November 26, 2015

Los Yelpers de Madrid descubren que el secreto está en la carne en Burnout

Posted by Lolo R.


El pasado martes, los Yelpers madrileños estaban invitados a descubrir cuál era el secreto de la carne de Burnout, la que es —desde ya— una de las hamburgueserías favoritas de la Comunidad de Yelp en Madrid. El Burnout fue el escenario irrepetible donde los Yelpers pudieron probar una gran variedad de entrantes (los Nachos, las Chickin Wings y los Chickin Tenders) y varias de las magníficas hamburguesas de este lugar, como la Cheezebrgr, la Burnout Smokin' y una impresionante hamburguesa con chili, la más reciente adición a la carta. Los Yelpers disfrutaron también de la magnífica cerveza, cortesía de Cervezas Brabante, que pudieron maridar con las delicias de la carta de Burnout. Como broche final, los helados de la heladería Daroma. ¿Quieres saber más? Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y fotografías del evento. ¿Te gustaría asistir a nuestra próxima fiesta? Pues nomínate para formar parte del Pelotón de Élite de Yelp Madrid

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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 19, 2015

Houston Elites Preview Winter Menu At Seasons 52

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


Seasons 52 at CityCentre welcomed the Houston Yelp Elite Squad to a special celebration of the restaurant's launch of their new seasonal Winter menu. Yelpers noshed on generous servings of the Lobster Cognac Ravioli; Butternut Squash Soup; Braised Beef Short-rib with grits, carrots and horseradish crema; Scallop with butternut squash risotto; Pumpkin Pie Minis; and Key Lime Minis. And libations were flowing with Cranberry Sage cocktails, craft beers and select red and white wines. With an intimate, candlelit setting and wintry aroma filling the air, the night was a remarkable jump into the holiday season! Check out the event reviews here.  

November 18, 2015

Melbourne's Passion for Pisco!

Posted by Jackie Doran


On a quiet Wednesday evening 20 lucky Melbourne Elites travelled to Peru (via Carlton North). The incredibly knowledgeable Pisco People hosted a masterclass, guiding us through the ins and outs of Pisco - a Peruvian grape-based spirit - and if there's one thing Melbourne can get behind, it's alcohol education.

Being the sophisticated Yelpers that we are we maturely sipped away on our Pisco flight, some recognising flavours such as coffee, bubblegum and even tequila! These were perfectly matched with Peruvian foods including ceviche, empanada, pork belly and single origin South American chocolate.

Guests listened to our host Josie's incredible passion for Pisco and left excited to demand request a Pisco Sour from their local bar. Want to read more about the great times we had? Check out the reviews and Yelper photos from the event HERE or on our Flickr page HERE.

November 17, 2015

Elite Event: Let's Meet At McGettigan's

Posted by Michelle M

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Tuesday ended on a high note as the Singapore Elites met at McGettigan's Clarke Quay for our November Elite event. We started the VIP experience by walking up the gorgeous stairway that led to The Malt Room, a 2nd level private function room. Warm colours and plush leather seating, along with the tin foil ceiling design added to the cosiness of the event! 

Imagine: Crab cakes with wasabi dressing. Crispy pork belly popcorn. Sliders with a hint of truffle. These dishes don't sound like your typical Irish pub grub, but McGettigan's recipes are quite solid and we were blown away at how amazing their starters were!

The Wheel of Yelp made an appearance, and 3 lucky winners from our photo and tip writing competition walked away with an $80 McGettigan's dining voucher, a bottle of Highland Park 12 year old single malt whisky (courtesy of The Auld Alliance), and a vintage Yelp Elite Schwag Bag.

Check out the fab photos thanks to Natalia Wakula, and the rockin' reviews that are comin' in!

Thanks to Sophie, Brian, and the wonderful crew at McGettigan's for giving us the VIP treatment! 

Live Escape Mission60Minutes

Posted by Timo Beck


On November 16th the Yelp Elites of Düsseldorf survived a real-life team attraction, the city's first Live Escape Game. In the neighborhood of Dusseldorf's former Slaughterhouse, tons of excitement, puzzles and obstacles were waiting for the Yelpers - and they mastered it! Check out the reviews of the Elites.

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November 16, 2015

São Paulo goes back to the 80's

Posted by Fernanda


Leg warmers, headbands, fanny packs and more. The 80's were a blast, and since SP yelpers are a nostalgic bunch, everyone got excited about digging out their outfits from the back of the drawer and gathering at Rei do Picadinho to sip caipirinhas, nosh on  some of the most traditional Brazilian snacks and dance to the sound of Devo, Cindy Lauper, A-HA, Madonna and more. Get ready, we are back in the 80's. Wanna read the reviews and see the photos? Come on over.

