"Best $2k I Ever Spent!" The Thrillist Holiday Party At The Eldridge

by Rachelle Hruska · December 19, 2008

[Photos by Kate Miltner via Flickr]

Go HERE for photos by Kate Miltner and HERE for photos by Nick McGlynn

Last night, Thrillist threw its holiday bash at our favorite hot spot "The Eldridge".  Emily "The Eldridge" Brill sat this one out, but Chris made the trek and said he had a blast.  So much so that he's not allowing me to play any Christmas music in the office until after noon on account of his "recovery".  It seems that Gawker's Richard Blakeley also had a blast - you can see him grinning throughout this post. Johnnie Walker Blue seems to be the alcohol of choice these days, (or the ones that are handing out sponsorships the most), they sponsored this party (and the UrbanDaddy party earlier this week), and the various JW libations went so well with lobster tarts, smoked salmon and goat cheese canapes from Tsalon.  I asked Chris what he thought of the party, this is what I could get out of him:

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"I knew it was going to be good when Flavie assured me "I can tell you one thing... it's not going to feel like it's recession!!"  There was dancing and yet I also had a spirited discussion of modern journalism.  They had prizes, given out by Santa, and Santa hats, and hot blondies sweets."

Prizes AND a real Santa!  Not just Ari walking around with a beard!?  Sounds like their party beat ours. Next year, Chris has to put the Santa suit on.