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June 30, 2015

Yelp Hong Kong's Taco Sunday at Cali-Mex

Posted by Kevin L

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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!

June 09, 2015

Vancouver Tours Prohibition City

Posted by Ayla Collins

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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!

Gold Badge Elites At Fluff Bake Bar

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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One of the city's most anticipated openings what that of Fluff Bake Bar, created by Rebecca Masson – 'Sugar Fairy' made famous by "Top Chef's Just Desserts." Gold Badge Elites got a private tasting of her creative confections – the 'Fluffernutter' being the most sought after. As things got toasty inside the Chef's new brick and mortar location, Jake Schiffer of Houston's own Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider was there to pour cold and refreshing servings of his Golden and Dry Ciders. Check out the event reviews and photos here! #YelpHouston 

Gettin' Fit At Revolution Studio

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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It was our second installment of Yelp Kicks Butt Elite Events, and Revolution Studio's newest Houston location opened its doors to some very eager Elites! Yelpers experienced a full-throttle, pumped-up, 30-minute spin class instructed by owner Kim Syma, followed by 30-minutes of rejuvenating yoga instructed by Madonna. After, Elites enjoyed juices from Revolucion Coffee + Juice, bubbles provided by Revolution Studio, lights bites from Freshii and desserts from Pondicheri. Check out the review and photos here!

May 22, 2015

Los Yelpers madrileños afinan las cuerdas vocales en Hard Rock Café

Posted by Lolo R.

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El pasado martes, los Yelpers madrileños tenían una cita muy especial, a la que se requería acudir con las cuerdas vocales bien afinadas. El Hard Rock Café Madrid acogió el evento 'Rock A La Carta', donde los Yelpers, además de poder disfrutar de vino, cerveza y hamburguesas y cócteles procedentes de su World Burger Tour, tuvieron la oportunidad de subirse al escenario y cantar algunos clásicos roqueros de ayer, hoy y siempre junto a la banda del Hard Rock. ¡Y no fueron pocos los que se atrevieron a dar el salto a las tablas en alguna de las canciones. Fue, indudablemente, una noche para recordar. ¿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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May 21, 2015

Whisky Tasting with Platinum at Bar Six

Posted by Kevin L

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How much do you know about whiskies? Last Tuesday we had the perfect opportunities at Bar Six to showcase some of them. Big thanks to Platinum Wines to bring over not only Auchentoshan Three Wood, Suntory The Hakushu 12 Years Old, Glendronach 18 Years
Old Allardice Sherry Cask, and Laphroaig Select Cask to our fellow Elites, but also having Will Clem in Scottish kilt to tell us more about the history and tasting notes of each whisky. 

If you had one glass too many whisky that night, you can always check out the photo album on Flickr, the reviews of the Elite Event on Yelp, and also Yelp Hong Kong Facebook Page to recollect some of your memory!

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May 14, 2015

Richmond Elites Get Some Hump Day Pampering At Shine Blowdry Bar!

Posted by Lauri Thompson

 

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Last night a group of Elites got their primp on at Shine Blowdry Bar! The champagne was flowing, blow dryers were roaring, and the folks at Shine made sure that everyone topped their Princess treatment off with a freshly made up face. Not to mention the mini cupcakes, sweet potato ham biscuits, fruit, and cheeses that quenched that after-work appetite. Perfect way to spend a Hump Day? We think yes! Read all of the glowing 5 star reviews here and see photos of the action on Flickr

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April 28, 2015

H-town Flings Into Spring With Some Bling

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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The Yelp Elite Squad celebrating Spring with some bling! Welcomed into Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring Store, Houston Yelpers sipped on Deep Eddy Vodka and Topo Chico Agua Mineral and noshed on bites from Maggiano's Little Italy Houston, P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Yelpers also snapped their mugshot in the Make A Face photo booth, won a few prizes, and each Elite walked away with a Robbins Bros goodie bag. Check out the event reviews and photos snapped by Eugene Lee Images.

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 15, 2015

Know Your Coffee at The Coffee Academics

Posted by Kevin L

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Concerned you may stay awake the whole night if you enjoy a cup of coffee after work? That's why we were here last Tuesday night at The Coffee Academics to learn more about your coffee. It's our honour to have The Coffee Academics's very own Master Barista, Herman Chan, explaining to our fellow Elites that some coffee beans actually have much lower caffeine content than soft drinks. He also showcased how he could use the same coffee beans from The Coffee Academics's own coffee farm in Baruffee Estate, Panama, to make two coffees with different tastes. Not to mention that the one of a kind SteampunkTM coffee brewer became the focus of many cameras.  

