August 01, 2014

Yelp GTA Rocks! A 10th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Kris

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On Wednesday, July 23rd, Yelp Greater Toronto rocked the house like never before. Whether you were there for the hyper local eats, the gorgeous venue, the thirst quenching beverages or for one of our three amazingly skilled bands, this event rocked the suburbs harder than Michael Jackson did (thank you Ben Folds 5)! Missed the event? No problem, like a one hit wonder, there'll be another one along in a minute! Read all of the excellent event reviews here and peep the far-out photos on our Flickr page.

Warsaw Garden Party aka Meet the CM

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On the sunny, summery evening of July 30th the Yelpers of Warsaw have been gathered in the lovely garden of Cafe Spokojna and presented with their brand new community manager - Aga S. 90 people attended, all of them eager to see Yelp Warsaw's new face. We had cold beer - ideal for such a hot night - and pizza (a match made in heaven), along with low-calorie cakes to balance it all. Oh, and we had fun!

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Yelp Manchester's 'Caribbean Summer Jam' rocks The Fruit Exchange

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In our constant pursuit of changing up our Elite event program and keeping our Manchester Yelpers second guessing our next crazy move, we decided to take over juice and smoothie bar 'The Fruit Exchange' -  turning it into a caribbean summer party with rum tastings, cocktails, beer, West Indian hotdogs and live music. 

On a warm and muggy Thursday evening, 35 Yelpers came down and made this one of the most relaxed evenings we've ever organised. The guys from Fruit Exchange really nailed it in terms of hospitality and showing off their excellent venue and drinks, Dogs n Dough supplied everyone with a tasty 'dog with pina colada relish and Dan from Wray and Nephew taught everyone all about rum before we finished many a bottle all washed down in lovely fruit cocktails. It was also great to have local musician Nicky McCallan join us to play some great chilled out tunes. 

If you want to see our reviews of the night then you can check them out here and the fantastic photos are on our Facebook page now.

What a great night at The Fruit Exchange and I'm sure we'll all be back soon!

 

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Sailors Yelp Elite Dinner @Pizzabistrot De Vita

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Last Tuesday, a crew of a very special sailors, complete with a striped dresses, hats and yelpy tattoos directed the rudder to Pizzabistrot De Vita. A luxurious treatment for Yelp Elite members: three different Mediterranean inspired menus for a journey through local and international flavors. Delicious starters, creative pizzas and three different desserts. From tablemats to placesholders all had the scent of the ocean, conviviality and yelpy joy. What better way to celebrate the first year of Yelp Naples with a huge and bright pistachio's cake! Congratulations to the first year of Yelp Napoli! Do you wanna more know about the amazing event? Well, just check out the reviews to see what everyone says and view the pictures on Flickr.

Lo scorso martedi, una ciurma di marinai molto speciali, con tanto di abiti a strisce, berretti e tatuaggi yelposi ha orientato il timone verso il Pizzabistrot De Vita. Un trattamento senza pari per i membri elite! Tre i menù d'ispirazione mediterannea per un viaggio nei sapori locali ed internazionali: deliziosi antipasti, originali pizze e tre diversi dessert. Dalle tovagliette ai segnaposto, tutto profumava di mare, convivialità ed allegria in pieno spirito yelp. E quale occasione migliore per festeggiare il primo anno di Yelp Napoli con una gigantesca e luminosa torta al pistacchio? Auguri al primo anno di Yelp Napoli! Vuoi saperne di più su questo bellissimo evento? Leggi le recensioni perconoscere le opinioni di chi ha partecipato e guarda le foto su Flickr.

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July 31, 2014

Night of wine, craft beer and organic artichokes in Mexico!

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La noche del pasado miércoles 30, el selecto Pelotón Elite Yelp se reunió en los cuarteles centrales del Food Truck Bueno Bonito Bistrot para degustar unas deliciosas alcachofas cosechadas directamente de su granja La Casita. Las acompañamos con dos deliciosos aderezos y un par de frittatas de calabaza y quesos varios elaboradas por el chef JC. Todos maridamos dichas delicias con vino tinto y cerveza Sta. Julieta, provista amablemente por nuestros amigos de Cervecería La Patrona. La comida, la cerveza y la platica fluyeron hasta pasada la media noche. Si te latió lo que leíste, acá puedes leer las reseñas del evento y aquí puedes ver las fotos.

