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April 30, 2014

Yelp NC Triangle Havana Night at Gregoria's Cuban Steakhouse

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This Tuesday night 40 NC Triangle Elites came out to get a taste of some traditional Cuban food! The chef served plenty of yummy dishes including: Calamares Fritos, Plátano Maduro Relleno, Hand-made Empanadas, Lechón Asado, Churrasco del Jardin and more. Upon arrival Yelpers were treated to first a taste and then a delicious cocktail of Krupnikas a traditional Lithuanian style of Spice Honey Liqueur made right here in Durham by Brothers Vilgalys Spirits. Check out the hot pics and all the glowing reviews!

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Oklahoma City’s Italian Social

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OKC’s Yelp Elite enjoyed an evening of cocktails, camaraderie and cuisine at Yelp’s Italian Social. Chef Jason Bustamante of Rococo Northpark created a custom tasting menu to showcase the best of Rococo, paired with local spirits and Italian wines. Highlights included an “Okie Italian Soda” made with Strong Tonic Hibiscus, Prairie Wolf Vodka, simple and soda, as well as an edible flower salad with shrimp, paired with Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio. Coffee liqueur, beautiful flowers, a live feed of event pics and a killer playlist rounded out the evening. Be sure to peep the reviews and all the photos on Flickr

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Campari Cocktails and Crazy Eats at Tripes at Caviar

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The party at Tripes & Caviar was one for the history books here in Montreal. The Yelp Elite Squad told eachother awesome stories about their own adventures while enjoying all kinds of classic Campari and Aperol based cocktails. The chef-owner delivered each dish with love and fiery excitement that had everyone embracing their inner adventurous eater, digging in and discovering how incredibly delicious pig head pancetta and duck heart tartar can really be, and the Jackson Pollock dessert was a show-stopper of fire and hedonistic eating. Check out the glowing reviews and the photos by Cindy Lopez.

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A Night of Blues and Caipirinhas in Rio

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This Tuesday night was full of fun, blues and caipirinhas for a select group of Yelpers in Rio de Janeiro. The 40 lucky cariocas showed up at Barzin to get a taste of delicious drinks and snacks while waiting for the big performance of the night: a blues concert by musician Cecelo Frony and his band. As a result, some very special moves were seen on the dancefloor! To read what the happy Yelpers have to say, click here, and be sure to check out the photos on our Flickr gallery.

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Madison's Nursery Rhyme Time

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Jack & Jill went up a hill, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and on a rainy Sunday Madison Elites  enjoyed a taste of the Emerson neighborhood. And while they were there, they figured out why Evan and Mandy have one of the best kept secrets on Madison's east side, 4&20 Bakery & Cafe, named after a beloved children's nursery rhyme. Nutella Pop Tarts, mango lemonade, berry ricotta muffins and a savory scone which sandwiched Italian coppa was far from kiddie food, but the relaxed atmosphere and personal attention Evan gave to the group, was reminiscent of easier times. Back when when cows jumped over the moon, girls sat on tuffets, boys jumped over candlesticks... Read the reviews for more of the story!

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Columbus Meets The Press!

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April 24 is a day that Columbus Yelp Elites won't forget. With a houseparty feel, 25 guests gobbled up delicious pizza, beer, and wine... and then we headed to the letterpress workshop to make one-of-a-kind Cbus art and even bind our own books! Read all about the fun we had and see the fab photos.

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Columbus Gets Smashed... Again!

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On April 21, Cbus Yelpers had a smashing time at Yelp's Smashtastic Smashburger Redux. Thirty Elites and their guests made the pilgrimage to Lewis Center for a VIP night at the newest Smashburger location, and we ate, ate ate... and then we drank, drank, drank. Two lucky Elites even got to try their hand at smashing their own burgers! Read all about this five-star event and check out the fun photos on Flickr.

