Yelpers unite! We kicked off Yelp Eats For Hunger Relief in Calgary with a rockin’ launch party at Ming. From specialty martinis to a spread fit to feed any yelping-worthy palate, guests were treated to the better than best from this communist-themed, Yelp-approved, local cocktail hotspot. It's all for a wicked cause as we start out a week of good eating and good deeding in support of the 10,000 Kids Project and Brown Bagging It For Calgary's Kids.
Crystal E recounts the evening: “Tasty drinks, delicious snacks, and great people all around-what more could you want? A photo booth with costumes you say…?” You bet your boots! And we can’t forget the whirling, twirling hula hooper!
The Yelper, the Passiontini and the Jamaican Storm had guests juiced and jazzed over these feature drinks while quizzical server James kept Elites entertained with a pop quiz every time he came around. The best part, the Skyy Vodka consumed as part of our martinis was said to be purer than other leading vodkas, which meant no headaches for this crew–"at least, not from the vodka. Whatever else you drink is your onus." You said it, Tiffany N!
While some guests fitted themselves up for a photo courtesy of costumes from The Costume Shoppe, others filled themselves up with anything from ginger beef (a family recipe) to spring rolls. Carol K “loaded” her plate with chicken wings and admits, “I probably ate 10 chickens.”
Reginald T relishes he’s found “a new current favourite in the city.”
Yelp Eats Week has begun! Now, mosey on out to visit any of the equally, mouthwateringly wonderful Yelp Eats restos. From now til Sunday, for every $30 your table spends, the restaurant will donate $10 to the 10,000 Kids Project in support of Brown Bagging It For Calgary’s Kids. That translates to feeding one child for two weeks! Just drop your receipt into the Yelp Eats box on location at the end of your meal. Let’s get eating. Forks up, Calgary!
Big thanks to Voyager Photography for some stellar party photos!
See you next time!