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August 31, 2014

Yelp's Winter Warmer @ Red Cacao

Posted by Chloe

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Yelp Elite, Bridie W, took the words out of my mouth so I'll let her tell you what went down one cool winter's eve as we learnt the art of chocolate and ceramics in Stirling at Red Cacao cafe...

All the key chocolate components were laid out for people to experience the tactile pleasures of chocolate in its raw form. Marcus gave an introduction and showed us a brief video of how chocolate is made, from bean to bar.  His passion for chocolate is obvious and it really shines through in his products. We immediately were given a series of different single origin chocolates.  I love dark chocolate, so was impressed with the sweet creaminess that came through even in relatively dark samples. The tasting plates that were put on our table were stunning.  Colourful macarons, chunks of chocolate, praline, choc coated almonds, salted caramel tarts, lemon meringue pie and shards of chocolate adorned the platters 

Pair this with sharpies and an intense coffee mug decorating session led by the talented Tracy Chaplin from Gretel Girl and you have a glowingly hot Yelp Elite Event!

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

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August 29, 2014

Spirit of Spokane: Culinary Adventures at The Wandering Table

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This past Tuesday evening nearly 100 Spokane Yelpers packed their imaginary bags and embarked on a Culinary Adventure at one of the city's hottest new spots, The Wandering Table. Guests were treated to signature cocktails as they arrived and an opportunity to meet the man behind it all, Chef Adam Hegsted.

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Yelp's Blue Grotto Beach Bazaar

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On Wednesday, Albuquerque's Yelp Elites had the unique pleasure of partying beachside, in the Grotto of M'Tucci's Kitchina. Breaking the ice with a sweet beach ball quiz, the night featured many delights from the sea (more oysters than you could shuck a stick at) and a healthy selection of delicious cocktails and seaside beer. Check out the photos of this one, it was a colorful scene, and the reviews are stamping this event as a major highlight of 2014. 

Brighton And Hove's Mix, Make And Shake Elite Event

Posted by Kerry Grainger

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Last night saw Yelp Brighton and Hove's first ever Elite Event, and what a night it was! Hosted at the stylish Bohemia, bang in the centre of the city, we were treated to cocktails and canapes, sampling everything from Espresso Martinis to The Jamaican Breakfast (which contained marmalade of all things!). Our fabulous bartenders walked us through the intricacies of making an array of beautiful and tasty cocktails, throwing in some show-stopping tricks along the way. Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Appleton Estate, the rum was flowing and the atmosphere was buzzing. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the photos on the Facebook page.

Creative with Polaroids

Posted by Kati

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An exclusive group of Vienna Elites was invited to join Polawalk's creative workshop with and around the Polaroid. Thomas and Gilbert showed the enthusiastic yelpers some crazy fun techniques on what else you could do with this cult-product. Hands-on, throwing aorund jokes and fun facts, they gave us a special evening. Here are the reviews and of course the pictures

Special thanks to the super-awesome team of Polawalk and our lovely photographer Sanja!

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August 28, 2014

Kickin' It Up A Notch Down In New Orleans

Posted by Morgan

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Emeril’s Delmonico spiced up a Tuesday night for 60 Elites hosting a Happy Hour to top all Happy Hours! Elite couldn’t have had it better after a hard day’s work with free valet parking, an exemplary wait staff, bottomless libations, and mouthwatering bites that were not only creative and delicious but also had our more dietary-sensitive Elites in mind with gluten-free Emeril's Barbecued Shrimp and vegetarian Pizzetta Fritta with Tomato, Provolone and Basil. Guests mingled while Ron Jones tickled the ivories playing classic and modern melodies. Chef Anthony Scanio, General Manager Saleem Nawaz, as well as many other members of the executive staff joined us to answer questions, and get to know our Yelp community. Check out the reviews that tell-all, and the pictures that’ll have you seeking your own happy hour at Emeril’s Delmonico.

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Tampa Bay Goes Golfing...Indoors!

Posted by BrettNehls

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On Monday night, almost 40 Elite Squad members beat the Gulf heat while honing their golf game indoors at Golfer's Grail in Tampa. Guests enjoyed taking swings on four different simulators, while munching on sandwiches from Jersey Mike's and taking a break from the Florida warmth. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fantastic photos on the Flickr page. 