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Painting Party At Pinot's Palette Staten Island

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On a rainy and chilly April night, 30 Yelp Elites channeled their inner Picasso's at Yelp's first Elite Event ever on Staten Island at Pinot's Palette. Enjoying a few adult beverages, light bites and a lot of laughts, this was a great way to make Yelp history! For the full account, check out the glowing reviews

 

Honolulu Yelpers Race Their Way To The Finish Line

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Honolulu Yelp Elites vrrrrooom vrrrrrooom'd around the track as The Groove Hawaii hosted Yelp's Need For Speed Elite event! Yelpers were greeted with Yelp schwag and a buffet of tasty pizzas, tacos and soft drinks. Guests tested their driving skills with go-kart racing and skillfully gripped their way to the top via rock climbing. Check out the hot pics here!

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April 29, 2014

When Yelp Melbourne Wined and Dined

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Who's hot in the local wine scene? A handful of lucky Yelp Elite Squad members got to find out from Harry & Frankie sommelier, Tom Hogan, at a 'Future Aussie Icons' tasting featuring up and coming Australian producers.

After the wine, it was time to dine! The Rose Diner & Bar put on a delicious and classic meal - roast chicken dinner. Perfect for a rainy Melbourne night and a great chance for everyone to talk about their new found wine knowledge. 

Read all the reviews of the event here or check out the great photos on the Flickr page.

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Posted by Brittany

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Indy's Elite Squad celebrated 10 years of Yelp the only way we knew how - with a party fit for 100 ten-year-olds, of course! We blew out the candles with cake, pizza, ice cream, gourmet sodas, potato chips, naughty clowns, carnival games, face painting, caricatures, and a party hat crafting station - all thanks to some of Indy's best local businesses. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we'll let the snazzy photos by Caitlin Sullivan Photography speak on our behalf.

Thank you for the presents...

White Rabbit Cabaret        Nameless Pizza        Broad Ripple Chip Co.

Cultured Swirl        Pinnacle Vodka        Sun King Brewing        Circle City Creations

Henry Weinhard's Gourmet Soda        House of 5th        Two Sisters Cakery & Bakery

Leave it to the Elite Squad for the full scoop!

Yelp Celebrates Local WNY Farmers At The Lodge

Posted by Alex L

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This past Saturday, the community came together to celebrate our most beloved food producers at The Lodge --- a gorgeous two-story restaurant and bar. Chef Todd Lesakowski and his staff used ingredients provided by T-Meadow, Plato Dale, Dan Tower and Native Offerings Farm along with oyster mushrooms from Boston Valley Gourmet to concoct creative tasting dishes for almost 300 guests. The Mountain Run joined us for a killer set of bluegrass (which included a bluegrass cover of Radiohead’s High and Dry) as guests enjoyed and sipped samples of Lockhouse Distillery Vodka and Brooklyn Brewery beer. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Spy Games, BBQ, and Yoga Fill Elite Squad's Agenda

Posted by Mike Bishop

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And Stretch... and release... ahh... but watch out; someones a spy! The Yelp Elite Squad of the Maryland Burbs was invited out to Potomac Woods Park for Yelp's Field Day.  Greeted with burgers and dogs right off the grill, Elites dined on tons of picnic goodies on a remarkably beautiful day before getting into a little Yoga with local business Third Space Wellness.  Check out all the photos on flickr and the reviews on the event page here.

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Yelp Rings In Calexico LES' 1 Year Anniversary!

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The story of Calexico goes something like this: when two brothers and their best friend from California moved to New York City, they were blown away by the variety and quality of the food the city had to offer (it's true, y'all - there are a lot of delicious things to eat here). But no matter where they looked, they couldn’t find anything that could satisfy their craving for hometown Southern Californian cuisine. So they began cooking - first for theirselves, then for their friends. With family roots in the Mexican city of Calexico itself, it was a natural inspiration for what would become one of New York City's finest Mexican food destinations. Now from winning a Vendy award for their taco cart efforts to making cameos in magazines, newspapers, TV shows, and thrving in their first year on Rivington... it's clear theres no stopping this delicoius freight train that is Calexico. To relive the action of last night's 1 year anniversary party, check out pictures here and reviews here.

