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November 05, 2014

Montreal Mezcal, Tequila and Taco Party at T&T

Posted by Risa D

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Montreal Yelp Elites came together on a chilly Monday for a private party at T&T: a sexy and friendly Taco & Tortas joint in the Plateau. With imported organic Tequila and Mezcal on offer alongside innovative cocktails, tasty tacos and homemade perfect churros, it was soooo caliente. Check out the photos and reviews

September 18, 2014

Yelp’s Mayfield Dinner Theatre Adventure: Folkswagon’

Posted by Jennie

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Edmonton Elites were treated to an evening performance of The Mayfield Dinner Theatre’s opening show of the 2014/15 season; Folkswaggin'. Elites enjoyed red and white wines courtesy of BC's Peller Estates, along with the Mayfield Dinner Theatre’s award dinner buffet, headed by Executive Chef Willie White. Some of the delectable food Yelpers enjoyed included roasted chicken with peppercorn gouda cheese sauce from Sylvan Star Cheese, carved AAA Alberta prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, caramel brownies and Egyptian bread pudding. After dinner everyone enjoyed the fantastic music at The Mayfield Dinner Theatre’s newest show Folkswaggin, a musical revue and history of folk music from around the world. Thank you so much to our sponsors and to everyone for coming out and making this event a phenominal success! Read reviews for this event HERE.

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September 16, 2014

Sunday Dinner at GUS with La QV in Montreal

Posted by Risa D

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Chef David Ferguson and the wise wine importers from La QV hosted a very special Sunday dinner with the Yelp Elite on a cozy early fall evening in Montreal. They led us on a tasting tour  punctuated by an education in perfect Ceasar salads, homemade hotsauces, a roast and mussels and tarte tatin and so much more, while we cuddled up together and burst into joyful applause in the intimate red room on Beaubien. Check out the photos and reviews

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September 05, 2014

Easy Rider Bike Tour Of Green Alleys And Local Montreal Street Art

Posted by Risa D

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As part of our ongoing adventures through our beloved Montreal another tiny, lucky group of Yelp Elites rolled on an easy going sunset bike tour (with beautiful bikes provided!) through parks, sidestreets, and laneways led by the charming team at Fitz & Follwell. Check out the photos and reviews!

Private Night Walking Tour of the Vieux Port + Chinatown Cocktails

Posted by Risa D

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A tiny group of lucky local Montreal Elite Yelpers were invited to rediscover the old city as night fell. This walk with André Saint-Amant, a professional Montreal Tour Guide, taught city-savvy locals new information about the architecture and history we walk by every day. After watching the lights come on all over the lovely corners of the old city, we ended with a free cocktail and piles of dumplings at Luwan, a beautiful new hidden-away bar in Chinatown. Check out the reviews and photos!

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July 28, 2014

Bonne Yelpiversaire!

Posted by Risa D

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Montreal celebrated 3 years of Yelp in our belle ville, plus 5 years in Canada and 10 years of Yelp in the world! We rocked our party hats and party pants at the candy bar, while sipping amazing gin cocktails and digging into incredible local charcuterie all at the beautiful Le Saint-Edouard. Check out the photos and reviews!

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July 24, 2014

Edmonton Elite Event: I Dare You!

Posted by Jennie

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Edmonton Elites Enjoy Dare-worthy Foods at Taste of Edmonton! For the seconf year, the Edmonton Yelp Elites were invited to an Elite Event at the Taste of Edmonton festival. The evening’s theme in the Sip ‘n Saveur tent was “I Dare You” and our elites were up to the challenge. Some of the evening’s delicacies included porcetta di testa; haggis sausage; duck liver flan with sweetbread popcorn, and ink squid lobster sauce; taco de lengua with avocado crema, radish, and urban greens; pork blood pasta with sweetbread; sweet bread with white asparagus mousseline, smoked
mushrooms, and champagne fois gras sauce; and a Schezwwaun spicy mouth-number
hot pot. Aside from dining on delicious eats Yelp Elites were able to try several white and red wine wines, and relax on the patio seating in the Yelp area with views of the entertainment on the main stage at Taste of Edmonton. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making The Yelp Elite: I Dare You event a rousing success.

