October 03, 2015

Yelp And Wellness In Des Moines

Posted by Patrick

Yelp and wellness
Last week Des Moines Elite Yelpers and guest gathered for an evening of Yelp and Wellness! We learned proper breathing techniques in the beautiful facilities at Capital Chiropractic. We also enjoyed leg massages at Fleet Feet across the street. It was a wonderful opportunity to get in touch with our minds and bodies with the help of two fantastic local businesses all while eating vegan tacos from Tacopocalypse  and enjoying a few beverages that will make us need to run that extra mile tomorrow.  Check out the photos and reviews


October 02, 2015

New & (G)old Elites In BPB Come Together!

Posted by Blue Arauz

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It's sweet to be Elite! On Wednesday we hosted our annual New & (G)old Elite Dinner at Piccolo Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale. At this yearly event Gold Elites (after being Elite for 5 years your badge turns gold!) and new Elites (those with only a 2015 Elite Badge) mixed and mingled over a delicious 5-course dinner, complete with wine pairings. The quaint, family owned and operated restaurant closed exclusively to members of the Yelp Elite Squad and served up: Caesar salad paired with Rose, Eggplant Involtini paired with Chianti Classico, Ragu alla Bolognese paired with Cabernet, Crab crusted Mahi Mahi paired with Pinot Grigio and Chocolate Creme Brulee.

New friends were made, good eats/sips were had and this intimate celebration was a great representation of our community - a great mix of welcoming veterans and enthusiastic newbies. What a night!

Did you miss out on the event? No worries, we've got you covered! Check out the reviews here. Photos courtesy of Mavilla Photography can be found here. And more information on the Yelp Elite Squad can be found here.


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Roma RestArt Party

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Is there a better place than the Rest Art Rome to restart our elite events after summer time?

That's a wonderful restaurant cafè with a terrace on the Circo Massimo, it's located inside a 17th century building: a place aimed to entertain with music, art and great food.

In fact the Yelpers had a dinner to taste the new menu, they also enjoyed a jazz concert of the Carlo Conti trio and the video art performances of Lino Strangis e Claudio Marani. 

Do you want to know how was it? Look at the picture and read the reviews!

Sponsor: Rest Art Rome


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Perth Elite Event at Kitsch Bar Asia

Posted by Laura

Last night 20 Elite Yelpers gathered for an intimate dinner at the newly renovated Kitsch Bar. From crockery and cutlery to all new seating and tables, this Perth favourite has gotten a makeover, and boy does it look good. Though I must say that most eyes were on the food as soon as it arrived at our table. Beautifully presented hawker bites, street plates, with sweet treats to finish. Check out the photos and reviews.

A huge thank you to the Kitsch Bar team for putting on such a lovely evening for the Yelp Elites.

October 01, 2015

Baltimore Hits the (Crab) Deck at Phillips Seafood!

Posted by Elsa M.


Man, is it GREAT to be a Marylander! Determined not to let the wacky weather rain on its parade, Phillips Seafood moved its crab deck Elite Event indoors to their amazing, newly-remodeled inside addition for a seafood feast of epic proportions. Elites indulged in a complimentary sampling menu of traditional Eastern Shore favorites like Steamed Shrimp, Clams, Mussels & Crawfish, Grilled Chesapeake Chicken Wings & Natty Boh sausage... all with a splash of their signature Blue Crab Margaritas on the side. YUM! The highlight of the event? A crab picking competition for "most crab meat picked without shells within 5 minutes," and the winner walking away with a family feast of her own for six. AMAZING! Read all the fabulous reviews here and check the pictures and videos here. A very special "THANK YOU" to Phillips Seafood for pulling out all the stop for this memorable evening.

Yelp Presents An Over The Fence Film Festival Screening

Posted by Laura

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On Wednesday night Yelp paired up with Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival to bring you a taster of their 2015 program. Over The Fence aims to celebrate new and independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces and their excellent sense of humour. Over The Fence are committed to encouraging and stimulating comedy film production worldwide, and to producing a festival which celebrates, entertains and inspires through comedy. Check out the photos and reviews of the screening.

A huge thanks to our sponsor Over The Fence for delivering laughter to our week, the Yelpers can't wait to see all the films when the Festival launches.

Yelp LA's Guide to Healthy Eats for Heart Walk: SCV Edition


You did it! You were one of thousands who helped an amazing cause. But you're not finished yet! Keep the momentum going with healthy eats for your mind, body, and soul. Don't know where to start? Check out our go-to list of healthy eats in the SCV.