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Once upon a time... macaroon's course in Naples.

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Fairytale's atmosphere for the sweetest elite event of the year. On April 28th, the Yelp Elite squad were in for a bake off macaroon course at Sugar Queen Bakery. Not only did we have a chance to discover the secretes of the best napolitan macaroons, from a famous cake-designer, but also the opportunity to live a fair tale. Giada Baldari was delicious, and her beautiful kingdom with such warm decoration within the venue just made us as the characters of a drinks and dreams aperitiv. 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.

 

Atmosfera da fiaba per l'evento elite più dolce dell'anno. Il 28 Aprile, la squadra Elite di Yelp è stata nella Bakery Sugar Queen per un corso di macaron. Non solo abbaimo avuto la possibilità di scoprire i segreti dei migliori macaron di Napoli da una famosa cake designer, ma anche l'opportunità di vivere una favola. Giada Baldari è stata deliziosa, e il suo bellissimo regno con decorazioni calde dai toni romantici ci ha reso i protagonisti di un dolcissimo aperitivo a base di drink e sogni. Vuoi saperne di più su questo bellissimo eveto? Leggi le recensioni per vedere cosa si dice, e guarda le foto su Flickr.

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Opening Yelpstagram Pop Up Gallery In Kunstuitleen Rotterdam

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On Friday over a 100 yelpstagrammers came to Kunstuitleen Rotterdam to discover which pictures were selected for the gallery. From April first to the fifteenth everyone could upload their Rotterdam themed picture on Yelp that would be judged by a professional jury. On the night itself they got to enjoy and buy the gallery pictures as first, choose their own favority yelpstagram, make some yelfies and have some drinks and finger food. The gallery will be up until May tenth. You can read the reviews about the event here and check out the beautiful pictures made by Shehera Grot here.
 
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Scary fun at the Berlin Dungeon

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Yiiiieks! The Berlin Yelp Elite Squad was invited to the Berlin Dungeon for a scarily funny time and a make up work shop. We were invited to discover 700 years of Berlin's horrible history. The Berlin Dungeon ensured we laughed and screamed as we encountered live actor shows, exciting rides and state of the art special effects. We enjoyed the exclusive peek behind the scenes, sipped some prosecco with the team and picked up some tricks for our next Halloween costumes! Thanx so much Björn, Stephan, David and Jonas from the Dungeon - we had a hell of a lot of fun!

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April 28, 2014

Drinks, Derby Hats, And Diamonds In Louisville

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Kentucky Derby parties are about as plentiful in Louisville during this time of year as horse race predictions, but the Louisville Yelp Elite Squad took part in a Derby party of a different kind — a party dripping in diamonds. Shane Co. opened its doors to the squad and guests last week, and along with getting the chance to try on everything in the store, the roughly 75 party-goers noshed on bourbon balls and cookies, tried on Derby hats and ties and sipped on three different types of mint juleps. They also got to have their photos taken next to a cut-out Tom Shane, and a handful even took home some sizeable giftcards and baskets from the sponsors. Get into the Derby spirit by reading these reviews, looking at these pics and watching this photo montage.

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Yelp Elite Event: Home Sweet Bleu House

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April 22 was a Tuesday.. and what a Tuesday it was! Forty Yelpers enjoyed appetizers in the form of sandwiches and wraps at Bleu House Cafe in Norcross, before they "went to market" prepped with piggie noses and room left in their bellies. At Bleu House Market, up the street (246ft away to be exact), the fun continued with a demo of the wood fire smoker (filled with pecan tree wood from the home next door) followed by bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, mac & cheese and delicious green beans. Peachtree Growlers was on tap, and showed off a handmade draught system, before Yelpers went wee wee wee, all the way home! Read the reviews here! Check out the photos here

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Yelpers Roll A Fatty (Burrito) at Dos Toros

