May 23, 2015

ポスト シンコ*デ*マヨ on the beach! ~夏を先取りしよう!~ / Post Cinco de Mayo on the beach! (Pre-Summer Bash)

Posted by Takuya Sakoda

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It was on the whim of CM Takuya who loves the beach and fiestas’ to create this Post Cinco de Mayo event at the beach. It turned out that many international Yelpers enjoyed the kickoff of summer at Seaside Momochi. We all enjoyed an unforgettable event in Japan, “Cinco de Mayo “along with Coronas and nachos. The highlights of this event were hula hooping and limbo dance contests where many people showed off their hidden talents. We are all ready for the real summer to come!

Check out the reviews and fabulous photos taken by Shota Koga!  





Yelp Orlando's Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Posted by Andi

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Orlando's Elite Yelpers came together for an evening of learning and supporting local at Yelp's Mad Hatter Tea Party at Tea and Tea in Winter Park. Meet Your Fellow Yelper Bingo got us started off with the group splitting to learn about hot tea and iced tea from Tea and Tea's experts. Meanwhile, Yelpers got a chance to sample some fabulous shortbread cookies by Jane's Short and Sweet and learn about the philanthropic work Jane's does with 100% of their profits. Finally, Edible Arrangements' chocolate dipped strawberries and apples amped Orlando's Elites up to compete to solve some mad riddles! Tons of fun and learning was had, but don't take it from me! Check out reviews of the event here and pictures from the event here.

May 22, 2015

Yelp Chicago Burbs Gets Craft-Tee

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In honor of Chicago's 6th Annual Craft Beer Week, Yelp Elites and their +1's were invited to get Craft-Tee! The night was celebrated with craft beer, golf fun, and topped off with finger-licking snacks like egg rolls, pot stickers, chips, and guacamole.

Yelpers tee'd up on the Topgolf course, mixed, mingled, and sampled beer compliments of Town and Country Distributors. Brand reps from each brew were onsite to give yelpers the inside scoop on each unique craft. 

Topgolf is a best-in-class entertainment facility, complete with food, drinks, mini golf, and climate-controlled hitting bays. Add in Town and Country's refreshing craft beverages from brewers such as Heineken, Leinenkugel, Revolution, New Belgium, and more — and that's the making of an Elite status party!

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Elites Wine & Dine @ Silver Fox

Posted by Kendall


On Monday, Silver Fox Fort Worth invited the Yelp Elite to an evening of fine fare and wine. With four different vinos, seared sea scallops, crab cakes, calamari, beef croustade, and chocolate cake, the Elites had a variety of deliciousness to sip and sample. We wined, dined, and enjoyed wonderful Yelpy company in the comfort of Silver Fox's beautiful restaurant. Check out the phenomenal event reviews and photos!

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Syracuse Elites-only Tapas and Wine Tasting

Posted by Alex L


Yelp Syracuse's Elites were treated to a special evening of complimentary tapas and wine, guided by proprietor Laura Serway. The evening's events included a twelve-course tapas tour, each dish detailed down to its delectable parts by our gracious host. Sweet and salty bacon-wrapped dates melted in our mouths. Rich beef wellington warmed our bellies. And miniature marsala meatballs and cordon bleu bites teased us into selecting seconds and taking thirds. All of it paired with wines worthy of the nosh. Check out the reviews here and the pictures

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Ice cream bliss @Eis Vidoni

Posted by Kati


Vidoni, the lovely new organic ice cream salon in Landstrasse invited the yelpers to test their creative ice cream variations. As you can see and read, they loved it! After a very interesting look behind the scenes, Yelpers made their own sorts and went home with a smiling face and a bucket full of deliciousness. 

Thanks so much Vidoni and our photographer Adrian Almasan!

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Los Yelpers madrileños afinan las cuerdas vocales en Hard Rock Café

Posted by Lolo R.


El pasado martes, los Yelpers madrileños tenían una cita muy especial, a la que se requería acudir con las cuerdas vocales bien afinadas. El Hard Rock Café Madrid acogió el evento 'Rock A La Carta', donde los Yelpers, además de poder disfrutar de vino, cerveza y hamburguesas y cócteles procedentes de su World Burger Tour, tuvieron la oportunidad de subirse al escenario y cantar algunos clásicos roqueros de ayer, hoy y siempre junto a la banda del Hard Rock. ¡Y no fueron pocos los que se atrevieron a dar el salto a las tablas en alguna de las canciones. Fue, indudablemente, una noche para recordar. ¿Quieres saber más? Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y fotografías del evento. ¿Te gustaría asistir a eventos como este? ¡Pues presenta tu candidatura para el Pelotón de Élite de Yelp!

