September 01, 2014

Sunny Brunch with Elites in Buenos Aires

Posted by Santiago Mateo

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Sunday morning found 45 Yelp Elites gathering on a very sunny street for some great brunch. Outside seating, great coffee, orange juice, some mimosas and tasty food along with great conversation made for a terrific way to start the day. You can read the reviews of the event here and see the pictures in our Flickr page. 

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Yelpfest: The Yelpies @ Långholmen

Posted by Agnes Lindberg

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Sunday August 30th was the day when the Yelpers of Stockholm finally got together to celebrate Yelp's first 10 years. We met at Riddarholmen where a boat, Storholmen, waited to take us over the water to Långholmen. When reaching land two officers waited and told us that we've been taken as prisoners and led us up to the prison in a strict line. They fed us bread and "water" - actually Gin & Tonic and the passionate warden told us all about the history. When released the party started and the Yelp flag was raised. Långholmen showed us their specialties, there was white and red wine, Yelp cupcakes from Cupcake Sthlm and our own Famous Grouse bar bike, did I mention "The Famous Yelp"? During the party Open Sesame entartained the guests, there was a Yelp quiz and, together with Photobox, a display of Yelper's pics from Stockholm where memories could be shared. Like all great parties it felt to short but with a wonderful feeling of what we will accomplish next 10 years we released the balloons up in the air and hauled the flag.

Read the reviews and check out the photos and especielly these photos - this was surely a day to remember!

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August 31, 2014

Yelp's Winter Warmer @ Red Cacao

Posted by Chloe

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Yelp Elite, Bridie W, took the words out of my mouth so I'll let her tell you what went down one cool winter's eve as we learnt the art of chocolate and ceramics in Stirling at Red Cacao cafe...

All the key chocolate components were laid out for people to experience the tactile pleasures of chocolate in its raw form. Marcus gave an introduction and showed us a brief video of how chocolate is made, from bean to bar.  His passion for chocolate is obvious and it really shines through in his products. We immediately were given a series of different single origin chocolates.  I love dark chocolate, so was impressed with the sweet creaminess that came through even in relatively dark samples. The tasting plates that were put on our table were stunning.  Colourful macarons, chunks of chocolate, praline, choc coated almonds, salted caramel tarts, lemon meringue pie and shards of chocolate adorned the platters 

Pair this with sharpies and an intense coffee mug decorating session led by the talented Tracy Chaplin from Gretel Girl and you have a glowingly hot Yelp Elite Event!

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

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August 29, 2014

Spirit of Spokane: Culinary Adventures at The Wandering Table

Posted by YelpSpokane

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This past Tuesday evening nearly 100 Spokane Yelpers packed their imaginary bags and embarked on a Culinary Adventure at one of the city's hottest new spots, The Wandering Table. Guests were treated to signature cocktails as they arrived and an opportunity to meet the man behind it all, Chef Adam Hegsted.

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Yelp's Blue Grotto Beach Bazaar

Posted by Howie

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On Wednesday, Albuquerque's Yelp Elites had the unique pleasure of partying beachside, in the Grotto of M'Tucci's Kitchina. Breaking the ice with a sweet beach ball quiz, the night featured many delights from the sea (more oysters than you could shuck a stick at) and a healthy selection of delicious cocktails and seaside beer. Check out the photos of this one, it was a colorful scene, and the reviews are stamping this event as a major highlight of 2014. 

Brighton And Hove's Mix, Make And Shake Elite Event

Posted by Kerry Grainger

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Last night saw Yelp Brighton and Hove's first ever Elite Event, and what a night it was! Hosted at the stylish Bohemia, bang in the centre of the city, we were treated to cocktails and canapes, sampling everything from Espresso Martinis to The Jamaican Breakfast (which contained marmalade of all things!). Our fabulous bartenders walked us through the intricacies of making an array of beautiful and tasty cocktails, throwing in some show-stopping tricks along the way. Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Appleton Estate, the rum was flowing and the atmosphere was buzzing. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the photos on the Facebook page.

Creative with Polaroids

Posted by Kati

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An exclusive group of Vienna Elites was invited to join Polawalk's creative workshop with and around the Polaroid. Thomas and Gilbert showed the enthusiastic yelpers some crazy fun techniques on what else you could do with this cult-product. Hands-on, throwing aorund jokes and fun facts, they gave us a special evening. Here are the reviews and of course the pictures

Special thanks to the super-awesome team of Polawalk and our lovely photographer Sanja!

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August 28, 2014

Kickin' It Up A Notch Down In New Orleans

Posted by Morgan

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Emeril’s Delmonico spiced up a Tuesday night for 60 Elites hosting a Happy Hour to top all Happy Hours! Elite couldn’t have had it better after a hard day’s work with free valet parking, an exemplary wait staff, bottomless libations, and mouthwatering bites that were not only creative and delicious but also had our more dietary-sensitive Elites in mind with gluten-free Emeril's Barbecued Shrimp and vegetarian Pizzetta Fritta with Tomato, Provolone and Basil. Guests mingled while Ron Jones tickled the ivories playing classic and modern melodies. Chef Anthony Scanio, General Manager Saleem Nawaz, as well as many other members of the executive staff joined us to answer questions, and get to know our Yelp community. Check out the reviews that tell-all, and the pictures that’ll have you seeking your own happy hour at Emeril’s Delmonico.

