This post was composed by Yelp Columbus Community Intern, Dani H.
Simple Times Mixers is a cocktail mixer company that uses all natural ingredients and never adds chemicals, preservatives, or artificial flavors and coloring. All of their mixers are cold pressed and juiced in-house at their location in Blacklick, Ohio. For the first half of the event, Elites had their own cocktail mixing party! Guests gathered in teams of four to create their own drink using Simple Times Mixers as their base. Elite Jennifer S. thought “it was so cool experimenting with a variety of alcohol and fresh flavored mixers.” The team with the most creative and delicious cocktail was named the winner! Afterwards, the attendees listened to the experts at Simple Times Mixers talk about their mission to use all natural ingredients and the importance of environmentally-friendly mixing processes.
For the second half of the event, Elites lined up to try a wonderful meal and dessert from King Gyros Greek Restaurant. King Gyros is a family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Greek cuisine. Elites tried gyro bowls filled with gyro meat, rice, tzatziki sauce, feta, and vegetables. For dessert, Elites tasted a flavorful and sweet strawberry cheesecake baklava. While the attendees enjoyed their snacks, owner Yianni B. spoke about the background and story behind the family business. Elite Rudy B. wrote that Yianni’s speech was “nothing short from inspirational.”
Big thanks to our partners Simple Times Mixers and King Gyros Greek Restaurant and congratulations to the new 2020 Elite Squad! Check out reviews and photos from the YES! 2020 Mixer event here. All professional photos were taken by Heartbreak Photography.