Calgary Elites Kick Off '11 With The Ultimate Veg Out
On an unusually warm January evening in the cozy latter half of Higher Ground, a crowd of curious Elites and guests gathered for C-Town’s first ever Yelp Elite Party. With savoury snacks on hand, brewskies and shots, live music, a photo booth and cupcake decorating, yelpers mixed and mingled for some IRL face-to-face time.
Donning street clothes, pajama pants–even bathrobes–yelpers came prepared for The Ultimate Veg Out. From veggies and dips to cups of grains and greens and even dessert, this groovy lot of guys and gals relished some quality vegetarian feature food. Yelpers lucked out with this extra special spread, vegan-type eats usually make an appearance every Wednesday during a 3-course Global Vegetarian Night at the cafe.
Aside from the healthy and wholesome snacks (and sugary ones too), Yelpers imbibed on beer from Steam Whistle, coffee and liqueur and–the real belle of the beverage ball–amaretto/earl grey tea shots. Yum!
Local musician Jocelyn Alice added extra funk and flavour to the night with live tunes for the acoustically inclined. Following the set, Yelpers delighted at the vegan cupcakes brought out for decorating. Overheard from Carrie P: "The cupcake decorating–seriously.... how fun was that!" Where else are you going to decorate cupcakes and drink beer?
Victor P “had a blast in the photo booth” with garden-themed props and yelpers alike. With tools in hand (like a rake and a pitch fork), it wasn't surprising that almost everyone posed as "the man and woman in that painting, you know!" We do know–American Gothic! With fellow yelper Lonnie T hanging out behind the camera, portraits were in safe hands.