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November 12, 2015

Melbourne Elite Event - Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Posted by Jackie Doran


Last night we teamed up with the Australian Baseball League and the Melbourne Aces to throw a very special Elite Event. We watched the Melbourne Aces (bless 'em, they tried) from the elusive 'party deck' where we all felt like Jay Z and Beyonce in our VIP area. But the real star of the show? Darcy, the 11-year-old son of a Yelp Elite who got to throw the opening pitch (and seriously, can he throw) and announce "Play Ball!"

No game is complete with out beers and burgers, and the Australian Baseball League didn't let us down on either of those fronts, providing our elites with a gourmet barbecue an esky or three packed with ice cold drinks.

Check out the reviews and Yelper-snapped photos here.

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November 11, 2015

Making pizza in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda


We know that the Yelp Elite Squad is specialist in eating, but how about cooking? Last night paulista elites came together at Pizzaria Nacional to take a tour around the kitchen and learn how to make their own pizza. Following all of chef Edu Talarico's tips and tricks, dinner was on the yelpers and we had a blast. Wanna see how good looking those pizzas were? Take a look at photos and reviews

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November 09, 2015

Yelp KL Elite Event: Yelp's Tuak-Tail Evening With Lucky Bo

Posted by Alexander Leow

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It was not just another Sunday evening - on November 8, Yelp Elites got the opportunity to find out how much they actually know about Tuak - which is also better known as the Malaysian rice wine! At this Elite Event, guests had the exclusive opportunities to experience an afternoon of Tuak, Sambal and some Asian Fusion delicacies at Lucky Bo - a newly opened community café.

The evening started by glasses of refreshing Tuak-tails (Tuak inspired cocktails) including the Sarawak Sunrise and Kuching Mule being served, intriguingly being paired with some different kinds of Sambal served with Emping, a type of Indonesian chips.

Of course, all these Emping also made sure that the Tuak didn't go straight to the head at the next session - Tuak tasting! We were so lucky indeed at Lucky Bo to have our special invited guest - Agus Sapen - talked to us about Tuak and who gave us a live demonstration of the Tuak-making. And, no to be forgotten were those Asian Fusion delicacies including Spaghetti Tuak Vongole and Spaghetti Sambal Ikan Bilis which Lucky Bo's owner, Edward S got inspired in creating this dish by the very local rice dish - Nasi Lemak!

Check out what the Elites are saying about it, and the great shots of the awesome bunch taken by Mamawhaley.

Many thanks to Lucky Bo and Agus Sapen for making the Yelp KL Elite Event this month so shiok!


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Yelp Elite Event: Hotel Urban

Posted by Lani P.


It was a fitting way to bid adieu to 2015 with the last Yelp Elite Event for the year in Brisbane. Overlooking the city and Spring Hill, the Yelp Elite Squad made their way from the Hotel Urban lobby to the Loft Room. Once there, they were treated to signature cocktails and a sample of their menu from executive chef Luke Farrow. And although the evening ended with a wonderful light show provided by the storm that rolled in, a great night was had by all in this Spring Hill urban oasis. Check out the photos and read the reviews

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Yelp Elite Event: Hotel Urban

Posted by Lani P.


It was a fitting way to bid adieu to 2015 with the last Yelp Elite Event for the year in Brisbane. Overlooking the city and Spring Hill, the Yelp Elite Squad made their way from the Hotel Urban lobby to the Loft Room. Once there, they were treated to signature cocktails and a sample of their menu from executive chef Luke Farrow. And although the evening ended with a wonderful light show provided by the storm that rolled in, a great night was had by all in this Spring Hill urban oasis. Check out the photos and read the reviews

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São Paulo learns about beer

Posted by Fernanda


In Brazil they say Saturday is Feijoada Day, but last weekend Elite Yelpers in São Paulo skipped the national dish to enjoy a class of beer with one of the top 50 beer sommeliers in the world, and our own Yelp Elite, Tegnus L. At Salumeria Tarantino the guests learned many curious facts about beer and were able to match all three Tarantino beers with specialty cold cuts and an incredibly sandwich with smoked picanha and pineapple. Dessert was a yummy Doce de Que? dark chocolate cupcake matching with Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Are you jealous? Take a look at the reviews and photos. And if you want to join the next Yelp Elite Event, see how to become Elite here

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Yelpsgiving Fall Fest at Broadmoor Bistro

Posted by Adam Schaumburg


The future chefs of Kansas City at Broadmoor Bistro put together a scrumptious bounty as Yelp Elites gathered around the cornucopia for a Yelpsgiving Fall Fest! There were eight wonderful stations to sample and explore, including some delicious holiday turkey and stuffing. Elites were able to tour the Bistro kitchen to learn about the culinary program, as well as check out the holiday Pie Sale which allows people to pre-order Thanksgiving goodies. Bask in the warm glowing reviews from the event here, and a big thanks to the students and staff at Broadmoor Bistro for a wonderful evening.