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Kansas City Newbies Fly High

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Seasoned Yelpers know that it's neat to be Elite, but when it's time to welcome our newest members, Yelp pulls out all the stops! Don't believe us? Ask anybody who attended Sunday's Newbie Elite Event: Yelp's Aerial Adventure! A dozen new members to the Elite Squad traveled to the 143-acre Adventure Zip to try out their Hike and Zip package! Fearless leaders Rachel and Jefe guided Elites through three three ziplines, taking the time to point out unique natural wonders and educate everybody on their other unique adventure offerings. Finally, all attendees were rewarded for their bravery with a complimentary pass to the Extreme Timber Challenge, a 6k obstacle course held on September 28th. Read the Elite's reviews here

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Ruth's Chris & Absolut Roll Out Red Red Carpet For MD Burbs Elites

Posted by Mike Bishop

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This past Monday, MD Burbs Elites buttoned up their shirts and threw on their little black dresses to attend quite the classy night out at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Bethesda Maryland. Absolut provided a signature cocktail with every course, and every course provided the perfect pairing for a memory not to be soon forgotten. Check out all the reviews here from people who attended, and all the great pics live here.

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Yelp's First Elite Event In Delray Beach!

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Finally, Delray Beach was host to one of our infamous Elite Events! Over 60 Elites and guests took over Max's Harvest for a culinary whirlwind of farm to fork delicacies. As guests arrived they cooled off with a choice of refreshing cocktails: The Rose Garden, Napoleon's Green Market, Watermelon Patch or Filthy In The Rye. The outside patio was dressed up with fresh herbs, produce and flowers (it smelled incredible out there). From there it was one mouth watering bite after another all capped off with Key Lime Brulee and Blueberry Bread Pudding. Did you miss out on the fun? No worries check out the reviews and the photos (by Mavila Photography). 

Une braderie Yelpy !

Posted by Lucie

 

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Le week-end du 6 et 7 septembre, notre jolie ville se transforme pour accueillir La Grande Braderie de Lille !

Yelp vous accompagne dans ce moment festif 100% lillois avec son guide pour une Braderie Yelpy !

Où manger une excellente moule / frites / fraîche ? Où boire une bière en terrasse sans casser son livret A ? Où manger autre chose qu'une moule / frites ? Où poursuivre la fête le samedi soir ? Où faire son shopping et de bonnes affaires ? Où prendre un café ou un thé revigorant ?

Les commerçants Yelpy nous ont dévoilé tous leurs bons plans ! Suivez le guide !

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Où trouver le guide Yelp de la Braderie 2014 ?

> Le samedi 30 août à La Terrasse Ephémère sur le stand Yelp de 10h à 20h.

> Sur Yelp avec encore plus de bons plans ici !

> En le téléchargeant ici :  Téléchargement PLAN BRADERIE YELP

 

Nos derniers conseils pour une braderie au top :

- Retirez de l'argent la veille de la braderie, avoir de la monnaie c'est primordial !

- Enfilez une tenue confortable.

- Pensez à prendre des sacs ou cabas pour emporter vos trouvailles.

- Repérez les stands et articles qui vous intéressent dès le vendredi soir.

- Faîtes le plein de courses avant le week-end.

- Gagnez du temps : évitez les grandes artères saturées, avec le plan, prenez des chemins détournés.

 

Bonne braderie avec Yelp !

 

 

Wine-tasting with a View and the Vienna Elites

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The view over the whole city is freakin' georgeous from the "Turm" at Wienerberg. What better place to try some Argentinian wines from Mendoza? The vintner himself presented his splendid white and red products. The Elites and their guests enjoyed his stories while slurping away and nippling on lovely antipasti. Curious what it was all about? Check out the photos and reviews of this magical night.

Many thanks to the whole team of dasTurm and our photographer Sanja!

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10 Years of Yelp - 10 heroes of Berlin!

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To properly celebrate Yelp's 10th anniversary, the Greek gods had left their thrones on Mount Olympus and took off to one of the Greek notorious party islands.The Berlin Yelp Elites had to select their own 10 Yelp heroes! They sharpened their spears and laced up their sandals and went for a Spartanian Night, expecting nothing more than bread and water! But YelpYeah, there were 10 heroes and a birthday to be celebrated. Thank God, he Greek Roman restaurant Athena Roma had a splendid buffet and lots of Greek wine ready and there was of course a birthday cake, Jello shots and cookies to be shared!

Curious how that praty went? Here we have pictures, facebook and the first reviews for you!

