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March 31, 2014

Rochester's Suite Party at Blue Cross Arena

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The Yelp Rochester Elite squad cheered on the Rochester Americans with a killer view as they went up against the Milwaukee Admirals. In between conversations and watching the game, the guests nibbled on an array of homemade, savory bites provided by Blue Cross Arena including, “The Zamboni” meatball stromboli, mac and cheese, tortilla chips with salsa and queso. It goes without saying that we had a suite view from the box seats — not something we get to experience every day! Huge thanks go out to Blue Cross Arena and the Amerks for hosting us for a rousing game of hockey and a night we won’t forget! Want more? Peep the awesome pics and event reviews!

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Macarons And Massages In The Maryland Burbs

Posted by Mike Bishop

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There are few things that will make people trudge out on a Sunday afternoon in sleet, hail, and freezing cold temperatures.  One of those things is Yelp’s Spa Day at Blush Med Institute complete with personal skin analysis, mini facial, massage, light therapy, hand microdermabrasion and free skincare samples. Not to mention delicious French Macarons from Tout De Sweet, champagne and strawberries. Read all the reviews here and check out all the fabulous photos here. 

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Blaze Pizza Heats Up The Night For North SD Elites

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and Yelp North SD were thrilled at the chance to heat up a North San Diego Sunday night! Blaze Pizza hosted all this hotness with an amazing staff and pizza oven on full blast- firing up custom created selections for 150 lucky attendees in 180 seconds a pop! The generous samples started before Elites even got in the door, blood orange mimosas were flowing, there were plenty of local craft beers to choose from and don't forget the flame fired S'mores desserts! Chef Brad was even in the house, now THAT'S hot!

DJ Noel 2033 lit up the vibe and brought the hotness with his set for the night, always perfection. SkyFire Arts blew the minds of guests with their amazing performances, not once, but twice in one night! Check out all the pictures on the Yelp Flickr feed and reviews on the Yelp Event Page. It was a night that'll be burned into our hearts forever!

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A Spanish Twist On Southwestern Fare Intrigues Tucson Yelpers

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Gringo Grill and Cantina (formerly Miguel's at La Posada) opened its doors and patio to Tucson yelpers for an exquisite experience. We enjoyed cocktail hour with a classic Arizona sunset in the company of the general management, who graciously mixed and mingled with guests and made everyone feel at home. Yelpers sipped on local wine (Arizona Stronghold), brews (Four Peaks), margaritas and savored an array of hors d'oeuvres, from Sonoran burger sliders to ceviche shots and bacon wrapped dates. After sunset we made our way into the dining room where giant molcajetes of guacamole and salsa served as delicious center pieces at each table. Guests were treated to an indulgent taste of their menu with a choice of an entree and sides ranging from Soooweee rubbed pork tenderloin to Grilled Salmon with a meyer lemon salsa, enchiladas and decadent sides like mac n cheese, Sonoran fries, white bean cassoulet and more! It only made sense to cap off this savory night on a super sweet note. Dessert included a duo of bread pudding with a cream cheese gelato and house made tres leches cake. As a special parting gift, all guests received a complimentary house-made rub, courtesy of Chef Scott and a coupon for a future visit! A free one night stay with dinner for two and a gift certificate for dinner were also awarded to our lucky prize winners. Thank you to the entire team at Gringo for a stellar night!

Check out the amazing 5-star reviews on the event page and pictures on our Flickr feed.

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PDXYelp Elites Hit The Tipping Point @ TILT!

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The Portland Elite Squad learned first-hand how to fuel the American Workforce as they sampled the spring cocktail lineup and got stuffed silly at TILT's new Pearl District location on Sunday, March 30, 2014! Yelpers were treated to an overwhelming buffet of TILT's amazing comfort food - fried chicken biscuit sandwiches, burgers, reubens, fried egg sandwiches, house-made tots, Philly cheesesteaks and more, as they also got a sneak peek at six of TILT's soon-to-be-on-the-menu craft cocktails. With a working-man/woman theme in full effect, it was one heck of a party. The 5-star reviews tell all!