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Elite Event: There's No Place Like Home At Broadstone Little Italy

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A mystical girl once whisked away to a wonderful land stated, "there's no place like home," and we can't agree with her more after scoping out the sweet spots that Broadstone is offering up in Little Italy. They're classy, modern, hip and had all 130 Yelp Elites in attendance ooh'ing and ahh'ing with every tiny detail. The sun took its time setting over the bay which served as the perfect and most picturesque backdrop for the party-goers sipping on a selection of fine wines and SD craft brews. Toast Catering set up a self-serve station of various breads, crackers, cheeses and spreads along with tray passed appetizers to guests lounging at the indoor/outdoor patio. Per usual, all the pictures courtesy of our ace photographer, Chris Brake can be found on the Yelp San Diego Flickr page and feel free to read/write your experience here on the review page. Until next time! 

Yelp's 10th Birthday Dublin Celebrations!

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With a decade under Yelp's belt, a select few elite folk were invited into the brand spankin new offices in the top secret location of Yelp Dublin HQ. Twas a grand aul time, and whilst having a good snoop was top of most people's minds (sure who's never secretely wanted to play 'Through The Keyhole', inevitabley, it was the food and nosh that kept em there.

Stillorgan Burrito Bosses El Porko Loco provided the burritos (the pulled pork & chorizo coming up as most popular - de-feckin-lish), and BrewDog Punk IPA on tap, sure how could ye go wrong. 

But sure, no point in us giving you the run-down, we'll let Cristin L's review do the talkin. (Gwan Cristin!):  "The Punk IPA on tap that you could help yourself to? How cool is that! With the tunes being played on speaker, we drank, we ate, we played fuseball, we played ping-pong, we played connect four and we chatted. The burritos were excellent. I opted for the pork and I'm so glad I did. Their salsa and guacamole were especially nice."

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Meet The Hamburg Community Manager

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In the evening of July 30th the event “Meet the Community Manager” with Heiko T., the new CM for Hamburg, started in the Bar Good Old Days. It was a great “Hi” for everybody, as the long time Yelpers saw their Yelp buddies again, and for the new Yelpers it was a big chance to get in touch with the great Hamburg Community and exchange great tips and the best places to go to.

Some cold drinks and a good conversation was the best way to start a new era with the Yelp Hamburg Community. Check out all the great reviews and photos of last nights' event.

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July 30, 2014

Special Beer Night in Rio!

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On Tuesday night, Yelpers in Rio de Janeiro got together at Cerveja Social Clube to get a taste of Jeffrey, a locally brewed beer so tasty even non-beer fans found themselves loving it! Also on the menu: Kwak, a Belgian Special Ale that dates back to 1791, and some delicious feijoada snacks that had everyone licking their fingers. To finish off the night, yelpers toasted with shots of Chuva, a new flavored cachaça that has cariocas going crazy in love! Sounds like a good time for you? Then make sure to read all the reviews for the event here and check out all the great photos on Flickr.

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Meet The New Copenhagen CM

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Tuesday July 29 Yelp Copenhagen was introduced to their new CM and ”Waffle Queen” Camilla S. Elites, Yelpers and Newbies were spending this wonderful summer night together at Din Nye Ven (”Your New Friend”) to try their punch of ”sour friend” and ”sweet friend”, eat homemade snacks and – of course - waffles. From the moment the event started, everybody was having a lovely time talking, laughing and hanging out with new and old friends.

Since Camilla S wants to help her new friends put their words on Copenhagen, everybody was asked to write down their word for Copenhagen on a paper and upload a photo of it. The yelper who uploaded best photo won a GoBoat boat trip. All the small pieces of paper where placed in a Yelp Copenhagen bottle post afterwards. Camilla S will put this bottle in the Copenhagen channels and make sure that we also spread our words about the city to others. The person who finds the bottle in the coming days will win a boat trip as well. Game is on!

Read the reviews and check out the photos from this amazing night on Yelp, Flickr and Facebook. We are so much looking forward to another event soon!

Tirsdag d. 29. juli blev Yelp København introduceret til deres nye CM og ”Waffle Queen” Camilla S. Både eliter, yelpere og newbies tilbragte denne smukke sommeraften sammen på Din Nye Ven, hvor vi slukkede tørsten med punch i form af både den ”sure ven” og ”søde ven”, fik hjemmelavede snacks og – selvfølgelig – vafler. Lige fra det øjeblik eventet blev skudt i gang, var alle i fuld gang med at snakke, grine og møde både nye og gamle venner.