Thanx a bunch to our sponsors: Athena Roma - visumate / Thomas_K - Madame Tussauds Berlin

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August 27, 2014

Getting Magical at Yelp Orlando's Magical Dining Month Kickoff Party!

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Orlando's Elites were enchanted by fabulous food, drinks, music, and even a little real life magic at Yelp's Inaugural Kickoff Elite Event for Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month.  Magical Dining Month spans the month of September and includes Orlando's top restaurants so you know that Elites were hooked up with sweet and savory bites from seven of Orlando's finest at one of Orlando's most impressive locales - The Ballroom at Church Street! Not to be outdone, Tito's Handmade Vodka and Onli Beverages got together and stirred up some killer cocktails while See Magic Live's Magicians were kicking the magic into hyper-gear! Check out the reviews and pictures!

Thanks to our great Sponsors:

Visit Orlando  The Ballroom at Church Street  Puff 'n Stuff Catering  Onli Beverages  Tito's Handmade Vodka  See Magic Live   Love Light Lens Photography

And to our fabulous participating restaurants:

Hemingway's  Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse  Napa K Restaurant  Ruth's Chris Steakhouse  Fogo de Chao  Siro Urban Italian Kitchen  Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar

Great Night, Superb Dinner in Rio!

Posted by Gabriele

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Last night was a quite a remarkable one for Rio's Yelp Elite Squad and their guests. The lucky bunch enjoyed a very special dinner at Restô, one of the most charming restaurants in Ipanema. Chef Tande Bittencourt prepared an amazing list of dishes from which Yelpers could pick their favorites to create a three course-meal. While savoring all of the delicious food, the 20 happy guests sipped on a very tasty and refreshing ginger-cucumber sangria! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Yelp Goes Latin At Soul2Sole

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They say what happens at Soul2Sole, stays at Soul2Sole, and on Friday night North Shore Yelp Elites and their guests turned up the heat full blast. The evening started off with South American Fusion bites from renowned North Shore restaurant Longitud315. Even though the restaurant is booked two months out on Friday and Saturday nights, that didn't stop head Chef Tony Castillo from stopping by to serve up delectable watermelon gazpacho, plantain chips, mahi mahi ceviche, and his famed Arepas Doña Ynes. After bites and wine, everyone graced the dance floor and got their salsa and merengue moves on with professional instructor and lifetime dancer, Cuban born Ariel Cisneros. Though it was a hot and steamy Friday night outside, that didn't stop the party from getting even hotter indoors. Read all the reviews of the event right here and see all the fabulous photos by Edelyn Ellwood on the Flickr page.

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Steak-Out At Steak Of The Art

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Bristol Elites had a treat for all the senses at Yelps Steak-Out at Steak of the Art for Yelp Bristol's first Elite Event. After being greeted with a glass of prosecco, they were guided around the restaurant that has been designed entirely by artist, James Blinkhorn.

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August 26, 2014

Melbourne’s 10th Anniversary Winter Vintage Soiree

Posted by Melanie

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Melbourne sure got it’s fancy pants on for this grand affair. There were bow ties and pearls aplenty when the doors of the historic Kelvin Club opened to Yelp’s Vintage Winter Soiree.

Bellies were warmed with fresh pasta, pho, tea, and hot chocolate. Champagne and oysters were enjoyed while listening to opera performances. When the night really warmed up, this glamorous crowd didn’t break a sweat with local refreshments and ice creams in hand. And speaking of desserts… everyone got to indulge their sweet tooth more than once!

Read reviews of the event here or head to Flickr to see some spectacular photos.

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Yelpers Celebrate Modmarket Opening In Texas

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Modmarket is a Colorado-based farm fresh fast-casual eatery opening its first out-of-state location in Flower Mound, Texas this September. Dallas Elites were the first to get a peek at this fresh new eatery at an exclusive Elite Event on Monday, August 25. The first hour included cocktails, sandwich sampling, and a make-your-own pizza tutorial with Modmarket's Chef Nate Weir. The second hour included a family-style dinner with select salads and pizzas which had everyone raving! The official photos and reviews are now up. Read up and check them out.

NC Triad Elites Enjoy Beer And Classic British Apps!