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Yelp's Smashing Social At Smashburger Kingwood

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For the first time ever, Yelp Houston hosted an Elite Event in Kingwood, Texas at the newest Smashburger: Yelp's Smashing Social! Elites and their guests enjoyed a full menu tasting curated by Smashburger – everything from Smashburgers, Smashsides, Smashshakes and yes, Texas beer. The night was complete with Elites heading back to the kitchen to learn the now famous Smashburger technique, along with goodie bags. Check out the event reviews and flickr photos!

Meet the sweet CM Vienna - Triff die kleine Wiener Süsse

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On a Friday the lovely Viennese Yelpers and all the city’s sweet teeth were summoned to meet the little sweetster and new CM of Vienna. In the adorable Brass Monkey, Athina and her team, welcomed us with heavenly delicious cupcakes. White or dark chocolate, Cherry-Nutella, Cocos-Mango-Pineapple, Lemon or vegan-styled Chocolate-Peanutbutter - all to be tested and approved of by the curious guests. Washed down with fantastic and highly recommended white and red wines of Wolfgang Hagn, accompanied by beer and music, everybody had a blast. Check out the pics - special thanks to Bea Laufersweiler - and reviews of the sweet evening!

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Argentina By Way Of Pinecrest

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This event was one for the record books. On a festive February evening, an exclusive group of Elites made their way to Del Sur for Yelp’s Seven Wonders. Not only was the event a showcase of seven classic (and updated classic) Argentine dishes but also each dish was prepared in its own unique way. You read that correctly: seven dishes/courses and seven different types of preparation. But that’s not the groundbreaking part. This event was the southern-most Elite event in North America. Yep. And there’s tango, pictures, wine, silent film, music, captivating dishes, and reviews to prove it. Boom.

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Boston Elites Get Hoppy At A Micro Brewfest

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Spring is in the air, and on a rainy Sunday night, Yelpers swarmed Craft Beer Cellar in Newton Center to sample saisons and imbibe IPAs, as seven local breweries poured their emerging seasonals beers in a wee little exclusive hop haven. Along with the craft brews, snack purveyors slung boozy brownies, fiery craft cheeses, tempting truffles, burritos and citrus-spiked jerky. Icing on the sudsy cake? Three Yelpers walked with coveted festival tickets for wine, cuisine and (you guessed it) more beer! Check the event reviews and the photos by Tatsu. Tag 'em on Facebook!

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Evento Elite Roma In Vitaminas Yelp Trusts

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On Tuesday night, Yelp Elites and their guests were invited at Vitaminas24, the vegetarian bistrot in the heart of Pigneto. They were delighted by their smoothies, veggie burgers, organic wines, velvet sauces and realized that eating healthy and veggie could be delightful too! Check out the pictures on Flickr and read the reviews of the event.

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Yelp Toulouse Elite Event - Night at the Museum !

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On March 28th, the Toulouse elite squad got the chance to visit our wonderful museum of fine arts ... by NIGHT ! We had the museum to ourselves, and after a brilliant visit (Thank you Mariette), we enjoyed a fun photo booth, a buffet and some elite quality time in the cloister. A magical evening, in a magical venue. 

Check out the pictures on our Flickr Set. The reviews and pictures of the Elites are on the Yelp page.

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March 29, 2014

Yelp DC's Indoor Lawn Party at Pinstripes

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A fresh coating of spring snow won't keep the Yelp Elite Squad from partying down! Last Tuesday, Yelp DC Elites gathered at the newly opened Pinstripes in Georgetown for an indoor evening lawn party complete with bocce and bowling. Guests nibbled on an array of bistro inspired fare such as grilled vegetable flatbread, assorted fresh baked artisan pizzas, avocado and garlic hummus, and house baked desserts, while sipping on refreshing libations by Cachaça São Paulo and the Lagunitas Brewing Company. But that's not all! All attendees were also given the chance to win a free glass of wine or root beer float with every visit to Pinstripes for LIFE by winning a photo contest that included challenges like taking an Ellen like selfie with five other Yelpers, taking a photo with a DC native and planking in an odd place.

