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May 24, 2007

San Diego's Premiere Yelp Elite Event

Posted by Meg McLean

May 24, 2007

San Diego’s Premiere Yelp Elite Party in the Veranda Bar at the W Hotel!

Last night, the San Diego Yelp Elite Squad partied it up in style while celebrating the grand re-opening of The Veranda Poolside Bar at the W Hotel.  San Diego’s coolest peeps rocked the joint with yummy appetizers and free pineapple- cranberry martini’s from Pravda Vodka as they checked out the smokin’ "UnScene San Diego Photo Exhibit."

Nathan H. and Dave Y. were hanging poolside at “The Veranda” while Caroll G. and Ashleigh O. kicked back a few cocktails up at “The Beach.” Other CeYELPbrity sightings included the ever-so-hot Candace M., Sarah T. and Stefka L. who increased the temperature in the room a few degrees just by being there.  And then who could forget the stylish appearance by Neil O and Anthony B. and the extra-special guest appearance by Yelp-LA’s own Stephy S. who came down to celebrate Img_1505_19with us SD-style!

An extra special thanks to fellow yelper and W Hotel Marketing Director Leah C. and the rest of the crew at the W Hotel who helped us put this amazing soiree together, as well as our new friends at Pravda vodka for keeping the yummy drinks flowing. Want to see what your favorite yelpers were up to?  Check out all of the blackmail here:  We’ll be adding more photos shortly as they come in so feel free to check back and see what’s new.

Now for those of you who missed this oh so fun event because you aren’t elite yet, let’s say we do something about that! Click here for more info on the awesomeness that is the Yelp Elite Squad!

Looking forward to seein’ ya all at the next one!
Meg M.

May 11, 2007

Yelp's First Ever Listening Party

Last night, Laurena select few Yelp Eliters (Laura B, Omar B, Drue C and Maria D, to drop some names) had the chance to listen to Rufus Wainwright's new Release The Stars album in its entirety, before the "official release" on May 15th. What's more, yelpers and their guests were treated to advanced copies of the album (with autographed cd booklets), and Lauren S was lucky enough to even leave with a signed and framed Rufus print!

The listening party took place at Otis, which turned out to be the perfect location for enjoying the soulful crooning of Mr. Wainwright within a stylishly intimate atmosphere. It didn't hurt that owner Damon White announced an open bar for the event, either! Oh, and let's not forget the piping hot pizza that our friends at Patxi's dropped off...

All in all, Rufus W would have been proud, as the stars were indeed released last night!

May 10, 2007

Cinco De Mayo In San Francisco!

Posted by Jessica T

It was our first Yelp Elite East Bay event! Our first weekend Yelp Elite event! Our first Cinco de Mayo event! And what a memorable first weekend Cinco de Bayo East Bay event it was!Phil_2

Lauren S, Sally K, Keane L, Emma K, and almost 300 other yelpers came from far and near to Air Lounge in Old Oakland to get their Cinco de Mayo fiesta on. The gorgeous sunny weather held up and there were plenty of yelpers just lounging around on Air's front patio, moving to the quick  beats of the Trio Compaz, while munching away on the delectable tamales and wraps that Yelp Elite Tina Tamale brought from La Borinquena. Inside yelpers People_2 were dancing up a storm and flocking to the bar for tasty Sauza margaritas, while DJ Franco spun his stuff.                                                                                 Somb_6

The fun didn't stop there! People were still keeping the fiesta going well into the evening (the event was scheduled from 5-7pm), and some even took the party home with them on BART!

Thanks again to Sauza for making this Cinco de Mayo one for the Yelp History Books!

May 06, 2007

Seattle Gets Ready for Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Michelle B

Blog3_3 Seattle Yelpers started their Countdown to Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday at El Camino in Fremont. And, whoohee, what a countdown it was!

Yelpers arrived to the restaurant en masse via the Sauza Tequila Shuttle. The good folks behind the scenes at El Camino kept the Sauza margaritas flowing, the shots of Tres Generaciones tequila circulating, and the atmosphere festive while Yelpers nibbled on their organic empanadas and delicious guacamole and plantain chips.


Blog2_4The always helpful Yelp Seattle Intern, Helen H, greeted folks as they came in, and ensured everyone got a Yelp Elite Squad T-shirt and a Sauza gift bag. The always up for a good time duo of Bernadette E and Mel R had a fabulous time running the “Make your own Mustache” booth, and created more photo opportunities than you could shake a memory stick at! The ever present triumvirate of Ian’s were out in full force that night and the ever shocking (in a good way!) Michael O assaulted folks with hot tamale candies, while Sylvia L continued to shock people, in a pleasent way!

Blog1_3 If you want to see more pictures of the fun just click here, at your own risk, of course.

Until the next elite event – I’ll be SYOY! Michelle B

May 04, 2007

Tres de Mayo in Chicago!

Pic2 200 yelpers, Sauza margaritas, and tasty Mexican food from Zapatista. Now, that’s the way to kick off the Cinco de Mayo festivities! On May 3 the Chicago Yelp Elite proved that there’s no reason to wait until the 5th for all the Cinco de Mayo fun.

The usual suspects such as Leigh K, Vicky Y, and Bill M were in la casa downing those Sauza margaritas.  It wouldn’t have been a true celebration without John B, Carol K, Kristin C, and we were ecstatic that the notorious S to the Izzo F (aka Sammy) finally made it to his first Yelp event! Ellen 

We welcomed Yelp Elite newcomers Evann G and Teddy C with t-shirts, guacamole, and margaritas . How’s that for a warm welcome? And our very own Count G even graced us with his presence…fortunately, Zapatista took it easy on the garlic so he was able to stick around.

Big thanks goes out to our new friends TJ and Jake at Zapatista, as well as their top-notch staff and of course we can’t thank Sauza enough for keeping those margaritas flowing all night long. To view pictures of this group of hot to trot yelpers taken by our favorite, talented photographer, Dan G, click here. Pic3

Keep checking the Yelp Elite calendar for more upcoming fun, but in the meantime we’ll SYOY!

Andrea & Elizabeth