Name and Twitter handle: Kristen McKenzie, @MissAboutTown
Occupation: Communications Specialist at Tourism Richmond, regular contributor for Vancouver View magazine, occasional reviewer for VancityBuzz.com
What do you like most about your job? The food! Hands down, Richmond has the best Asian cuisine in North America (some would even argue it’s the best in the world). I regularly host out-of-town travel journalists and essentially get paid to eat while showing them around the city’s best restaurants. I’ve developed a serious addiction for Shanghai-style rice cakes and xiao long bao (soup dumplings).
A notable moment on Twitter? I was in the middle of doing a 40-day yoga challenge and Bif Naked tweeted encouragement to me. I didn’t even know she followed me – let alone knew I existed – so it was a pretty nice moment. Also, George Strombolopolous responded to one of my tweets once – I have a major crush on him so that was a good day.
Your best tweet: I like to think my best tweet is still ahead of me…
What did you want to be growing up? A ballerina. Sadly, as it turned out, I have no coordination or grace whatsoever.
If you could have dinner with 1 person (live or dead) who would it be? George Clooney. I would woo him.
Your claim to fame: I do a fabulous robot dance.
Do you know of a hidden gem in our city? Martini’s on West Broadway is secretly the best restaurant in the city. The menu is varied, the food is good and the prices are reasonable. Most importantly, they have $5 martini specials.
If you were a superhero, who would you be and why? Captain Planet – because not only does he saves the environment, but he also has an inescapably catchy theme song.
If you were a vegetable, what would you be and why? I’d be broccolini. Everyone knows it’s the sexiest veggie.
Recommend a Twitter account that deserves some recognition? My co-worker, Stacey Chyau is a great resource for Richmond restaurants. She is literally a guru when it comes to Asian cuisine. If you’re ever wondering where to go, or what to order, she’s your girl.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Stubborn, silly, adventurous