July 25, 2014

Boston Elites Go Americana All Over Bostonia!

Posted by Damien S

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On Wednesday night, more than 100 members of the Yelp Elite Squad and their guests took over the upstairs at the brand spankin' new Bostonia Public House for an evening of smoked ribs, polenta bites, Happy Yelper cocktails powered by Chopin and patriotic flair. The most red, white and blued-out went home with VIP status to the Boston Beer Marathon, while everyone exited the building rocking a baby Old Glory, a buzz from Bostonia's own wine blends and a house-made macaron. See the photos by Tatsu here (tag 'em on Facebook) and peep those five-star reviews here. America!

July 24, 2014

Yelp BPB Celebrates the History Of Yelp

Posted by Blue Arauz

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The entire month of July there are celebrations going on across the world, as Yelp celebrates it's 10th BurstDay! In BPB we celebrated our big 1-0 with a History Of Yelp event at Tanzy in Boca Raton. Over 130 Elites and guests mingled, nibbled, sipped and read over the History of Yelp including old homepages, Weekly Yelp layouts and Community Spotlights with Elite Events from across the globe. Couldn't make it to the partay - no worries - check out the photos here taken by the always amazing Mavila Photography. Check out the reviews here.

Edmonton Elite Event: I Dare You!

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Edmonton Elites Enjoy Dare-worthy Foods at Taste of Edmonton! For the seconf year, the Edmonton Yelp Elites were invited to an Elite Event at the Taste of Edmonton festival. The evening’s theme in the Sip ‘n Saveur tent was “I Dare You” and our elites were up to the challenge. Some of the evening’s delicacies included porcetta di testa; haggis sausage; duck liver flan with sweetbread popcorn, and ink squid lobster sauce; taco de lengua with avocado crema, radish, and urban greens; pork blood pasta with sweetbread; sweet bread with white asparagus mousseline, smoked
mushrooms, and champagne fois gras sauce; and a Schezwwaun spicy mouth-number
hot pot. Aside from dining on delicious eats Yelp Elites were able to try several white and red wine wines, and relax on the patio seating in the Yelp area with views of the entertainment on the main stage at Taste of Edmonton. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making The Yelp Elite: I Dare You event a rousing success.

Check out all the photos from the event, and read the reviews.

Our Sponsors:

Taste of EdmontonEdmonton Petroleum ClubThe LingnanHundred Bar and Kitchen • Chef Sarah Peebles • El Cortez Tequila Bar and KitchenFairmont Hotel MacDonald Asna CooksVinomania •  Dave Tamling Photography.

Yelp Elites A Go-Go at Bistro Napa!

Posted by Michael T

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Reno Yelp Elites were invited to experience fun fine dining at Bistro Napa inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa! Elites were treated to a four course meal which included ahi poke tacos, compressed watermelon and basil salad, handmade seafood angilotti, and more. Each course was presented by the Executive Chef, and expertly paired with wine and cocktails like the spicy and sweet Cactus Flower and Orin Swift's Abstract, a complex red wine many added to their must have lists. But in the end, it was all fun and games as eyes went wide with excitement watching the mountains of pink, fluffy cotton candy and freshly fried donuts arrive for dessert. Everyone was instantly a kid again, and playing with your food was so appropriate! With sugar highs all around, Elites were then given a private tour of the wine cellar and 4-Diamond rated Atlantis Steakhouse, and sent off with "Yelp" wine glasses and a set of beautiful Atlantis steak knives. Truly a night to remember! 

Check out all the great reviews here, and beautiful photos from Katipo Creative!  

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Elite event: Like a Tourist i Gamla stan

Posted by Agnes Lindberg

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On Wednesday July 23rd Yelp Stockholm's Elite squad got together to learn more about the history of Old town, like real tourists! It was a sunny evening and the Yelp shades and hats were perfect to wear. It was excitement in the air as our passionate guide Jonas told us about Stockholm's blood bath, beheading of the wealthy people back in the days and showed us hidden gems. Yelp corn and Mojitea got us hungry so when we arrived at Mr. French the drink Summer Side was exactly what we needed. Yelpers got treated to a real feast with three kinds of meat, rosé and red wine and it turned out to be a perfect evening filled with laughter, new friends and the sun setting over the water. There was a photo competition with the theme "A typical Tourist" and all Yelpers recieved a "Survival Kit" which came in handy.

Read the reviews and check out the photos and especielly these photos - this was surely a great night!

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Les Yelpeurs lillois fêtent les 10 ans de Yelp aux US !

Posted by Lucie

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To celebrate the 10th Yelpanniversary in the US, the Yelp Lille Elite Squad returned in childhood. The theme of this unique event ?  Every Yelper was 10 years old again just for this specific night. The program of this big picnic ?

The Food Bike Cuisino' mad, with its tastings of Pad Thaï and corn pancakes. Sugar Kiss Cupcake and its mini super cute cupcakes, and the big Birthday Cake made with the Yelp colours. Fabulous Biscuits, and its delicious home made biscuits with the shape of a heart, coloured with food-pen. Gusto Mio came there with a bunch of bottles of this sparkling Italian Lambrusco wine. And Les Petites Coiffures d'Hortense braided a lot of (lucky )Yelpers hair with a wonderful landscape in La Citadelle.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YELP ! #10yearsofyelp

Find out more about this event by clicking here and the photo album there.

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Pour célébrer l’anniversaire des 10 ans de Yelp aux US. Yelp Lille avait vu les choses en grand : une thématique : le retour en enfance. Le temps d’une soirée chaque Yelpeurs Elite a eu à nouveau 10 ans. Au programme de ce grand pique-nique ?

