November 20, 2015

Vancouver Gets Crafty at CRAFT Beer Market

Posted by Ayla Collins


A storm was brewing, but that didn't stop our intrepid Elites from coming to play at CRAFT Beer Market! This gorgeous venue is the lovingly restored salt building, and we adore the vintage feel, and the amazing view from the mezzanine. After checking in to receive their exclusive phone rechargers, Elites found a plethora of different crafts to try their hand at - from origami to spirographs! As if that weren't enough, they were treated to wonderful drinks, Whistler Brewing Company, Lone Tree Brewing Company, and Blasted Church, while our helpful servers wafted delicious food under our noses! From falafel balls to flatbread we loved what we ate, and we can't wait to try more!

Check out the fantastic reviews and amazing photos!


November 09, 2015

Yelp Elite Family Dinner At Chez Boris La Nuit

Posted by Risa D



A tiny group of mostly brand new Montreal elites cozied in together for a free family-style dinner at Chez Boris to discover their new evolving evening pop up menu. We dished on Seafood Paella, Bruschetta, Greek Salad and piles of homemade classic Boris donuts. Check out the photos and reviews

November 05, 2015

Meet The Elite: Shila B, Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins


Welcome to Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. Aside from being the most authentic, social, and influential members of the Yelp community, Elites set the standard for what Yelp's all about – having a passion for local businesses and sharing that love and knowledge with others.

Today we meet Shila B, an Elite since 2012 who is famous for her prolific reviewing, and her fantastic and ever-changing hair colour! Always bubbly and up for anything, Shila loves Batman, eating, and her mom’s meat curry!

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October 26, 2015

YELPOWEEN2015 Montreal!

Posted by Risa D


200+ Montreal Yelpers partied like the walking dead on October 23 at Katacombes in Montreal, with free local beers, sake bombs, handcrafted candies, specialty chocolate samplings, Indonesian and Japanese bites and oh-so-much more Montreal-loving deliciousness! We got our make-up done by the madmen of the Montreal Zombie Walk and shook it with drag goddess Crystal Slippers and Mile End's most beloved DJ. Most heart-warmingly of all, together we raised $1010 for Refugee Action. Check out the photos and reviews


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October 19, 2015

Meet The Elite: Dru C, Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins


Welcome to Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. Aside from being the most authentic, social, and influential members of the Yelp community, Elites set the standard for what Yelp's all about – having a passion for local businesses and sharing that love and knowledge with others.

Today we meet Dru C, an Elite since 2011 who is one of the most effervescent people you will ever meet! When he’s not Yelping, you’ll find Dru playing video games and board games, or eating his mom’s home cooking! If you meet him at a party, ask him anything about pop culture – he loves it all!


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October 06, 2015

Meet The Elite: Rachid N, Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins


Welcome to Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. Aside from being the most authentic, social, and influential members of the Yelp community, Elites set the standard for what Yelp's all about – having a passion for local businesses and sharing that love and knowledge with others.

Today we meet Rachid N, an Elite since 2014 who lives in lovely North Vancouver! When he’s not Yelping, Rachid loves to cycle, hang out with his fam-jam, and secretly rap in the shower.

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October 01, 2015

Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins

The most common question in Vancouver’s Talk Threads is: “where’s a good place to eat in Vancouver?” Well, today’s the day you’ve been waiting for - Yelp’s list of the Top 50 Places to Eat in Vancouver for 2015 is out now! These incredible local hotspots take you on a journey from India to Japan to Lebanon and right back to Canada in a whirlwind of tantalisingly tasty treats! Our top-rated spot is the spectacular food stand Johnny’s Pops, with an incredible 5 stars over 55 reviews! Yelpers go crazy for his avocado lime popsicles, but why stop there? There are always new and innovative creations to try!

To create this list, Yelp ranked local, non-chain businesses in Vancity based on the number of reviews and their star rating, giving more weight to recent reviews. Check out the full list below to find your new favourite eateries!



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September 24, 2015

Vancouver Meet The Elite: Marje B

Posted by Ayla Collins

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Welcome to Vancouver's first Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. As the Yelp Vancouver Community Manager, I often get asked by business owners, newbie Yelpers and other members of the Vancity community: "Who are these Elite Yelpers?" Aside from being the most authentic, social, and influential members of the Yelp community, Elites set the standard for what Yelp's all about – having a passion for local businesses and sharing that local love and knowledge with others.