Posted by Holly

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Last Thursday Triad area Elites came together to enjoy some locally brewed beer at the newly opened Pig Pounder Brewery as well as a sampling of what Marshall Free House has to offer. Elites were even lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Burger Warfare opening later this Fall. After sipping on some delicious brews Elites got to tour the Pig Pounder facility with the Brew Master himself. At Marshall Free House no one left hungry with scotch eggs, oysters, bangers and mash, and so many more delectable British inspired dishes being passed around. Check out the amazing photos here and the reviews here! Would someone please pass the Pimms?

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SF Elites Went Beyond Bentos At PABU

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For many, having Japanese lunch means grabbing a bento to go. This was not the case for a lucky group of San Francisco Yelp Elites at PABU last Friday! Thanks to Chef Ken Tominaga and the Michael Mina team, our private party was treated to a two-hour tasting of PABU's new lunch menu before it debuted to the public. From the moment Elites were welcomed into the lounge with cocktails and appetizers until Chef Ken's Q&A session and parting words, everyone was treated like a VIP! Read the 5-star reviews and see the beautiful photos to truly understand this special experience.

About PABU:

Ken Tominaga, of the famed Hana Japanese Restaurant in Sonoma County, brings forth a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining with PABU San Francisco. In partnership with Michael Mina and Mina Group, this modern izakaya and sushi bar in downtown San Francisco is a dream brought to life for Tominaga and Mina. Located at the landmark 101 California space in San Francisco's Financial District, PABU combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication to create a dynamic, social dining experience.

GTA Gets The Best Of Both Worlds At i Darts And Ora

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What happens when an funky electronic darts business serving up awesome cocktails and a classy tapas lounge both want to host a Yelp Elite event? Elites in the GTA get a double dose of awesome as these two worlds collide. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Treat Yo-Self YelpJax!

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Massages. Wine. Facials. Gourmet bites... Treat Yo-Self YelpJax! Elites indulged in some serious pampering at our Spa Love event on Monday night. Greeted with a glass of Chloe wine and a gift bag, elites got to catch up and enjoy some delightful light bites from the fabulous Tres Leches before their name was called for even more luxurious treatment... a relaxing facial or tranquil massage. Aster’s French macarons were the perfect ending to this sweet party. Treat Yo-Self to the reviews and pictures!

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Lights, Camera, Action Elite Event At Bar21 In Manchester

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For our August Elite event we ripped up the rule book once more to put on a movie themed evening of great food, drinks and a quiz that had all of our 30 attendees flexing their little grey cells in battle for ultimate knowledge glory!

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Buitenspeeldag Feestival

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The Buitenspeeldag Feestival was a mini festival to turn Café Noorderlicht into a playground! Relive your childhood and play games; from boardgames to Werewolves of Miller's Hollow, jump on the bouncy castle, eat candyfloss and free birthday cake to celebrate Yelp's tenth birthday, listen to the DJs Pål/SECAM and have an afternoon full of fun. Over 150 Yelpers defied the Dutch weather, even Yelp Elites from Antwerp came all the way and celebrated with us! Read the reviews and have a look at the stunning photos!

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August 25, 2014

Yelp Gets Handsy: Official Kick-Off Event

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Wednesday August 20th, 2014 was the Official Kick-Off Event for Yelp Gets Handsy, an event series where yelpers are getting hands-on with local businesses around the Holy City. Over the course of the night, Charleston Distilling Co hosted a group of 200 yelpers. Squeeze Onsite offered up cocktails made with the new King Charles Vodka and Jaspers Gin. Just Eat This served-up hot treats while 167 Raw shucked-up a raw bar the size of a john boat! Yelpers kept entertained with music from DJ Rehab, a green screen photo booth, button making, coaster making, and corkboard-magnet making. By the end of the evening, we raised over $700 for Lowcountry AIDS Services and had a blast getting handsy at our Official Kick-Off Event. Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Flickr too!

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Baltimore Gets CraftY At Birroteca

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August's Elite Event tapped into Yelp Baltimore Elites' creativity. This D.I.Y. Event (Drink It Yourself) was all about Birroteca's craft brews, craft cocktails, and beautifully-crafted cuisine, while Elites got crafty decorating Yelp pint glasses for a super cool contest (Burlesque tickets, anyone?). Birotecca's Pineapple Express (House-infused Pineapple Pisco, Pineapple Sour, Bitters), Evolution Lot 3 IPA, and Evolution Summer Session were the perfect compliments to Birroteca's bevvy of killer cuisine, everything from bruschettas to brussel sprouts... duck pizzas to kale salads... and sooooo much more!