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What happens when the best of San Francisco comfort food collides with the best city in the United States of America? Easy - you get Dos Toros Taqueria. Modeled after the classic Mission style burrito of San Francisco (specifically, Gordo Taqueria), Dos Toros filled a culinary void in 2009 when their first outpost launched on 4th Avenue in Union Square. Now some 5+ years later, they've expanded to three additional locations including this here location in West Village where 60+ Yelpers tried their hand at rolling their own burritos this past Sunday afternoon. Dos Toros is serious about sustainability (it's better for the food, better for you, better for us, and better for the planet)... and who knew the art of rolling said perfect burrito was so complex? There's some serious technique needed to roll one of these bad boys, and co-founder Oliver gave a hands on tutorial on the steps needed to roll an authentic Dos Toros burrito. To see how the lecture turned out, click here to check out photos and click here for reviews of the event.

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Front Porch Sittin' At Mt. Carmel Brewing Company!

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Yelp Cincinnati elites got a hefty dose of local love at yesterday's Taste of Mt. Carmel elite event. This sunny Sunday Funday was filled with plenty of tours, tastings, and front porch sittin' to boot! Yelpers got a birds eye view on exactly what makes this family owned and operated farmhouse brewery so special. Their commitment and passion to handcrafted quality beer is infectious, and their grounds are absolutely stunning. It's no wonder we never wanted to leave! Check out all the five star reviews here. And peep the party pics by Fresh Start Photo on our Yelp Cincinnati Facebook page

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Yelp Phoenix Takes A Field Trip to Out of Africa!

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Lions, and tigers and Yelpers, oh my! A second Yelp Phoenix Field Trip took place and this time, Out of Africa opened their doors to provide a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the park with the owners themselves! Between feeding giraffes and petting baby antelopes, to getting up close and personal with the zebras and feeding tigers, it was a field trip that Yelpers won’t soon forget! Take a look at the reviews here and Flickr photos here.

A special thank you goes out to our sponsor, Out of Africa!

Skin Deep With M.Pulse (CMYE)

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Over 50 Dallas Yelpers took part in last Wednesday's Community Manager Yelp Event. Skin Deep With M. Pulse was centered around skincare and wellness. Four lucky "Yelp models" were

demonstrated photo-facials, microdermabrasians and other treatments while experienced esthecians informed the group of the entire process. Guests mingled over an open bar and scrumptious bites provided by Trailercakes and Eatzi's. And as always, there was no shortage of giveaways at this event either: Everyone left with 50% off of services and a hefty gift bag full of full-sized M. Pulse signature vegan lotions and masques. Check out the official photos (click here) and read up on all the 5-star reviews (click here)!

 

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Yelpers Celebrate #SVRW

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Silicon Valley Restaurant Week is a coordinated fixed price offering by Silicon Valley restaurateurs. Participating restaurants offer a discounted three-course fixed price dinner menu each night they are open between Apr 30–May 7, 2014 for the Spring edition of #SVRW. Diners get a chance to sample cuisine from a broad selection of restaurants at a very affordable price — from $25-45. It’s a way for restaurants to thank local customers and for consumers to show their support for restaurants. And show support we did with the Yelp Elite Squad at Capers Eat & Drink in Campbell! A small and intimate group sampled their #SVRW menu, along with the restaurant's signature martinis. Judging by the 5-star reviews, Capers is getting some return business during Restaurant Week and beyond!

Thank you, Metroactive and Capers Eat & Drink for being such fantastic hosts!

İstanbul İçin Pizza Vakti!

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What's better than having freshly baked pizzas along with awesome cocktails at Minnesota to get rid of a Monday Syndrome in İstanbul on a chilly January evening? Not much really! From the very beginning, just by looking at its red tableclothes, we knew it was such a welcoming venue. We were right! With it's deliciously topped thin crust pizzas to warm hosting, Minnesota took a place in our hearts. Our cocktail workshop was not only fun but also made us fall in love with liquid cheese cake.  Check out the reviews, and the pictures to get more of this syndrome free event here.

