After sending numerous tweets, working with 100.7 The River and advertising the Sitti Courtyard Summer Mixer through Facebook, July 26th had finally arrived! Kate and I got to the courtyard a little early and sampled the Fullsteam beers on special for the Young Professionals Mixer. Fullsteam supplied four amazing beers for the event, which are brewed using local North Carolina ingredients. The Fullsteam Southern Lager, El Toro Classic Cream Ale, Carver Sweet Potato, and Working Man’s Lunch were all on tap. One of my favorites was the El Toro, it was perfect and light for the hot summer evening. The El Toro is unique because it’s brewed with North Carolina grits! Who would have thought?
People started coming back to the Sitti Courtyard a few minutes before 6 PM and the crowd kept coming until about 8:30 PM. We had at least 100 people attend our first Young Professionals Mixer at Sitti! The event was a great way to connect Young Professionals living in the Raleigh area. I met so many new people at the Mixer ranging from all different fields including real estate, agriculture, lawyers, government, radio and more! The event was also great because it highlighted the beautiful Sitti Courtyard and food. A lot of people at the Mixer had no clue the Courtyard existed at Sitti or had never eaten at the restaurant. The Courtyard is wonderful for enjoying an authentic Lebanese meal or having your own private event.
I was thrilled with the turn out and plan on hosting another Sitti Courtyard Mixer in late September. A few brave Young Professionals were decked out in their summer outfits, including seersucker! Maybe in the fall we can have another suggested dress code, thoughts?
I can’t wait to see everyone again in the fall! Thank you to Sitti’s wonderful staff, Kitty at 100.7 The River, and all of my Twitter followers for helping to make this event such a huge success.