October 30, 2014

Hello Santiago: It's hat night!

Posted by Sofia Varas



A chief indian, an astronaut, a cowboy...no, we are not talking about some band tribute to The Village People, but about the Hat Party that yelpers in Santiago enjoyed this wednesday as a pre Halloween celebration.

It was a night of mojitos, micheladas, cocktails and great apetizers provided by Moloko Vitacura, a promising brand new spot in Santiago's nightlife. And, of course, there was a hat contest, where mad hatters, chicken hats, panamas and fedoras presented a seriously fierce competition.

To check how the night went, take a look at the fotos of the event, and the reviews of the yelpers. And yes, you are welcome to say Chapeau! if you like them.

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Birmingham Gets fUndead At Zomball!

Posted by Vicky.O


Things got spooky at the Custard Factory as Yelpers and Elites alike descended for a night of gruesome fun in aid of the Birmingham Children's Hospital. Between games, competitions, Zombie School, food and a dance flashmob; it was a spooktactular evening for a great cause. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Meet The New Hanover Community Manager Lina O.

Posted by Lina O.

Yelp Meet the CM Hanover

On Wednesday night, around twenty Yelpers from Hanover met for the first official Yelp event to be introduced to the new Community Manager Lina O. The celebrations were hosted by Efendi Bey, a Turkish confectioner that serves amazing cake and biscuits but also cooked food. Newbies and long-time yelpers met offline for the first time and are now excited to kick-start the Hanover Yelp Community.

The Yelpers tried all sorts of treats and were rewarded with a beautiful and delicious Yelp cake. All reviews can be found here and the great photos can be found on Flickr.

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Aller simple pour Londres @ This Is London

Posted by Lucie

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The very first Yelp Elite event in Roubaix took place @ This Is London, this new tearoom so British created by Flora.

Around forty Elites were invited to taste a piece of UK during this event. On the menu: the Mug Carrot Cake workshop with Justine. On the first floor, a very funny and not easy workshop : the translations of typical english expressions, and photo booth with the Union Jack. 
And... Lemonades, cookies, cakes and even gift bags from the place. 

Special thanks to Flora and Justine for this wonderful moment. 

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


Le tout premier événement Elite Yelp à Roubaix avait lieu à This Is London, ce nouveau salon de thé 100% british, imaginé par Flora, avec Justine aux commandes de la cuisine. 

Une quarantaine d'Elites se sont donnés rendez-vous pour un moment d'évasion made in UK. Au programme : l'atelier Mug Carrot Cake avec Justine. A l'étage, un test très drôle et pas évident de traduction d'expressions anglaises, et le photo booth avec le Union Jack levé bien haut.

Les Elites ont été gâtés : limonades, cookies, gâteaux et même des sacs cadeaux aux couleurs du lieu. 

Mille merci à Flora et Justine pour ce joli moment. Longue vie à This Is London !

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

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

This Is London Paillette Popoote  Bliss-out.fr • Thomas Larive Photographe

Triad Elites Get A Taste Of The Sweet Life

Posted by Holly

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On Monday, Triad area Elites were treated to all the deliciousness that West End Coffeehouse has to offer. From pumpkin spice frappes to peanut butter and jelly gelato every sweet tooth in the house was satiated. Owners Dana and Jim welcomed Elites in with open arms, everyone enjoyed learning more about their business and the details of their tasty gelato. Check out the reviews of the event here and the pictures here

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Yelp Copenhagen Halloween Night


All in on Halloween! That was the setup yesterday when Yelp Copenhagen visited the new hobby shop Min Kreative Mor.

The night was kicked off with a "know your Yelp app quiz" where the new Yelpers could ask their Elite buddies for advice if the challenges were too hard. After that, it was time to grab a cup of coffee or tea, a piece of pumpkin cake, a ghost-shaped chocolate covered marshmallow or some spider popcorn before the challenge of the evening; Who would make the most beautiful and scary Halloween mask? The concentration was high and so was the creativity – the masks were made in black and white, colors and decorated with spiders and pearls.

