a bar, DJ, and multiple vendors.

Cooking up bacon wrapped hot dogs.
Half a bacon wrapped hot dog.

Bacon wrapped hot dogs by Doggos Gus were delicious.  I loved the savory flavor of the hot dog and the additional flavors from the bacon and chorizo were a tasty compliment.

Donut Bar donuts!

 

Donut Bar owner Santiago Campa

Donut Bar brought raspberry and Nutella filled donuts.  Loved the flavor of the donut with the sweet raspberry filling.  Texture of the donut was denser than what you get at Krispy Kreme or Dunkin.

Cinnamon sugar donut with ube ice cream.

SNOICE partnered with Donut Bar to serve ice cream sandwiches with cinnamon sugar donuts with ube flavor ice cream.  This was my first donut ice cream sandwich and I loved the concept and the 2 textures at play in my mouth.  I’m need to try it again with vanilla ice cream.

Seeing lots of friendly Yelpers I know and some I met for the first time was one of the coolest parts of the evening.

Cool lights.

Thanks Brad and Sandra for arranging this awesome event!  Thanks to Circa 37 for showing us your lovely apartments and having us!  Thanks to the vendors for the tasty treats!

Circa 37
7800 Westside Dr
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 378-3037

2 Comment

  1. Faye says: Reply

    That looked like a fun event. I like the new swag too. I haven’t tried a donut ice cream sandwich but it sounds decadent. What did the ube ice cream taste like?

    1. Soo says: Reply

      They had Yelp pillows too! Ube made me think of root vegetables. Not my kind of ice cream. Vanilla is one of my favs. It was cool seeing expensive apartments too.

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