Le triporteur Cuisino’mad, avec ses dégustations de Pad Thaï et galettes de maïs. Sugar Kiss Cupcake et ses mini cupcakes tout mignons, et surtout son big Birthday Cake aux couleurs de Yelp. Fabulous Biscuits, et ses biscuits délicieux home made en forme de cœur à colorier avec des feutres alimentaires. Gusto Mio est venu en force : avec des bouteilles du pétillant Lambrusco italien aux fruits rouges. Et Les Petites Coiffures d’Hortense a tressé et coiffé de nombreuses Yelpeuses, dans un cadre plus que champêtre, à la Citadelle.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YELP ! #10yearsofyelp

Pour tout savoir sur cet événement cliquez ici et pour découvrir l'album photo.

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

Cuisino'mad • Sugar Kiss Cupcake Fabulous Biscuits • Gusto Mio Les Petites Coiffures d'Hortense  Bliss-out.fr

 

 

July 23, 2014

Burgers And Brews In Charlotte

Posted by Nikki

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Before the second Charlotte Smashburger opened to the public, 35 lucky Elites got a sneak peek of the new Cotswold store. The evening kicked off with an endless array of sides... along with secret menu item fried pickles. Then came the seven course feast of a burger lover's dreams, including the Regional Carolina Chili burger. Red Oak provided the crowd with North Carolina craft brews. The night ended with hand-spun shakes and a chance to smash burgers on the grill. Everyone went home with smashing swag bags and Yelp Elite Squad beach towels. A truly Elite evening. Check out all the pictures and the 5 star reviews!

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Taste Of 7th And J!

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Five venues, 80 Yelp Elites, 80 guests, three hours and a desire to explore an entire San Diego city block from top to bottom - this was an Elite Event that broke the mold and certainly left an impression! Moonshine Flats served as the meeting place and was the only location to host all 160 attendees at once most of which broke into a group line dance. From there smaller groups of 40 were formed and the culinary tour was ready to begin! Blind Burro mixed some Mexican masterpieces, Bub's brought the game night, Southpaw served as the perfect outdoor setting and Cat Eye Club's tiki drinks loosened the mood. It's safe to say that a great time was had by all, but if you need further proof all the raving reviews can be found here, and Chris Brake's photography prowess is located on the Yelp San Diego Flickr page per usual... cheers!

The District Celebrates Ten Years of Yelp

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On Sunday afternoon, nearly 1,200 guests came together to commemorate a decade of community at Yelp DC's 10-Year Anniversary Bash at the Anacostia Arts Center. Dozens of local food and beverage sponsors provided hearty eats and heavy pours. Dozens of local food and beverage sponsors provided hearty eats and heavy pours, and guests were entertained with music, a flower bar, painting pop-up, magician and more! We raised over $3,600 for our hosts at at the Anacostia Arts Center whose mission is to revitalize and sustain development in Historic Anacostia. For more party highlights, be sure to check out the reviews and photos here

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Sunday Funday In Portland, ME

Posted by Steff

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Sun'day Fun'day. noun, A way to end one week and start a new one with friends by participating in organized events ranging from amusing to entertaining, fun to relaxing. The day ends early enough that you'll still be able to get home to recover before heading out to work Monday morning.

Yelp Maine celebrated their first Yelper Party on July 20 at Urban Farm Fermentory to raise money for Portland Trails. Folks played classic arcade games (like Ms. Pacman and Ice Cold Beer), grooved to classic rock covers, and challenged their taste buds with red chili pepper kombucha. Others unwound with massages, soothed by a live cello performance, and enjoyed a nice cold glass of "cidah" (cider for you non-Mainers!). Yelp's Candy & Couch Lounge provided a serious sugar rush and make new friends on. Of course, there was a ton of wonderful food as well! Read the reviews of the event here, and be sure to check out both the party and booth photos on the Flickr page, too.

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Arepas And Guarepitas In Buenos Aires

Posted by Santiago Mateo

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Tuesday night some 70 Yelp Elites and guests gathered in Caracas Bar to celebrate the best spirits that Latin Culture had to offer. We were treatead to some amazing Venezuelan food and drinks like Arepas, Tequeños and Guarapitas. You can read what people had to say about the party here and check our photo album in Flickr

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Elite Event: Mixology class in K.U.Bar

Posted by Mishka

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On a Friday evening all Elites in Prague decided to fight the horrible heat and get fantastic tour of mixology. Roman and Patrik prepared a fantastic ride full of education, laughs and fantastic coctails: k.u. Signatures, Cocktail Classics and even non-alcoholic cocktails with explanation in two languages. Read all the reviews of the event and see all the breath taking photos on our Flickr page. 
 

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July 22, 2014

The Triad Yelp Community Celebrates Its First Burstday!

Posted by Holly

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Yelpers from all over the area came out to Centennial Station in High Point on July 17th to celebrate Yelp's First Burstday in the Triad. From savory to sweet, the delicious food was flowing all night. Local and national favorites were also on hand to serve up some awesome drinks. To top it all off attendees raised a little under $400 to benefit the activities of the High Point Arts Council. For more Burstday Party highlights be sure to check out the reviews and photos! See you at the next one!

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Ventures Into Vietnamese For Tampa Bay

Posted by BrettNehls

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On Sunday night, about 35 Elite Squad members were treated to a taste of Vietnam at Green Mint Asian Grill in Clearwater. Guests chowed down on Green Mint Salad, Bun (noodle salad), and Banh Mi, while sipping on Mint Sweet Tea and other delights. Read all the reviews of the event here and check out all the wonderful photos on the Flickr page. 

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East Bay Elites Do Ditch Day Brunch At Pathos

Posted by Nique!

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Even the most well-traveled Elites found something to write home about at Yelp's Ditch Day Brunch at Pathos, a family-owned restaurant offering rustic yet refined, classically inspired Greek cuisine in Berkeley, CA.

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