It was a scary good evening, and in Copenhagen we are now 100% ready to celebrate Halloween - happy and masked!

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

Thanks to our sponsor; Min Kreative Mor.


All in på Halloween! Det var setuppet i går, hvor hobbyforretningen Min Kreative Mor inviterede Yelp København indenfor i den nye fine butik.  

Vi startede med en ”kend din Yelp app quiz”, hvor de nye yelpere kunne spørge deres Elite buddies til råds, hvis udfordringerne blev svære. Herefter var det tid til at hente en kop kaffe eller te, snuppe et stykke græskarkage, en spøgelses-flødebolle eller lidt edderkop-popcorn, inden aftenens udfordring; Hvem kunne lave den fineste og mest skræmmende Halloween-maske? Koncentrationen var stor, og der blev lavet masker i både sort/hvid, skrigende farver og med edderkopper og perler på. Det var en skræmmende god aften, og i København er vi nu 100% klar til at indtage Halloween – glade og maskerede!

Læs anmeldelserne og se billeder fra eventet på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook

En stor tak til vores sponsor; Min Kreative Mor.

October 29, 2014

I'm Not A Gangster, I Just Yelp A Lot

Posted by Nathen


It was curtains, curtains!... Well maybe not curtains, but yummy bites, tequila tastings, and a look into some of Las Vegas' mafia history. A group of lucky Elites where treated to a tequila and food pairing at The Commissary located in the new bustling Downtown area of Las Vegas. There were three different tequila pairings offered: MILAGRO REPOSADO paired with Tinga Chicken Taquitos, ILLEGAL MEZCAL JOVEN paired with Hickory Smoked Sliders, and a 1921 ANEJO paired with a Spicy Crab Guacamole. After the pairings Elites walked next door and received a private tour of the Las Vegas Mob Museum. They were divided into separate groups as a tour guide walked them through all three levels of mafia history. Secret phone recordings, private family photo's, and even a look at mafia crime scene photos. After the event Elites were given gift bags and a voucher to come back and enjoy the museums with their friends.

Thanks to the Mob Museum, The Commissary, and Digital Guerrilla Inc. 


Yelp Toronto Meats Its Match: Smoque N' Bones

Posted by Evelyn W
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Toronto Elites were treated to all treats and no tricks this Halloween week, thanks to the southern hospitality from the folks at Smoque N’ Bones. From ribs, to pulled sandwiches, to buttermilk-battered onion rings and beyond this BBQ joint knows how to bring the heat. These meaty treats were washed down with smokey bourbon-spiked lemonade and cold Sam Adams beers. All in all, BBQ is trending in Toronto, but only one place is a cut above: Smoque N’ Bones. It’s neat to be Elite in Toronto. Yee haw!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Smoque N' BonesSam Adams 

Madison Heroes Give A Nod To Northside

Posted by Corey Dane



Everyday heroes from all parts of the city gathered on Madison’s northside for Yelp Helps: Celebrating Everyday Heroes, in collaboration with Madison Nonprofit Day and Northside Planning Council. A first for Madison, this party with a purpose celebrated 10 northside nonprofits and the inspiring work they’re doing to make Madison more magnificent. While event goers noshed on stellar local fare and sipped lovely libations, they were able to learn about vibrant volunteer opportunities and ways in which to give back to our fair city. Read reviews here and see photos from the event here. And if you couldn’t make the event but are looking for ways to get involved, click the nonprofit links below to connect with them!