Check out the reviews of the event here and see all the amazing photos in the Flickr page and also Yelp Hong Kong Facebook page.

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April 12, 2015

Let's RYDE, Houston!

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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It's no secret that Yelpers love wining and dining, but in Houston, Elites equally love burning those cals! New in town is RYDE - River Oaks, a chic cycle studio created by Houstonians Ashley Gooch and Andrew Pappas. Thirty-two Elites signed up for a Yelp Kicks Butt event: A 45-minute cycling class followed by fresh pressed juices from Squeezed and dinner courtesy of SNAP Kitchen. Check out the event reviews here!

Gold Badge Preview of PESKA Seafood Culture

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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As the rest of the Houston food and social scene await the highly anticipated opening of PESKA Seafood Culture, the Houston Elite Squad – Gold Badge Elites – were invited to an intimate restaurant preview. Elites noshed on Tiraditos and other scrumptious ocean delights prepared by Chef Omar Pereney and sipped on craft cocktails, like the Bees Knees. Check out the raving event reviews and party pics snapped by Eugene Lee Images.  

April 10, 2015

Elite Event @ Get Out Lille

Posted by Elsa Spiers

Tuesday the 7th of April, the Elite squad was lucky enough to participate to Get out, the first escape game in the North of France.

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Two enigmas to solve - one set after Kennedy's death and the other one in the London of the 90's - dozens of possibilites.

While one group was trying to escape the room, the other one had the chance to discover great magic tricks played by Mikael the magician of Get Out. After all these emotions, a nice cold beer and some Fish and Chips were waiting for the Elites, along with lovely Yelp Cupcakes.

Thank you to the Get Out team, Samuel, Vincent, Mikael et François for being so welcoming, nice and fun ! Big thank you to Fish and Chips and Elizabeth's, the Yelpers ate all of it !

All the reviews are here and the photos there !

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Mardi 7 avril, la Brigade d'Elite a eu la chance de jouer chez Get Out, le premier escape game du Nord de la France. 

Deux énigmes à résoudre - l'une située juste après la mort de Kennedy, l'autre dans le Londres des années 90 - des dizaines de possibilités. 

Pendant qu'un groupe tentait de sortir de la salle d'énigme, l'autre a pu découvrir les époustouflants tours de magie de Mikael, le magicien de Get Out. Après toutes ces émotions, une bière fraîche et des Fish and Chips attendaient les Elites, ainsi que de délicieux cupcakes Yelp.

Un immense merci à toute l'équipe de Get Out, Samuel, Vincent, Mikael et François pour leur accueil, leur gentillesse et leur humour. Et merci à Fish & Chips et à Elizabeth's, les Yelpeurs ont tout dévoré !

Retrouvez les avis ici et les photos  !

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

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Restez connecté / Stay connected

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March 25, 2015

Hey Elites! Let's go to the movies!

Posted by Sofia Varas

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Please before reading this post, turn off your cell phone and grab your popcorn, because it's movie time! Oh yes! last thursday a lucky group of Santiago Elites got to go to the movies...what is so impressive about it? Well, it was a truly Elite experience.

They went to watch "Insurgent" the second part of the Divergent Saga in the premium accomodations of Cineplanet Costanera, with very comfortables sofas (yes, no seats...sofas) an a la carte menu and waiters ready to make your life a happier one.

What is the bad part? Well, most of the Elites that went to this movie evening swear that they could get use to this movie star treatment...for life.

Check the pics of this great evening here and the reviews here 

March 23, 2015

Houston Throwback At Prohibition Supper Club & Bar

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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The Houston Yelp Elite Squad made way to Downtown's Prohibition Supper Club & Bar, housing its swanky digs in the historic ISIS Theatre – Houston's first theatre built in 1912. Elites donned 1920s ensembles as they entered through the private speakeasy entrance. Guests sipped on craft cocktails made with Tito's Handmade Vodka and Herradura Tequila, noshed on Chef Ben McPherson's buffet of fish beignets, chargrilled oysters, and grilled kabocha squash. And we can't forget the jaw-dropping live performances by The Moonlight Dolls and Aerial Airheart! Special thanks to all of the night's sponsors, including VivaAerobus for awarding two roundtrip tickets to Cancunto one lucky Elite. Check out the Eugene Lee photos on Yelp Houston flickr and Yelp Houston facebook and event reviews!