Check out the stellar reviews here and relive or catch-up on the memories here.

Posted by Rachel Carlson

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Wanting for a PA produced whiskey? Than trust the lucky 20 Elites who were taken on an exclusive tour of the brand new Wigle Whiskey Barrel House. Guests were welcomed with either a barrel-aged old fashioned, barrel-aged mint julep or a chamomile gimlet and munched on a Thin Man Sandwich Shop snack tray. That was just a taste of what was to come. A tour around the property brought on different parts of Pennsylvania distillery history and we rounded out the evening with sampling of five of their whiskeys. Read all the reviews of the event here, and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

Yappy Hour At Kriser's Houston

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What time is it? It's paw thirty! On August 23rd, Kriser's hosted Houston Yelpers and their pooches to a Saturday morning for an in-store mixer – Yelp's Yappy Hour – providing free nail trims, Kriser's doggy treat bags, Yelp frisbees and Yelp bandanas. And the 'rents weren't left out. Dunkin' Donuts Houston cooled off the crowd with their famous Dunkin' iced coffee, iced teas and donuts. And for those without a furry friend to call their own, Pup Squad Animal Rescue was onsite hosting adoptions! Check out the event reviews and Yelp flickr photos.

Elite Pickle Party At The Granary

Posted by Scotty

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Charleston Yelp Elite Squad members and their guests came out to The Granary in Mount Pleasant, SC for the first in a series of events called Yelp Gets Handsy. Yelpers are getting hands on with local businesses and there was plenty of that here. Chef Brannon Florie was at the helm of the vegetable pickling station while Patrick Walton gave yelpers a lesson on pickled pims cups. The charcuterie table went on for days and the plates of food kept coming until elites stopped eating. Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Flickr too!

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Richmond's 2nd Yelper Party: Yelpaway Camp!

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What do you get when you combine sips and samples from local and national favorites, exciting entertainment, a photobombing bear, and a love for local community? RVA Yelpaway Camp! Elites, Yelpers, and guests gathered at Gather on Thursday evening to celebrate local businesses, while raising donations and awareness for an incredible nonprofit – Comfort Zone Camp. Not only did guests challenge each other to giant checkers, pose with props at the photobooth, get crafty with friendship bracelets, groove to rockin’ tunes, and spoil their tastebuds with deliciousness, but they also raised enough money to send a child to camp and make a real-life impact! To relive the fun or check out what you missed, peruse the photos and read the reviews!

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Yelpers Walk the Line at Bogarts

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Last Friday night Bogarts treated 50 lucky Yelpers to a free concert at their newly renovated venue as part of our #YelpCincySummer Bucket List. But the hospitality didn't stop there — we got to experience the concert like V.I.P.'s from their VIP balcony overlooking the stage! Yelpers enjoyed the Johnny Cash tribute band while sippin themed Cash cocktails and munching on F&N Goode Chick'n Tenders & our out of this popcorn bar thanks to Patty's Popcorn. We fell into the Ring of Fire, and it was one heck of an event. But don't just take our word on the night's awesomeness! Peep the party pics by Larrison photography here, read all the 5-star reviews, and cross that concert off your bucket list at Bogarts.com

Follow Bogarts for free giveaways, promotions, updates & more on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. 

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Yelp DC's Beach Blanket Brunch at Bar Dupont

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Surf's up! Yelp DC Elites were invited for some fun in the sun at our Beach Blanket Brunch at Bar Dupont. Guests nibbles on an array of tropical fruit, freshly baked pastries, and a selection of brunch entrees including watermelon pizza, short rib hash, cookies and cream waffles while imbibing on handcrafted cocktails in hollowed out pineapple and coconut cups!

DJ Laura Lopez spun feel-good retro tunes while guests unleashed themselves on a sand art station. All guests took home our very special 2014 Elite Gift, a Yelp Beach Towel!

Yelpers were able to donate diretly to our charity partner DC Central Kitchen whose mission is to eradicate hunger in our neighborhood. Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Facebook too!

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Providence Celebrates 10 Years Of Yelp!

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Nearly 500 yelpers and 35 vendors gathered together at The Providence Rink on a gorgeous August evening to celebrate Yelp's 10th Anniversary with incredible bites, delicious sips and fabulous entertainment. With the most beloved local businesses sharing their wares and yelpers showing their generosity (we raised nearly $3,000 for the RI Community Food Bank!), this evening was truly unforgettable! Check out the glowing reviews here and the beautiful photos of the event here

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Yelp's 10th Birthday Party at Wild Cabaret, Glasgow!