Yelpers were able to donate healthy snacks to benefit our charity party DC Central Kitchen's after school outreach program. Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Flickr too!

A big thank to our sponsors!

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Yelp LV's Classy Cocktail Party at N9NE Steakhouse

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On Wednesday, 90 LV Elite's were invited into the newly remodeled, N9NE Steakhouse. The event menu, created by Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake, offered an array of delights, including N9NE rock shrimp, king crab stuffed 'shrooms, lobster pot stickers, Barry's steak and hand-crafted cucumber cocktails. Yea, we know. Delicious! Guests also received coupon books with discounts to various Palms venues and one lucky winner went home with a $150 dinner for two to N9NE! Don't get all jel that you weren't there. Peep the awesome pics and event reviews!

March 28, 2014

Yelp LV's Piñata Party at Chayo Mexican Kitchen

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What do a shark, t-rex, mechanical bull and super delicious flan all have in common? Yelp LV's Piñata Party at Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila bar! LV Elite's were sipping back Chayo Paloma's (pink pomelo juice and tequila blanco with Pellegrino floated on top) and treated to short ribs, ahi tuna, enchiladas and pork rinds, among other edible delights. Guests also had the chance to speak with Executive Chef Ernesto Zendejas about his delicious dishes and his vision for the creative menu at Chayo. Check out all the event photos and awesome reviews

Well-Seasoned Meat At Tucanos In Salt Lake City

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There's plenty of seasoned meat in SLC. We celebrated Gold Elites and other long-time Yelpers with well-seasoned meats served from the spit at Tucanos. A full churrasco, plus salad, drinks and dessert for the veterans of the Elite Squad. View pics here and read reviews here.

Life’s Oh-So-Sweet In Richmond!

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On Tuesday, Richmond Elites and guests gathered at The Wicked Whisk Bakery & Café for an evening filled with cupcakes, crafting, and even some friendly competition. Guests nibbled on an array of splendid sweets, including vanilla caramel cupcakes and chess bars, while sipping on wine in custom Yelp glasses. But that’s not all! Guests unleashed their creativity through plate decorating and channeled their inner “Top Chef” through a cupcake competition! Read all about the sweet soirée in the reviews and peep the photos on Flickr.

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Yelp PVD's Cocktail Club: The Genever Convention

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What do you get when you combine Bols Genever, four of the best bartenders in Providence and Yelp? Yelp's Cocktail Club: The Genever Convention! Education, libation and celebration over the course of one week. Yelpers learned to make several cocktails with and learn all about Bols Genever and Damrak Gin, 'the worlds most authentic spirit' gifted from Amsterdam. Read the reviews of Night 1, Night 2, Night 3 and the Wrap Party here, and check out the fabulous photos here and here

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An Italian Social In The Philly 'Burbs

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On Wednesday evening, 100 Yelp elites and guests set their sights and their appetites on Avero Bar Italiano in Wayne, PA. Passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres were paired with cocktails, wine and beer. Think crispy calamari with Calabrian chilies and Stone IPA, foie gras torchon with black truffles and blackberry and minted basil mojitos, and veal and smoked mozzarella pizza with Umberto Fiore Dolcetto, to name a few. Check out reviews of the event and Yelpers' photos to relive the magic!

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Montreal Fête At Frunchroom

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On a snowy spring day in Montreal a crowd of 50 Yelp Montreal Elites partied, played Yelper Bingo, and dug into free stuffed pizza and Italian apps, all while sampling sweet classic cocktails and glasses of fine wine at the bright new comfortable downtown bistro, Le Diner Frunchroom.

Yelp MSP's Freaking Antiquing @ Architectural Antiques!

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Ain't no party, like an antique party, cause an antique party don't stop! Yelp MSP Elites did it up big at Architectural Antiques last Saturday. A Cupcake Social, Butcher & The Boar, and Chowgirls filled peoples' stomaches. Lift Bridge Brewing, Norsemen Distillery, and Steepery Tea Bar and Tea Garden kept whistles wet. Moss Envy and DJ Tyrone showcased their awesome local goods and tunes, respectively. Light Grey Art Lab created an epic scavenger hunt where winners could enter a raffle to win multiple prizes including prints from the Lab, locally made pillows from Moss Envy, and a signed basketball by three time NBA Champion, local hero, and founder of Building Blocks MN, Deveon Geroge. Also, thanks to Lyft for providing rides to and from the event!