March 22, 2015

Make Your Crystal Balls, and Make Your Own Party

Posted by Kevin L

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Our Elite Squad spent an unusual Friday night at Make Your Choicesss, crafting their own crystal balls (with Yelp road signs as custom-made prop just for the event!), and at Playful Factory, enjoying their very own party there with musical instruments, game consoles, an open kitchen for making cocktails and more. Letting our Elites having an unique experience here in these two venues is certainly one of the walking examples how Yelp can help connecting people with great local businesses. 

Don't forget to check out the reviews of the event here and see all the amazing photos on the Flickr page.

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March 17, 2015

Joie De Vivre in Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins

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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 LindsaysDiet.com!

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March 16, 2015

Orlando Elites get Friendly at LongHorn Steakhouse

Posted by Andi

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Orlando's Elite Yelpers were treated to an outstanding, intimate four-course steak dinner on Monday while also participating in some 'speed friending' at LongHorn Steakhouse in Altamonte Springs. The concept was simple- put our seasoned Elites on one side of the table and new Elites on the other. Throw in some fun conversation starters and a few drinks and we had ourselves the friendliest event in town! Our newer Elites switched seats every course and ended up with a ton of new Yelp buddies, a full stomach, and some good feels! And one lucky Elite Yelper walked away with a basket of LongHorn goodies including a grilling set, and their signature sauces. But this event was also about the kindness and LongHorn made sue every Elite Yelper went home with a special gift and tons of leftovers. Dang, it's neat to be Elite! But don't take it from me- Check out photos of the event here and reviews here.

March 10, 2015

¡Los Yelpers madrileños aprenden todo sobre el café!

Posted by Lolo R.

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El pasado jueves, el Pelotón de Élite de Yelp Madrid acudió a una intensa (¡y aromática!) cata de café. Más de cincuenta Yelpers se reunieron en torno a la enorme mesa comunal de Monkee Koffee, para escuchar a Ricardo, de Supracafé, explicar los pormenores de la preparación, sabor y aroma del café. Entre explicación y explicación, el Pelotón tuvo tiempo de degustar un tremendo café, disfrutar de unos deliciosos minibocadillos y tomarse alguna que otra cerveza, que también ayudó a que los conocimientos adquiridos se fijasen más profundamente. ¿Quieres saber más? ¡Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y las fotografías del evento! 

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March 03, 2015

Gold Badge Elites and Cirque Du Soleil's "Amaluna"

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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Houston Gold Elites enjoyed a very special, intimate show at Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna." Within arms reach of the stage, Gold Elites were wowed by high flying acts, mystical song and acrobatic dance. Check out the event reviews here. Photo by Hugh M.

Badge Bash At The Springbok

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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Elites celebrated their 2015 badges at Downtown Houston's South African gastropub The Springbok – complete with Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails, a Studio 31 Hair Lab glam station, DnN Photography photo booth, Ashu's Henna Art and music by DJ Scoop. Photos by Yoshi Lee Photography. Check out the reviews here!

February 23, 2015

Bilibala: Yakitori, Live Music and More

Posted by Kevin L

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To celebrate the New Year of Goat, our Elite Squad enjoyed a relaxing Sunday at Bilibala Yakitori Bar. Paired with Asahi beers and Somersby Ciders, the yakitori came to absolute perfection: grilled ox tongues, grilled octopus, grilled scallops, maitake mushrooms, and the amazing bacon wrapped lychee, to name just a few. And the live music performance by Unknown and Tabi Ng made the afternoon even more memorable. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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February 20, 2015

Un après-ski en Madrid

Posted by Lolo R.

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El pasado miércoles, el Pelotón de Élite de Yelp Madrid acudió, por primera vez, a una fiesta après-ski. Más de cincuenta Élites se guarecieron en torno al fuego de una singular cabaña suiza... colocada en medio de la calle. La Terraza del Mercado de la Reina, en plena plaza de Vázquez de Mella, fue la encargada de recoger esta fiesta, que contó con un cóctel caliente muy especial que sirvió para poner a los Élites a tono antes de que llegase la comida: mini hamburguesas, mini hot dogs, ensaladilla rusa... ¡y una fantástica raclette que hizo las delicias de los Yelpers! ¿Quieres saber más? ¡Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y las fotografías del evento! 