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Over 120 Glasgow Yelpers hit the hottest new venue in town (it's official, they won the Yelpie award!) Wild Cabaret on Thursday night for a night of decadence, glamour and a whole load of fun! 

We were treated to delicious cocktails by Luscious Liquid, food by Wild Cabaret and Miss Dixiebelle were on hand to style 18 lucky lady Yelpers into vintage vixens! There were also drinks by Eden Brewery St Andrews and Alexander Wines. We were treated to the smooth tunes of The Precious Penny Pluckers and the card assassin extrodinary, George Speirs who was making his debut performance! 

We also celebrated all Glasgow's best local businesses by dishing out some awards – you can read all the winners votes below the link! Thanks to all the Yelpers who partied in fine style and our amazing sponsors. 

Check out the photos and read the reviews

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August 23, 2014

LA West Elite Event At the Buffalo Club

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Yelp Gold Elites were invited to an intimate tasting of the Buffalo Club's dinner menu.  While elites had a chance to catch up and exchange Yelp stories, the dedicated staff brought out one delicous plate after another. Some highlights included the Korean BBQ Wagyu Short Rib, Summer Salad with Gioia Burrata, Chopped Crab and Avocado Salad, Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding with House Marcaspone Ice Cream, and The Buffalo Bar with Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Marshmallows, Hazelnuts and Caramel Sauce.  

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ファースト・エリート・パーティー!

Posted by Rika Nakazawa

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What does a devoted Yelp Elite Squad do on a hot summer night in Tokyo? Hand grill Senbei rice crackers over red hot charcoal, of course!

The first ever Tokyo Yelp Elite Event was held at Azabujuban  Kineya, a new Japanese style snack store that opened in June 2014. Fifteen Yelp Elites participated and enjoyed Kineya’s original “fried pasta”, paired with chilled champagne. The squad was split into teams to participate in a Yelp trivia game. The winning team received free Senbei, while the losing team was sent to the Senbei grilling room that was hotter than Onsen bath.

And still the losing team was smiling as they got to grill the Senbei.

Checkout reviewsphotos and our facebook! (Photographed by Kanako Maruyama)

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August 22, 2014

Baltimore Launches "Meet the Maker" Series

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Yelp events exist to put people in touch with great local businesses - and now, thanks to Yelp Baltimore's new "Meet the Maker" series, Yelp is highlighting great locally-made products as well! Baltimore's kick-off event took more than 80 Yelpers to Mouth Party Caramels - locally-owned and operated since 2007 (with a portion of their profits going to the fight against cancer). Just two months ago, the entire shop was destroyed by flooding that wrecked the area. This "Meet the Maker" CMYE (Community Manager Yelp Event) was a 'welcome-back,' as well as a 'get to know ya' Happy Hour-type event, with complimentary samples of their crazy-delicious caramels paired with another locally-made gem: Basignani Wines. Read more on this 5-star CMYE here and check out the pictures here

A special thanks to Mouth Party Caramel and Basignani Wines

 

 

PDXYelp Takes a Steakation @ Fogo de Chão!

Posted by Don Bourassa

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The quickest way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. And that's the simple reason for the booming success of Fogo de Chão, the hot new Brazilian churrasco experience in Portland, Oregon. And as 50 Yelp elites found out on August 21, 2014, there's no leaving this place hungry. The hot gauchos at Fogo de Chão treated the Yelp Elite to the full salad bar and churrasco experience, classic caipirinhas, wine, beer and even dessert, in what has to be one of the most extravagant PDXYelp Elite events to date. And did we mention the service? 5-stars all around. If you heard what sounded like an explosion in the Portland region last night, it was the sound of 50 minds being blown all at the same time. But don't just take our word for it, read the 5-star reviews here! 

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What's A Launch Party Without A Tattoo?

Posted by Sofia Varas

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On Wednesday, nearly 100 guests got together at Doma in Santiago´s hip hood, Bellavista, to celebrate the official launch of Yelp in Chile. Our very first “Yelpy Hour” was a raging party with bottomless sangria, a champagne toast, great conversation between new and old friends, and even tattoo art! Reviews of the event are here and photos here.

