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February 28, 2014

Fine Food And Craft Cocktail Made Madison Elites Ecstatic

Posted by Corey Dane

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On February 11th, 2014, the world changed for lucky Madisonians. Chef Dan Fox and his team invited Elites and their guests to experience fine food and craft cocktails in his warm and welcoming home off the Capitol, Heritage Tavern. Andrea Hillsey of Square Wine Company sampled wonderful wines while drink slingers Rafael and Kayla crafted expert Aviations. Nobody left the same and they were all better for it. Check out the reviews and photos for more!

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Des Moines Life On Mars

Posted by Patrick

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On Thursday night, Elite Squad members and a guest got together to celebrate the first ever Yelp Elite party in Des Moines. Caffeine was in full effect, not to mention succulent sandwiches, sweet sounds and other surprises! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

Adult Spelling Bee And A Movie For Atlanta Elites

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On a Thursday night, the Atlanta Elite Squad had a chance to nosh on some wings, chicken tenders, and other delicacies right before screening Bad Words well in advance of hitting theatres nation-wide. Read all of the reviews here and check out the photos on our Flickr page.

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Exklusive Chocolate Tasting At 1001 Sense In München.

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On our exclusive chocolate tasting at 1001 Sense we were taken off to an exhilarating journey to the origins of the brown gold into the world of the Aztecs. Shop owner Oleksiy A. and Inna were presenting us the history of chocolate ranging from traditional and industrial manufacturing process. Then it was time to expand our senses! Eyes, nose and ears! Ears? That's right, because a real chocolate connoisseur also hears the cracking of the chocolate bar. We were tasting a variety of premium chocolate from Salt chocolate to chocolate with 100% cocoa.

And all of a sudden it became really quiet. Luckily, the elite are able to speak again, you can find their reviews about the event here. Wanna see all connoisseurs moments? Check out the Flickr gallery.

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Yelp's "Kneaded" Relaxation at Elements Massage!

Posted by Abby Schwarz

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Here in Silicon Valley, everyone's mentality is "Work hard, play hard... Now work harder!" It's no surprise that Yelpers "kneaded" to set aside an evening of rest and relaxation. Thanks to Elements Massage San Mateo, 30+ Elites were treated to some serious TLC with complimentary massages, comfort food, and healthy hydration. Apparently it was just what the doctor ordered, because the glowing 5-star reviews speak for themselves! And unlike the Yelp Elite event aftermath, everyone in attendance woke up today sans hangover and a little less sore than the day before.

Sponsors: Elements Massage San Mateo, Culinary Twist, Revive Kombucha 

Superstitius Contemporary Yelp Elite Event

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On Wednesday night, almost 50 Elites and memebers of Yelp Napoli community arrived at VP Factory, a real NewYorker factory of art in the heart of Napoli, to be part of the very first "Superstituous Contemporary Elite Event". The superstitious artworks and the wonderful loft of the artist Gennaro Regina were the perfect setting for a funny session of  pop-art make-up made by our Elite Vivien V. The buffet was inspired by the street food: mini burgers, yelp popcorn, hot dogs, fries and a lot of beer. After a chitchat and photos, the evening ended with the cutting of a superstitious horny cake made by Fabiana Mucerino. Every Yelper has brought with himself a super social experience and a horn for good luck! Who knows?!?
Find more about the event in the reviews and take a look to the pictures on Flickr.

Mercoledi sera, circa 50 Elite e membri di Yelp Napoli sono arrivati da VP Factory, una vera factory d'arte newyorkese nel cuore di Napoli, per essere parte del primo "Superstitious Contemporary Yelp Elite Event". Le opere scaramantiche e il meraviglioso loft dell'artista Gennaro Regina è stata la cornice perfetta per una divertense sessione di make-up pop art fatto dalla nostra Elite Vivien V. Il buffet si è ispirato allo street food americano: mini hamburger, yelp pop corn, hotdogds, patatine fritte e tanta birra. Dopo tante chiacchire e le foto, la serata è terminata con il taglio della scaramantica torta ricoperta di corni rossi. Ogni Yelper ha portato con se una social experience e un cordo per la buona sorte! Non si sa mai?!?!Leggi le recensioni dell'evento e dai un'occhiata alle foto su Flickr.
 