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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!

January 22, 2015

Beer, chocolate and Elites? 2015 it's great in Santiago!

Posted by Sofia Varas

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Ok, Beer and Chocolate. Do we need to say more?

Ok, we will say a bit more. We had a challenge. How to put together a great kickoff for the 2015 Elite Events season? Well, we came up with a recipe. First, you mix an awesome group of Elites, then you add an amazing place that is not yet open, like El Camino bbq in the trendy Barrio Italia neigborhood, and then, you throw in some secret ingredients, something like, I don't know...beer and chocolate.

Oh yes.

Wednesday night was a definitely unforgettable. A group of Santiago Elites got together on their first Beer and Chocolate tasting, guided by the experts of the liquid gold, Beervana and the belgian chocolate geniuses Nicole&Cédric. Add to that a great summer evening, a super nice patio with romantic lightning and Boom! Welcome Elite Class of 2015!

Check the reviews here, and have fun with the photos here

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Hong Kong's First Elite Event at Stack

Posted by Kevin L

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On Wednesday night, our Elite Squad gathered together to celebrate and enjoy our very first Elite Event in Hong Kong at Stack. Everyone was greeted with a glass of Wirra Wirra Moscato, and followed by amazing tasters prepared and served by Stack - the chili chicken wings, the slow cooked eggplants, and the signature honeycomb pancakes. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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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 15, 2015

KC's First Look For Foodies 2015

Posted by Adam Schaumburg

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What a way to kick off a new year of being Elite! Yelpers were able to experience a swanky sneak-peek to kick off KC Restaurant Week, and 10 Kansas City restaurants were on hand with tons of tastings. The wine was flowing and people were mingling from booth to booth to see what unique menu items were available. The only challenging part of the evening was saving room to try each spot. Check out the all the reviews here and some awesome event pictures here.

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December 23, 2014

Quack! E' uno Yelp Natale a Milano!

Posted by Claudia R

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This year, Santa decided to change a bit and came to Milan with a sledge, Rudolph the Deer and... ducks! Yes, ducks: that's why we enjoyed our Xmas party at Quack, a cozy shop and restaurant in the city center, where everything you can eat is about ducks, from appetizers to main dishes, even aperitivos! We had dinner, chatted, exchanged Christmas wishes and had the chance of learning everything about ducks and duck products from Greta, owner of the place. We also collected presents under the Yelpy Xmas Tree and gifted them all to Fondazione De Marchi, which takes care of hospitalized kids. Cherry on the cake: the Yelpy Xmas Gift, to every good Yelp dude and dudette! Want to know more? Read the reviews and enjoy our wonderful pics!

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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 Lindsaysdiet.com and the awesome reviews!

December 14, 2014

What is an Elite Picnic without new friends?

Posted by Sofia Varas

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Is it a girls club? No, it's the girls from the Santiago Elite Squad having a lovely picnic to say goodbye to 2014.

They got together at Parque de las Esculturas, a great spot by the Mapocho river to enjoy an afternoon full of yummy cupcakes, lots of mini food, gifts and an exciting mini Jenga match, all joined by very cheerful conversation and an special guest.

Yes, because honestly, what is a picnic without making new friends? In this case, we had a display of parkour, followed by the visit of a very sociable little bird, that not only enjoyed a small picnic himself, but also got a lot of love and felt welcome enough to join the Jenga game. Definitely Elite Squad material!

If you want to know more of this little fella, and how the picnic went, just check the pictures here.

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December 12, 2014

Seasonal Shenanigans in Vancouver

Posted by Ayla Collins

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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 11, 2014

Holiday Glamboree At Radio Milano

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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Houston Yelpers celebrated the final Elite Event of the 2014 year at Radio Milano, the city's newest craft cocktail lounge located at CityCentre. The posh lounge treated guest to classic cocktails – Cane Frizzante and Bravissimo – along with a selection of craft beer and wine and passed appetizers. Rawr Party face painting added a dash of holiday glitz and sparkle, as Bad Santa posed for pics with Elites in the DNN Photography photo booth. Best of all, many generous Elites opened their hearts and brought in toy, gifts and giftcard donations for the babies, children and teens at Depelchin Children's Center. Check out the event reviews!