November 05, 2015

Los Yelpers de Madrid especian su Halloween en Granel

Posted by Lolo R.

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El pasado sábado, los Yelpers madrileños estaban invitados a celebrar Halloween de manera muy especia(l). Granel Madrid fue el escenario donde un grupo de veinte Yelpers tuvo la oportunidad de, acompañados de un buen vino y una amplia selección de helados; combinar sus propios sabores con los toppings propios de la tienda. Así, los Yelpers podían mezclar el chocolate con jengibre deshidratado, plátano o cualquier fruto seco, y hacer lo propio con sabores más exóticos como el mango o la frambuesa, dando rienda suelta a su creatividad en lo que a creación de helados y mezcla de sabores se refiere. ¿Quieres saber más? Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y las fotografías del evento. ¿Te gustaría asistir a reuniones como esta? Si tienes lo que hay que tener, nomínate para formar parte del Pelotón de Élite de Yelp Madrid.

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November 03, 2015

San Antonio: Pizza, Brews, & Furry Friends at Urban Bricks Pizza!

Posted by Tomas Rey


It was a beautiful evening at Urban Bricks Pizza as we hung out on their patio with very special guests. No we're not talking about celebrities; even better, it was with all of our furry friends! 

Yelpers were given the chance to bond with all of our furry guests while munching on one-of-a-kind pizza creations and Ranger Creek beer. For those who have yet to visit Urban Bricks, UBP is an unlimited topping creation pizza and salad bar that is Vegan, Gluten Free, and Vegetarian friendly place for a quick bite.


Into the night we were toppings deep into our Pizza Creation contest where Yelpers divided into teams to win over the panel of judges. Some of the intricate concepts conceived were "Vampire Slayer" and the "Niko".


While Yelpers were busy creating their own creations, everyone was enjoying UBP classics such as "Three Little Pigs" and the highlight of the night, "Nutella Dessert Pizza". It was an awesome night overall but don't take our word for it!

Check out the awesome reviews here & the professional photos by Noah Acevedo here

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Yelp Taipei's Spooktacular Halloween

Posted by Roxanne Lo

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一個月過的好快!許多住在台灣的人都沒有真正的體驗過美國萬聖節活動的氣氛,因此菁英在位於公館附近的The Common有機會在溫馨的空間應景一下。破冰遊戲則給大家一個機會認識新朋友後,大家開心的吃著爸爸Kevin's美式BBQ道地的豬勒排、香腸、通心粉⋯⋯等以及貝貝西點的萬聖節風格杯子蛋糕!為了完全讓菁英有一個特別的經驗,特效彩妝師Betty K更是為了大家化妝讓大家變身成自己想要的角色呢!請至這裡閱讀活動的評論,也可以在我們的Flickr看到更多精彩的活動照片。



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November 02, 2015

National Chocolate Day at Cacao & Cardamom

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


On October 28th, Cacao & Cardamom invited 35 Houston Elite to celebrate National Chocolate with a whiskey and chocolate tasting. Curated by Cacao & Cardamom owner and chocolatier Annie Rupani, Yelpers sampled an assortment of chocolates like their Houston Rodeo 'Best Bites' prize winning Mango Caramel. Check out the event reviews here!

Houston Elites Meat The Capital Grille - CityCentre

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


On Monday, October 26th, 35 of Houston Elites kicked off fabulous fall weather with a patio steak-cation at The Capital Grille at CityCentre. At this cocktail reception, Elites were treated to apps – like Lobster & Crab Cakes, Lollipop Lamb Chops, and bruschetta – and signature cocktails such as their famous Stoli Doli. The following night on October 27th, 10 Gold Badge Elites enjoyed an intimate seated dinner featuring The Capital Grille's limited engagement: Wagyu & Wine dinner, along with desserts, like their coconut cream pie, flourless chocolate cake, creme brûlée cheesecake. Check out the amazing event photos and event reviews here and here

October 27, 2015

Moda'da taş fırın pizzasıyla aşk yaşamak- Istanbul

Posted by Gakten


On a lovely Wednesday evening, we had the opportunity to taste one of the best pizzas
in Istanbul. The event took place at Sivuple, Moda.  The restaurant is adorable and also admirable! As soon as you walk in, you just know that you’ll have a great time. As appetizers, we had smoked meat with some sprinkled cheese on top and after that a gorgeous Mediterranean salad garnished with green apple slices. Then we gathered in groups and headed into the kitchen. The chef taught us how to roll a pizza dough and let us put the ingredients on it. Their pizza oven was fired by only wood, so there was no chemicals involved. When the pizzas were served, they were eaten in seconds! As deserts, we had Wonka and  hazelnut-chocolate pudding. Everything was amazing. We can't forget the taste. Did you miss this event? Check out the pics and reviews for more info.

