Everyone loves a secret and to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Yelp in Brazil, we hosted a super-top-secret event to blow the mind of yelpers. The selected guests received an address of a meeting point, a date and a time. They were told nothing of what was to come.
When the day arrived, 50 yelpers turned over their phones, were blindfolded and taken by van to the secret location. The multi-disciplinary space NOX Concept was the host that, with Yelp, presented a sensorial night, full of surprises. Attendees could snap photos using Instax cameras, eat the treats from Frank & Charles, Dona Cora and Sweet Sartorio, drink cold Madalenas and special Disaronno cocktails served in lemons, watch a tango acrobalance performance from Mahu & Ninja, find their Papaiz lockers using keys and dance all night to the sound of TrendBeats.
It was a night to remember, and there were no better way to celebrate this special occasion than with an event like this. Aren't you curious? See the remarkable photos and read the reviews.
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How well do you know your city? Last Sunday, Brasília Yelpers from all age groups discovered a little bit more about theirs during an unforgettable quest through the most beautiful touristic places at this international heritage site. It was the second edition of the Yelp Scavenger Hunt, that had participants going to the TV Tower, the World Cup stadium Mané Garrincha and many other sites, where they had to find tips and complete tasks, walking or biking from one place to another (with a little help from the Yelp app, of course). You can view the photos here
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Many may say that CrossFit requires a lot from the body, and they might be right but this weekend São Paulo yelpers learned that CrossFit is for everyone. If you don't know what I am talking about, CrossFit is a general strength and conditioning training program that provides the widest possible physiological adaptation to any person, regardless of age or physical level. After learning this we challenged ourselves with a WOD (Workout of the Day) led by the passionate coaches at Jardins CrossFit. Check out the reviews and photos, and see that we are now ready for another workout.
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It was quite a unique way to kick off the weekend: on Saturday morning, the Rio Yelp Elite Squad, along with the guides from Rio4Fun, had the opportunity to explore favelas Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho during an ecological walk. The 30 participants uncovered hidden hikes, marvelous views and successful social projects. In the end, everyone enjoyed a very typical Brazilian barbecue at Neguinho's rooftop, an upcoming hostel with quite a sweet host. Read the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page!
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Did you know that whisky is originally from Ireland? Or that you can find many hidden facts on any Jameson bottle? Last night at Galeria Choque Cultural, these were only some of the many discoveries the Yelp Elite Squad in São Paulo learned during Julianne Lyne's workshop. As the Jameson Ambassador in Brazil, Julianne taught Yelpers the difference between three kinds of whiskey, how to mix drinks using Jameson and what foods enhance the taste. Every yelper got a chance to create their own drinks and have some fun. Besides drinking, everyone had a taste of Rafael Silveira's art with the with the exhibit: Circus Naturae. Read the reviews, see the photos and get a taste of Jameson yourself.
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If the members of the Yelp Elite Squad in Rio thought they'd seen it all, our July Elite Event was proof that there's still a lot to experience within this marvelous community! For the first time, 40 Yelpers got together for a movie night - and the highly praised Argentinian film Wild Tales was a hit amongst all atendees. As they enjoyed wraps, pizzas, brownies and beers provided by Ziper Delivery, the guests laughed the night away. To wrap up the evening on a high note, a full tour of the stunning Le Magnifique mansion was provided by the Oasis Collections Brasil staff. Read the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Last Monday, over 100 Yelpers from Brasília got together for quite a fun night during Yelp's Casual Monday at Los Baristas, one of the trendiest coffeehouses in town. All guests were treated to heineken beers and specialty coffees from southeastern and southern Brazil. Delicious food and desserts created exclusively for the event - and the cool music played by DJ Alt+Tabs - also played a special part in making this a remarkable evening! Read the reviews of the event here
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Beer lovers had a blast at last night's event. São Paulo Elites gathered at Cervejaria Ideal to brew their own Weiss beer. With a complete workshop from Victor, Ideal's beer sommelier, the yelpers understood and participated in the entire brewing process – it was 5-hours of fun indeed. We are excited to see the result of this experience, but now we must wait 30 days to drink the Yelp Beer. Now we are voting on choosing the perfect name for it. But if you want a taste of our beer read the reviews and see the photos.
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On Saturday afternoon, ten São Paulo yelpers went upside down at Studio Metropole. For two hours, those lucky people got to learn a little bit about pole dancing and understood that this dance is not only about sensuality, but also strength, flexibility and endurance. An afternoon perfect to learn a routine with Liliane Varanda, see performances from other dancers – including the Community Manager – and also have a glass of champagne. It is a day to remember.
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Jun Sakamoto means extreme quality and taste. At the last Elite Event, São Paulo Yelpers went to Hamburgueria Nacional to get a complete workshop with the famous chef and learn how to create the perfect burger. While sipping all the secrets and techniques, they tried snacks, milkshakes and at the end tasted the burger they created. It was an unforgettable and truly memorable night. Curious to see the photos? Click here. Want to read the yelpers' opinions? Click here to read the reviews.