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February 27, 2014

Cleveland Gets Lovey Dovey!

Posted by Cara

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This past Wednesday 50 lucky in love Yelpers got together to celebrate the month of romance at Ambiance, Store For Lovers. Tacky heart sweaters, red dresses and deep V-necks were in attendance, as well as a drag queen MC! Guests enjoyed burlesque lessons, cupcakes, ice cream, lots of pink champagne, giveaways and "Would You Rather" prize raffles! Read all the 5-star reviews here and don't miss the naughty, yet hilarious event pics on our flickr page! 

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Sweetwater's Sweetheart Social in Mill Valley

Posted by Kevin

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There was plenty of jamming, drinking, and dancing at Yelp's Sweetheart Social at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. Yelpers indulged in delicious "Love Bites" including: Burrata Bruschetta, Sunchoke Soup Shooters, Chicken Sliders, and tasty cheese balls while sipping on Hey Mambo wines. Sweetwater's bar also handcrafted special aphrodisiac cocktails like the "Endless Love" and the "Love Me Tender." Yelpers were treated to a rousing live performance by The Easy Leaves. As if cocktails, live music, and appetizers weren't enough, there was also a fortune teller and photo booth for some extra fun. Read all the reviews here and check out the event photos on our flickr page.

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Honolulu Yelp Elites Take A Coffee Break @ Cafe Central

Posted by Emi H

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80+ Elites (and their lucky +1's) got caffeinated at Cafe Central in downtown Honolulu! Guests sipped on affogatos, lattes, and espressos while nibbling on yummy bites of breakfast sandwiches, pasties, and acai bowls. Yeeps were encourage to find their matching raffle ticket holder in order to play a round of team coffee trivia to win tickets to the Honolulu Festival's Friendship Gala and passes to a Yelp Movie Night screening.

Check out the freshly brewed 5-star reviews and piping hot photos.

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Brooklyn's Does The Royal Shuffle

Posted by peter d.

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The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is finally here. And it's amazing. This week-old establishment is already on its way to becoming a Brooklyn institution (this jinx notwithstanding), and last night, they welcomed the best of Brooklyn Yelp into their gorgeous, sprawling space for for an evening of fun. With Luke's Lobster serving from their built-in food truck bay, nearby favorites Taco Santo and Dinosaur BBQ slanging samples, Tito's Handmade Vodka spiking the Royal Palms's excellent cocktail offerings, and Sweetbooths kicking it up a notch with their brand of photo fun, it was a fantastic time. Most importantly, it was a chance for NYC yelpers to get out on the courts and slang some biscuits. Be sure to peep the reviews and photos for a tasty lil' rewind, and read on for more details (and the photobooth deets)!

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Tv-Series Addicted Elite Event Roma

Posted by Valeria I.

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On Sunday night, almost 20 Elites and their guests arrived at Together, the cross-inspirational place in the heart of Trastevere, to be part of the very first "Tv-series addicted Elite Event", watching together the first episode of "666 Park Avenue". Everybody was dressed up, so we had Steve Urkel, Dana and Fox Mulder, and characters from The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, American Horror Story all in the same room. Find more about the event in the reviews and take a look to the pictures on Flickr.

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Une soirée d'Elites Chez Coffee Makers

Posted by Lucie

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Last Monday, Collin and Mat, the two passionates owners of Coffee Makers welcomed more than fifty Yelp Elites. An event full of flavors! To start, everyone tried the White Russian  with its coffee bean. The food was awesome with plenty of sandwiches with local and tasty ingredients : Brie cheese, pear, rocket, walnut, or beet, lettuce, cashew nut, soft white cheese or beer pâté, carrots, lettuce on the famous Alex Croquet's wonderful bread. The sweet part was made of cookies and spéculos brownies, so yummy !

Workshops ! An initiation to the cupping aka how to test coffees ? A visit of the roast machine. And a Latte Art demonstration !

Akim T, a local craft beers brewer came to this event with her attractive blonde lager, la Comtesse de Flandres.

Quality and generosity, for a party that the Elite Squad is going to remember for a long time !