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October 26, 2015

Los Yelpers de Madrid juegan al fútbol en pelotas

Posted by Lolo R.

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El pasado sábado, los Yelpers madrileños estaban invitados a un evento un tanto peculiar. Bajo el título "Fútbol en Pelotas" muchos de los integrantes del Pelotón de Élite de Yelp Madrid no sabían qué esperar. ¿Se tratará de jugar como vinimos al mundo? Pues para nada: se trataba de jugar al Fútbol Bubble, un divertidísimo deporte en el que, incrustado en una enorme burbuja, tienes que correr a por la pelota (si es que la ves) al tiempo que te das porrazos con cualquiera que se interponga en tu camino. Un juego divertidísimo que ayudó a los Yelpers a descargar tensiones y a terminar con agujetas en la tripa de tanto reír, además de marearse un poco de tanto bote y trompazo. ¿Quieres saber más? Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y fotografías del evento. ¿Te gustaría asistir a eventos como este? ¡Pues presenta tu candidatura para el Pelotón de Élite de Yelp!

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Yelp KL Elite Event: Aromatherapy Workshop With Claire Organics

Posted by Alexander Leow

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While the hazy situation had persisted for more than a month in Kuala Lumpur now, Yelp Elites in KL got the fun of making 5 aromatherapy organic products together, including calming pillow mist, aromatic natural perfume, whitening and exfoliating facial mask, darkening coffee hair spray and room freshener pouch with Claire Organics at Makespace on October 24. All those organic goodness that Yelp Elites brought home were especially useful in helping them to stay healthy under this weather! During the break, Elites also got to try out some healthy stir-fried noodles prepared by Wok It, a mobile kitchen that serves quick and customised meals, cooked fresh in a fiery wok and served in their signature take-out boxes.  

Check out what the Elites are saying about it, and the great shots of the awesome bunch taken by Jimmy See Photography and Tze Henn S.

Many thanks to Claire Organics, Makespace and WokIt for making the Yelp KL Elite Event so fun!


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October 22, 2015

A night of beers and food in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda


Last Wednesday night, 12 Elite Squad members gathered for real beer harmonization class at Café Journal in São Paulo. Guests dined on a three-course menu of delicious dishes, and each of them were paired with one of Cervejaria Blondine's beers! Yearn to learn more? Check out all the reviews of the event here and flip through all the fantastic photos

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October 19, 2015

Sneak Peek of Houston's The Durham House

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


The Durham House takes a kicked-up version of Southern Coastal cuisine boasting a seasonal, farm-to-table, and chef-driven menu created by Chef Don Schoenburg. And Gold badge Elites were invited to check out the new restaurant weeks before its highly anticipated October 22nd opening! Craft cocktails made with Azunia Tequila and bites like – BBQ Duck Tartine and Lamb Tartar – rounded out the night's menu. Check out the raving event reviews and photos!

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October 18, 2015

Piada Italian Street Food Comes To Houston

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


New to Houston is Piada Italian Street Food, and they invited 80 local Elites to check out the resto which boasts a menu of fresh-made Italian wraps (piadas), Italian sandwiches (tascas), bowls, salads and more! Check out the event reviews and photos! Photos by Eugene Lee Images

Houston Gets Hot With Blazed Fast Fir'd Pizza

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


In summer of 2015, Blaze Fast Fir'd Pizza – a fast casual restaurant known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas – opened two Houston locations in Woodlake Square and Sugar Land. And October 12th and 13th, Elites were super stoked to get an invite to taste their signature 'zas and make their own creations – complete with wine, s'mores, a DJ, games and prizes. Check out the event reviews here (Woodlake Square) and here (Sugar Land). Photo by Shawn S 

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October 13, 2015

Taste Of Tarakaan | Houston

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


Haute on the Houston culinary and nightlife scene is Tarakaan, a Pan-Asian restaurant turn high energy lounge. And H-town Elites were invited to an exclusive VIP tasting complete with bites created by Chef Micah Rideout – delectable items such as Edamame Croquettes, Smoked Paan Wraps, Steamed Pork Buns, Curried Cauliflower, and Duck Green Mango and Papaya Salad. Yelpers enjoyed wine, Tarakaan's famous Firecracker Champagne Cocktail, henna tattoo designs, origami 101, and photo opps with a giesha model. Check out the event reviews and photos for more! 