Thanks To Our Participating Nonprofits

Center For Families • Community Support Network • Community Ground Works • DAIS: Domestic Abuse Intervention Services • FEED Kitchens • Friends Of Cherokee Marsh • River Food Panty • Troy Community Gardens • Vera Court Neighborhood Center • VSA Wisconsin

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Igo Vego • Mad Maiden Shrub • Mandy's Mood Foods • Mobcraft Beer • Monty's Blue Plate Diner • Waunaque BBQ • Willy Street Co-Op • Clif Bar • Honest Tea • Joia Soda • Pretzel Crisps

Connect With Us

Facebook • Twitter • Message Madison's Community Director

Yelp Des Moines Rocktober Party

Posted by Patrick


Des Moines Yelper's did not have to fight for their right to party! No backstage passes were needed for our communities first every Yelper Party. 
Yelp Des Moines' Rocktober was filled with funky foods from Malo, Ritual Cafe, and Golden Dozen Cupcakery and we had enough local, regional, and national beers to fill a tour bus from Doll Craft Distribution! 
Our Dj kept us dancing, while Elvis, Bob Dylan, Joey Ramone, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Axl Rose, and Slash even showed up to participate in our Rock Star themed costume contest.
We raised money for RUNDSM a local non profit whose goal is to give teenagers a voice in our community through spoken word, slam poetry, and hip-hop. 

You can read the reviews here! Or check out the rocking photos here!

New Yelp Elites = Fresh Meat in North SD

Posted by Trish

Yelp in North SD combined forces with a local favorite, Slater's 50/50, to host new Elites into Squad status. With that 2014 badge sparkling new on their profiles, newly inducted members of the Yelp Elite Squad gathered offline to toast their success. Slater's served up seven courses of show stopping favorites! The group started off with a selection of appetizers: Deconstructed Guac, Thai Sriracha Wings and the decadent twice grilled cheese. The night didn't stop there; moving onto selected entree Elites tried the Turkey Leg Sandwich, the California Burrito Burger and the famous original 50/50 Burger. Stuffed, guests stumbled toward dessert and dived into the Bacon Blondie!

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Miami Elites Experience Yard House's The Dark Hour

Posted by Cassie Glenn

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Yelp Miami vampires emerged on Tuesday to get a first bite of Yard House's The Dark Hour, the restaurant's new late night happy hour. Elites took over the outdoor patio to sip on a variety of beers and cocktails from the extensive menu, while chowing down on happy hour favorites including spicy buffalo wings, hot and cheesy pizzas, onion rings, spinach artichoke dip, sliders and more. The pinnacle of the event was the unveiling of the Vampire Taco, a meaty bite that proved it's worth staying up for on a weeknight. To top it off, Elites walked away with a $25 gift card to return for more, along with a t-shirt to always remember this evening. Don't miss the photos here and the steallar reviews here.

Craft Beer Workshop In Köln

Posted by Olli


It was the first day of the eat&STYLE food festival and we were in need of some decent drinks. What better to do, than enjoying an exclusive Craft Beer Tasting with our Köln Yelp Elites. A bavarian beer sommelier introduced us to the tasty world of american style craft beers. With up to 8% strong beer, we were in for a treat. Check out the reviews and photos of our happy Yelpers.

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Perfect Meat Academy Workshop In Köln

Posted by Olli


It was a nice Friday in Cologne. The beginning of the eat&STYLE foodfestival, with Yelp as a local media partner. We came to eat and we left with a once in a lifetime experience - the best meat we probably ever had. The best piece of meat was at about 400EUR/kg and that is one hell of a cow. Our Elite Yelpers loved the private lesson we got, to find out about what makes a good piece of meat and how to cook it - tasting included! Check out the reviews and photos.

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October 28, 2014

A noodle-making masterclass at Chefs Gallery's new Sydney location

Posted by Ben B.


Seriously you guys, can Elite Events get any better than that? The team at Chefs Gallery really know how to impress a crowd. Hostess with the mostest Yardley helped guests try their hand at Chinese calligraphy, and big bad Tony made sure everyone had a framed, personalized artwork to take home. In between were juicy pork floss sliders, spicy san choy bau, peppered wagyu beef, and bottomless wine, before master chef JPL (AKA the kung fu panda!) ran an hilarious, interactive noodle-making masterclass. The verdict on the new Jamison location? A resounding success! Check out the incredible REVIEWS and all the fun PHOTOS.

Huge thanks to Chefs Gallery. Photos by Sam Macdonald Photography.