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Atlanta Elites Blast Off With Joystick Gamebar

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On Tuesday, Atlanta Elites joined Joystick Gamebar on Edgewood for the maiden voyage of their latest game room -- an observation deck of a spaceship. Replete with games, black lights, and quasars, Elites also had a chance to sample wonderful beverages courtesy of John Emerald Distillery and bites from Junk Food. T'was a night of more retro arcade games than you can handle and many old Elites meeting the new. Check out all of the reviews here and all of the photos here

Yelp & Campari's Sip & Shop!

Posted by Laura

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Last night Yelp, Campari, Ruck Rover, Tu Clothing and Red Stripe Clothing teamed up to bring Perth a night of exclusive shopping and drink delights! The Sip & Shop was a great excuse to go shopping and support local businesses, with guests being treated to 20% off all full-priced stock for the night in all three stores, as well as being able to enjoy a different complimentary Campari drink experience at each store for the evening. Yelpers shopped up a storm and learnt about three of Campari's popular drinks. A huge thank you to our sponsors:

Aperol Spritz - Riccadonna Moscato & Prosecco - Ruck Rover - Red Stripe Clothing - Tu Clothing

May 21, 2015

Baltimore + Bonefish = MindBLOWN!

Posted by Elsa M.


What's the best way to celebrate Hump Day? A CMYE with Yelp Baltimore, of course! Yelpers were treated to a fabulous menu tasting at the new Bonefish Grill in Towson. 'Ooohhs and ahhhhs' could be heard throughout the restaurant as servers emerged from the kitchen carrying five courses of mouthwatering dishes and perfectly-paired beverages. What was on the menu, you ask? Ahi Tuna Sashimi with a Wild Orchid Hawaiian Martini, Bonefish’s famous Bang Bang Shrimp with Merryvale Sauvignon Blanc, and Doughnuts with an Espresso Martini, just to name a few! While Yelpers were busy snapping pics of the food, the fabulous staff at Bonefish Grill explained each pairing and why they work together. Tasty treats and tidbits? Yes, please! Thank you to the staff at Bonefish Grill for a tasty time! Check out all of the 5-star reviews here. (A Special Shout-Out to Marketing Asst. Megan C on hosting her first solo event ;)

Yelp Toronto's Makis Sushi Their Way

Posted by Evelyn W

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The Toronto Elite Squad was treated sake, beer and delectable sushi made to order! That’s right, at Maki My Way you aren’t just served traditional favourites in a speedy manner, you can also build your own rolls. The combination possibilities are practically endless and completely fresh. Next time you have a hankering for sushi downtown, why not try it *exactly* the way you like it?

Thank you to our generous sponsor Maki My Way!

Classic Italian Eats At Spaghetti Works

Posted by Will


Members of Omaha's Yelp Elite Squad enjoyed some old fashioned wining and dining at Spaghetti Works' Ralston location. From a trip (or two) to their famous salad bar to tastes of pizza, lasagna and pesto tortellini, attendees had their fill of classic Italian cuisine at a beloved Omaha area restaurant. Spaghetti Works director of operations Terry Carolan was also on hand to share the history of the restaurant, as well as the steps they take to make sure their gluten free options are certified celiac-friendly by a national governing body. Spaghetti Works is truly a restaurant that welcomes all walks of life. For more, read the glowing reviews and check out the photos.

Many thanks go out to:

Spaghetti Works • Lachance Photography & Design

Yelp Elites Get Glowing For Spring at Xes Beauty Lounge

Posted by Emily


On Wednesday night, Yelp Elites enjoyed a relaxing evening of pampering and salon services at Xes Beauty Lounge in West Hartford. While sipping on muddled blueberry lemonade cocktails courtesy of Brockmans Gin, guests learned all about Xes Beauty Lounge while receiving complimentary nail polish changes, massages and eyebrow threading just in time for the holiday weekend. Thank you to the staff at Xes for a fabulous evening, as well as Brockmans Gin for the refreshing libations! Check out the glowing 5 star reviews here and the photos on Flickr here

Elite Party: Yelp Is On Tapas The World At Babalu

Posted by Will Borland

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This month, the Birmingham Elite Squad was invited to Babalu Tacos and Tapas for an evening that was truly on Tapas the World. Trim Tab Brewing Co. and Cathead Vodka provided refreshing Summer beers and cocktails. To accompany the drinks, Babalu had a delicious taco bar, seasonal salads, and cayenne chocolate truffles. After some tasty eats and mingling, guacamole and cocktail demonstrations prepared the Elite Squad for a little friendly competition. Read the reviews of this stellar event here and see the pictures on the Yelp Flickr album.

Jersey Elites Party With Pizza At Urban Fire

Posted by Christina Y


Jersey Elites ventured out on a Monday evening to chow down on the gourmet pizzas and other Italian delights provided by Urban Fire in Madison, NJ. The skilled chefs offered arancini balls, porchetta sandwiches, and endless varieties of fresh pizza to our hungry Elites as well as the touching story of how this family-run business came about. Jersey Elites went home that evening with full bellies and hearts (and some pizza boxes to go)! Read the reviews of the event here and see photos from the evening on the Yelp Flickr album.