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San Jose's Hot Summer Nights

Posted by Candice Gatlin

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On Tuesday evening, South Bay Elites were treated to a ravishing rooftop celebration with Scott's Seafood of San Jose. Guests dined on delectable bites of Scott's famous Ahi tuna sashimi, crab cakes, prawn cocktails, bacon-wrapped scallops, and more, paired with select adult beverages — All the while delighting in the breath-taking aerial views of Downtown San Jose with the stunning mountains as backdrop. You can check out all our photos here and read the fabulous 5-star reviews here.

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August 21, 2014

Columbus Invades A Cincinnati Favorite!

Posted by Bryant M

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Wait—you're going to put chili where?

Sister city, Cincy, may be used to the famous Greek sauce, but it was new to most Columbus Yelpers. Skyline Chili invited the Yelp Elite Squad to find out why their slogan is "Feeling Good, It's Skyline Time!" by treating us to Greek salads, cheese coneys, 3-ways, and their signature hospitality. Four weeks, four neighboring cities, and four restaurants equaled over 80 new fans! Check out the amazing event photos and read the stellar reviews in the sponsor section below.

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Elite Event: East Village Tavern + Bowl

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East Village Tavern + Bowl opened their doors and dimly lit lanes to more than one hundred Yelp Elites this past Monday for a night of bowling, music, drinks and great food. Wait a minute? Did we say great food? Yes ladies and gentlemen, EVT is not serving your typical bowling alley slop but rather a an excellent meal that's sure to bowl you over. They have converted their restaurant to have a scratch kitchen, (everything made completely in house), and the Elite Squad could not get enough! As item after item rolled out of the kitchen the crowd could be heard licking their lips, seen rubbing their bellies all while enjoying frame after frame of tournament style bowling. Check out all the pictures on the Yelp SD Flickr page and read all the 5-star reviews here, turkeys!

A new kind of burger in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda

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The name may trigger your curiosity but it's true. Last night, the Yelp São Paulo Elite Squad went out to try a new kind of burger: the cheesebook at Lanchonete da Cidade. The dinner opened its doors to yelpers and to a truly special project, Bookcrossing. What happens when you mix books and burgers, a cheesebook, of course! Each of the guests made a contribution to the Bookcrossing shelf while also taking a different book home with them. The night was full of fun, smiles and delicious yummy burgers. You can check out the photos in our Flickr album or in our Facebook page and read the reviews here

Thanks to our sponsors:

Lanchonete da Cidade • All Contrast Photography

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Margaritas, Fish Tacos And DJ Milk On Rooftop Patio

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Templeton Landing in Buffalo has one of the most breathtaking views of the waterfront. Yesterday, a group of lucky Yelp Elite's got to experience an interactive event and learn from the GM and staff just how much they love what they do. As you walked in, you were greeted by a "make-your-own-margarita" station, followed by a nacho station and a made-to-order fish taco grill bar. With Great Lakes Brewing also serving delicious tasty beer and DJ Milk spinning fun beats, yelpers walked away awed, full, happy and ready to come back for more. We also had an impromptu #IceBucketChallenge and raised over $120 for ALS at the event. Don't believe us? Check out the photos and glowing reviews here.

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Yelp DC's Back to Cool Social at The Gryphon

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Goodbye summer, hello fall! Yelp and The Gryphon invited Yelp Elites to start off the semester on a good note with an exclusive social. Libations flowed and there were nibbles a plenty. It was the perfect  chance to catch up and meet with new and old Yelp friends.

The Gryphon is a new Meat & Raw Bar Social House brought to you by the owners of Lost Society. Yelpers enjoyed a sampling of menu favorites including goat cheese and tomato bruschetta, parmesan fried brussel sprouts, chicken and waffles, buttermilk fried pickles, tuna tartare with pickled watermelon rinds, oysters with cucumber mignonette, striped bass ceviche, lemon zest shrimp cocktail, Surryano  ham with charred scallion, and a chef's selection of assorted beef skewers.

Re-live the fun through the pics on Flickr and be sure to check out the reviews here.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors:

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Yelp NC Triangle Elites First Look at the all new Microsoft Store at Southpoint

Posted by Lauryn

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On Wednesday evening, NC Triangle Elites had a chance to check out the latest addition from Microsoft at the Streets of Southpoint. Elites enjoyed all the festivities and the hottest new technology that Microsoft has to offer including: the XBOX, tablets, smart phones, and a really cool 3-D Printer demo. Elites had the chance to explore this new interactive store, chat with staff, and  a chance to win a new Fitbit and a MINI JAMBOX! Check out the photos here and read the reviews here.

