November 24, 2014

Yelper's Enjoy 'Magical Market Tour' Elite Event @ Altrincham Market

Posted by Jonny Quirk

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And now for something completely different...and what a great, different day it was as we invited 35 lucky Yelpers down to Altrincham for a day at the markets - Elite event style!


With complimentary food and drinks from Nasi Lemak, Passion Fruit Coffee, Belgian Bar Paella and Madame Francoise, a cool flower arranging demo from the Flowersmith, an after party at the Belgian Bar and our own Yelp scavenger hunt, it was a day that hopefully had everything as our 'regal reviewers' and 'super snappers' got together with friends old and new. 

Our Elite Yelpers get first/instant access to all our regular Elite events so if this sounds like something that's right up your street and you don't want to miss out on all the fun then you can find out more here 

You can also read our reviews of the event here and see the photos of the event on our Facebook page 

A big thanks to Jimmy at Nasi Lemak and all the vendors for a great day and thanks to all our Manchester Yelpers for coming down and enjoying yourself - hopefully see you soon!

Our sponsors:

The Flowersmith 

Nasi Lemak - on Twitter and Facebook 

Belgian Bar - on Twitter and Facebook 

Madame Francoise - on Twitter 

Passion Fruit Coffee  - on Twitter 

 

November 23, 2014

Sin City's Salsa Quest

Posted by Nathen

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The latest Las Vegas Elite event asked yelpers to strap on those dancing shoes and slid into those drinking pants, because it was time to bring caché to the dance floor. Elites arrived to the El Dorado Cantina and started to enjoy a happy hour full of liquid courage and table side delights. They were then broken into groups and lead over to the dance floor for a little salsa dance lesson to keep their mind and body in the spicy mood. Once the dancing has finished, a veritable cornucopia of south of the border bites were served. For event photos check out the Flickr album here and for Elite's reviews go here

Big thanks to El Dorado Catina and Digital Gureilla Inc.

Construction Ends, Johnson Is Jamming

Posted by Corey Dane

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East Johnson Street is open for business, and this month many in Madison hit the street to celebrate at Yelp's Jam On Johnson, a street-wide end of construction celebration in collaboration with Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, Capitol East Business Association and Next Door Brewing. The festivities began with remarks from Alder Ledell Zellers and Mayor Paul Soglin, followed by a ribbon cutting and then a four hour open house, featuring live music, in-store experiences, complimentary tastings and shopping specials at 18 locally loved businesses! Word on the street: Madison residents have a renewed appreciation for a revitalized East Johnson Street and the resilient businesses that endured traffic congestion and economic uncertainty this past summer!

Thanks To These Participating Businesses

Burnie's Rock Shop • Cork N' Bottle • Dog Haus University • Fontaine • Good Style Shop 

Iona • Johnson Public House • Juneberry Studio & Marketplace • Sophia's • Spruce Tree Music

The Spot • Studio 924 • U-Frame-It • Upshift • Wilke Chiropractic • WisconsInk 

Yoga Co-op of Madison • Salvatore's Tomato Pies (expected opening December, 2014)

Thanks To These Musicians

Boo Bradley • Catfish Stevenson • Joe Davis • Malcolm Shabazz Fiddlers • Richard March

Thanks To Our Sponsor

Next Door Brewing

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Yelp Copenhagen Movember Party

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"A tribute to the men in Copenhagen and their health!" That was the mission on Saturday, November 22, where Yelp Copenhagen had a Movember Party at the new organic cocktail and pizza place Neighbourhood. A party that was anything but traditional! First the Yelpers were offered a Cu-Cress Garden cocktail and pizzas in all sorts of exciting and seasonal variations, including a "Christmas pizza" with duck and red cabbage.

There were beards everywhere in the beautiful room - on the guests as well as on the balloons, tables, candy and in the glasses. The Movember theme was also expanded further, when everybody was asked to write down the place in Copenhagen, which in their eyes makes the biggest difference for our society. We finished the event with a dessert; a Movember-donut from The Donut Shop and went out in the Copenhagen nightlife with a great smile - right there under the Movember beard.

Read the reviews and check out the photos from the party on Yelp, Flickr and Facebook.  

"En hyldest til de københavnske mænd og deres sundhed!" Det var missionen lørdag d. 22. november, hvor Yelp København holdt Movemberfest på det nye økologiske cocktail- og pizzasted Neighbourhood. En fest der var alt andet end traditionel! Gæsterne først blev budt på en Cu-Cress Garden-cocktail med bl.a. karse og herefter pizzaer i alle mulige spændende og sæsonbestemte varianter, bl.a. en "julepizza" med and og rødkål.

Der var skæg overalt i det smukke lokale, både på gæsterne, ballonerne, bordene, glassene og slikket. Movember-temaet blev også udfoldet yderligere, da alle blev bedt om at skrive en seddel med det sted i København, som i deres øjne gør den største forskel for samfundet. Vi sluttede af med en dessert; en mini Movember-donut fra The Donut Shop og gik ud i det københavnske aftenliv med et stort smil på læberne - lige dér under Movember-skægget.

