When it comes to showing the Yelp Calgary Elite Squad exactly what you're made of, look no further than the folks at Smashburger. Thirty lucky Elites were invited to get up close and personal with Smashburger's first-ever location in Canada. And up close and personal we most certainly got!
It was a "smashing good time" for Lisa P, and with reason! Upon entering the space, guests had their choice of any beverage off the menu… beer, soda, milkshake, whatever tickled their fancy. Our love of the milkshake was well represented!
Guests started with baskets of sides, deep-fried pickles, smashfries, sweet potato smashfries, veggie frites, poutine… it just kept coming! Dustin H was "damn near stuffed on sides before the burgers even began to roll out."
But roll out they did. The Classic, Calgary (available only in… you guessed it, Calgary!), Mushroom Swiss, Spicy Baja, BBQ Bacon & Cheddar and Avocado Club kicked off the burger bites, followed by the Grilled Chicken, Spinach and Goat Cheese, Crispy Buffalo and even a taste of the black bean patty. Says Carrie P, "I am sorry Jenny Craig, but tonight, you went waaayyyyy out the window! The black bean burger I really liked. The guacamole was amazing and the burger was hot! I love being told that something is spicy, and actually finding that it is, in fact, spicy!
The fun didn't stop there, dessert consisted of a taste of Smashburger's chocolate milkshake and to burn off a few of the calories they had just consumed, Elites were invited into the kitchen to smash their very own burgers!
In the words of Linda C, "Most… friggin… awesome… Yelp… Elite… event… evaaar!"
Loving the event photos? A special shout out to our event photographer, Jodde M with YYCPhoto.ca!
That's it for 2012 Elite parties here in Calgary folks. Want in next year? Nominate yourself for the 2013 Yelp Elite Squad. See you next year!
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