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İstanbul’un Brançı Baharda Bir Başka Güzel!

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What can be better than spending a Sunday afternoon on a beautiful hidden gem that recently opened in Çukurcuma? Not much!On April 20th, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we were in for a treat at Çukurcuma’da Bahar. Not only did we have a chance to have a great brunch, but also tried different varieties of great appetizers. Everything was delicious, and their beautiful garden with such old trees and the warm decoration within the venue just made us happier than we ever were. 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.

 

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April 27, 2014

Yelp Hampton Roads Elites Launch Sushi King

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On Wednesday night, the Yelp Elite Squad of Hampton Roads were treated to a special sneak preview a day early before the grand (re)opening of Sushi King (formerly Tokyo Fresh) in Downtown Norfolk. Guests enjoyed an ongoing spread of various Japanese dishes and spent the evening eating, drinking, laughing and making new friends. Thank you to our friends at Sushi King for a wonderful event! Check out the photos by Jason Hillian of All You Photo by gandering through the images on Flickr and check out what everyone had to say about Yelp being the Sushi King here

South Bay Elites Re-launch Vinyl Room

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Vinyl Room is a Burlingame institution, 'nuff said. They've recently undergone a makeover and the Yelp was there to help re-launch this local establishment. That's right, about 85 Elite Squad members sipped, mingled, and grooved at one of the Peninsula's hottest night spots conveniently located in downtown Burlingame. Plus, our crew raised over $400 for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA! Read the reviews and view photos from Stung Photography.

Thank you to our drink sponsors for the evening: Blade Gin, New Amsterdam Vodka, Square One Organic Vodka, Manana Tequila, Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey, Sierra Nevada and ZICO Coconut Water

Merci to our food sponsors as well: Z Sausage, Macarons a Go-Go, The Ace of Sandwiches

April 26, 2014

The Zürich Elite Bootcamp

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On a Friday night in April, the Yelp Elite Squad in Zürich for once experienced a totally different Yelp Elite Event. It wasn't about food and neither about booze: we put our sexy sports pants on and did a bootcamp, to work off those easter-chocolate-eggs-kilos. Even the weather stood by us, so we fought hard. The motto as to our awesome Yelp sweatbands: blood, yelp and tears. It was a hilarious event. Our sore muscles which will continue to remind us to be more active, I'm pretty sure. Read all the reviews about the event and check out all photos on Flickr.

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April 25, 2014

Yelp's Kickoff to Pasadena Restaurant Week

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Yelpers lined up outside of the historic Romanesque Room on Thursday, April 24th excited for the tastings to come. As we crossed off names, Yelpers generously raised over $900 in donations for Journey House, a multi-service non-profit organization that assists emancipated foster youth! Upon entering, Yelpers were immediately greeted by our boozey friends serving tequila, melon liquer, and wine. Just beyond the drinks were sushi, Mediterranean dips, burgers, pork belly bao, tri-tip sliders, pan dulce, macarons, and more! As Yelpers grubbed, they were entertained and mystified by a young magician boasting a sign on his back that said, "Ask me for magic!" 

See all the eats, bevvies, and what the Yelpers had to say about them on the review page!

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It's a Manhattan Tea Party @ Press Tea

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You ever wondered what innovation looks like? Well, even the culturally blind can tell there's a paradigm shift happening at Press Tea in the Village. Their revolutionary Press Tea Method ensures the greatest possible experience by combining the techniques of espresso making with gourmet tea. In lieu of steeping tea bags or brewing with loose leaves, Press Tea uses a unique press system that compresses their finely ground leaves into espresso-like shots. This ‘tea-spresso’ approach maximizes the flavor of their teas, adding a velvety finish and rich colors to their already innovative blends. Adding to a one of a kind tea experience, they take a similarly unique approach to their foodstuffs by way of the world's first ramenrrito (as you might guess - it's a ramen burrito), jasmine green tea infused cookies (they infuse green tea in the butter used to bake the cookies), and soon to be the go to stop for paleo bakery treats. If Press Tea isn't already on your radar, you need to change your mindset stat! Check out reviews and pictures of the event here