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What a night! Last Wednesday marked the launch of Yelp Rio de Janeiro's first photo exhibit, #YelpLoveRJ. With the curatorship from Alexandre Macieira, responsible for the instagram account @riointerior, the exposition showcased the ten most beautiful shots out of the 1200 that were published with the hashtag over the past few months. Celebrating the special occasion, Yelpers enjoyed tasty caipirinhas prepared by the one and only El Pi, all while exploring the lovely decoration store Casa Pinto Home, a hidden gem that feels like an oasis in the middle of Rio's hectic Saara neighboorhood. Read the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Can you resist a juicy burger? I bet the answer is no, and neither can the São Paulo Yelpers. Last night, Frank & Charles was completely packed with hungry burger lovers. The event couldn't be complete without nice cold Gauden Biers and loads of laughs. Would you fancy a bite? If you hanrgry for photos click here, and if you like to read the reviews click here.
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"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense", said the ever whimsical Alice in Wonderland. For yelpers in São Paulo, this past Saturday afternoon offered a glimpse into the magical world with fun hats and decorative umbrellas. A group of Elites got to enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea at La Quiche. They tasted mini-quiches, homemade cakes, lemonade, juices and hot chocolates, and they took their hats off for everything. Everyone left with their hands full with the surprise giveaways from bab!. This was certainly an amazing Saturday. If you want to read the reviews click here, and the cool photos are available on our Facebook page.
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It was quite an exciting Tuesday for carioca Elites, who were presented with a special beer and snacks night at Boteco Carioquinha, located in Rio's most bohemian neighborhood. During the two-hour affair, Yelpers tasted a couple of very special beers, both brewed in Brazil, as well as two delicious snacks created by the house especially for the Comida di Buteco competition. What a way to start the week! Read the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Last Saturday, 30 Yelpers from Brasilia visited Johnnie Special Burger to eat delicious and juicy hamburgers, followed by hot wings, special french fries, onion rings and an exquisite dessert: a combination of popsicle, vanilla ice cream and brownie.
The even had a trivia game about burgers and Yelp. The winner won the oh-so-famous red Yelp sunglasses.
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It just doesn't get any better! That's what Rio Elites had to say about the spectacular dinner prepared for them by an impeccably trained staff at Churrascaria Palace. The four hour-long feast included delicious seafood, a wide variety of flavorful cuts of meat and three special wines that could not have paired better with all the incredible food. Read the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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"Nine out of ten people will say they absolutely love chocolate - and the other one is lying". We believe this statement is absolutely true, and as they say at Cacao Sampaka, if you think you don't like chocolate, that is because you haven't found your perfect flavor yet. Last night, Elite Yelpers got to try over 15 flavors of chocolate and learned that it isn't just delicious, but it's also healthy. Are you ready to be jealous? Take a look at this sweet photos taken by Edu Leporo. Wanna read the reviews? Click here.
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Many will say that life is sweet as candy - we couldn't agree more and we are not alone.Yelpers from all over São Paulo came together to Addolcire, a ice cream parlor in Moema neighborhood, to enjoy a night with gelatos, chocolates, canapés and sparkling wine.
Grab your cone, bite your red velvet ice cream sandwich and come see this yummy photos taken by Edu Leporo. Wanna read the reviews? Click here.
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Last Tuesday night, 20 very lucky Rio de Janeiro Yelpers got to enjoy quite an Italian affair: they were treated to a variety of delicious pizzas! At Stravaganze, a beautiful looking pizza restaurant in Ipanema, Elite Squad members and their guests got to taste 3 different flavors of this world favorite, all while sipping on red wine sangria. After the three-hour event, that also included a superb chocolate dessert, everyone left feeling very satisfied and a little more Italian. Who said there was no good pizza in Rio? Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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It was an exciting and adventurous Sunday afternoon for ten very lucky members of Rio's Yelp Elite Squad. This fun crowd got the opportunity to sail down Guanabara Bay, sipping on cold beers and caipirinhas and taking pictures of Rio's marvelous landscape, as well as of Niterói's famous and charming MAC museum. Our host, Sail in Rio's captain Cássio Gurjão, made an excellent job at teaching everyone a bit of sailing and pointing out the 2-hour ride highlights. What a great way to end the week! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Just a couple of days after Carnival's madness, 40 lucky São Paulo Yelpers got the very special chance to "detox" together at a holistic event held at Método DeRose. Led by a trained specialist, Yelp guests tried some very relaxing breathing and stretching exercises, aimed at keeping mind, body and soul in shape. After the de-stressing session, chef Thiago Arruda served his very own vegetarian risotto, that was a hit amongst attendees. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Last Thursday night was healthy, delicious and fun for 30 happy Yelpers in Rio de Janeiro. The lively group got to taste several tasty salads, wraps and sandwiches at Rolé, a genuinely carioca restaurant that offers refreshing and healthy food, a perfect combination for Rio's hot summer. After trying all the house specialties, Yelpers were asked to vote for their favorite ones, as the owners want to highlight those "Yelp Elite favorites" on their menu. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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A four-course menu harmonized with beer and the presence of the São Paulo Elite Squad is a great night for sure. Ella's chef, Alexandre Romano, prepared a special tasting menu to leave our tastebuds asking for more. The casual and intimate ambience was perfect to enjoy the beers and the talk from the beer sommelier André Lopes. This warm Spring night closed the Elite calendar with style.