Find out more about this event by clicking here.

Lundi dernier Collin et Mat les deux gérants passionnés de Coffee Makers ont mis les petits plats dans les grands pour recevoir une bonne cinquantaine de Yelpeurs Elites. Une soirée haute en saveurs ! Un accueil au Russe Blanc et son grain de café. Côté salé, des tartines par dizaine : Brie, poire, roquette, noix, ou betterave, laitue, noix de cajou, fromage frais ou pâté à la bière, carottes, laitue sur un pain merveilleux d’Alex Croquet. Côté sucré des cookies et brownies au spéculos, créations originales de la soirée.

Des ateliers ! Initiation au cupping, la dégustation de cafés. Visite de la machine à torréfier. Et une démonstration de Latte Art !

Akim T, brasseur local de bières artisanales, est venu bien accompagné, de sa jolie blonde, la Comtesse de Flandres.

Qualité et générosité pour une soirée dont la brigade d’Elites va se souvenir longtemps !

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Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

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Sake It To Me At Kyo Bar Japonais In Montreal

Posted by Risa D

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The Sake cocktails and plum wine at Kyo Bar Japonais had over 50 Yelp Elites smiling and warmed up and dreaming of spring, and the black cod, shrimp and yuzu donuts were a hit. Check out the photos by Jacinthe Morin and reviews

 

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A night of tango and empanadillas in Madrid!

Posted by Lolo R.

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Last Tuesday night, more than fifty members of the Yelp Madrid Elite Squad were treated with authentic empanadas, a delicious cream made of mint and great red scorpion fish and shellfish pies made by Los Porfiados and La Cocina Impostora. The soiree was soaked in wine and beer, whilst all the attendees could later enjoy some delicious cakes from Celicioso. Read the event reviews and take a look to the incredible pictures.

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February 26, 2014

Yelp Phoenix Cuttles Up at Cuttlefish

Posted by Lindsey Fosse

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In the midst of a beautiful 70 degree night, Elites cuttled up to Cuttlefish and their delicious food fresh from the sea. While live music played in the background and Mike B Photo snapped pictures, Elites enjoyed a taste of Cuttlefish's menu complete with an oyster bar, pasta station, seafood station and passed items from their menu. Some lucky Yelpers won tickets to see Huey Lewis and the News while another walked away with a dining package worth $350 in gift cards. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on Flickr.

A special thank you goes out to our host Cuttlefish and Mike B Photo for capturing it all on camera!

Yelp Providence Feels The Local Love At Flatbread Company!

Posted by Hilary Henning

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On a blustery, blizzard-y February night, the Elites of Providence gathered  'round the warm hearth of Flatbread Company's wood-burning oven to eat, drink and be yelpy! With every pie on the menu before us and a bevvy of local beers to sip, this was one wonderful night full of lots of local love. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on Flickr

A big Thank You to our host, Flatbread Company and Brad Smith Photography for snapping these fabulous photos!

Yelp LV Sweat it Out @ 103 Hot Pilates & Yoga

Posted by Drew

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The temperature hit 100 in Las Vegas on Tuesday, as 40 Elite members made their way to 103 Hot Pilates and Yoga for a private barefoot boot camp workout and candlelight yoga class. Even with complimentary fruit and Vita Coco, attendees left a few pounds lighter and soaked in sweat. 103's studio is one of the finest in the area and is frequented by a host of local celebrities, UFC fighters... and Yelpers. For more info, check out all of the event reviews and sweaty pics

FESTIVAL OF FIRSTS - Vos Premières Fois Avec Yelp Bordeaux

Posted by Cyrielle T

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From January the 29th till February the 23rd, the first edition of the Festival of Firsts (FOF) was a big success in Bordeaux. The principle ? A festival of unique, unusual, original, cultural events which represent first times for yelpers. Here the overview of what was organized for them.

Du 29 Janvier au 23 Février, la première édition du Festival of Firsts (FOF) a remporté un grand succès sur Bordeaux. Le principe ? Un festival d'événements unique, insolite, original, culturel... qui représentent des premières fois pour les yelpeurs. Petit tour d'horizon de ce que nous leur avons organisé. 