Hartford's Got Local Love For Flatbread Company

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On Wednesday night, Yelp Elites got a hefty dose of local love at Flatbread Company in Canton. While learning about the restaurant's methods of sourcing local, organic ingredients, guests enjoyed a magnificent spread of salad with local goat cheese and flatbreads topped with the restaurant's own wood-fired cauldron tomato sauce. House pressed maple lemonade and Olde Burnside Brewing's delightful Ten Penny Ale added to a delicious evening of sampling, sipping and mingling by the warmth of Flatbread's clay pizza oven. Thank you to Flatbread and Olde Burnside Brewing for a wonderful event! For the photos by Nick Caito, take a peek on Flickr, and check out the stellar event reviews here

New Orleans Paints The Town Green!

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Yelp New Orleans joined the green movement by combining forces with over 30 local businesses promoting earth-friendly or health & wellness initiatives for Yelp's So Fresh and So Green leading up to Earth Day on this past Tuesday. Multiple events and giveaways over the span of two weeks resulted in raised funds to support the Southern Animal Foundation Clinic and Grow Dat Youth Farm; recycling over 50 pounds of Mardi Gras beads from Yelp's Upcycling Crafternoon; munching on local fare from over a dozen local food producers at The Good Eggs So Fresh Fiesta; and spotlighting various eco-friendly companies at Earth Day Festival in Louis Armstrong Park and Earth Day: Living Green in New Orleans in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Check out the full calendar listings here and our eco-chic photos on the Flickr page.

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Elite By Design In Baltimore!

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Clothes, cakes, and cocktails. Chocolates, wine, beer, and live music. Yelp Baltimore's April Elite Event Happy Hour was super sweet! The Elite-only grand opening of one of Baltimore's best in bespoke, Christopher Shafer Clothiers, gave Elites a behind-the-scenes look at Christopher Schafer's newly-expanded studio where his fashion-forward creations come to life. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Real Actors Reading Yelp Reviews: Part Two

Posted by Rachel Carlson

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Yelp Pittsburgh Elite Squad members were treated to Yelp's Real Actors Reading Yelp Reviews: Part Two at the Arcade Comedy Theater. We laughed, we cried (from laughing) and we laughed again after hearing local stand-up Aaron Kleiber, watching the improv team perform and hearing real reviews from our community being read live onstage! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

't Stad Slaapt in Antwerpen

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Last Wednesday, a big group of Yelp Elites slept in real beds, in the most beautiful bookstore of Antwerp, 't Stad Leest. Before they went to sleep, they could enjoy some goodnight stories told by two very famous Belgian actors Ben Segers and Pieter Embrechts. The Yelpers ate sandwiches and cupcakes, drank beer and wine and also received a book from the Antwerp author Ivo Victoria to read in their bed before going to sleep.

In the morning they had breakfast together in the store and could already read the two newspapers they were mentionned in. You can read the great reviews of this event here and look at the amazing pictures on the Flickr page.

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Club L'Oeuf - de Omelettendisco

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An "after office disco" with the Omelegg-brothers Nima and Faraz, say what?! Omelegg is the first and only 'omeletterie' in Amsterdam and they're open for breakfast and brunch. Naturally, for a nightly event, we created the exact opposite for 60 of the Yelp Elites and transformed the venue into "The Omelette Disco" nightclub! You come straight out of work, a DJ is playing like it's Friday night, discolights, drinks and of course the infamous omelettes of the brothers. How cool is that?! Read the reviews and look at the photos, made by the fantastic Cat C!

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Soirée Printanière Chez Fleurs De Mars, Bordeaux

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An Elite event full of flowers and greedy discoveries ! For the occasion, Fleurs de Mars welcomed us in her shop with creativity and beautiful floral compositions.