Wing Fling At BreWingZ Sports Bar & Grill

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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Greater Houston area Elites residing in the Humble area were treated to a multi-course wing and Anheuser Busch beer pairing at BreWingZ Sports Bar & Grill. Starting with their famous jalapeno cheese bites and quesadillas followed by an assortment of six variety of wings – like Original Hot, Lemon Pepper, Orange Ginger – they surprisingly left with more than full bellies. BreWingZ kindly provided goodie bags and VIP cards for their next visit! Read the event reviews for more.

December 10, 2014

Yelp, il Wok è giusto!

Posted by Claudia R

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Three years of Yelp Milano need a proper party for sure, that's why the local Yelp Elite Squad flooded Wok Eat, a small but uber-nice restaurant on the side of the Castle, to enjoy a special night. 5 showcookings of different and new dishes, 30 happy Yelpers tasting them, writing down details, chatting with the biz owner, Edoardo, and discovering even small histories about them. We had the chance of voting for the best dish of all and it became Yelpers' Choiche on December Menu for the restaurant! Moreover, a big tramezzini cake was offered from Toasteria Mi Casa and we blew away candles in a night of enjoyment and happyness! If you weren't there, read the reviews and have a look at these beautiful pictures!

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December 05, 2014

¡Madrid rompe la piñata!

Posted by Lolo R.

Viva piñata

El pasado miércoles, el Pelotón de Élite de Yelp Madrid vivió la Navidad al modo mexicano. Más de sesenta Élites conocieron de primera mano Corazón de Agave, una nueva coctelería del barrio de La Latina que pone el acento en los cócteles hechos con tequilas y agaves de primera calidad. La parte comestible vino de la mano del catering Rossini, que puso toda su creatividad a trabajar y dejó huella en los asistentes, quienes degustaron algunos aperitivos tan especiales como un mar y montaña confeccionado con anchoa y cecina o un steak tartar que estimuló las glándulas salivares de nuestro avezado Pelotón de Élite. La catarsis vino con la apertura de sendas piñatas, que aportaron el broche definitivo de este último evento de 2014. ¿Quieres saber más? ¡Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y las fotografías del evento! 

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December 04, 2014

P'tite Soirée Elite à la P'tite Epicerie pour les Elites Lyonnais

Posted by Camille L

Le mardi 18 novembre avait lieu la "P'tite Soirée Elite" à la P'tite Epicerie, dans le quartier de Montchat (Lyon 3ème). Serena A vous résume cette soirée riche en gourmandises !

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"Je voudrais que la P'tite épicerie soit mon garde manger", ainsi pourrait-on résumer les pensées des Yelpeurs en sortant de la P'tite soirée à la P'tite épicerie. Une caverne d'Ali Baba de la gourmandise, une corne d'abondance, c'est avec les yeux pétillants que chaque personne est arrivée le 18 novembre !

Au programme, la découverte des mille et un produits chinés pendant plus d'une année par Audrey tels que la terrine de bulots et salicorne ou encore une exquise crème de foie gras à la figue, complétés par les vins de Nicolas (Les Couleurs du vin), les biscuits chocolatés de Véronique (Irrésistiblement Lyon), tout était réuni pour combler les papilles gourmandes des Yelpeurs !

Comme quoi, sortir des sentiers battus (entendons de la Presqu'île) révèle parfois d'excellentes surprises !

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P'tite Epicerie - Les Couleurs du vin - Irrésistiblement Lyon

Pour lire tous les avis sur la soirée : P'tite Soirée Elite

Photos : Serena A

November 26, 2014

It's a sweet morning in Santiago

Posted by Sofia Varas

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Is that the Willy Wonka Factory? Oh no, it was the Yelp Elite Sweet Morning, an event to kickstart the weekend with a breakfast consisting of icecream, brownies, cake, natural juices and a lot of Yelptitude.

The Elite Squad in Santiago got together at Vitto Heladería to enjoy the sweetness of the saturday morning, going back to their childhood tasting amazing icecream flavors, such as Banana Split, Dolce de Leche and Italian Chocolate, oh boy it was good!

You wanna read what the Elites said about it? Check their reviews  and the photos here

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November 25, 2014

A Caribbean Vacation In Brooklyn

Posted by peter d.