Fish Tail GrillO-3

"If you're looking for a great meal with healthy options, you can't beat this place. Regardless of the type of fish you order, you will not be disappointed! Had the ahi poke appetizer and Chilean sea bass bowl; both just melt in your mouth. This place should be on your go-to list when it comes to dining out in the SCV!" - A.L.

Italia Panetteria & DeliO-7"Authentic Italian little deli place... Their sandwiches are amazing and the bread that they put them on... Oh my goodness. I ordered the caprese sandwich, which was so delicious. The mozzarella is fresh and the tomatoes they use are ripe. Even the olive oil they put on the sandwich is authentically amazing." - Angie C

Jasmine Thai & Noodle BBQO-5"Best Thai I've had in many years! Completely fresh and each dish made in a healthy manner. No over-fried, too greasy cooking there! Everything I've tried over the past year was delicious, full of fresh veggies, fresh herbs and meat. My favorite for Thai!" - Robin Y

Light & Healthy Sushi BarO-6"Light & Healthy stays true to the way sushi should be served, simple, fresh and tasty, the all you can eat is the best (you don't have to pay extra for the things you might not be able to finish like some places)." - Christine C

Lyfe KitchenO

"I love how healthy I feel when I eat their food. I've had the meatless ancient grains stir-fry and tofu tacos as well as their delicious smoothies. Any vegetarian/vegan person is also sure to find something they'll like there." - Cole S

Pita PitO-2"Always delicious food there! They stuff that pita full of all the veggies your heart desires! I was stuffed. They were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this place!" - Trevor F

Rustic EateryO-1"Best healthy meal spot around! I love this casual gourmet cafe; they have a great and simple menu with choice of protein in a bowl, salad or a plate. The brown rice is sticky like sushi rice and goes well with the spicy sauce or the oh so delicious sweet sauce that I recommend above all else... For proteins, I recommend the grilled tofu, or the shabu cut of ribeye." - Robert B

Urbane CafeO-4"The place is nothing fancy or overly hip. It's just an honest little sandwich shop that kicks some healthy, delicious, culinary butt." - Eric K

Life is all about options. Want more? Download the Yelp App to find more delicious, healthy eats around the SCV. Don't forget to show the world what you're eating and tag us using #YelpLA.

Portland Serves Up A Breakfast For Dinner Pajama Party

Posted by Matt


They don't call it "the most important meal of the day" for nothing. On Tuesday, Portland Elites gathered at The Original Dineraunt to sample selections from their new served-all-day breakfast menu. And because marionberry pop-tarts, fried peanut butter french toast with strawberry jam, and crispy chicken confit and waffles all taste better in comfy clothes, guests came in their favorite pajamas! Party people sipped on The Original's twists on classic brunch cocktails as they confessed to their childhood crushes (Fred Savage? Hanson? Punky Brewster?) and reminisced of slumber-parties past! At the end of the night, one lucky Elite won a "Best PJs" contest and left with a bottle of bubbly plus a $50 gift certificate to The Original! Want to know more? Then check out these reviews!

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Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins

The most common question in Vancouver’s Talk Threads is: “where’s a good place to eat in Vancouver?” Well, today’s the day you’ve been waiting for - Yelp’s list of the Top 50 Places to Eat in Vancouver for 2015 is out now! These incredible local hotspots take you on a journey from India to Japan to Lebanon and right back to Canada in a whirlwind of tantalisingly tasty treats! Our top-rated spot is the spectacular food stand Johnny’s Pops, with an incredible 5 stars over 55 reviews! Yelpers go crazy for his avocado lime popsicles, but why stop there? There are always new and innovative creations to try!

To create this list, Yelp ranked local, non-chain businesses in Vancity based on the number of reviews and their star rating, giving more weight to recent reviews. Check out the full list below to find your new favourite eateries!



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Meet The CM: Matt F @ Pho

Posted by Matt F


Times are changing in Manchester and it was time to introduce Manchester's amazing Yelpers to their new Community Manager, Matt F. For our Meet The CM event, we headed down to Vietnamese masters, Pho, who recently opened up in the evolving Corn Exchange. 36 lucky Yelper's were treated to a mix of welcome cocktails and an array of fantastic starters, including Gỏi cuốn (rice paper rolls) and Cánh gà (crispy chicken wings with sriracha). Next up was an exploration of some fine Vietnamese Beers. They were then able to chose they desired Pho soup before being spoilt with some Fried Banana Fritters. The night was rounded off with a cool Pho-To-Go goodie bag for all Yelper's!

Thanks again to Pho for a wonderful evening - Check out the photos on Facebook, read the reviews on Yelp and be sure to visit them for some amazing authentic Vietnamese grub!