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October 12, 2015

October Elite Event @ The Grill On The Alley

Posted by Matt F


When Sunday afternoon comes around, it's usually time to curl up on the sofa and feel sorry for yourself, whilst craving a Bloody Mary and good Roast Dinner. Well for our October Elite Event, we took care of all of that as 22 lucky members of the Yelp Manchester Community were invited down to The Grill On The Alley for a Sunday recovery session to remember!

First off we were treated to a fantastic Bloody Mary Masterclass by the wonderful Maria before heading downstairs to dive into a mouthwatering Roast Dinner. There was a choice of perfectly cooked Meats, buttery veggies, Roast Potatoes and of course, huge Yorkshire Puddings.

Thank you again to Katie, Maria and all the brilliant staff at The Grill for such an enjoyable afternoon. Check out the photos on Facebook and read the reviews on Yelp!

October 11, 2015

Yelp Brisbane Elites Pumpyard Brewery Adventure

Posted by Lani P.


Ipswich is upping the cool factor with a heritage-listed old TAFE building now home to a craft brewery. Yelp's Brisbane Elites were taken on a tour of the brewery and their hand-crafted brews by owner and chief brewer, Wade Curtis over the weekend. From the Ipswich Challenger Light Ale (boasting flavours of mandarin, green tea and spices) to the Summer Wheat and the now internet famous Wabbit Saison made with carrot juice, Elites were taken through each brew by Wade himself. Paired with a selection of their delicious pub menu, Elites left plotting future visits. Check out the photos and read the reviews

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October 07, 2015

Coffee harmonization in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda


Coffee is not just a drink. All of the aromas, the variety between acidity and bitterness allow you to have completely different experiences and flavors when trying different methods. Harmonization with specific foods also provides impressive results. Last night, Elite Yelpers of São Paulo had a complete introduction to coffee tasting with one of Nespresso's coffee experts, Claudia who conducted the meeting introducing three coffee blends that were intensified with Dona Cora treats — from savory muffins to Belgian chocolates truffles. I dare you to read the reviews or see the photos of last night's tasting and not wish to have a warm cup after. 

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October 05, 2015

A Sunday of Wine & Pizza in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda


You can't deny it, pizza & wine is one of the best combinations there is and to enjoy a nice Sunday evening the São Paulo Elites gathered at Bardega to try, firsthand, the pizza menu at Bardega. From one slide to another the guests sipped, sangrias, clericot, reds and whites. Do you want a bite? Read the reviews and see the photos here

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October 01, 2015

Yelp KL Elite Event: Yelp Gets A Taste Of Izakaya With Tsubohachi

Posted by Alexander Leow

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On the night of September 23, Yelp KL hosted its first Elite Event at Tsubohachi. Yelp Elites got the exclusive opportunity to experience not just some great Izakaya Japanese delicacies, but also the "Izakaya culture" - where Japanese working executives gather for drinks and food as a form of relaxation after a long day at work.

Because it's summer all year long in Malaysia, we started the night with Asahi Sub-Zero to open our palates and get ready for the night. Please note that this was also the first and still the only place in town that serves Asahi Sub-Zero, which literally means that we got to enjoy the taste of Asahi Super Dry in sub-zero temperatures (-2 to 0 °C). 

Beer in hand, we cycled through a few different appetizers including some fresh and crispy Kawaebi KarrageOkonomi and more! These were helpful in making sure that the Ozeki that we indulged in after the appetizers didn't go straight to our head. Of course, for those who are more of a sours or Umeshu person, they also got to pick the drinks that they wanted to try as well.

And, no - we did not go home just yet - in fact we were just about to start. Then, we got to try some Wakatori Zangi and Kushimori, followed by a variety of Kamameshi - Japanese pot rice! For sure, we did not end the night without desserts - Matcha de roru, green tea crepe with rice cake and red beans rolled in it.

Drool over the photos of those Japanese delicacies here (courtesy of our photographers Cliff Ooi Photography and Jimmy See). Do check out the 5 star reviews that are rolling in, too!

Many thanks to Tommy Lee, Maverick Lee and the crew at Tsubohachi for making the first Yelp KL Elite Event so shiok!


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September 29, 2015

Elite Party @ Caviste Curieux x Italina

Posted by Elsa Spiers

Just for the evening, the Elite squad traveled to Italy thanks to the discovery of the Italian wine picked with love by Thomas and Stéphane from Caviste Curieux, along with cheese, mortadella, chorizo, homemade pizzas, selected by Louis from Italina !


The perfect occasion to discover two great and charming local businesses, working with amazing products, to meet up with the Elites, and even discover new faces as the Lille's community is getting bigger every day.