To the program: a workshop to create brooches decorated with flowers with Marcelline and Stéphanie, the adorable owners of the place, a dynamic workshop around the wine (grape varieties and associations) by B-Winemaker, a greedy sideboard with the focaccias of Il Nocino and the delicious Dunes of Pâtisserie David. Everything was accompanied with flowers lemonade Jean d' Audignac and wines from Château Peychaud. Yelpers was also able, throughout the evening, to admire the pictures of the Yelp Spring Pop-Up Gallery and to vote for their favorite photo.

All the reviews are here and the photos there !

 

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Pre-Opening In The New Burrito Company

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Arrribaaaaaaaa. After the spicy success of the last few months the guys from the Burrito Company opened a second restaurant in the most beautiful city in Germany and one of the beautiful neighborhoods - the Gärtnerplatzviertel. Daniel and Michael, the guys from the Burrito Company would like to invite you as the Yelp Elite of Munich to an exclusive Pre-Opening to get your expert feedback. The burritos were named "Best burritos in town!" Find the reivews of the Yelp Elites here, check the pics of the burrito party. Many thanks to Daniel and Michael of Burrito Company and Michael B. who was a great host this event!

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April 24, 2014

Seattle's Elite Squad Heads North For Frozen Treats

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In the small town of Maltby, WA you'll find a magical place that produces some of the best ice cream around. The Yelp Seattle Elite Squad had the chance to enjoy boozy shakes and flatbreads while sampling every last flavor of ice cream this fun little store had to offer. By the time the event was over, everyone left with happy tummies and a bag full of Yelp goodies to commemorate the occasion. Check out all the reviews for this event here.

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South Bay's Oodles of Noodles!

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Welcome to the Bay Area, Noodles & Company! This popular franchise recently launched their first Silicon Valley location in Cupertino at the end of March. And to celebrate, South Bay Elites had a menu sampling, complete with appetizers, salads, soup, noodles, and dessert. Not to mention a few bottles of wine to make the night even tastier. A special thanks to Adrienne from Noodles & Company for being such a lovely tour guide! We look forward to coming back for more... Read the reviews and view photos if you want to learn more about our delicious adventure.

April 23, 2014

Elites in Elmhurst, Queens: Happy Thai New Year!

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In one of the most intimate bashes of the year, Elites from all over the borough (including a sprinkling of Brooklyn/Manhattan/Long Island) made their way to Spicy Shallot to celebrate the final installment of Yelp's Thai New Year. Partaking in the ceremonial "song nam phra" (scented rose bathing), each Yelper got a little "wet" to start off the event and enjoyed complimentary array of Thai and Japanese edibles as well as never ending bottlefest of Singha Beer. Way to represent in Elmhurst! Want to see more? Peep the reviews here and check out the Flickr Gallery here.

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Elite Slumber Party in Downtown Fort Worth!

Posted by Kendall

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On Friday, April 18th, Elite Yelpers from all over DFW partied in their pajamas at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth. Elites were invited to the gorgeous Van Cliburn Suite for slumber party themed appetizers, libations, and games. Yelpers played Twister and Mario Kart while sipping on spiked milkshakes, chamomile cocktails, and drinks of choice from the open bar. There were pillow fights, a Cards Against Humanity tournament, caramel-apple bites, cake pops, and housemade pigs in a blanket. To end the night, we moved downstairs to the Renaissance's bar to give away prizes: two deserving Elites each won an incredible trip for two to the Renaissance hotel in Sonoma, California! Plus, everyone was invited to spend the night for an amazing discounted rate. Be sure to check out the awesome reviews and photos!

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Elite Slumber Party in Downtown Fort Worth!

Posted by Kendall

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On Friday, April 18th, Elite Yelpers from all over DFW partied in their pajamas at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth. Elites were invited to the gorgeous Van Cliburn Suite for slumber party themed appetizers, libations, and games. Yelpers played Twister and Mario Kart while sipping on spiked milkshakes, chamomile cocktails, and drinks of choice from the open bar. There were pillow fights, a Cards Against Humanity tournament, caramel-apple bites, cake pops, and housemade pigs in a blanket. To end the night, we moved downstairs to the Renaissance's bar to give away prizes: two deserving Elites each won an incredible trip for two to the Renaissance hotel in Sonoma, California! Plus, everyone was invited to spend the night for an amazing discounted rate. Be sure to check out the awesome reviews and photos!