Yelp KL Elite Event: Yelp Gets A Taste Of Izakaya With Tsubohachi

Posted by Alexander Leow

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On the night of September 23, Yelp KL hosted its first Elite Event at Tsubohachi. Yelp Elites got the exclusive opportunity to experience not just some great Izakaya Japanese delicacies, but also the "Izakaya culture" - where Japanese working executives gather for drinks and food as a form of relaxation after a long day at work.

Because it's summer all year long in Malaysia, we started the night with Asahi Sub-Zero to open our palates and get ready for the night. Please note that this was also the first and still the only place in town that serves Asahi Sub-Zero, which literally means that we got to enjoy the taste of Asahi Super Dry in sub-zero temperatures (-2 to 0 °C). 

Beer in hand, we cycled through a few different appetizers including some fresh and crispy Kawaebi KarrageOkonomi and more! These were helpful in making sure that the Ozeki that we indulged in after the appetizers didn't go straight to our head. Of course, for those who are more of a sours or Umeshu person, they also got to pick the drinks that they wanted to try as well.

And, no - we did not go home just yet - in fact we were just about to start. Then, we got to try some Wakatori Zangi and Kushimori, followed by a variety of Kamameshi - Japanese pot rice! For sure, we did not end the night without desserts - Matcha de roru, green tea crepe with rice cake and red beans rolled in it.

Drool over the photos of those Japanese delicacies here (courtesy of our photographers Cliff Ooi Photography and Jimmy See). Do check out the 5 star reviews that are rolling in, too!

Many thanks to Tommy Lee, Maverick Lee and the crew at Tsubohachi for making the first Yelp KL Elite Event so shiok!


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September 30, 2015

Honolulu Elites Epic 80s Flashback At Wang Chung's

Posted by Emi H


100 Yelp Elites and their +1s enjoyed a totally 80s evening of flashback fun at Wang Chung's in Waikiki! Yelpers dressed up in their tackiest neon attire for a night filled with Tang cocktails, fried bites from the new kitchen menu and karaoke tunes. Three Yelpers won the misfortune cookie game and walked away with a good luck cat painting! Meow! Read all about the 5-star reviews and check out all the photos on Flickr!

Honolulu Elites Flashback To The 80s At Wang Chung's

Posted by Emi H


100 Yelp Elites and their +1s enjoyed a totally 80s evening of flashback fun at Wang Chung's in Waikiki! Yelpers dressed up in their tackiest neon attire for a night filled with Tang cocktails, fried bites from the new kitchen menu and karaoke tunes. Three Yelpers won the misfortune cookie game and walked away with a good luck cat painting! Meow! Read all about the 5-star reviews and check out all the photos on Flickr!

Yelp's Summer Smash at Smashburger

Posted by Brittany


Yelp Elites smashed burgers and fries into their faces while they tested out Smashburger's tasty menu and enjoyed one another's company.

The new Carmel Smashburger opened early for these Indy Yelp Elites and wowza- they held nothing back. Friendly employees swung open the doors, filled tables with steamy, fried appetizers, and continuously topped everyone's drinks. Food samplings included four different burgers- Classic Smash, Spicy Jalepeno Baja, Truffle Mushroom Swiss, and a Hoosier Burger (Hoosier Daddy Barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese from Munster, IN). Three different sandwiches and several milkshakes were also tasted and sipped while management explained food ingredients and cooking processes. The walls were adorned with Indianapolis-themed artwork, making everyone feel homey as they happily discussed their favorite foods of the night. Check out the "Yelp Summer Smash at Smashburger" event reviews and pictures here!

Jersey's End Of Summer Gelato Social

Posted by Sara Mutnick

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Last Tuesday, 18 lucky Jersey Elite got to take a sneak peak at Bucket and Bay's gelato making process. While everyone filed in, various snacks were on hand including fresh cider, local cheese plates and homemade spiced walnuts. Gelato making experts and co-owners Jen and Boris kicked the night off with some gelato trivia questions. Then, it was off to the races! Guests split into six teams, each of which represented a different stage of the gelato making process. Everyone got to lend a helping hand, and it ended with samples of rose latte flavored gelato 'strait from the bucket' which was rich, creamy and delicious.

To end the night, Elites had their tastebuds put to the test! Each guest was given a gelato flight board, and were given the task of blindly identifying all five flavors. Certain classics like vanilla were easy, while others such as cloud mint and fernet branca were a bit of a challenge! Everyone left full of gelato and with a bundle of knowledge on the process that goes into making it! Scope out the event photos here and the reviews here