Today's featured Elite is Marje B, Elite since 2012 with a whopping 511 reviews and counting! When she's not Yelping Marje loves to run (mostly so she can eat bacon), cook, and hang out with her incredibly cute dog.

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Vancouver Relishes Life On Davie Street

Posted by Ayla Collins


On an uncharacteristically rainy evening in September, Yelp Elites congregated at reLiSH Gourmet Burgers on Davie street to share their zest for life and burgers. Musical chairs and trivia were played while Elites searched for one another in a scavenger hunt of icebreaking proportions. Bonds were forged over shared love of sliders and spirits, while Elites shared what makes them relish life. Co-owners Rivers Corbett and Chef Ray Henry shared their vision for reLiSH with the Elite Squad while the whole reLiSH crew ensured everybody left satisfied (and with excellent swag!). Elites hung their wishes for life and shared what they savour about it on our Relish Life tree and it was a night of gratitude and celebration. Check out the reviews, and photos by

Vancouver Relishes Life on Commercial Drive

Posted by Ayla Collins


As the summer wound down, our Elites turned up for a beautiful night of indulgence at reLiSH Gourmet Burgers on Commercial Drive. It was a hearty Yelp welcome, complete with all of the fixings: sliders, sides, and libations. Elites bonded over delicious burgers and reLiSH trivia. Co-owners Rivers Corbett and Chef Ray Henry shared their vision for reLiSH with the Elite Squad while the whole reLiSH crew ensured everybody left satisfied (and with excellent swag!). Elites were asked about what made them relish life, and while they hung wish tags on our Relish Life tree they shared their passion for life, great food, and the Yelp community. Check out the photos and reviews of this amazing event.

September 23, 2015

Edmonton Elites “Book It To Brunch!”

Posted by Jennie


On a rainy Sunday morning Central Social Hall treated Yelp Edmonton Elites to a tasty brunch complete with a book exchange! After arriving at the event Yelpers could drop off the book they brought for the swap, do some socializing and even check out the Jays game on the huge big screen TVs. There was plenty of Yelp SWAG on hand, and the men in attendance were treated to locally made soap from Bro Brick Soap, in scents like beer and wasabi, rye and coke and leather scrub. Chef Rueben Major flew in from Vancouver to prepare the meal for this amazing brunch which got off to a cheery start with a pineapple mimosa. Then Yelpers got to taste an Italian sausage and mushroom skillet with Central Social Hall’s signature roasted poblano and white cheddar sauce. Next was a house-made Belgian waffles with peach compote and chantilly cream. A blonde beer from Vancouver craft brewery Postmark Brewing was the "intermission" beverage. Then it was onto Eggs Benedict where Yelpers sampled either the Oil Country Benny with Italian sausage and bacon, or a Veggie Benny on a chickpea and mushroom patty. Finally came The Cure, named for being the perfect “morning after” meal, this was a breakfast version of poutine with shoestring fries, cheese curds, red wine gravy, and poached egg, and more of the delicious smoked poblano and white cheddar sauce. Yelpers then got to pick up a book for the book swap, and enjoy some great company before heading out.

Read reviews and check out photos of the event here.


Thanks to all our sponsors for another incredible Yelp event: Central Social Hall, Postmark Brewery, and Bro Brick Soaps. 


September 22, 2015

Yelp VIP at the Chocolate Academy

Posted by Risa D


A tiny group of Yelp Elites enjoyed an intimate hands-on chocolate workshop at Montreal's Chocolate Academy, complete with wine tasting and ganache magic! Check out the photos and reviews

Yelp's Summer Fest with Passovah!

Posted by Risa D

 Elites and their guests attended a VIP hour at the Fairmount to get first taste of the delicious free Jameson cocktails and learn how to make them! Plus we played video games on the big screens and tasted delicious bites from local restaurants, picked up their annual special Yelp Elite gift and met with amazing Passovah artists and non-profits before the crowds of yelpers arrived ready to rock out. It was an awesome evening full of amazing music, food and drinks in Montreal. Check out the photos and reviews!