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February 25, 2014

Yelpers Encourage Each Other to Get Out There and Stay Local

 

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Thanks to Yelpers’ shared passion for exploration, they are continually looking for new experiences and small businesses to try and review. What could be better than exploring your city? Doing it with a bunch of friends, of course!

Recently, Yelpers have been getting together for lots of local fun all over the map. LA and Orange County Yelpers battled the bulge together during Yelp’s Fit Club.  Meanwhile, Yelpers from up and down the East Coast beat the winter blues by partying together in Atlantic City during Yelp’s Winter Break. And the partying will continue this May when Elites across North America meet up in Nashville for the third annual Yelp Spring Break.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Yelpers worldwide challenged each other to go outside their comfort zone and be even more daring with their local business choices with the Yelp 100 Challenge, a put-up-or-shut-up call to action to patronize and review at least 100 businesses in 2013. With 45 Yelp communities participating, the competition was stiff.  Las Vegas came out on top with the most Yelpers completing the challenge. Hot on Vegas’ heels was Houston, followed by Seattle, NYC and the South San Francisco Bay Area.

Las Vegas Yelp Elite Karen M took the challenge to heart, sharing that she “used the challenge to check out places I bookmarked and to explore different parts of the city.” Jack M in San Diego was so inspired, he challenged himself to up the ante to 500 businesses. With each of his reviews, Jack’s goals are simple: “to bring consumers and businesses closer together, in a manner that is constructive, so that not only can the customer receive the best product a business can provide, but for our businesses to thrive in our communities.”

 It’s always inspiring to see how dedicated Yelpers are to supporting their local communities. Remember that CMYE’s are not your only opportunity to see some lovely Yelper faces and support a local business. Host a UYE or start a Talk thread to get to know the Yelpers in your city.

The Yelp Literati Party In San Francisco

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If you were there last night... rub your eyes, last night was real. If you couldn't make it, the stories are true. With over 30 local businesses, 10 craft breweries, wines and cocktails from Campari America hosting somewhere around 1,000 Yelpers, we now know, in the words of Ernest Yelpingway, "The Yelp Also Rises."

The Elite Squad & Co. raised $8,000 for the local non-profit Litquake, all the while connecting tastebuds with local businesses. "Was that an edible terrarium?" Yes, yes it was. "Was that a Bob's donut the size of the average human head that weighs eight pounds?" Uh huh. Live review writing, poetry typing and the Attack of the Typewriters hosting letter writing... this was a party. Literally. Read all about it, take a look at the full run down of sponsors here, and see all about it.

Bouillons De Plantes Et Gourmandises, Bordeaux

Posted by Cyrielle T

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The Tisanier d' Oc, one of the last French herbalist's shops, opened his doors to the Elite Squad of Bordeaux for an event placed under the sign of discoveries and the greed. Charles, the owner of the place, was happy to make curious yelpers gathered discover its various "Bouillons of Plants" as well as olive oil in different flavors, home-made marmalade of bitter oranges and even the famous Elixir of the Swede (for the bravest Elites). So to the program, little greedy dishes of Plume Small Kitchen and delicious biscuits of Les Biscuits Voyageurs. Agreements between dishes and plants were more than a success for this unusual Elite event !

All the reviews are here and the photos there !

 

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Manchester's 'House Of The Rising Sun' Opens For One Night Only

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For our February Elite event, we invited 22 lucky Yelpers to Umezushi for our 'House Of The Rising Sun' event. It was a great evening of sake tastings, paired Japanese food and an origami class provided by the extremely talented artist Naomi Kashiwagi.  On this restaurant takeover Elite event, everyone enjoyed 5 different sake's, incredibly tasty food such as octopus, sea bream and a range of tempuras plus an incredibly indulgent chocolate fondant served with delicious plum wine sake.

Such a great night was had by all and it was brilliant to see so many Yelpers enjoying themselves and getting stuck into making their origami rabbits and jumping frogs. Check out reviews of the event here and see all our fabulous photos on the Flickr page

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Yelp Elite Event: Urban! Vegan! Passion!

