January 26, 2012

Yelp Rec Room x Elite Event x The Bimini x Kitsilano

Yelp Party in the Rec Room Elite Event at The Bimini Public House in Kitsilano on January 18, 2012. Photos by Aziz Dhamani.

After a full year and 52 straight weeks with V.I.A., we've decided to freshen things up. I'm now (dun-dun-duh) the lifestyle editor (insert Dr. Evil style air quotes here) and moving to must-see primetime on Thursdays.

I'll still be covering events and will always be social, but want to diversify reporting on other stuff too in an effort to evolve my coverage. Basically, I'll approach ideas and culture focusing on a more living and lifestyle point of view, hopefully. Anyhoo, on to the next adventure...

I renewed my Yelp Elite status and geared up to kick off the festivities in style with another sweet community party. For the uninformed, Yelp is a community social network with satellites in each city for the purpose of generating business user reviews. For these dedicated writers, referred to as "Elite", the CMs throw a swanky theme party each month to foster the community.

To celebrate the reopening and The Bimini on 4th Avenue, the drinks were flowing at the new incarnation of the pub now under Donnelly Group management after it burned down. We sipped on burdock floats (like spiked root beer floats), orange crush martinis, and sour lemonades.

The theme was a 1990s style rec room or basement festivities full of games and laidback, casual, flannel fun. They broke out the Wii for some healthy competition and activities in between drinks and appetizers. I chomped down on sliders, mini hot dogs, and to die for truffle poutine. Yum.

It was, as usual, more fun times at this Elite event with a great atmosphere and ambience. The new members injected some needed fresh blood and expectations are high as Vancouver has particularly vibrant Yelp community.

Originally published in Vancouver Is Awesome.

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