August 05, 2015

Tasting Tour of Lufa Farms

Posted by Risa D


We got to visit the world's first commercial rooftop farm! It's right here in Montreal and it's producing an amazingly delicious, pesticide-free bounty of seasonal vegetables. The good folks at Lufa Farms gave us a peek into the magic - I mean science! - behind their operation, and hooked Yelp Elites up with a sweet promo code for free groceries. Check out the photos and reviews and get in on that sweet free grocery action by checking out the sponsor spot in this issue of the Weekly Yelp

July 16, 2015

Pastry Party for Bastille Day at Duc de Lorraine

Posted by Risa D


We celebrated Bastille Day in style in Montreal with a gorgeous patio party beneath the looming lovely St Joseph's Oratory at classic French patissier Duc du Lorraine. Piles of homemade pastries paired perfectly with wines and champagne, and our French Yelpers made the night sing with a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise. Vive l'independence! Check out the photos and reviews

July 13, 2015

Vancouver's Lovely Lebanese Feast

Posted by Ayla Collins

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Last Wednesday, Elites broadened their culinary horizons at Jamjar on Commercial Drive; tucked into a cozy nook on Commercial Drive, Jamjar has an intimate, hip, and contemporary atmosphere. As Elites checked in, they received a jar of delicious spiced apricots and a reusable Yelp bag to keep it in. The enthusiastic and welcoming staff demonstrated how to make traditional Saj flatbreads, then Elites tried their hand at making their own, and pairing it with Jamjar’s amazing hummus. Chats were had over cocktails, tabouleh salad, and lamb sausages. The Hibiscus Bloom, a gorgeous pink cocktail served with refreshing cucumber slices, was an excellent treat to ward off the summer evening heat. Check out what the Elites thought of the fun, and see's photos here.

July 07, 2015

Yelp Dallas Summer Solstice

Posted by Heli M.


Last month, Yelp Dallas welcomed the summer season in a major way by inviting the entire city to an all-white affair aimed at celebrating top local businesses. Summer Solstice was three levels of craft beer, fresh cocktails, delectable eats, tarot readings, hair braiding, face paint, caricatures and henna tattoos held at the gorgeous 2616 Commerce Event Center in Deep Ellum. Dallas' DJ Sober filled the air with jams while folks enjoyed a breathtaking view of the downtown Dallas skyline. Best of all, 100% of our suggested door donations ($4K) went directly to the Pinky Swear Foundation in Dallas, TX: an organization aimed at assisting families dealing with childhood cancer. Here is the official video recap and photos from My Ultimate Xperience. Also check out the 5-star reviews and user uploaded photos. 

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July 02, 2015

Yelp's Spanish Soul Party at Mesón

Posted by Risa D



Opened by the owners of Montreal's renowned tapas resto Tapeo, Mesón is a pretty little Spanish bistro on lovely, leafy Villeray and their food is delicious. Yelpers sampled marinated trout, serrano ham croquettes, blood sausage pogos, amazing wine pairings, and a dessert of hot fresh churros at this soulful spring elite event. Checkout the photos here, and reviews here. Learn more about the Yelp Elite here

June 10, 2015

Yelp Elites Get Whiskey'd Away In Calgary

Posted by Dale E.

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Calgary's Yelp Elites celebrated the 235th birthday of Jameson Irish Whiskey and got whiskey'd away at ONE18 EMPIRE, Calgary's newest whiskey lounge! With delicious house-prepared charcuterie and a selection of imported cheese to cleanse our palettes, we walked through a comparative tasting between Irish Whiskey, American Whiskey, and Scotch. We also got to try some other delicious Jameson's such as Jameson Select Reserve and Jameson Gold Reserve.

And if that wasn't enough, ONE18 EMPIRE took us through an interactive and unpretentious cocktail course with some whiskey drinks to down and tips to take home.

Read the rave reviews and check out the photos HERE.

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June 09, 2015

Vancouver Tours Prohibition City

Posted by Ayla Collins


Although June is often nicknamed Juneuary in Vancouver, we had a lovely evening's weather ahead as 40 of Vancouver's Elites prepared to embark on an exciting walking tour around town. Upon checking in to the event Yelpers were lucky enough to receive a coveted Yelp flask (empty, of course!) and at 7pm sharp we took to the streets to discover Vancouver's sordid history, and learn about Prohibition. Led by the capable and experienced guides of Forbidden Vancouver Elites even got to play the role of local reporters and answered questions for the chance to win a prize! After all that hard work they were treated to a delicious drink at one of Vancouver's coolest underground bars, Guilt & Co. Read the reviews, and check out our fabulous photos!