Posted by Anne

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20 Berlin Elites were invited to the newly opened vegan restaurant Mio Matto. After a delicious vegan 3 course menu we were provided a cocktail mixing session at the bar. We got the chance to sneak into Björn Moschinskis kitchen and ask him everything about vegan food! And not the least we enjoyed the awesome view over the Warschauer Bridge! Read the reviews here and check out the photos on Facebook! Thanks to Mio Matto for hosting the event, providing the delicious food and scrumptious cocktails!

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20 Berlin Elites waren ins neu eröffnete vegane Restaurant Mio Matto geladen. Nach einem köstlichen veganen 3-Gang-Menu ging es zum Cocktailmixen an die Bar. Wir hatten die Chance in Björn Moschinskis Küche zu linsen und ihn alles über vegane Ernährung zu fragen. Und nicht zuletzt galt es, den abendlichen Blick über die Warschauer Brücke zu genießen! Lest dazu auch die Beiträge der Gäste und genießt die Fotos! Vielen Dank ans Mio Matto für den schönen Abend, das köstliche Menü und die leckeren Cocktails!

Yelp's Elite Sneak Peek @ Cavalia's Odysseo

Posted by Katy

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On a rainy Sunday afternoon, a couple dozen Yelp Seattle Elite members had an opportunity to receive the VIP treatment at Cavalia’s new show called Odysseo. Food and drinks were had by all in a special VIP lounge. After filling up with free snacks and drinks, our Elite guests made their way up into the giant big top to witness a display of equestrian feats and human acrobatics that dazzled and amazed. There was even all-access to our crew allowing them to visit the horse stables after the show was over! 

 

 

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February 24, 2014

Yelp's Chillin' And Distillin' At Black Button

Posted by Breanna

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On Thursday night, 40 Yelp Rochester Elites gathered to sample Black Button Distilling's craft liquor. Black Button was established in 2013 as Rochester's first distillery since prohibition. Elites got the lowdown on craft distilling with a tour of the facility and sampled their range of spirits including two vodkas, a citrus forward gin, and moonshine. Marshall Street Bar and Grill provided savory bites like jalapeño mac and cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, and vegan sloppy joes. Get a glimpse of the event by reading the reviews here and check out the photos here.

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Yelp Punches It At Warp Nine

Posted by Mike Bishop

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This past Wednesday, hundreds of Yelp Time Travelers made their way out to the Fillmore in Silver Spring to experience Yelp's Time Warp presented in part by All The Hits 107-3. Costumes were high supply, in addition to tantalizing treats, on-site spa treatments, contests, photo booths, performances, and more. Read all the reviews of the event here. Find all the amazing photos here.

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PDXYelp Elite Tasting Flights @ Domaine Serene!

Posted by Don Bourassa

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It was February 22nd, 2014. The rain stopped. The gray skies parted. And the sun shone down bright on Portland Yelp Elites as they made the trek out to Oregon Wine Country for Yelp's Elite Tasting Event @ Domaine Serene! Over 120 Elites enjoyed flights of Domaine Serene's award-winning wines, cheese and fruit pairings, and tours of the production facility hosted by the knowledgeable staff. Check out the reviews and photos for more!

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Spirits of Winter at Cin Cin

Posted by Michael T

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Last Tuesday evening, Yelp Reno Elites explored the "Sprits of Winter" at the community's very first Elite Event at the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Annalisa Rox and the mixology team at Cin Cin developed 6 seasonally inspired cocktails highlighting winter citrus and warm flavors, that were paired with a 9 course tasting menu prepared by Chef Ivano Centemeri and the culinary team at La Strada. Elites were wowed as each pairing was served by the professional staff in this beautifully intimiate setting. Be sure and read all the reviews of the event, and check out the photos on Flickr! Don't miss out on future get togethers like this one, learn how to become a member of the Elite squad here.

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Southern Comforts At Boot & Saddle Philadelphia

Posted by Michelle C

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On Wednesday evening, Yelp Philadelphia Elites were treated to some good old southern hospitality at live music venue and restaurant Boot & Saddle. Tons of delicious bites were served family-style while Yuengling Lager and Salty Dog cocktails helped everyone wet their whistle. Be sure to read all the reviews of the event, and check out the photos on our Flickr page!   

