April 18, 2014

Chicagoland's 'Perfect Pairings' Experience

Posted by Candice Gatlin


On Thursday evening, an intimate group of Elites gathered to partake in Horseshoe Casino's 'Perfect Pairings' tasting by Chef Chris Baulo while overlooking Lake Michigan in the famed penthouse-level Lakeview Room. Guests began with savories of suckling pig, salmon, and lamb lollipops paired with sips from Lagunitas, Traverse City Whiskey Co, Oliver Winery, Tabor Hill Winery and finished with a well-timed Cadbury Egg station... but not before being let loose on the casino floor with $25 worth of free play - another winning night for the record books. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos here.

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Elites Have An Art Attack In Greater Toronto

Posted by Kris

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Nothing heats things up more than a little Fusion, and when you fuse together artistically prepared eats, live art, crafty activities and GTA Elites, it makes for a steamy spring evening in the ‘burbs. All the fun and food on it’s own would’ve been excitment enough but to prevent a total artistic meltdown an endless array of beverages were on hand to help keep guests cool (in more ways than one)! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Atlanta Elites' Underbelly Visit With Ocean Market

Posted by benjamingetz

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On Wednesday, Atlanta Elites had the chance to check out one of Old Fourth Ward's newest additions -- Ocean Market. This French Bistro doled out bites of all kinds including sandwiches, artisan salads, and French crepes. Chef Shane McIntosh and the crew from Ocean Catering Co also gave our crew an underbelly view and tour of the entire operation. Check out all of the photos here and read all of the reviews here.


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April 16, 2014

Auckland Elites Buzzing About Third Wave Coffee

Posted by Alex

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On Tuesday night, a lucky group of Elites were invited to get caffeinated and educated at Kokako’s café and roastery in Kingsland. With the aim of demystifying third wave coffee, Yelpers learnt about single origin, chemex, cold brew and more. They even got to sniff and slurp their way through a coffee cupping session! Between tastings Elites snacked on delicious dips, made in-house, and organic bread, while water from Antipodes served as the perfect palate cleanser. Yelpers left buzzing with their newfound knowledge of third wave coffee and thanks to the generous team at Kokako, a goodie bag full of delectables.

Check out the photos and reviews!

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Melbourne's 'Bubbly & Bow Tie' Autumn Affair

Posted by Melanie


On Tuesday night, 20 Yelp Elites strutted their stuff down Melbourne's laneways, navigating the European cobblestone paths to Syracuse Restaurant. Dressed to impress, the corks were soon popped on a Champagne celebration. 

Syracuse Restaurant provided a grand backdrop for this glamorous occasion, set in a 19th century hotel lobby with soaring ceilings and archways.  

Check out the photos here and see what people thought on the event page.


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Yelp Perth's Elite Squad Head To The Boulevard!

Posted by Laura

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Last night 90 Yelpers gathered underneath the palms in the beautiful alfresco area at The Boulevard Hotel in Floreat. Feral Brewing Co showcased three of their delicious beers and Yelpers were lucky enough to try a range of tasty food from The Boulevard's Menu. Read the reviews and check out the photos.


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Yelp Detroit Strikes A Pose

Posted by Annette


On April 9th, nearly 50 Detroit Yelp Elite Squad members and their guests limbered up and joined us for a complimentary 90 minute Bikram Yoga session at Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit. Studio owner Sarah led our group through a series of 26 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayamas) before they cleaned up and enjoyed light bites from Whole Foods Midtown Detroit and KIND Snacks, cooling sorbet from Treat Dreams, and hydration from Honest Tea. Read the 5 star reviews and check out the photos for more! 

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Boston Elites Go Uncle Sam On Pastoral

Posted by Damien S
The winds blew, the rains came and taxes were due. But on Tuesday, Yelpers lined up to sample the wares from the 900° wood fired oven at the heart of Fort Point's latest addition, Pastoral. With tax forms on hand for filing slackers, Four Roses married to Sam Adams in the intoxicating Southie beer cocktail, and skewered, charred pulpo sprouting from rendered pork belly (along with a host of other comestibles), this one was 1040 EZ to love. Check out the reviews and photos from Tatsu and Dwinq!


Posted by Olli


We walk through our city and tend to go to similar places all the time. Not anymore. We had a closer look what is behind the curtain of this hidden gem in Köln Eherenfeld. This true authentic oriental place, with seating on the floor (no shoes) and persian cusine made our Yelpers wonder why they haven't been here before. Well now they have! Check them out the photos taken by our Yelpers and their fresh reviews of this fun event. 