Read the reviews and check out the photos from Pixelbees Photography!

 

Americana Elite Event At Varsity Bar Perth

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Last night Perth's Elite Yelpers gathered at Varsity Bar for a night of American food and fun! The American college themed bar, gave Yelpers a chance to don their finest American outfits. Sampling the new menu including rounds of chicken and waffles, sliders, wings, brownies and much more amazing American dishes, Yelpers got to wash it all down with refreshing Kirin Cider and Modelo Negra beer. Check out the photos and read the reviews.

Our sponsors:

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One-a-penny, Two-a-penny Hot Cross Buns @ Butter Fingers

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When hear Donny tell his story of how Butter Fingers and his career as a Patisserie Chef came to be, you too will be as smitten as our Yelp Elite were at this special Easter themed event. After starting the evening with De Bortoli La Boheme Rosé wine tastings and summer sangria, Yelp Elite were put to work kneeding, rolling and cutting Donny's recipe for wholesome hot cross buns.

Yelper Louise R described the rest of the night perfectly – "soon we were mixing together flour, fragrant spices, secret yeast and water blend, loads of fruit and even big chunks of chocolate in a huge wooden trough. And of course real butter! Rolled out and crossed the old fashioned way, the buns then had a date with the oven."Top the night off with a lesson about what really goes into that deli pie and how to make the quickest, scrummiest dessert in town, and you've got some Yelp Elite bouncing for joy!

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

Big thanks to our sponsors:

Butter Fingers • De Bortoli La Boheme Rose

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March 27, 2014

A Royal Menu Preview in Sydney

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BLOG 1Last night a group of Yelp's best and brightest Elites gathered beneath the chandeliers in the Royal Hotel Randwick's couch-lined function room to sample celebrity chef Danny Russo's new Autumn / Winter menu paired with craft beverages. From sumptuous salt'n'pepper calamari with Minimum Chips, sticky ribs with Fat Yak, and pork belly burgers with Kopparberg naked apple cider, this modern take on pub classics had everyone smiling. Check out the fabulous photos and reviews here.

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Food And Drinks At Eastside Elite Event In Downtown Bellevue, WA

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After a blustery Spring day in the Pacific Northwest, an exclusive event was held for 25 Eastside Elite Squad members at Kaisho in downtown Bellevue. Guests were treated to bite sized portions of the restaurant’s most popular menu items in addition to two signature cocktails thrown in for good measure. After a warm welcome and introduction by members of the Kaisho team, mini desserts were brought out to finish the night off in a truly memorable fashion. Read all the Elite Squad reviews on the Yelp event page here.

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Atlanta Elites Prep Their Own Pie With La Tagliatella

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On Sunday March, 16th and 23rd, Atlanta Elites had a chance to check out both locations of La Tagliatella -- A swanky, European Italian eatery with tons of good food and drinks. Elites got down on their own pizza that they crafted with their own choices of ingredients alongside of the staff from the Midtown and Emory Point locations. Read the reviews for Midtown here, Emory Point here, and check out all of the good photos.

Yelp NC Triangle Goldies Fire and Ice Wine Dinner

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Everyone already knows it's "Neat to be Elite" but things sure do get classy when you're a Gold Elite! An intimate group of Gold Elites and their guests were invited to put on their fancy red and white attire for an exclusive four course wine dinner at Shiki Sushi Wednesday evening. A perfect venue setting for a fire and ice themed party, the table was set with Red Hot flower arrangements and each guest checked in for their very own Yelp etched Riedel wine glass. This four course dinner was no joke, passed sushi appetizers followed by: Siracha honey shrimp, a baby spinach salad, an entree choice of veal, chicken, or salmon, and individual baked Alaska desserts. Each course was paired with the finest of wines provided by Fine Wine Trading Co. The fan favorite for the wines was without a doubt a dessert wine, Trentadue Chocolate Amore it was unlike any chocolate wine anyone has ever tasted. Read reviews of the event here, and for pictures visit the Flickr gallery!