A massive thank you to Stéphane, Thomas and Louis for being so welcoming, generous and so smiling ! And thank you to the Elites for being so curious, open minded and enthusiastic ! Thanks as well to Marie P for the awesome pictures !


*** French Version ***

Le temps d'une soirée, les Elites ont pu partir en Italie grâce à la découverte des vins italiens proposés et choisis avec amour par Stéphane et Thomas de Caviste Curieux ainsi qu'aux fromages, charcuterie, pizzas maisons sélectionnés et préparés avec soin par Louis d'Italina !

L'occasion de voyager un peu le temps d'une soirée, de découvrir deux commerces locaux charmants, qui proposent de très beaux produits, et de se retrouver entre Elites, voir même de découvrir de nouvelles têtes, puisque la belle communauté de Lille grandit de jour en jour.


Un grand merci à Stéphane, Thomas et Louis pour leur accueil, leur générosité et leurs sourires ! Et merci aussi à vous, chers Elites, d'avoir été si curieux, ouverts d'esprits, et enthousiastes ! Merci également à Marie P pour les superbes photos !


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Restez connecté / Stay connected



September 24, 2015

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 16, 2015

Galata'nın büyüleyici tarihinden bir parça, işte karşınızda Nola!

Posted by Gakten

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On a regular Wednesday evening, we were invited to a newly opened gorgeous restaurant, Nola in Galata.  In 1300s Galata was a small town surrounded by brick walls and presently Nola is hosting a part of it. We were amazed by the ambiance as soon as we stepped in. You can even see the Galata tower as you enjoy your meal. Speaking of which, appetizers were breath taking, cheese plate was well garnished and had a lot of variety. Main dishes were perch and chicken. Our dish arrived as we got amazed by the presentation, then we took a bite of it and boom! It makes your feel pampered in every way. Deserts were very tasty as well: Tiramisu and ice cream filled profiterole.. It can’t get any better than that! We suggest you giving them a try, you won’t regret it. For more details of the event, make sure to check out the reviews and photos. Thank you Nola for this beautiful evening!

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September 10, 2015

Yelp Brisbane's Dough Throwing Showdown

Posted by Lani P.


If Yelpers had ever puzzled over the art of pizza-making they needed not wonder any longer, when the pizzaola’s at Vapiano Garden City showed them the tricks to making an authentic pizza on Tuesday night. With newly acquired dough throwing skills under their belts, Yelpers dined on a selection of Vapiano's signature pizza and pasta dishes before tucking into the decadent nutella cheesecake. Want to know more? Read the reviews and check out the photos.

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September 04, 2015

Secret Spot in Soho

Posted by Kevin L


How small is Hong Kong? Yet meanwhile, how many secret spots have you been to that's never known to your friends? Last Monday, Elites in town went to the hidden upper floor of Sahara Mezz Bar in Soho. Without any prior details of this Elite Event, Elites were pleasantly surprised by Sahara's signature Middle Eastern cuisine, cocktails and shisha/hookah. The night was peaked with the Yelp of Fortune game, which everyone took home with all the cool schwags!

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August 27, 2015

Die Yelp Elite Backschule Düsseldorf

Posted by Timo Beck


Am Mittwoch, den 26.8.2015 durfte die Düsseldorfer Yelp Elite hinter die Kulissen von Hercules, der einzigen Bio-Vollkorn und Mühlenbäckerei der Stadt, blicken. Inhaber Johannes klärte uns ausführlich über Rohstoffe, Backverfahren, das Bäckerhandwerk und die langen Arbeitszeiten als Bäcker auf. Die Yelper durften dann schließlich auch selbst ran und aus einem Vollkorn-Weinzenmehl leckeres Gebäck herstellen, quasi als kurzlebiges Andenken an dieses fantastische Event. Danke an Johannes und das Hercules-Team. Die Beiträge der Yelper findet ihr hier und alle Fotos von Werner K hier.

On Wednesday, 08.26.2015 the Düsseldorf Yelp Elite could look behind the scenes of the only organic whole grains bakery, Hercules, in Düsseldorf. Owner Johannes explained to us in detail on raw materials, baking processes, the baking trade and the long working hours as a baker. The Yelpers could then manufacture delicious pastries themselves, as a kind of short-lived memory of this fantastic event. Thanks to Johannes and the Hercules team. The reviews of the Yelpers can be found here and all photos by Werner K here .

