What's black and red and Yelp all over? Answer: Toronto Elite yelpers, reveling in a hearty dose of Anti-Valentines Elite action in Kensington Market.
The Augusta House was the perfect venue to wrangle all that caged-up Elite rom-angst: with crimson damask walls, moody lighting and a powerhouse of a bar that beckoned yelpers to the night's surly signature cocktail, The Bad Break Up.
Jordan B from Amsterdam Beer was also there with local faves Big Wheel and Amsterdam Blonde. And as a special treat, he also cracked open their creamy and rich new seasonal Spring Bock. It might have been winter outside, but Elites were enjoying spring in their stomachs that night!
Speaking of stomachs, partiers were treated to an array of fabulous hors d'oeuvres crafted in-house. From shrimp rolls, veggie spring rolls, mango pineapple bruschetta, veg and non-veg wontons, and the oft-mentioned fruit skewers. Kelly O gave "big ups to those pork wontons – I couldn't get enough!"
The name of the game that night was find your match. Yelpers had to find who had the other half of the hearts around their necks. And like real love, it was tough. Especially for Mike S. "My fly may or may not have been open for the duration of this event." But for those lucky enough to find their match, they got to experience the "Down with PDA" photobooth, and get snapped with their anti-lover, a few rats, and a giant inflatable oversized heart.
It wasn't always easy.
It was a steamy night, and things really got cooking when DJs 4est, Lindzrox, and Jrox (of Reality Bytes) kicked it so old school, you could hear modem noises. Michelle G was no stranger to the dance floor: "The music was a delightful blast from the not so distant past, and so much fun. Just so much fun!"
Much gratitude to Augusta House staff Kim and Diane and bartender supreme Bray who was doling out Bad Breakups all night long. Thanks again to Amsterdam Beer, Stephanie Cloutier for the event photography, and of course, with the most oversized heart of them all, Crystal H. (Awwww.)
Putting the "love" in "fingerless Yelp gloves,"
Toronto Community Manager