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Atlanta Gold Elites Dine Family-Style At Cibo E Beve

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On Thursday, an intimate group of Atlanta's Gold Elites had the chance to dine under the talented hands of Chef Linda Harrell. Chef Linda pieced together a perfect evening comprised of a unique menu -- A Tour Of Italy, complete with five courses, and paired with drinks from the able-handed bartenders and servers. Check out the reviews and the photos.

Latin Pasion in Albuquerque

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Monday evening, twelve very lucky Elites had the unique pleasure of delving into latin culinary creations from Chef Elvis Bencomo. The restaurant, Pasion Latin Fusion, was a recent feature on Restaurant: Impossible, thus the night was a new exploration for every attendee, from the redesigned interior to the adventurous new menu. Six courses and two delightful drinks later, the reviews are absolutely telling it like it was. See the fun photos here. 

Meet The Winner Of Yelp's Munch Madness - Otto Cedeno

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The mission of Yelp's Munch Madness - to find the single tastiest food item anywhere in Manhattan. The result? From a field of 16 different delicious foodstuffs - both famous and up and coming - Otto's Tacos pulled off quite the upset. Heavy hitters like the combo plate at The Halal Guys and the tres leches donut from Doughnut Plant were no match for Otto's delectable carnitas taco... so I caught up with Otto Cedeno to get his thoughts on the big win:

Ruggy:  What did you do celebrate the Yelp's Munch Madness win? Russian/Turkish baths? Disney World?

Otto: Russian Disney Land obviously. No, truth be told, we actually won on my birthday so we celebrated (both) the only way we know how to in the East Village: Mezcal drinks over at Duck's Eatery. 

R: What was the inspiration for bringing LA style Mexican street tacos to NYC?

O: It was really a perfect storm of many things. But I love NYC and I love the Mexican food I grew up with in Orange County. Just thought they should be friends really.

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Cleveland's Tour De Hoppiness!

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On Tuesday night, 50 lucky Elite Squad members and their guests got together to celebrate the end of our first annual Best of Yelp Cleveland month at Great Lakes Brewing Company. Winner of a BOYC award themselves, Great Lakes treated everyone to brewery tours, savory snacks, sweet treats and samplings of their beers. Raffles were in full effect with free tickets to Cleveland International Film Fest and Yuri's Night Space Party, not to mention free movie screening passes and customizable pint glass takeaways. Read all the 5-star reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Manchester Yelpers Enjoy 'Magical Mystery Tour' Of Food And Drink

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Our March Elite event was all about setting the bar even higher in terms of an amazing event experience as we invited 25 lucky Yelpers on a 4 venue,  secret 'Magical Mystery Tour' of complimentary food and drinks! 

It was a great evening which involved welcome mojitos, an interactive cocktail school, artisan pizzas, pie and ale tastings and finished with cheese, freshly baked bread and a fantastic wine jukebox! That's right, an interactive jukebox which each Yelper was able to use themselves to try 16 different vinos from around the world. I think there's going to be a lot of DIY from a lot of people going on this weekend to try and build one themselves! 

Such a good night was had by all and although awesome is a word that's overused, we have to say that this event was beyond awesome. I don't think there'll be a Yelper in attendance that would describe it anything less based on the reviews here. You can also see the fantastic photos of the night on our Flickr page too! 

A big thanks to all the venues and their managers for helping make this Yelp Elite event reality! 

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March 26, 2014

Manhattan Yelpers Thai One On at Ngam

Ngam collage.jpgLate night Thai food - it's as much a part of New York City life as the Yankees. But consuming delicious Asian cuisine as today becomes tomorrow is made all the better when you dial up Ngam. While most eateries of this nature procure cheap factory farmed meats and veggies, Ngam ups the ante by sourcing all of their produce from local farms when possible and pays respect to the seasonality of ingredients. In fact, they only serve hormone-free beef, chicken and pork as well as use organic and cage free eggs and dairy products in our dishes. They also strongly believe in responsible sourcing and only use seafood not on the endangered seafood list. How many Thai food places can you name that adopt a similar mindset? Not many (if any). Good on ya, Ngam! Washed down with refreshing beer from Singha, it was a great way to fend off a snowy March nor'easter. Check out reviews of the event here, and head here for photos. 

