Gord is a Yelper and I'm an Elite Yelper.
Tonight was Yelp's Magic 8 Ball event at Hotel Ocho (Spadina/Queen W), which Gord and I attended.
Everything was complimentary ... food and drinks.
There were drinks made with bourbon to greet us.
There was a photobooth so, of course, Gord and I had to go in!
There was swag ...
There was a lesson in bourbon which I participated in.
These cookies made by Butter Avenue were delicious! My fav was the raspberry.
Pop Chips was giving out chips ... they were yummy!
There were lot of appetizers. Gord liked the coconut shrimp.
The venue was really nice. It's a recently renovated hotel.
There were about 200 in attendance.
Here are Gord and Vivek, our Toronto Yelp Ambassador.
Palm Bay was serving coolers ... and I liked them!
I tried all four flavours and my favourite was the Ruby Grapefruit Sunrise.
Here's Gord with my new Palm Bay friend.
Gord enjoyed Bloody Caesars made with Bakon vodka.
The vodka apparently is bacon flavoured (hence the name).
About 9pm, Falcon started playing tunes ... they were good.
Then Vivek thanked everyone for coming.
Elite Yelpers were given a goody bag.
One bag had a coupon for a free night's stay at the Hotel Ocho ... alas, it wasn't in my bag :(
I've been Yelping since July 2010 and this was my first event. It was really well-organized and a lot of fun!
Good job, Vivek! I can't wait for the next one!