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Birmingham Yelpers Have Game

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Once a year, Yelp brings together, not just Elites, but all members of the Yelp community for one giant party. The idea is to further connect local Yelpers with some of our most prized local businesses. This year's Yelper party at Good People Brewing combined amazing food, tasty beer, and quasi-friendly competition. I give you...The Yelp Games! For a good look at all of the photos, head over the the Flickr page.

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Yelp Warsaw Works Hard And Plays Hard

Posted by Karolina

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It was the first Yelp Warsaw Elite Event that has started with a workout session. X-Fit at Pure Jatomi Złote Tarasy is definitely something that we will remember for a long time. Exhausted, yet very proud of our achievements, we moved to the more relax part. There was sauna, steam room and jacuzzi as well as fresh fruit and cava on a terrace. Yes, we were sitting on a terrace in nothing but swimming suits and towels in the middle of Polish winter. What a day! Read the event reviews and check out some crazy pictures on Flickr. 

To pierwsze spotkanie warszawkiej Elity Yelpa, które rozpoczęło się od ćwiczeń. X-Fit w Pure Jatomi Złote Tarasy to doświadczenie, o którym nie da się zbyt szybko zapomnieć. Wykończeni, ale dumni z naszych osiągnięć, przenieśliśmy się do strefy relaksu. Sauna, łaźnia parowa, jacuzzi, a także świeże owoce i musująca cava na tarasie. Tak, siedzieliśmy na tarasie w strojach kąpielowych i ręcznikach w środku polskiej zimy. Co za dzień! Na Yelpie znajdziecie recenzje wydarzenia, a na Flickr szalone zdjęcia.

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February 23, 2014

A Snap Happy Saturday in Melbourne

Posted by Melanie

 

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On Saturday morning, LA based food and lifestyle guru Kristin Guy aka ‘The Cuisinerd’ taught some lucky Elites how to take great photos with their smartphones. Weaving our way through the Queen Victoria Market, we learnt about composition and using napkins to create lighting tricks (when we weren’t stuffing our faces with delicious donuts and boreks, that is).

Our rain-dampened hair and cinnamon-coated smiles didn’t stop us from looking glamorous, with funky L’Abattoir de Plastic 3D printed bracelets adorning our arms.

See the great shots our Yelpers snapped and read the event reviews here.

 

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Yelp Sydney's Zoolander Beneath The Stars Event

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I know what a eugoogalizor is: one who speaks at funerals. Or did you think I'd be too stupid to know what a eugoogoly was?

As summer winds down we toddled down to Bondi Openair Cinema on a lazy Sunday arvo to watch comedy classic Zoolander as Nature intended – beneath the stars on a hill overlooking the world's best beach, with lives music, free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and lots of chocolate! Check out the fabulous photos and reviews here.

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Yelp Takes Brisbane Elite Squad To New Heights

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It was a sticky and humid Brisbane night as 20 Elite Squad Yelpers rocked up to West End's Urban Climb for an Elite Event involving harnesses, coconut water and protein balls. Learning the 101 of indoor rock climbing, Yelp Elites took to the walls like ducks in water. Find the photos on Flickr and read the reviews here.

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Northern VA Elites Get a Tea-ser of the Zen Life

Posted by Gretchen

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On Saturday afternoon, Northern Virginian Elites headed into Arlington but soon found themselves transported to an oasis of relaxation at House of Steep. Between tea tastings, delicious noshes, foot soaks, and hand reflexology, everyone in attendance was able to find their inner peace -- at least for a little while! Find all the captured moments on Flickr and read reviews of the event here.