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March 25, 2014

Yelp NC Triangle Elites Get Techy at AT&T Store of the Future

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Monday night Yelp Elites and their guests got a sneak peak at the all new AT&T store of the future in Raleigh.  A mobile check-in on their Yelp app and these Elites were given a passport to the future. Surrounded by the coolest gadgets and the latest technology everyone was anxious to jump right into the activities of the evening. Groups gathered around each interactive station lead by an AT&T team member and opened their ears to hear all about each product and service. Food and drinks were served all night long by the friendly folks from Triangle catering.  Trays of delicious cheesecake bites, and savory apps of chicken skewers, and mini egg rolls were enjoyed by all. With wine glasses and beer bottles in hand, Yelpers explored each and every station to turn in their passports for some amazing giveaways. The winners went home with some big prizes including: cameras, cell phones, a Pill bluetooth speaker, autographed sports memorabilia and more. The fan favorite of the night was the texting and driving simulator, everyone got a glimpse at just how dangerous texting and driving really is. The reviews are in and the photos are up! Be sure to check them all out.

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Yelp Reno's What's It Rawll About?

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What is it really Rawll about? Well, on Sunday afternoon Reno Elites got to find out! Elites and their guests gathered to feel the calming effects of Yoga during a beautifully led session at The Studio, which challenged seasoned yogis and helped newbies achieve balance, all at once! Then, we went down to The Seed Cafe to explore their deliciously fresh approach to food, raw food that is, and played a quirky and clever raw food game show called What's it Rawll About?, designed to highlight the complexities in creating this cuisine! At the end, each guest left with a beautiful ceramic pot, soil, organic seed packet, recipe book and gift certificates galore! 

The pictures speak for themselves, as do the reviews! Elites and their guests said this was 5-star fantastic and it left guests saying it's neat to be Elite

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March 24, 2014

Board Games In Halifax

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'Twas a Wednesday night when 20 Elite Squad members piled into Halifax's new Board Room Game Cafe to try their luck and skill. They shuffled their decks, rolled the dice, knocked over some trees, and were stranded on a few ice flows, but excellent times were had all round. While they played, they enjoyed the most decedent of local cookies from Halifax Cooking Cravings, and snack plates from their wonderful hosts. For beverages, they enjoyed only the most refreshing of Jitterbug sodas. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fun photos here.

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Yelp Orlando's Big Kid Bowling Party

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On Thursday night, Orlando's Elite Yelpers got to celebrate Spring Break with an over-the-top bowling party! But this ain't your grandpa's bowling shindig- Kings Bowl Orlando got the party started with retro-inspired cocktails and unexpected culinary delights like their Maple-Glazed Sea Scallops and their famous Steak Tips to go with a Yelp VIP bowling experience. Word on the street is that this was the most fabulously entertaining bowling party since Ricky's mom got tipsy at his 11th birthday party and started hitting on the waiters. But don't take our word for it - Read the Orlando Elites' reviews here and peruse their photos of the event here.

Big up to the Event Sponsors: Kings Bowl Orlando  •  SNAP! Studio Booth

İstanbul için Çay Zamanı!

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We thought we knew what tea was all about until we went tea tasting at Asia Chai Art, a venue that doesn't just sell tea, but it's all about tea. We tried 8 different types of tea from different parts of the world-mostly Asia, and we were amazed by everything about "tea". From now on, we all know where to go whenever we have cravings for tea. Overall, as Mr Halil, the owner of Asia Chai Art says " they are not there to brew tea, they are there to brew culture". To read, and experience more about this great event, check out the reviews & pictures.