May 12, 2015

Vancouver Drinks In Support Of Aprons For Gloves!

Posted by Ayla Collins


Yelp Vancouver celebrated our very first Yelp Drinks April 26-May 6 with delicious beverages and exciting events open to all Yelpers! We had eleven fabulous venues on board, all providing great drink specials throughout the day, and all donating to a great local non-profit, Aprons For Gloves! On top of all that excitement, Yelpers enjoyed several amazing events including an intense room escape, some fun and competitive board games, and some relaxed socialising over course of the ten day promotion. Check out the excellent reviews!

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Beyond The Market Walking Tour with Spade & Palacio

Posted by Risa D


A small group of Montreal Yelpers experienced a delicious neighbourhood walking tour, complete with sips and samples from 6 different delicious local foodie treasures. We sampled regional delicacies and met producers who take pride in the quality and distinction of their harvest at the Jean-Talon Market, and sat down for a full flavor tasting at a favorite Salvadorian hole-in-the-wall. We savored the newest craft brews and learned about the progressive coffee renaissance one sip at a time and shared comfort food in Little Italy. Check out the photos and reviews and go here to connect with Spade & Palacio

April 24, 2015

Bee Happy in Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins

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55 Elites gathered together on a rainy Vancouver evening to enjoy some sustainable fun! Allegro Cafe at Whole Foods provided treats galore, including charcuterie, wraps, and candied pecans that went excellently with the tropical sangria, Parallel 49 beer, and beerzers (that's a beer based Caesar!) Elites made their own buttons, posed as pollinators, and rocked at the recycling game! Check out the photos and reviews.

April 17, 2015

90s Karaoke Party With Singing Coach!

Posted by Risa D



Montreal Yelpers came together for a glorious divey 90s Karaoke party at Karaoke Bar La P'tite Place with open bar, free bites from delicious Peruvian restaurant Casa Munyaco, and support from a singing coach named Etienne Capacchione. Etienne is a professional vocalist and singing teacher who lead the group in some hilarious and useful vocal warmups and gave us some tips in how to basically be professional songbirds... or maybe just more kickass karaoke crooners. Check out the photos and reviews!

March 28, 2015

Sushi and Wine Pairing at Shinji in Montreal

Posted by Risa D


Rare and carefully selected white and red wines were surprisingly paired with sushi to amazing success thanks to the sommeliers and head chef at Shinji in the South West of Montreal. Check out the reviews and photos!

March 17, 2015

Joie De Vivre in Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins


This was truly a feast for the senses! In collaboration with Ballet BC Up and Bau-xi Gallery we threw a huge 60's themed birthday party for the gallery, which turned 50 this year! We hosted over 100 Elites, their plus ones, and Ballet BC Up members, spoiling them with a multitude of amazing local vendors from food trucks to sweet treats! There was wine, beer, and kombucha to sip on as they admired the art of Joshua Jensen Nagles, and even a fantastic improvised dance performance by some of the Ballet BC dancers! We got our groove on to far out 60's tunes provided by DJ Pri, before throwing on a fake moustache and a flower garland in the selfie booth! Check out the awesome reviews, and fab photos by!

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March 04, 2015

Yelp Montreal Family Reunion at Sel Gras

Posted by Risa D


A gorgeous gang of 60 Yelp Elites and special guests got to experience making (and drinking!) a specifically conceived cocktail with the Sel Gras bar crew, followed by a tasty family style dinner lovingly prepared by chef Marco Santos. 

Throughout 4 courses of gorgeous upscale Portuguese comfort food with a mediterranean influence we got cosy together and celebrated the end of February with a taste of warmer days and a cheers with new and old friends. Check out the photos and reviews!

February 24, 2015

Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Yelp!