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Prague Venice boat ride

Posted by Mishka
On a Monday evening all Elites in Prague decided to fight the horrible weather and get historical tour in the fantastic museum and boat tour. Michaela and Lukas prepared a fantastic ride full of education, laughs and beautiful views: Museum of Charles Bridge, Tasting of Elixir of Saint John Nepomuk and fanastic boat ride with snacks and tour 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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April 15, 2014

Yelp's Tee Party at Peacock Gap

Posted by Kevin


A swingin' good time was had by all at the North Bay's Tee Party @ Peacock Gap Golf Club. Approximately 400 Yelpers were treated to tasty bites, wine flights, and country club delights at the venue's spectacular, new clubhouse. Guests filled their plates at the chef's mashed potato bar and with a variety of cheese/charcuterie stations. Ben & Jerry's and Pop Up Gelato were also on hand for those craving something more sweet. And there wasn't an empty glass in the house thanks to a number of Sonoma's finest wineries, Gloria Ferrer's Bubbly Bar, and Oskar Blues' Beer Station. When folks weren't noshing away, they were playing croquet and bocce ball on the lawn, perfecting their swing at the driving range, snapping fun pics at our photo booth, and getting their hair and nails done at our Relaxation Station. Local band Swing Fever provided the jazzy soundtrack for this sunny afternoon. Over $2,000 was raised at the door for the Ritter Center, a non-profit that assists the homeless of Marin. Either way you look at it, Yelp's Tee Party was a hole-in-one, and everybody won!

Read all the reviews here and check out the event photos on our flickr page.

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The Clubhouse at Peacock GapRange CafeGloria FerrerMilvali SalonWatch the BirdeeKrave JerkySpicy VinesGundlach BundschuBartholomew ParkOskar BluesLarson Family WineryPetroni VineyardsCreperie Saint-GermainBen & Jerry's Ice Cream CateringHonest TeaPop Up GelatoHubert's LemonadeSwing Fever

Spring Spa-Tacular at NStyle Montreal

Posted by Risa D


One sweet Saturday in the Spring, twenty Montreal Yelp Elites came together for a relaxing afternoon. In the sunny top floor of downtown's Montreal Trust NStyle boutique beamed bright white and clean with a whole wall of colours for the ladies to choose from, plus some beautiful and delicious cupcakes, fresh veggies and juice! Check out the photos and reviews!

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Ink's Incredible Feats For Sactown's Gold Elites

Posted by Alex L

It's safe to say a party was had on Sunday. And oh, what an epic party it was. Ink Eats & Drinks, Sacramento's incredibly popular tattoo-themed restaurant and bar, graciously hosted 75 of Yelp's Gold Badge Elites (five years as Elite or more) and their guests and served up seemingly endless rounds of appetizers off their extensive menu. Additionally, each guest was treated to a free drink of their choice in a special Yelp beer glass they could keep, along with a round of Goldschalger shots on the house in Yelp shot glasses! The tables were piled high with all sorts of Yelp swag and the beats kept bumping thanks to the talented DJ Micro. For the real lowdown, check out the Gold-glowing reviews or the dynamic photos from the talented Asia & Paul McGowan of Photostudio29!

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Sacramento's Lady Elites Get Salon-centric Treats!

Posted by Alex L

The women of Yelp Sacramento were pleased as punch this last Sunday when they discovered the wonderland of primping and pampering at Suede Studio! This full-service salon offered free blowouts and skin analysis, all centered around professional demonstrations and personal consultations from Nicole Lopez of LoLoBeauty Cosmetics. As icing on the cake, there were also generous pours of a variety of wines from the award-winning Renwood Winery, ridiculously tasty smoothies from Oopa Yogurt Bar and smart and healthy bites like cinnamon banana muffins, spinach kale salad with three different homemade dressings and spaghetti squash ground turkey casserole from Smart Nutrition! Feel free to peruse the glowing reviews or check out the photos from Asia & Paul McGowan of Photostudio29!

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Birmingham does Food Porn, Renaissance Style!

Posted by Vicky.O

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On a Monday night in Birmingham, 20 Elites and honored guests gathered at Chung Ying Central to enjoy a night of feasting and learning with Painty.co.uk! The night was as colourful as the pigment itself as the Yelpers attempted to paint their own Food porn and enjoy some delicious Dim Sum (as well as laughs, conversations and cocktails). Why not head over and read the reviews and check out all of the fabulous photos

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