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April 22, 2014

Brooklyn Thais One On!

Posted by peter d.

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The most delicious of tasty Thai treats (Qi Thai Grill does it up, and not just with bugs!). The most refreshing of beer (Singha FTW!). The most fun yelpers in NYC. The most harrowing of water gun wars. This Songkran celebration had it all. With some of Brooklyn's finest yelpers sampling some of Chef Pichet Ong and Qi Thai Grill's best bites including crispy quail egg dumplings, spicy basil beef noodles and Ovaltine pork ribs, this already would've been an evening to remember. Throw in some of the most exquisite insects you've ever eaten, traditional Thai New Year fun (like water guns), and cold Singha Beer to wash it all down? You've got one of the best Brooklyn Elite events we could've asked for. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Yelp Phoenix's VIP Yappy Hour

Posted by Lindsey Fosse

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Elites and their four-legged furry friends got spoiled rotten at a VIP reception before the start of the Scottsdale ArtWalk. From puppy pampering stations and doggy cupcakes, to an artist doing sketches of the pets, food and an art education, it was a VIP event for both the dogs and their owners! Check out the entertaining reviews here and Flickr photos here.

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Providence Elites Wig Out!

Posted by Hilary H

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Providence Elite headed down to The Whiskey Republic for a whiskey-sippin', wig-wearin' and warm weather-wishin' night on the waterfront. The whiskey was flowing, the food was copious and yelpers wore a wacky wigs to celebrate all things weird and wonderful. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the photos on the Flicker page

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April 21, 2014

Cooking In Olive Garden's Test Kitchen

Posted by Andi

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On Tuesday night, 30 lucky Elite Yelpers got the opportunity to tour the Darden Headquarters and get their hands 'doughy' in the Olive Garden Test Kitchens. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida was on hand to tell the Yelp Elites about the 75 million pounds of food that Darden has donated as a part of the Darden Harvest program and the Elites generously donated $310 for Second Harvest (which, in food bank math, equals $2,790 worth of groceries!). The Chefs rewarded the Orlando Elites for their generosity and hard work with an 11-course tasting of the Olive Garden's new and improved menu! Read all of the reviews of the event here and see all of the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Reno's Yelp Elites Feast in the Far East

Posted by Michael T

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Gambe! That's cheers in Chinese, and there was a lot of that going on at Yelp Reno's Far East Feast Elite Event on Thursday night at 168 Chinese and Sushi! Yelp Elites were treated to an array of 10 authentic Chinese dishes representing Sichuan, Canton, Beijing, and Shanghinese cuisines, paired up with Tsingtao beer! Owners Tony and Ellen, and Chef Lee, shared great information about each region explored, and explained the skill and techniques used to create the subtle flavors, complex textures, and visually stunning presentations. Favorites included jellyfish salad, Sichuan pork belly, and Shanghai prawns. The night ended with a Yelp Take-out container filled with all sorts of Chinese goodies from 168 Market, lots of Xie Xies (that's Thank You in Chinese) and reservations that left 168's next regional Chinese dinner half full!

Check out the photos here and what people thought on the event page

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Kirkland Elites Help Raise The Barre!

Posted by Katy

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Seattle's rubust Yelp community is branching out! In addition to events focused in the Emerald City, there are now more frequent suburban events nearby. Lucky Elite Squad members living in Kirkland, WA were put to the test with an upbeat workout at a local Barre3 studio. Set to a sizzling soundtrack, members were given a tour then sent in to sweat it out for a full hour of invigorating exercise! After the workout attendees were treated to goody bags packed with enough swag to keep even the most exhausted Yelpers energized. Click here to checkout reviews from this event.

 

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