August 14, 2015

Madison Meets For Mocktoberfest

Posted by Stacey Lansing


Tradition ran strong on Wednesday night as Madison Elites were treated to a night of south-central Wisconsin culture at OSS. Fifty of Madison's Elite Yelpers mingled and played board games on OSS's beautiful back patio and munched on cheese (including Limburger!), French fries, and deep-fried cheese curds. Co-managers Josh and Dustin talked about OSS's deep ties to the region and shared their passion for quality and creativity in their shop. To close out the night, attendees sampled three sausage and beer pairings - the Swiss, cabbage, and mustard-topped Glarner with Lust hefeweizen, the street-food-inspired Doner Kebab with High Life, and OSS's special Currywurst with the season's first tap of Staghorn Octoberfest. See what Elites thought of Mocktoberfest, and check out our Flickr page for a peek at the night!

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July 28, 2015

Yelp's Summertime Teatime!

Posted by Tomas Rey

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It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and we were treated to a private gathering amongst the grounds of CommonWealth Coffeehouse. Walking throughout the venue with our fresh pressed coffee, house infused teas, bellinis, and wine was a refreshing way to take in their organic garden with an eccentric Summer patio. CW Coffeehouse strives on using herbs, vegetables, and eggs from their garden on a daily basis.

Did we mention they have a chicken coop with live chickens?! That's right... they take pride making their own fertilizer and compost for their garden.

Yelpers had the chance to experience freshly baked goods from authentic French chefs including bites such as their iconic Terragon Chicken Sandwiches, sweet potato chips, almond croissants and oh so much more!

Capping off the night with an interactive session from the French pastry chefs on how to make a proper croissant. Everyone walked away with a smile on their face and a fresh breath of air and outtake on one of the newest and most unique coffeehouses in San Antonio, Texas.

Don't take our word for it though, check out the awesome 5-star reviews here and the amazing photos from Noah Acevedo & Steven Casanova here!

Special thanks to CommonWealth for an amazing event: yelp|website




Houston's Summer Steak-cation At LongHorn Steakhouse

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


Yelp Elites from all across Houston and the Greater Houston area celebrated July's National Grilling Month at four different LongHorn Steakhouse locations. Each event was an intimate 20-Elite dinner composed of four delicious courses, adult signature beverages, and prizes using the #LongHornYelp hashtag. Check out the event reviews and photos from the June 22nd @ East Houston, June 29th @ Pearland, July 13th @ Humble and July 20th @ Memorial location events! 

July 13, 2015

Vancouver's Lovely Lebanese Feast

Posted by Ayla Collins

Jamjar Falafel

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.

¡Los Yelpers de Madrid se declaran la guerra con bolas!

Posted by Lolo R.

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El pasado sábado los integrantes del Pelotón de Élite de Yelp Madrid tuvieron la oportunidad de viajar en el tiempo... para volver a su más tierna infancia. El parque de bolas Periquitos Park acogió a casi cuarenta Yelpers dispuestos a darlo todo en un improvisado after hours entre colchonetas, toboganes y piscinas de bolas. De tanto saltar y brincar al Pelotón se le abrió el apetito, y allí estaban las carnes de La Finca de Jiménez Barbero para solventarlo. Su espectacular tataki y su delicioso steak tartare hicieron las delicias de los Yelpers, que tuvieron la posibilidad de degustar ambos productos, preparados con el máximo esmero por una granja que, a día de hoy, se ha convertido en un auténtico referente internacional. Mantener al Pelotón hidratado fue tarea de Linda, que con sus dos refrescos estrella, fabricados de forma 100% natural y sin azúcares ni colorantes ni conservantes añadidos, hicieron las delicias de todos los Yelpers con dos increíbles sabores, el de limonada + jengibre y el de pera y pimienta Sichuán; aportando el toque refrescante a esta calurosa noche. ¿Quieres saber más? Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y fotografías del evento. ¿Te gustaría asistir a eventos como este? ¡Pues presenta tu candidatura para el Pelotón de Élite de Yelp!

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July 07, 2015

San Antonio Parties At The Sheraton Gunter Hotel!

Posted by Tomas Rey

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Who doesn't like to party in a hotel? Better yet... partying in a hotel with a full course menu and endless amount of drinks?! That's exactly what the San Antonio Elite Squad got to experience at the Sheraton Gunter on June 23, 2015. With an exclusive tour throughout the hotel we were spoiled non-stop with the ultimate VIP treatment.

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The red carpet treatment began immediately upon arrival as guests were offered complimentary valet so they could promptly enter Bar 414 where all of the festivities began. Once we entered the jazz-inspired speakeasy bar, there were appetizers such as lobster siu mai and signature cocktails like the 414.