Posted by Jennie


Edmonton Elites experienced a true adventure at an Indiana Jones themed event at Telus World of Science. Chef David Omar from Zinc Restaurant created seven gourmet meatballs from a bison meatball with gorgonzola cream to a chickpea meatball with coconut curry. Yelpers also enjoyed sweet treats from the Italian Centre Shop and samples of exotic spices from The Silk Road Spice Merchant. Cha Island had 3 refreshing loose leaf ice teas on hand, and there was an exciting selection of drinks from Whitehorse-based brewers Yukon Brewing Company with beer, whisky and liquor. Charles Smith Wines was on hand, as was the phenomenal Absolut Elyx vodka; manually distilled in a 1921 copper rectification still known as Column 51, and made entirely of copper! Following all of this, Yelpers visited the Telus World of Science's current feature exhibit: Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archeology Exhibit. It combines stories from the Indiana Jones movies, and real archeology artifacts from National Geographic in a fun, interactive and informative exhibit. Be sure to read reviews of the event HERE and check out pix from photographer Sam Brooks HERE.


Thanks to all our sponsors for this amazing event

Telus World of Science · Zinc Restaurant · Absolut Elyx Vodka · Silk Road Spice Merchant · Cha Island · Yukon Brewing Company · D'Arcy's Meat Market · Italian Center Shop · Charles Smith Wines · Sam Brooks Photography ·


February 19, 2015

Vancouver's Jammin' To The Caribbean

Posted by Ayla Collins

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After an unseasonably warm Monday, a cheerful group of Elites and their plus ones attended our Caribbean themed event at The Reef on Main Street. As each attendee signed in the super helpful staff offered them a drink - a choice of a dark 'n stormy with homemade ginger beer, a Red Stripe, or Gypsy Tears provided by Parallel 49. Shortly after folks started arriving a plethora of food flowed from the kitchen - everything from jerk chicken skewers, to coconut prawns, to Jamaican patties. DJ Sue Commandante was spinning some Island-style tunes, and we even had a limbo competition! We ended the night with prizes for best photo uploaded on social media, and the person who guessed closest on the number of buttons in the jar! For more fun check out the reviews and photos!

February 12, 2015

YACKATHON: Yelp's First Community Hackathon

Posted by Risa D
Yelp’s Very First Community Hackathon has wrapped after 48hrs of hard work and delicious local bites and beers at Notman House in Montreal. With over 120 attendees, 50 participants, 11 final submissions, 4 winning teams, and 1 grand prize winner, we are pretty thrilled with the results of this experiment. 

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January 27, 2015

Montreal's Screw Your Resolutions Party!

Posted by Risa D


In Montreal we celebrated the sweetness of our 2015 elites with a Sunday Funday 5@7 at the coolest little locally owned candy store in the Cité du Spectacles: Carré Confiserie. We sampled vodka-infused gummy bears, rum gummy cola bottles and a buffet of some of the best selling and most interesting candy and chocolates in the store! Check out the photos and reviews!

January 26, 2015

Yelp Gets Provincial!

Posted by Jennie


Edmonton Elites kicked off 2015 at the Provincial Pub for Yelp Gets Provincial. The Provincial was decked out in a provincial theme, including stunning floral arrangements from Kulhmann's Greenhouse. Yelpers went head to head in a trivia game of the Canadian provinces in order to win some fabulous Yelp prizes and SWAG. Titos Vodka was on hand crafting two creative signature cocktails; the Texas Sipper, and the Pocket 4. Big Rock Brewery had Cascadia, Traditional Ale and Wheat Ale on tap. Throughout the evening Yelpers enjoyed 6 courses of delicious food including smoked salmon with vodka cream on a rye crostini, bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes on flatbread, rosemary hummus with homemade tortilla chips, and a lemon curd. To finish off the evening Edmonton's very own CM handed out the 2014 Yelpie Awards to a handful of truly fantastic Edmonton Yelpers. Thanks to all of our sponsors, and to everyone who came out to make this evening a success. Read reviews for the event Here. And view the photos Here.