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Last night was one of discovery for carioca Yelpers. For the first time, many of them got to taste some delicious Thanksgiving food, in a dinner prepared with a lot of love by Gringo's Café. On the menu, roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, green bean salad with bacon, mashed potato and, to finish it off, a superb pumpkin pie that had everyone wanting more. Amazing food was complimented by some crisp sparkling wine and fantastic conversations! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Yeah, that's right! An evening with music, beer and burgers just can't go wrong. São Paulo Yelp Elites came together to clink pints (in the form of a fresh and tasty Madalena beer), and nosh on devilishly good mini-burgers and snacks. M.A.B Gastronomia chef, Alice Claro, wowed yelpers with her culinary skills and DJ Lucas Pestana killed it on the ones and twos - check out the photos and reviews!
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Last night, the Yelp Elite Squad in Rio de Janeiro received VIP treatment at Leblon's Zee Champanheria. Twenty happy Yelpers got to taste the house's delicious clericot as well as freshly made caipirinhas. The food was also incredibly tasty, with the sesame wrapped cheese being stellar standout. To finish off the night in high spirits, Spa Serra Morena raffled a complimentary two-night stay for one very lucky Elite! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Some may say "Taco Tuesday" isn't a thing outside the United States, and these folks are wrong. Last Tuesday the São Paulo Yelp Elite Squad went down to Tatuapé, a neighborhood in SP's east side, to try one of the most Yep-loved Mexican restaurants around. La Buena Onda, owned by Arturo Herrera, a chilango of birth and heart, is a cute and cozy spot that serves big flavors. From taco bites and quesadilla, to tequila shots and a hot pepper eating contest, the Yelpers got together, had a good time and spiced up their week. Check out the cool photos and read the reviews, if you want to get a little taste of what it was like.
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Last night the Yelp Elite Squad in Rio de Janeiro got together to celebrate the arrival of spring in style. With Copacabana beach as the background, Yelpers got to taste the delicious treats prepared by Dolce & Salato's staff. Crepe, pizza, ice cream and a lot of wine made this another special evening for Yelpers, that also took home a vase of the succulent plant, made by Studio Lily. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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It's impossible to talk about São Paulo without mentioning its big skyscrapers, graffiti artists and, of course, its incredible variety of gastronomic options. What if it was possible to combine all of these things in one place? Well, that was exactly what we did last night! On September 10th, Yelpers from all parts of the city came to Butantan Food Park for the first Yelper Party in Latin America. More than 500 guests and 27 partners got together to enjoy Beco do Yelp (Yelp's Alley), an amazing party that gathered funds for non-profit, Projeto Quixote. There was a lot of street culture going on: complete with an exhibit of skateboarding videos, a breakdancing challenge, on top of an enormous amount of delicious food, live painting and even massage sessions! You can read the reviews here and see the marvelous photos. Still curious? We have some more info here!
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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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Humankind biggest question: "to be or not to be..." healthy? Sometimes being healthier means sacrificing one of the best pleasures in life: eating. But thankfully, this is not the case at Vinheria Percussi. São Paulo Yelpers went on a gastronomic ride to the organic world of tasteful food, and sampled an entire menu made with organic ingredients. From appetizers to dessert, and even the wine, this dinner was a treat on its own. If you want to have a little taste of deliciousness, read the yummy reviews here, and see the great photos taken by Anderson Salomão at our Flickr gallery or in our Facebook page.
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Nothing makes a book better than a good cup of Joe and last Saturday the Yelp Elite Squad in São Paulo came together to learn more about specialty coffee, swaping books and Sofá Café. Diego Gonzales, owner of Pinheiros' premier coffeeshop, prepared a very special lesson demistifying what we thought we knew about coffee and offered some tips and tricks on how to properly make and appreciate the national beverage. Check out the reviews here, and the awesome photos snapped by Lori Warriner on our Flickr page.
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Have you ever thought about seeing São Paulo's landmarks by night, getting to know the city biking from one architectural marvel to another? Yelp, together with Urban Bike SP, organized a cool 3-hour ride through downtown Sampa and took Yelpers on a trip to re-visit their own city. The tour took cyclists from Paulista Avenue to Republica Square, exploring places like Liberdade (Japan Town) and Sé Cathedral. The guides, Renato Góes and João Pejan, regaled yelpers with interesting facts about each landmark, giving everyone a lesson about São Paulo and its epic stories. The ride finished at JazzB, where everyone got a taste of some amazing snacks and homemade tea infusions while kicking back to live jazz! If you're curious to see the pictures and read what everyone thought about this event, check out the photo album and read the reviews!
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