Læs anmeldelser og se billeder fra den farverige fest på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook.

Tak til vores sponsorer og hjælpere, som gjorde det hele muligt:

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November 22, 2014

Fall Steak-cation At LongHorn Steakhouse Sugar Land and Memorial City

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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As they say, "everything's bigger in Texas" – including our appetites! At LongHorn Steakhouse Sugar Land and LongHorn SteakHouse Memorial City, Houston Elites were treated to a multi-course dinner consisting of menu classics and new favorites: appetizers like Sweet Corn Fritters, Spicy Chicken Bites, Brew Pub Pretzel Sticks and Wild West Shrimp; choice of Bleu Ridge Wedge or Mixed Green Salad; and steak options, like 8oz Renegade Sirloin, 8oz Harvest Mushroom Filet or a whopping 18oz Outlaw Ribeye complete with sides. And to top it off, a dessert assortment of their famous Chocolate Stampede and the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake. Check out the event reviews from day 1 and day 2, along with Yelp Houston flickr pics.

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November 21, 2014

Night of gourmet tortas and mezcal cocktails at YEE Bravo Loncherías in Mexico City

Posted by Mario M

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La noche del jueves nuestros amigos Luis, Berna y Rodrigo de Bravo Loncherías de México nos abrieron sus puertas y un selecto grupo de nuestros Elites pudieron disfrutar una noche de tortas gourmet, inspiradas en recetas probadas y mejoradas de su Food Truck "Primario". Comenzamos con el sandwich Benedictino, para seguir con la torta de huauzontle con albóndiga de queso y terminar con la de Short Rib con relleno negro. Todo elaborado con pan artesanal de Masa Madre, quienes preparan su pan sin mejorantes ni harinas preparadas. Mientras tanto, el Bar tender Yivaldi Juárez quien se especializa en desarrollar cocteles preparados con mezcal (en esta ocasión, con uno Michoacano de 50') se encargó de endulzarnos el paladar con sus creaciones. Todo esto claro, entre buena platica y buena música. Leé todas las reseñas del evento aquí y revive la experiencia (o descubre de lo que te perdiste) con el álbum de Flickr.

Gracias a nuestros patrocinadores 

Bravo Loncherías de México Masa Madre Taller de Cocina Activismo Cultural sobre el agave y derivados

 

Thankful For Family(Style) In Goodlettsville

Posted by Johnny Todd

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Nashville Elites ventured north for an event that could only come from the south! Local legend Chef’s Market Catering & Restaurant invited Nashvillians to get a preview of why while everybody may be waiting for the man with the bag, bird is *truly* the word. Thanksgiving was on the menu for this frosty evening and guests were dazzled and delighted. From a Southern chic display of pumpkins and rustic seating to three kinds of salad to herb & butter rolls to make you smack your mama to turkey with stuffing & giblet gravy you’d want to bathe in to spiral ham to more desserts than you could ever eat in life… the bounty was plentiful and spirits were high. Family-style service complimented family-style seating and Elites who began the evening as strangers left as friends. Relive the evening by reading reviews here and looking at the mouth-watering photos here. If you needed a reminder not to skip over Tom Turkey’s big day, it’s all here — over the river and through the wood.

Event Sponsors: Chef’s Market Catering & RestaurantPatrick Collins

Yelp Oslo Middelhavfest @ Vendimia Vinbar

Posted by Maria Sundby

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Thursday the 20th of November Yelpers found their way to the new and charming wine bar Vendimia. At Vendimia we had a warm welcome with delicious wine and tapas. Vendimia presented the wines that were served, and gave us some new insights about their wines from Spain. A special guest surprised us with wonderful Spanish tunes on his guitar, and made the atmosphere even more exotic. The challenge of the night was to find three new friends and take the wine photo of the year. The lucky winner; who won a bottle of Venidimia's own wine, was celebrated with a great applause at the end of the night. With beautiful music, delicious wine and charming surroundings we all had a fun and heart warming night.

Read the reviews and check out the photos from the event here.

A great thanks to our sponsor Vendimia Vinbar and musician Joachim Ivo Di Mattia Martinsen.

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Torsdag 20. november fant yelpere veien til den nye og sjarmerende vinbaren Vendimia. Vel framme på Vendimia fikk vi en varm velkomst med nydelig vin og tapas. Vendimia presenterte vinen for oss, og ga oss ny innsikt om spansk vin. En spesiell gjest gjorde stemningen enda mer eksotisk da han overrasket oss med nydelig spansk gitarspill. Kveldens utfordring var å bli kjent med tre nye gjester, og sammen ta årets beste vinbilde. Kveldens heldige vinner fikk en flaske av Vendimias egne vin, og ble feiret på slutten av kvelden. Med nydelig musikk, god vin og sjarmerende omgivelser hadde vi alle en morsom og fin kveld!