Idet Camilla S ser det som sin fornemste opgave at få sine nye venner til at putte deres ord på København, blev alle bedt om at skrive det ord, de forbinder med København, ned på et papir og uploade et billede af det. Det bedste billede vandt en bådtur med GoBoat. Da ordet var skrevet og billedet uploadet, puttede alle deres ord i en Yelp København flaskepost, som Camilla S en af de kommende dage vil sende af sted i de københavnske kanaler og på den måde sikre sig, at vi også spreder de ord, vi forbinder med vores by, til andre. Den person, der finder flasken vil også vinde en tur på vandet med GoBoat, så det er med at holde øje derude!

Læs anmeldelser og se billeder fra eventet på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook. Det var virkelig en helt fantastisk aften - man kan jo nærmest ikke vente til næste gang, vi ses!

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Elite Event: WTF is Okonomiyaki?!

Posted by Anne

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WTF is Okonomiyaki? On July 28th 2014 the Berlin Yelp Elite Team was invited to dive into a regional Japanese dish and celebrate the art of Okonomiyaki, a Japanese cabbage pancake from Osaka that just arrived on Berlins platter! The team of the Hanage - Japanese Cuisine restaurant shared their love for and the recipes of Okonomiyaki with the Berlin Yelp Elites and let them create some Berlin versions!

Check out the reviews and pictures (mostly taken by Thomas K / visumate) of this exotic yet yummy journey!

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July 29, 2014

Yelp Elite Sunset Soiree At Hello Betty Fish House

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North San Diego Elites sought the sunset on the hottest new rooftop lounge lounge in Oceanside at Hello Betty Fish House! 100 attendees explored the gorgeous relaxing patio with sips, bites, raffle prizes, tarot card readings and The Fotobox beach themed photo booth.

Elites feasted on tasty Salmon Sliders with Asian Slaw and Wasabi Aioli and decadent Bacon Burger Sliders with plenty of Chips and Salsa, Guacamole and Chicharrones, but it didn't stop there! All were delighted with the Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers, the Carnitas Chips, the Ahi Tuna Poke with Avocado and Pickled Cucumber and the incredibly fresh Baja Ceviche Shooters. The self serve station was a delicious Street Taco Sampler: Fish, Vegetable and Carne Asada. The feast was complete with Benvolio Pinot Grigio, Tecate, the Patio Pounder (moonshine cocktail) and the Maverick’s Squeeze (vodka cocktail) executed by the gracious staff.

Check out the rave reviews on the event page, the flickr album by Carly Miller and follow us! FB, Twitter & Instagram.

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LA East Tasting: Loteria Grill at Figat7th

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When not sipping on margaritas or masterfully crafted Micheladas, guests indulged in a sampling of Loteria Grill's menu including Tostaditas de Ceviche, Pozole, Summer Salad, Original Tacos, Summer of the Taco specials, 3 enchilada plate, Dessert tacos, and Torta de Chocolate, all presented by Chef Jimmy Shaw! The menu was complemented by the killer sounds of KCRW DJ Rual Campos. Each guest also went home with a goodie bag filled with Loteria tortilla chips, torta bread, and sauces to relive the magic at home! Read all about it here.

 

PDXYelp Elites Sip Summer Sangria @ Besaw's

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How do you beat the sweltering midsummer Portland heat? On July 28th, 2014, 50 Yelp Elites cooled down with tasty summer sangria and incredible bites at Besaw's to celebrate their under the radar dinner service! Yelpers enjoyed checking out the new style at one of Portland's oldest restaurants, well known for the seven-day-a-week brunch fare. The fine folks from Besaw's put on one heck of a shindig with tasty watermelon sangria (made with New Deal Vodka), delicious bourbon lemonades (with Four Roses Bourbon) and an incredible spread including Elk sliders, charcuterie, deviled eggs, maple chicken, grilled prawns, fresh berries from the Besaw's gardens and more. Check out the reviews and more after the jump!

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July 28, 2014

Yelp Omaha's Endless Summer

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Around 150 Yelpers came out to House of Loom last Friday for Omaha's first ever Yelper Party—Endless Summer. Attendees enjoyed food from six local eateries, including savory bites from Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Roja Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar, Plank Seafood & Provisions and Blatt Beer & Table. Sweets treats were provided by Over Easy and Culprit Cafe & Bakery. And let's not forget the special Tom Collins batch featuring cucumber-infused gin from the craft-cocktail experts behind the bar at House of Loom! We also took donaions for InCommon Community Development—an Omaha-based nonprofit dedicated to uniting and strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods. Read the glowing reviews for the event here. Check out photos on Flickr.

A big thank you to our sponsors:

Blue Sushi Sake Grill • Roja Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar • Plank Seafood & Provisions • Blatt Beer & Table • Over Easy • Culprit Cafe & Bakery • House of Loom • InCommon Community Development