Check out all the photos from the event, and read the reviews.

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Taste of EdmontonEdmonton Petroleum ClubThe LingnanHundred Bar and Kitchen • Chef Sarah Peebles • El Cortez Tequila Bar and KitchenFairmont Hotel MacDonald Asna CooksVinomania •  Dave Tamling Photography.

July 16, 2014

Board Game Night In Quebec City

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Fresh Quebec City Yelpers came together for an amazing board game night at La Revanche. We enjoyed delicious bites and cocktail and then jump into games. Each team were initiated to a different game. The winners of each table affronted each other in an ultimate dice battle to win the game they played. Most of the people stayed afterward to discover new games. Check out the photos and reviews!

July 14, 2014

Montreal Power Suit Party

Posted by Risa D

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Montreal Yelp Elites came together in the luminous sunlit Verses restaurant in beautiful Vieux Montreal, we dressed up like the power houses we all are and dang but we looked good doing it. We shared delicious farm-fresh bites, and an amazing array of innovative cocktails. We also shared our super powers, and hugs and high fives and lots of laughs. Check out the photos and reviews!

June 30, 2014

2014 Yelper Party: Yelp's Ultimate Science Fair!

Posted by Jennie

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Edmonton Yelpers were invited out to attend the annual Yelper Party, Yelp's Ultimate Science Fair at the Telus World of Science Edmonton on June 26, sponsored by Lexus Of Edmonton. This celebration of locally owened businesses in the Capital Area came with full access to all the amazing exhibits at Edmonton’s Science Centre - including Canada's newest IMAX. Yelpers got to see science in action and take part in featured fun like at fire karaoke, hoverboard races, a human gyroscope and Van de graaf machine. Friendly and feirce Yelp ambassadors greeted all of the guests, and with a $10 donation Yelpers were entered into draws for fantastic prizes and raised over $3500 for local Etown NPO, Sports Central. There was plenty of food and drinks from 20 different restaurants, 2 food trucks, 4 breweries and the frozen night club; which kept everyone’s stomachs and taste buds happy. With 2 Photo booths, music from Virgin Radio, Icon Braid Bar, Feel Fabulous Mobile Spa and Balloon Fairie creations, all were entertained and amazed during this phenominal party. See all the Photos read the Yelp Reviews and check out the Storify!

A special thanks to all of our sponsors and vendors for making Yelp Edmonton’s annual Yelper Party a huge success.

104.9 Virgin Radio • Alley Kat Brewery • Attila The HUNgry • Balloon Fairies • Ballon Matrix • Burrito Libre • Cha Island • Club XO • Cookie Love • Creole Envie • Fantasia Caffe • Feel Fabulous Mobile Spa • Guru •  Hogs Head Brewery • Hong Kong Bakery • Icon Hair Braid Bar • Jacek Chocolates • Jones Soda • Karma Wellness Water • Lexus of Edmonton • The Lingnan • The Melting Pot • MojoPhoto • Moonshine Doughnuts • Normand’s Bistro • Oliv • Padmanadi Brewery • Popbar• Red Piano • Ribstone Creek Brewery • S'wich Food Truck • Saccamano Bros • Select • Sherlock Holmes • Smokehouse BBQ • Social Photo Booths  • Swiss Butter House • Swiss Melo • Swiss To Go • Taste of Edmonton • Telus World of Science Edmonton • Yellowhead Brewery  

 

June 25, 2014

Greater Toronto has a Häus Party @ Musiqhäus

Posted by Kris

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Your parents are away, and you want to have a few friends over, what do you need? An array of savoury and sweet bites, funky cocktails, and some live Musiq! Ya, that should do the trick! Yelp GTA Elites didn’t need to worry about annoying their neighbours last Thursday night, as the hottest new live music venue in Vaughan (Musiqhäus) hosted 80 elites and their guests for the most rockin’ Häus Party the ‘burbs has ever seen! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page

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Dynamic Hospitality & Entertainment Group (Musiqhäus) Corby Spirit and Wine LimitedBarra Photography

June 18, 2014

Yelp Helps MTL 2014

Posted by Risa D

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Yelp Helps 2014 was the third annual party celebrating 10 exceptional Montreal non-profits with McAuslan beer and REFRESH Wine Coolers from Barefoot, delicious free bites from awesome folks like Bad Monkey Popcorn and Island Organix, live performances by Saxyndrum, the Choeur Maha, and Break City dance crew in a carnival of community loving live at the Fringe Park. Check out the photos and reviews!