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Last night, this bold and refreshing restaurant on North 6th Street invited the best of Brooklyn's Yelp community out for an intimate look at their welcoming spot. Inspired by his Caribbean roots, the man behind Jify's incorporates a range of his native Curacao-style ingredients such as coconut, plantains, mango, pineapple and avocado into each dish. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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November 22, 2014

Fall Steak-cation At LongHorn Steakhouse Sugar Land and Memorial City

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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As they say, "everything's bigger in Texas" – including our appetites! At LongHorn Steakhouse Sugar Land and LongHorn SteakHouse Memorial City, Houston Elites were treated to a multi-course dinner consisting of menu classics and new favorites: appetizers like Sweet Corn Fritters, Spicy Chicken Bites, Brew Pub Pretzel Sticks and Wild West Shrimp; choice of Bleu Ridge Wedge or Mixed Green Salad; and steak options, like 8oz Renegade Sirloin, 8oz Harvest Mushroom Filet or a whopping 18oz Outlaw Ribeye complete with sides. And to top it off, a dessert assortment of their famous Chocolate Stampede and the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake. Check out the event reviews from day 1 and day 2, along with Yelp Houston flickr pics.

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November 09, 2014

Elites' First Look At Microsoft Store - Baybrook Mall

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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The Greater Houston area's newest Microsoft Store opened its doors on November 6th at Baybrook Mall – however, H-town Elites were welcomed to an intimate sneak peek a full day before the general public! Elites played with Microsoft's latest gadgets, took advantage of one-on-one consultations, noshed on sammies, sipped hot chocolate; and each Elite and guest walked away with goodie bags – and two lucky Elites won electronic gadgets! Check out the event reviews and flickr photos.

November 03, 2014

Brisbane's Saturday Stretch Yoga Class

Posted by Lani P.

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Calm. Stillness of mind. All things harder to find amongst our bustling lives. Thankfully, a handful of Brisbane's Yelp Elite Squad were invited to attend a 101 Yoga class led by Stretch Yoga's fearless leader, PJ. When our zen was found the group sipped on nourishing green juices. A great afternoon for all! Read reviews about the fantastic event here and check out all the photos on the Flickr page.

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November 02, 2014

Nurembergs Elites leave the Cutlery at home!

Posted by Mike

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On a brutally cold October night, Nurembergs Elites braved the weather to arrive at their first ever Elite Event! The evening took place in the lovely Shashamane-Reggaebar which in contrast to its name is actually an amazing aethiopian restaurant! The Yelpers learnt how to eat without cutlery and got to try all sorts of different delicacies from the Region around Shashamane, ever tried spicy goat? You should…

You can read the reviews and see the pictures here. Who needs knives & forks anyway?

 

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October 23, 2014

Madrid revives the Golden Age of Hollywood!

Posted by Lolo R.

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Last Tuesday, the Yelp Madrid Elite Squad got to revive Hollywood's Golden Age. More than sixty Elites got to enjoy the new decoration at Diurno, one of the most seasoned cafés in the Chueca neighborhood. The attendees were treated with an amazing Kir Royal as a welcome drink, and after that the party continued with wine and beer. As usual, Elites got also a good bite of Diurno's menu, tasting the amazing croquettes, an incredible salmon with sour cream, honey-seasoned eggplant and lemon pie, among other delicacies served by the restaurant. Nonetheless, one of the highlights of the evening was a tap dance performance. Do you want to know more? Then take a look at the reviews and the pictures from the event!

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October 16, 2014

Houston Elites First Look At Yellow Rose Distilling

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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On October 8th, Houston's first and only city limits distillery Yellow Rose Distilling welcomed the Yelp Elite Squad to a private tour and tasting, generously hosted by founders Troy Smith and Ryan Baird, along with partner Randy Whitaker. Elites joyfully sipped on Moscow Mules made with Howdy Stranger Vodka and bourbon-infused Apple Smash cocktails, as Ruggles Cafe Bakery provided sweet bites – brownies, cookies and cupcakes – to compliment the refreshing adult bevs. Guests also enjoyed flights of Yellow Rose Distilling's award-winning whiskeys, bourbons and vodka during the educational tour. Check out the event reviews, flickr and facebook photos!

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October 14, 2014

Elites Go Gaucho At Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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On October 6, Houston Elites were treated to an intimate dining experience at the city's most renowned churrascaria, Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse. Sipping on South American wines, beers and Caipirinhas – the Squad enjoyed a generous buffet of seafood, salad bar and 16 cuts of delectable fire roasted meats! Check out the event reviews, flickr photos and facebook photos snapped by by Long T!

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