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Private Workshop for Yelp Elites at Montreal Improv

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A select crew of super Montreal Yelp Elites unleashed their inhibitions and explored the hilarity of improvisation with a free, private class taught by some of the best improvisers in the country fueled by McAuslan beers, Miracle Berries and a kickass little crew of friends at Montreal Improv. Check out the photos and reviews!

Yelp Omaha's Night At The Apollon

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Elites from across the Great Plains gathered in Omaha for a one-of-a-kind night at The Apollon, a multi-genre arts and entertainment hub that beautifully ties together live theater, music, visual art, and a locally sourced menu into a hilarious-yet-thought-provoking interactive experience. From taking a shot at making long exposure light art to mixing their own champagne-based concoctions with the Mad Hatter himself, Elite Yelpers no doubt had a night to remember at The Apollon. Check out pics from the event here and read the gushing reviews here.

Shout-outs: Modern Monks BreweryAndy Lachance Photography

Turisti per caso a Borgo Antico

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Wednesday night the Florentine Elites had a great time at Borgo Antico. Everyone came dressed as a tourist from all over the world. Elide M was Marie Clair from Paris, Alessandro T became Franz from Germany, with socks and sandals. We all invented made up names and life stories. Chef Marco made some great pizzas and "mare caldo" a mixed fish dish. After a few glasses of wine we started a cooking contest with 3 groups, every team had to prepare an appetizer, that tasted and looked good. Chef Marco choose the winners that had made the Yelp around plate. Here are all the photos and what the Elites had to say about the event.

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SPROOKJES Elite Event

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Geloof jij nog in sprookjes? Wij, bij Yelp beslist wel! Sprookjes in Mortsel, verhuren en verkopen alle mogelijke attributen voor film, theater, uitstalramen, bedrijven, feesten en noem maar op.

Dit bedrijf van Antwerpenaar Leo is 10.000 m2 en is tot de nok gevuld met dieren poppen, zetels, kisten, glazen, lampen, tapijten, XL-spullen en nog veel meer! De Yelp Elites kregen een rondleiding van Eddy Blonde in deze sprookjesachtige omgeving en werden ook getrakteerd op quiches, snoep, gin-tonic, pintjes en wijn. Wil je weten wat ze ervan vonden? De reviews van deze memorabele avond zijn wederom een schot in de roos, en kijk zeker naar de prachtige foto's! Yelp dankt Leo en Eddy voor een onvergetelijke mooie avond vol magie.

Met dank aan onze sponsors : SprookjesGintonicshopVedettCandyvilleCasillero Del Diablo

Yelp's Basketball Bash in Portland, ME

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What do you do on the second day of the NCAA basketball tournament and National Poultry Day? Throw a Basketball Bash with a chicken wing sauce challenge obviously! That's how the Elite Squad of Yelp Maine celebrated mid-March. Orange noisemakers (from whistles to megaphones) decorated our stadium, and concessions — like nachos, wings, pulled pork sliders, and flatbread pizzas — were provided by Binga's. There were beer samples from Shipyard, all-you-could-drink root beer (floats) from Capt'n Eli's, and Maine Youth Rock Orchestra showed up at halftime to bring some spirit! Read the reviews of the event here, and be sure to check out the A-W-E-S-OM-E photos on the Flickr page.

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March 23, 2014

Exclusive Barista Course At Emilo Roaster In München.

Posted by Verena

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At our last elite event we got some insights into the world of coffee made ​​in the east of Munich at a Barista course at emilo roasting. Roast master Hans Piller and Emanuel Clemm from the emilo team invited us to taste a wide variety of coffees. We learned firsthand how to make coffee with the particularly gentle drum roasting. Under professional guidance, we learned how to do the perfect cappuccino and had some hearty moments with latte art.

Curious about how the elites succeeded in their latte-art? Than check the Flickr-gallery. Read more about the event here.

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The Market Shed on Holland Terrific Tasting Tour!