 

 

YelpJax Gets Toasted at Brew

Posted by Allie

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Brew is the new, super cool coffee, beer, toast, and soda joint, right here in the heart of Five Points. Lucky elites got to sample the highly talked about artisan toast, (can you say rosemary garlic sourdough, kimchi jam, goat cheese and arugula?)  We raised our glasses to the amazing specialty beer cocktails, like the brewmosa (beer and OJ) and the very summer Shandy (beer, lemonade and simple syrup.) Add some mixing and mingling with the light bites, and Yelp Elites found a new appreciation for being on the front edge of the city’s culinary trends. Check out the super cool snaps, and reviews here!

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Elite Event: 'Intermission' Private Screening

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"The only thing that would have made the evening better was if we could take some of the Brooks staff home to continue feeding us in the manner we had just become accustomed to..."  

Yeah we all had that feeling Quentin alright! Whiskey sours, ridiculous amounts of canapes, homemade whiskey truffles, as well as popcorn and jellies for movie watching, sure who wouldn't wanna take them home!

Then there was the viewing of Intermission from the downright luxury of our very own private screen; leaather seats, individual tables, said refreshments, and more leg room than Shaquille O'Neill's basketball shorts.

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Yelp's 10-year Anniversary Party in Copenhagen

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Thursday August 21 Yelp Copenhagen was celebrating Yelp´s 10-year anniversary in red and gold at Café Klimt. Elites, Yelpers and Newbies were all in the mood for a great party with golden drinks inspired by the painter Klimt, birthday tapas, DJ Steven and a huge birthday cake sponsored by Bodenhoff Bageri and nicely decorated with the Yelp logo, stars and pictures of some of the Elites and their reviews.  

10 was the magic number this night, and Community Manager Camilla S therefore encourage everybody to find 10 new friends on Yelp during the event. She also divided the guests into teams for a quiz challenge; 10 questions about Yelp, that should be answered as quickly as possible with a high five. The winning team: ”The Crowns” all got a hawaii wreath in gold as a reward. Afterwards the new Elites in Copenhagen were celebrated with gold crowns, and a ”Klimt´s painting competition” was launched. The yelpers should namely paint a birthday present for Yelp and make a #yelpfie of themselves with their painting and upload the photo on Yelp. Christina A won the competition for her cool map of Denmark, and got a brunch for two at Café Klimt in return.

Read the reviews and check out the photos from this colourful party on Yelp, Flickr and Facebook. There were so many great moments, and Yelp was definitely celebrated with great style in the heart of Copenhagen.

Torsdag d. 21. august fejrede Yelp København 10 års fødselsdag for Yelp i rødt og guld på Café Klimt. Eliter, yelpere og newbies var alle med til at skabe en god stemning til denne fødselsdagsfest med guld-drinks inspireret af maleren Klimt, fødselsdags-tapas, DJ Steven og en enorm fødselsdagskage, som var sponsoreret af Bodenhoff Bageri og pyntet fint med Yelp logo, stjerner og billeder af Eliter og deres anmeldelser.

10 var aftenens magiske tal, og Community Manager Camilla S opfordrede derfor alle til at finde 10 nye venner på Yelp i løbet af aftenen. Hun inddelte også gæsterne i fire hold, og så var det ellers quiz-tid; 10 spørgsmål om Yelp, som skulle besvares hurtigst muligt med en high five. Vinderholdet; ”Kronerne” fik alle en hawaii-krans i guld som præmie. Bagefter blev de nye Eliter i København fejret med en guldkrone, og en ”Klimts malekonkurrence” blev sat i gang. Alle skulle nemlig male en fødselsdagsgave til Yelp og lave et #yelpfie af dem selv og deres billede og derefter uploade det på Yelp. Christina A vandt konkurrencen for sit maleri af Danmarkskortet og blev belønnet med en brunch til to på Café Klimt.

Læs anmeldelser og se billeder fra den farverige fest på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook. Der var så mange skønne øjeblikke, og Yelp blev helt sikkert fejret med stor stil - i hjertet af København.

En stor tak til vores sponsorer og hjælpere, som gjorde det hele muligt:

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Camilla S
Yelp København
Community Manager