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February 22, 2014

Brisbane Elites Preview QTC's The Mountaintop

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Queensland Theatre Company's newest production, The Mountaintop was previewed by 20 Yelp Elites in Brisbane on Saturday night. The play, which takes a "moving and magical look" back at the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr surprised us all with its twists, turns and powerful messages. We all agreed the show was catepulted to greatness by activist and hip-hop sensation Candy Bowers. Read the reviews of the event here

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February 21, 2014

Boston Elites Feel The Love, Eat The Cocoa

Posted by Damien S

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On Thursday night, dozens of love-filled Elites gathered in Hotel Chocolat for a Valentine's celebration filled with gifts, socializing, and (most importantly) loads of gourmet chocolate! Lucky Yelpers sampled sips of salted caramel cocoa, bites of bitter dark chocolate, and terrific truffles laid out in a smorgasbord of chocolatey goodness. As the staff of Hotel Chocolat continuously poured Prosecco and passed savory snacks, guests partook in a Valentine's gift swap – feeling the love while making a new Elite friend or seven. Plus, one lucky Yelper won the sweetest prize of the night: a gift bag filled with $250 worth of Hotel Chocolat goodies. Check out all the reviews of the event and see scrumptious photos here.

Yelp LV's First Taste of Fleming's

Posted by Drew

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Getting over the weekly hump was easy business in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as Elites were wined and dined by Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Fleming's is known for serving over 100 wines by the glass and featured four of those offerings to guests as well as the Farmer's Daughter, a cocktail made with vodka, freshly muddled strawberries and basil. The evenings cuisine included beef carpaccio, colossal shrimp, lobster fritters and indulgent desserts. Read up on all the event reviews and try not to drool at all of the food porn photos here.

OTP Shines Bright Like A Diamond

Posted by HeidiP

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Over 50 OTP (Atlanta Burbs, Outside the Perimeter) Yelpers shone bright like diamonds at Shane Co. in Kennesaw on February 19th. With Cupcake Prosecco and refreshments in one hand, they tried on diamonds, sapphires, and rubies, [oh my!] with the other. Bobbie Shane was on site to talk about her One-Of-A-Kind collection, and the inspiration and process of what goes into creating these unique pieces. Yelpers also got to get pretty, test beauty products, and enter into a gift basket raffle from our Mary Kay makeup station. There was even a special shot at winning a prize for the brave dudes who joined in on the fun, and everyone scored a $50 gift card and gift bag on the way out! Check out more sparkley photos here and read what Yelpers thought here!

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Elite Treasure Hunt bij Dvars

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Dvars is listed in the Top 50 Best Bars of Europe and even in the Top 60 Best Bars worldwide! The venue and bar owner Andrew have won several awards but there is more to this bar than cocktails alone... Our Amsterdam Elites were sent on an exciting Treasure Hunt to unravel the secrets of Dvars! Did you know that they serve an excellent lunch and Sunday Brunch? That they have live music on lazy Sunday afternoons and that they make their own, stunning iced teas and punch? And there is even more! Would you also like to discover the hidden gems of Dvars? Then quickly read the reviews and have a look at the beautiful photos, made by the talented Dennis Veldman!

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Jatomi Maçka'da Masaj Keyfi-Istanbul

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On Thursday night, around 30 guests came out to Jatomi Fitness & Spa in Macka to get a massage treatment, and enjoy themselves. It was a lazy night out, but some were not that lazy indeed. Enjoying the facilities at the gym along with ice tea and lemonades, the stress from a long work day was all gone. To learn more read all the reviews of the event here, and check out the photos on the Flickr page.

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En aften hos Generator Copenhagen

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Last night, the Danish Yelp Elite squart and their friends were invited for a night full of fun, good times and entertainment at The Generator Copenhagen hostel. Michelle, Martin and Michael were the perfect hosts and gave us a tour around the hostel, served amazing food, arranged for the cool bartenders to show off tricks and at the end of the evening set up a beer pong table. We loved it and has such a blast! Read all the reviews on Yelp here and see the photos on the Flickr page. 

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Soirée Elite & Friends au Garage à Manger - Bruxelles

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Last monday, 50 Brussels' Elites and their +1's were welcomed in this awesome foodspot in the Ixelles neighbourhood. This is the fix version of Joël's foodtruck concept "El Camion". On the menu : "Mousseline de chou-fleur, oeuf poché et crumble à la poutarque, bavette fumée dans le garage, coulis de cerfeuil aux anchois, burata cuberdon et basilic" ! Beverages were taken care by Titulus & the Brussels Beer Project team.  Read all the reviews on Yelp here. And check out the pictures on our Flickr Page ! 