Posted by Chloe

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Rarely would you get an inside look into the lives of those dedicated stall holders who serve you your fresh fruit and veg, coffee and herbs and spices every weekend from your local market. But thanks to The Market Shed On Holland, 40 Yelpers got to taste, see and experience the passion that goes into producing wholesome and healthy food for Adelaidians every Sunday from 9-3pm. This epic tour through 8 stalls had Yelpers inhaling freshly tempered mango honey chocolate from Beach Organics to being tea-ducated by The Tea Catcher. They had their taste buds challenged with cashew cheese and sardines on toast from The Walnut Bar and Francesco's Cicchetti. It was a day full of soul food for the heart, body and mind. Thank you The Market Shed!

Read the reviews of the event here, and be sure to check out the spectacular photos on the Flickr page.

March 22, 2014

Yelp's Spring Equinox Party At Morris Tap & Grill

Posted by Stephanie

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Yelp Miami’s Evening In Paris

Posted by Johnny Todd

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To start 2014 on the right note, Yelp Miami Elites made their way to Brickell for An Evening In Paris. French phenom L’Entrecote de Paris was the host for an evening of food, drink, music, and art — all with a positively bistro flair. After all, what can one say about an evening of captivating French jazz, canapés, live art, Old Fashioneds (fashioned from French whiskey), steak frites, and macarons? Energized Elites wrote their impressions here and photos can be found here.

Event Sponsors: L’Entrecote de ParisBastille WhiskyTrad305Miguel Yurrita • PhotoBokeh.com • Côtes du Rhône

March 21, 2014

PDXYelp ROFL's at LOLYelps @ Curious Comedy Theater!

Posted by Don Bourassa

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It's true. We were there. Over 130 Yelp Elites literally laughed out loud (although we didn't see anyone rolling on the floor) at Thursday, March 20th, 2014's evening of comedy at Curious Comedy Theater! Our hosts spoiled us with an hour-long reception followed by a Yelp-themed presentation of their musical improv show "Pipes"! Needless to say, there were some aching bellies this morning (from laughing, not the food) and maybe a cobweb or two in the head (from all that amazing beer and bubbly!). The 5-star reviews don't lie. 

 

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The Liberation Of Food And Wine In OKC

Posted by Julie P

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On Wednesday night, 30 Elite squad members and other VIPs enjoyed a wine education Elite event, The Liberation Of Food And Wine. Each place setting had a tasting palette and five wines, and local wine expert Tracey F walked Elites through a lesson in how and and why certain wines work with different foods. Elites also enjoyed passed apps and desserts, as well as the opportunity to try more of their favorite wines. Read all of the reviews here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Babeland Gets Five Sexy Stars

Posted by peter d.

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Let's be frank for a second: We all deserve to have safe, enjoyable sex. It's fun, it's natural, and whether you're a hopeless neophyte (like this guy) or a practiced pro looking to perfect an already excellent game, Babeland is here for you. This female-first shop wants everyone to have the sex life they want. In fact, they literally wrote the book on it (seriously, it's called Moregasm), and Babeland is a pleasant, judgment-free place to get top quality products and most importantly, all the information and encouragement you ever wanted (and some you didn't know you needed). Last night they invited the Brooklyn Elite Squad out for their hilarious and informative Sex Toys 101 class, and it was a blast. If you aren't too scared, peep the reviews and photos for a sexy lil' rewind, and read on if you dare.

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Yelpers Celebrate Spring with a Fling at the Long Beach Towne Center!

Posted by Ryan C.

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Yelpers spent the first official day of spring this past Thursday at the Long Beach Towne Center for Yelp’s Spring Fling that benefited local non-profit, Giving Children Hope. Not only did guests get to take advantage of the beautiful evening in the outdoors, they got to eat until they could consume no more, drink and be merry, snap a ton of photos, and take in the sounds of music from our spinning DJ. It was awesome to see the donations flood in at check-in where the attendees generously donated over 200-pieces of canned and dry food for the featured organization! Read the stellar reviews here and check out the plethora of photos on our Flickr Page.

Sponsors of the event:
Long Beach Towne Center
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
El Torito
Starbucks
Cayman Jack
Helen Grace Chocolates
Original Roadhouse Grill
Jarritos
Ben & Jerry’s
Chick-Fil-A
Dazzle Photobooth
DJ Velvet Touch