June 02, 2014

Yelp Edmonton's Bubble Tea Bash at Teapsy!

Posted by Jennie

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Edmonton Yelp Elites were treated to a Sunday evening Bubble Tea Bash at Teapsy Café on Whyte Avenue. Yelpers were able to try a plethora of intoxicating drinks including a strawberry bubble tea with lychee jelly, watermelon bubble tea with exploding bubbles, avocado bubble tea, mango bubble tea, watermelon bubble tea, a sea salted green tea, and a Chinese sweet wine. While chatting away with fellow Yelpers delicious Taiwanese treats including homemade spicy wontons, egg puffs with green tea butter, squid pancake balls were served. To end the evening, massive bowls of shaved ice with fruit arrived. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making this bubble tea bash a sweet success. Read the event reviews here and check out photos here from Vivid Vision.

 

An Absinthe Education at Alambika

Posted by Risa D

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As the Habs counted down to Game 6, Montreal Yelp Elites took the edge off their nerves with an exclusive absinthe education and tasting at the lovely Alambika. Check out the photos and reviews!

April 30, 2014

Campari Cocktails and Crazy Eats at Tripes at Caviar

Posted by Risa D

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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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April 15, 2014

Spring Spa-Tacular at NStyle Montreal

Posted by Risa D

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One sweet Saturday in the Spring, twenty Montreal Yelp Elites came together for a relaxing afternoon. In the sunny top floor of downtown's Montreal Trust NStyle boutique beamed bright white and clean with a whole wall of colours for the ladies to choose from, plus some beautiful and delicious cupcakes, fresh veggies and juice! Check out the photos and reviews!

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March 28, 2014

Montreal Fête At Frunchroom

Posted by Risa D

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

March 24, 2014

Board Games In Halifax

Posted by Shannon H

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

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Private Workshop for Yelp Elites at Montreal Improv

Posted by Risa D

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

March 17, 2014

Edmonton Elites Enjoy Wizarding Wonders at Telus World of Science!

Posted by Jennie

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Yelp fans of the Harry Potter series were in for a spectacular twilight affair at the Yelp Into Harry Potter Event at The Telus World of Science. Inside Elites and their guests snacked on delicious treats including homemade blueberry and crème brulee marshmallows from Slow Food Edmonton, decadent cupcakes and cookies from Crave, three types of couture doughnuts including lime wasabi with fresh strawberry glazed and black sesame seeds from Moonshine Donuts, and a plethora of chocolates from Cococo. These gourmet treats were accompanies by wines from Dreaming Tree and Ravenswood, local beer from Alley Kat Brewery, and a very adult butterbeer! Guests were then invited to visit the exclusive Harry Potter Exhibition where they could check out some of the intricate costumes, props, and set pieces used in the Harry Potter movie series as well as the rest of the Science Centre. Check out reviews from the event here and photos here.

 

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Telus World of Science EdmontonCrave Cupcakes • Alley Kat BreweryMoonshine DonutsCococo ChocolatiersDreaming Tree WineRavenswood Wine • Slow Food Edmonton •          •  Vivid Vision Photography • 

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March 03, 2014

Louisville Elites Get A Shave And A Haircut

Posted by Emily H

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The Louisville Elite men got prettier as the night went on — and not just because Old Forester bourbon was on hand to sample. The men (and a few ladies) gathered last week as part of Yelp Elites Get Buzzed, which was held at Derby City Chop Shop, a barber shop that embraces a rock and roll aesthetic in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. The men got to pick between a free cut or shave, and when they weren't under the straight razor or scissors, they were able to drink bourbon, gab with the mustachioed and bearded gents of the Derby City Whisker Club and chow down on lobster rolls, bisque, and cheddar bay biscuits from the Longshot Lobsta food truck. Check out the rad photos and video and read the reviews.

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February 27, 2014

Sake It To Me At Kyo Bar Japonais In Montreal

Posted by Risa D

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

 

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