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After all of the appetizers and initial cocktails were offered and devoured, accompanied with live music it was time to head to our next stop. Once everyone was seated and offered a glass of wine it was time to enjoy our main entree inside the hotel's restaurant, Market on Houston. We were fortunate enough to receive a full description of our courses from Chef Rudy, executive head chef, who explained the exclusive sneak peak of their upcoming menu! Munching on delicacies like lamb belly and smoked dorset yukon au gratin potatoes was a great way to continue the event.

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But... that's not all folks!

We capped off the night inside the Sheraton Gunter's VIP Lounge with a dessert bar and an opportunity for some photos and free roam of all of the amenities within. It was unfortunate this event had to end; however, many yelpers were excited for a new staycation destination. Don't take our word for it though- check out the amazing 5 star reviews here and exceptional photos from Noah Acevedo here!

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June 30, 2015

Yelp Hong Kong's Taco Sunday at Cali-Mex

Posted by Kevin L


Summer is here! We finally had some sunshine last Sunday when the Elite Squad arrived the newest Cali-Mex store in Causeway Bay. Branch Manager Mona greeted everyone with delicious bowl-filled nachos, quesadillas filled with their special blended cheese, and tacos with all different fillings. Michelle even had her first veggie taco ever without knowing it was veggie - That says something how about good their tacos are! 

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June 24, 2015

Yelp's Winter Brinner

Posted by Lani P.


Brisbane isn't known for dinners around the fireplace, but the current chilly evenings gave us the perfect excuse to stoke the fire and enjoy a brinner party at Scout. Owners, Candy & Suse took us on a journey through some of their most popular breakfast items, from the sweet almond & mandarin bread with marscapone (paired with an espresso martini featuring Scout's espresso blend with 666 Vodka) to the savoury breakfast salad with brussel sprouts. It's easy to see why this Petrie Terrace cafe often has lines snaking down the street each weekend. Check out the reviews and take a look at the photos

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Elite Art Tasting At Bottle & Bottega

Posted by Angela S

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It was an artful evening at Bottle & Bottega, and 50 Yelp Elites and their guests filled the entire studio and created arty masterpieces. Unlike most paint studios, the night was a special art tasting where each person got to select their project: A 10x10 canvas painting, a collage on canvas, or a painting on a wine or pint glass. Freshii provided a healthy spread of veggie pinwheels and hummus, followed by cinnamon and chocolate chipotle cookies from Sugar & Spice, and red velvet and strawberry swirl cake bites from Nothing Bundt Cakes. The event was a great success thanks to the talented group of art instructors, and everyone left with a special take home gift compliments of Bottle & Bottega. Read the reviews right here and see the event photos on Flickr.

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June 16, 2015

Yelp Elite "Wein Weltreise" Düsseldorf

Posted by Timo Beck


The Düsseldorf Yelp Elite squad could again indulge in great wine on June 16th. We met at Vindega, a new and very hip wine bar, including an attached wine shop and and online shop, for a "wine world trip". The Vindega team guided us through great wines from all over the world and there was not only wine but also exciting information on top and some great Tapas from La Olliva. Listening carefully has paid off, because there was a wine quiz with a high-quality wine to win. "Wohl bekomms"! Have a look at the reviews and the photos (thanks to Bastian Tworuschka) of the event.


Die Düsseldorfer Yelp Elite durfte am 16.6. wieder dem Wein frönen. Wir trafen uns in der Vindega, einer neuen und sehr hippen Weinbar samt angeschlossenem Weinhandel und Onlineshop zu einer Wein-Weltreise. Das Vindega Team führte uns durch tolle Weine aus allen Teilen der Welt und es gab nicht nur ausreichend Wein sondern auch spannende Informationen und leckere Tapas vom La Olliva dazu. Gut Aufpassen hat sich gelohnt, denn beim Wein Quiz gab es tolle Preise zu gewinnen! Wohl bekomms! Hier geht's zu den Beiträgen und den Fotos (Danke an Bastian Tworuschka) des Events.

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Blanc de Bars - A Montrose Crawl Hosted At Pistolero's, Stone's Throw, and Royal Oak Bar & Grill

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


For the first time in Yelp Houston, Elites donned their chic summer whites for a 'Blanc de Bars' pub crawl in the legendary Montrose neighborhood. First stop was at Pistolero's where Elites sipped on Wild Berry 'Ritas and enjoyed an endless buffet of chips and liquid gold queso, chipotle chicken taquitos, quesadillas, a salsa bar and all the trimmings! Second up was Stone's Throw; Elites took in the posh throwback decor and enjoyed the Finn MacCoul craft cocktail. Last on the list was Royal Oak Bar & Grill, where Elites headed upstairs and refueled on the Cucumber Cooler, along with a buffet of fried pork dumplings, chicken wings, and fried mac n cheese! Click here for the event reviews and pics. Big thanks to Shawn Bermudez and his staff!