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Tampa Bay Goes Golfing...Indoors!

Posted by BrettNehls

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On Monday night, almost 40 Elite Squad members beat the Gulf heat while honing their golf game indoors at Golfer's Grail in Tampa. Guests enjoyed taking swings on four different simulators, while munching on sandwiches from Jersey Mike's and taking a break from the Florida warmth. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fantastic photos on the Flickr page. 

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Kansas City Newbies Fly High

Posted by Matt

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Seasoned Yelpers know that it's neat to be Elite, but when it's time to welcome our newest members, Yelp pulls out all the stops! Don't believe us? Ask anybody who attended Sunday's Newbie Elite Event: Yelp's Aerial Adventure! A dozen new members to the Elite Squad traveled to the 143-acre Adventure Zip to try out their Hike and Zip package! Fearless leaders Rachel and Jefe guided Elites through three three ziplines, taking the time to point out unique natural wonders and educate everybody on their other unique adventure offerings. Finally, all attendees were rewarded for their bravery with a complimentary pass to the Extreme Timber Challenge, a 6k obstacle course held on September 28th. Read the Elite's reviews here

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Ruth's Chris & Absolut Roll Out Red Red Carpet For MD Burbs Elites

Posted by Mike Bishop

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This past Monday, MD Burbs Elites buttoned up their shirts and threw on their little black dresses to attend quite the classy night out at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Bethesda Maryland. Absolut provided a signature cocktail with every course, and every course provided the perfect pairing for a memory not to be soon forgotten. Check out all the reviews here from people who attended, and all the great pics live here.

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Yelp's First Elite Event In Delray Beach!

Posted by Blue Arauz

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Finally, Delray Beach was host to one of our infamous Elite Events! Over 60 Elites and guests took over Max's Harvest for a culinary whirlwind of farm to fork delicacies. As guests arrived they cooled off with a choice of refreshing cocktails: The Rose Garden, Napoleon's Green Market, Watermelon Patch or Filthy In The Rye. The outside patio was dressed up with fresh herbs, produce and flowers (it smelled incredible out there). From there it was one mouth watering bite after another all capped off with Key Lime Brulee and Blueberry Bread Pudding. Did you miss out on the fun? No worries check out the reviews and the photos (by Mavila Photography). 

Une braderie Yelpy !

Posted by Lucie

 

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Le week-end du 6 et 7 septembre, notre jolie ville se transforme pour accueillir La Grande Braderie de Lille !

Yelp vous accompagne dans ce moment festif 100% lillois avec son guide pour une Braderie Yelpy !

Où manger une excellente moule / frites / fraîche ? Où boire une bière en terrasse sans casser son livret A ? Où manger autre chose qu'une moule / frites ? Où poursuivre la fête le samedi soir ? Où faire son shopping et de bonnes affaires ? Où prendre un café ou un thé revigorant ?

Les commerçants Yelpy nous ont dévoilé tous leurs bons plans ! Suivez le guide !

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Où trouver le guide Yelp de la Braderie 2014 ?

> Le samedi 30 août à La Terrasse Ephémère sur le stand Yelp de 10h à 20h.

> Sur Yelp avec encore plus de bons plans ici !

> En le téléchargeant ici :  Téléchargement PLAN BRADERIE YELP

 

Nos derniers conseils pour une braderie au top :

- Retirez de l'argent la veille de la braderie, avoir de la monnaie c'est primordial !

- Enfilez une tenue confortable.

- Pensez à prendre des sacs ou cabas pour emporter vos trouvailles.

- Repérez les stands et articles qui vous intéressent dès le vendredi soir.

- Faîtes le plein de courses avant le week-end.

- Gagnez du temps : évitez les grandes artères saturées, avec le plan, prenez des chemins détournés.

 

Bonne braderie avec Yelp !

 

 

Wine-tasting with a View and the Vienna Elites

Posted by Kati

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The view over the whole city is freakin' georgeous from the "Turm" at Wienerberg. What better place to try some Argentinian wines from Mendoza? The vintner himself presented his splendid white and red products. The Elites and their guests enjoyed his stories while slurping away and nippling on lovely antipasti. Curious what it was all about? Check out the photos and reviews of this magical night.

Many thanks to the whole team of dasTurm and our photographer Sanja!

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10 Years of Yelp - 10 heroes of Berlin!

Posted by Anne

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To properly celebrate Yelp's 10th anniversary, the Greek gods had left their thrones on Mount Olympus and took off to one of the Greek notorious party islands.The Berlin Yelp Elites had to select their own 10 Yelp heroes! They sharpened their spears and laced up their sandals and went for a Spartanian Night, expecting nothing more than bread and water! But YelpYeah, there were 10 heroes and a birthday to be celebrated. Thank God, he Greek Roman restaurant Athena Roma had a splendid buffet and lots of Greek wine ready and there was of course a birthday cake, Jello shots and cookies to be shared!

Curious how that praty went? Here we have pictures, facebook and the first reviews for you!

Thanx a bunch to our sponsors: Athena Roma - visumate / Thomas_K - Madame Tussauds Berlin

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