Les anmeldelsene fra kvelden og se bildene her.

En stor takk til vår sponsor Vendimia Vinbar og musiker Joachim Ivo Di Mattia Martinsen.

Fun Thanksgiving Night in Rio!

Posted by Gabriele

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Last night was one of discovery for carioca Yelpers. For the first time, many of them got to taste some delicious Thanksgiving food, in a dinner prepared with a lot of love by Gringo's Café. On the menu, roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, green bean salad with bacon, mashed potato and, to finish it off, a superb pumpkin pie that had everyone wanting more. Amazing food was complimented by some crisp sparkling wine and fantastic conversations! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page

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Miami Elites Get Schooled... In Wine!

Posted by Cassie Glenn

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Ever sit through a college course thinking, "This would be so much better with a glass of wine"? Well, Miami Elites confirmed that wine makes everything better during an exclusive wine tasting at downtown's favorite vino shop, Wine By the Bay. The store's expert staff walked the students through everything from how to properly taste wine to the process used to make the stuff. Seven different bottles were sampled, reflecting what is on the cutting edge of winemaking today in California. The best part of all? Homework included taking a bottle or two home to "study" some more! Check out the scholarly reviews here and photos here

An Elixir Of Improv

Posted by Emily C

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Free laughs, free swag and free chicken wings! If that's not the recipe for a deadly night, then we don't know what is!

In their first live appearance after international festival ImprovFest; 'Not The Eyes', put on a show stopping performance especially for the Dublin Yelp Community in one of our favourite spots; 4 Dame Lane.

These chaps are bloody good at taking audience suggestions and turning them into crazy on-the-spot scenes. During the hour and a half performance, the six-piece brought us on a wacky journey through time and space, visiting Hawaii, bringing us back to the Jurassic period, and even introducing us to a couple of chatting apes! 

But here, what would a Yelp event be without some food to lash into? Thankfully, the friendly guys at 4 Dame Lane provided us with some of their whopper chickens wings (we honestly can't stop thinking about them, who knew that a chicken wing could bring so much happiness?!)

 

 

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November 20, 2014

A Yelpy Cookie Exchange At Alley Gallery

Posted by Angela S

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Who doesn't love cookies, or art, or talking parrots, or cool hidden alley shops? On Wednesday night, Yelp North Shore Elites got their baking skills on and came out to explore Evanston's favorite alleyway and home to the longstanding Alley Gallery. Shop owners and artists Ross and Darren welcomed everyone into their special space and put together a lovely spread of wine and light bites. The night was filled with great stories about the shop's history, and Jessica the talking parrot was on her best chilled behaviour. Guests were treated to discounted shopping opportunities and cookie sharing with friends. You can check out the reviews here and photos by Edelyn Ellwood right here

Yelp Elites Pass The Patrón At Cantina Laredo's Tequila Dinner

Posted by Will

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Omaha's Yelp Elite Squad sat down for a luscious Patrón Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo, where cocktails were expertly paired with each of the four courses. From the pumpkin soup and cosmo to the cornbread-stuffed quail and jalapeño-infused martini, it was a fantastic event at a restaurant that prides itself on modern Mexican cuisine made from scratch with choice ingredients. For more, read the glowing reviews and check out photos from the event.

A big thanks goes out to:

Cantina Laredo • Andy Lachance Photography

Elites' Thanksgiving Potluck

Posted by Breanna

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Yelp Rochester Elites were thankful for their fellow yelpers this year! They impressed the group with their cooking skills at our Thanksgiving Potluck Elite Event at Rochester Brainery. The menu for the evening spanned Thanksgiving classics and a few international dishes along with wine from Finger Lakes winery, Heron Hill and beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Best sweet and savory dishes took home a pair of tickets to the Dryden Theatre. We also collected donations for St. Peter's Thanksgiving day meal. 'Tis the season to give back! For more, check out the event reviews and photos.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Elites Having A Ball With The New Orleans Pelicans

Posted by Morgan

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Fifty Yelp Elites and their guests were soaring after an epic Friday night with the New Orleans Pelicans at The Smoothie King Center. In honor of Social Media Night, our Yelp Elites were able to get one-on-one time with the Pelicans Writer Jim Eichenhofer to talk about how he translates team stats to Twitter posts. We then headed down to the Smoothie King Center floor level to sit court side, where we were privy to the Pelicans warm-ups. Yes, they're really that tall! Of course, all this warm-up watching builds up an appetite, so the Pelicans gave our Elites the opportunity to access the Capital One Lounge where we enjoyed an amazing spread of gourmet grub before settling into our Club Level seats. There we hooped and hollered for our New Orleans Pelicans who put a hurtin' on the Minnesota Timberwolves with a game winning score of 139 to 91. To get the gist of this jock jam, check out the reviews here

Thank you so much to our sponsors, the New Orleans Pelicans and their staff for an amazing Friday night at The Smoothie King Center.