Provincial Pub · Kulhmann's Greenhouse · Titos Vodka · Big Rock Brewery

January 20, 2015

Jolly January In Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins

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We kicked off the new year with an intimate party at Danica's Cafe - a family owned space complete with photos of their Grandma's farm, one of the first organic farms in Alberta. And yes, Grandma's name is Danica! These generous folks provided tons of delicious food including mini shepherd's pies, and gluten free goodies, and even raffled off a whole chocolate pecan pie! Wine was flowing freely, along with delicious Gypsy Tears Ale provided by Parallel 49 Brewing! Danica's staff whipped up some delicious teas and coffees as Elites enjoyed awesome music provided by DJ Leanne of GirlOnWax. Thanks to Linday of Lindsaysdiet for her incredible photos, and thanks to Danica's for spoiling us all so thoroughly! Check out the photos and reviews of this great event!

January 18, 2015

Maritime Madness In Calgary

Posted by Dale E.

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Calgary Yelp Elites took over Billingsgate MKT for a party so fresh you could eat it raw. "Homestyle" reached new levels as Elites feasted on Great Grandad's fish 'n' chips and Great Grandma's clam chowder, courtesty of this family owned and operated (since 1907) fish market.  Jameson Irish Whiskey, Village Brewery beer and loud, live music turned this fishy feast into full-on maritime madness. If a party could drunkenly hug you, this one would. Read all the rauckus reviews and reel-in the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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December 18, 2014

Last Minute Shopping in Vancouver!

Posted by Ayla Collins

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The new permanent location for Luke's General Store is a two level, super cool space with amazing art, clothes, food, soaps, and vinyl - there's something for everyone in this eclectic, fun store! On a not-so-cold December night over 60 Yelpers gathered to do some last minute shopping, fueled by a great spread of local cheese, bread, olive oil, meats, doughnuts, and pickles. To quench their thirst we had spiked mulled cider, local beer, and coffee! The guys from Beast and Brine were on hand to explain their incredible spread, and the Club Mate reps in Vancouver made sure everyone got to sample their delicious energy drink. Elites and their plus ones had a blast, and the atmosphere was humming! Check out the photos by and the awesome reviews!

December 17, 2014

Dining Out & Helping Out In Calgary

Posted by Dale E.

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Buy a meal at a great local restaurant and you'll buy a meal for someone at the Calgary Drop-In Centre - that's the simple philosophy behind Mealshare. This holiday season, Calgary Yelp Elites got a chance to participate in both sides of the Mealshare story by volunteering their time serving up meals at the Calgary Drop-In Centre, and then sampling the new menu items at Mealshare partner restaurant - Oak Tree Tavern. With delicious food, a special cask Last Best Brewing beer, live holiday music, cookie decorating and a surprise visit from Santa, complete with stockings filled with local goodies, Yelp's Dining Out & Helping out was one holly jolly evening. Read the Reviews and check out the photos.

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December 12, 2014

Seasonal Shenanigans in Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins


Our new CM's first Elite event proved that Christmas doesn't have to be traditional! 40 Elites gathered at Rosemary Rocksalt to enjoy bagels and rugelachs with delicious cane sugar sodas while live Christmas music played and we all got to catapult bagels through the air! No, seriously. That happened! Christmas cards and gifts were personalised for each Elite, along with a Christmas hug! Check out the reviews and pictures!

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December 09, 2014

Healthy Holiday Dinner and Cookie Contest in Montreal

Posted by Risa D


December 2014, Montreal's Yelp Elites followed a trail of cookie crumbs through an arts-packed industrial building in the MIle End to enjoy a cozy, healthy holiday dinner cooked up by nutritional consultant Danielle Levy in a cool new community kitchen. Plus they brought their best cookies and recipes to collectively create a Yelp Montreal cookie bookie! Check out the recipes, photos and reviews.

November 26, 2014

Martini Ming-le In Calgary

Posted by Dale E.


On Monday night, Calgary Elites got together to explore Calgary's martini dynasty - Ming! Featuring four custom made Tito's Handmade Vodka martinis ranging from classic, to creative and colourful, Yelp Elites mixed, mingled and enjoyed gyoza, takoyaki, calamari and more! Read the reviews here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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November 05, 2014

Montreal Mezcal, Tequila and Taco Party at T&T

Posted by Risa D



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


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.

Our Sponsors: The Mayfield Dinner TheatrePeller Estates

September 16, 2014

Sunday Dinner at GUS with La QV in Montreal

Posted by Risa D


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


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


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


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


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.

Our Sponsors:

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


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



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.

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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

Thanks To Our Sponsors:

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