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Wiener Elite-Theaterrunde im TAG

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Art and culture - in a city like Vienna those two go together like butter and bread. That’s why yesterday’s invitation to go see a very special premiere in TAG - theater of Gumpendorferstrasse - made such a nice blend. Vienna’s Elite enjoyed the strongly anticipated theater play called „Discrete charm of the smart man“ as well as a laid-back introducing talk with the director himself Ed Hauswirth. Accompanied by Champagne and sandwiches the hobby critics had the possibility to discuss every angle of the play. Check out the reviews and the photos of the evening.

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February 20, 2014

Chicago 'Burbs Elites Channel Bob Ross

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On Wednesday night, Pinot's Palette of Naperville took on the Chicagoland Elites Squad as painting party-goers got in touch with their artistic side over beer, wine, and artisan bites artfully prepared by Chef Terrell Cole of Dark Horse Pastries. Read all the reviews of the event here, see all the fabulous photos on the here, and don't forget to check out the video recap here.

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LA West Fit Club Closing Party at My Fit Foods

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On Wednesday night 100 guests came out to My Fit Foods in Brentwood to help close the marketing promotion, Yelp's Fit Club 2014. This was no lazy night. Led by a fitness instructor from Equinox, these Elites really broke quite the sweat during a 40 minute boot camp. After the workout they feasted on cocktails, ice cream sandwiches, juices and a buffet. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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NC Triangle Brew Bash At Mattie B's Public House

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 On Thursday night, nearly 50 Elite Squad members got together for All About Beer Magazine's Beer 101 Yelp event at Mattie B's Public House in Durham. Our beer guide from New Belgium Brewing walked us through 5 different beer styles that everyone had a chance to sample. Elites dressed in their favorite plaid and flannel shirts, and played a round of beer trivia for fabulous prizes including tickets to the World Beer Festival, Evita, Ten Tenors, and Festival of Legends. Guests chowed down on pizza, homemade chips, and wings, with plenty of leftovers to take home. Check out all the reviews of the event here and see all the photos on the Flickr page.

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Buffalo Gets An Inside Look With Flight Club Beer Tasting @ Labatt Pub

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On Tuesday night, over 50 Buffalo Yelp Elite gathered for a beer tasting and food pairing course with a spectacular twist: they were sampling some beers that were not even out on the market yet! Lucky yelpers sampled highly anticipated to-be-released IPL Magic Hat's "Dream Machine" along with Labatt's Blue Royale and a half dozen other brews. Guests enjoyed a food pairing lesson with licensed Cicerone Brian while they munched on deliciously fresh catered goods from The Whole Hog Food Truck! Before the night was over, Dave and Brian from NA Breweries gave away dozens of prizes, including a very prized Olympic jersey (look through the photos to see it!). Read all of the reviews here and see the gorgeous photos on the Flickr page.

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Gallery of Glasgow Launch Party at Stravaigin

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On Tuesday night, 70 Yelpers celebrated the launch of Yelp's Gallery of Glasgow at Stravaigin. Fabulous cocktails were served by Aperol – an Aperol Spritz was a refreshing twist in the depths of Glasgow winter – and a Honey Manhattan made with Wild Turkey. Stravaigin treated us to a selection of tasty canapes – ranging from South Indian dahl on a coconut and curry leaf blini to roast pork belly, kimchi and baby gem baozi and West coast crab and salt haddock with pickled apples and celeriac. We had a fabulous photo booth with some awesome Glasgow icons as props, and a photography masterclass to help Yelpers make the most of their snapping! You can read all the reviews of the event here, check out the event photos on Facebook as well as the photo booth hilarity!   

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Richmond's February Fiesta!

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On Tuesday evening, Richmond Elites shook their maracas and tipped their sombreros while indulging in deliciousness at Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant. Guests were spoiled by an endless supply of tasty tacos, with options including vegetarian, chorizo and potato, fish, and pork carnitas. Of course, it's not a fiesta without mouthwatering margs! Partygoers washed down the street eats with frozen and on-the-rocks versions of the classic cocktail. Relive the fun or check out what you missed by reading the reviews and perusing the photos on Flickr.

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