March 23, 2015

Houston Throwback At Prohibition Supper Club & Bar

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


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


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


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 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


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


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


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.


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 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


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


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 and the awesome reviews!

December 14, 2014

What is an Elite Picnic without new friends?

Posted by Sofia Varas



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


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


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


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


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.

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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 !


"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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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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October 06, 2014

Santiago Elites share the Yelp Love

Posted by Sofia Varas

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Welcoming the spring was the perfect excuse for the Elite Squad in Santiago to get together in the "Yelp Love, bienvenida primavera" event at the pub Santo Remedio last thursday.

Want to hear more? Well, It was an evening full of laughter, afrodisiac drinks, exotic food, yummy desserts and some pretty funny trivia, in order to share the Yelp Love as spring mandates (oh yes, read that last part in a Barry White voice).

If you want to get a glance of everything that happened at Santo Remedio, don't miss the photos!


Celebrar la llegada de la primavera fue la excusa perfecta para que el Escuadrón Elite de santiago se reuniera en el evento "Yelp Love, bienvenida primavera" que se realizó en el pub Santo Remedio el jueves pasado.

¿Más detalles? Bueno, fue una noche de risas, tragos afrodisíacos (la especialidad del lugar) acompañados de comida exótica, postres buenísimos y una buena dosis de trivia para amenizar y compartir el Yelp Love como la primavera manda (oh si, puedes leer esa última parte como Barry White).

Si quieres ver más de lo que pasó esa noche en santo Remedio, no te pierdas las fotos en el facebook de Yelp Santiago.

October 05, 2014

Elite Fall Fiesta At La Bikina

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


On September 30th, the Yelp Elite Squad was invited to an intimate, eight-course seated tasting at the Greater Houston area's newest authentic Mexican restaurant – La Bikina. Hailing from Leon, Mexico and over to The Woodlands, Texas, Yelpers noshed on Panuchos, Sopa De Fideo Seco, Molcajete de Queso, Tacos de Camaron, Tacos Al Pastor, Huachinango De La Costa, Churros, Maceta and frozen tamarindo margaritas and Mexican beer! Check out the event reviews and flickr photos

September 24, 2014

Mucha lucha and tacos in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda


Some may say "Taco Tuesday" isn't a thing outside the United States, and these folks are wrong. Last Tuesday the São Paulo Yelp Elite Squad went down to Tatuapé, a neighborhood in SP's east side, to try one of the most Yep-loved Mexican restaurants around. La Buena Onda, owned by Arturo Herrera, a chilango of birth and heart, is a cute and cozy spot that serves big flavors. From taco bites and quesadilla, to tequila shots and a hot pepper eating contest, the Yelpers got together, had a good time and spiced up their week. Check out the cool photos and read the reviews, if you want to get a little taste of what it was like. 

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September 22, 2014

Brisbane's Rock of Ages

Posted by Lani P.


Brisbane's Yelp community was asked to rock, and rock they did at the Rock of Ages Yelper Party at The New Globe Theatre. Warming up with cheese, chocolate and wine, Yelpers took to the stage to belt out classic power ballads, country and good old fashion hard core rock tracks before refuelling with a few brews and succulent slow-roasted ribs. 

Read the reviews or head over to Flickr to see all the back-stage action. 

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Madrid Elites take a taxi to Manhattan

Posted by Lolo R.

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Last Sunday the Yelp Madrid Elite Squad took a taxi to Manhattan, to celebrate de arrival of the autumn. More than eighty Elites were treated with bubbly wine, white wine and beer, but also with lots of food including a eat-with-your-fingers Cesar salad, boneless chicken wings, marinated salmon, a delicious cut of "presa ibérica" and a great creamy chocolate brownie among other delicacies. While eating, Yelpers had the chance to meet each other more deeply, while playing the Yelp Trivia. The event also featured a pop-up magician show that left everyone with their mouths wide open. Do you want to know more? Then do not hesitate to take a look at the reviews and the pictures from the event!

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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.

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September 17, 2014

Elites, borgoñas and hats: it's the Yelpy Fonda!

Posted by Sofia Varas

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Last tuesday, the Elite Squad of Santiago (Chile) got together for a night of cool borgoñas, straw hats (chupallas) and a load of traditional food. The ocasion? The Yelpy Fonda, a.k.a the kickstart for the "Dieciocho", the Independance Day celebrations. 

At El Caramaño, surrounded by graffitti made by the regulars on the very walls of the restaurant, the Elites enjoyed some very chilean arrollados, chorizos and chicken "al ajillo", and celebrate the first two "Elites of the Month" in a night that made everybody sing "tiqui tiqui tí".

Check the photos of the Yelpy Fonda here

Este martes, el Escuadrón Elite de Santiago se reunió para una noche de borgoña helado, sombreros de paja y mucha, muchísima comida tradicional. ¿El motivo? La Yelpy Fonda, el puntapié oficial del "Dieciocho", las fiestas patrias de Chile.

En El Caramaño, rodeados de rayados dejados por los asiduos como recuerdo en las mismas paredes del restaurant, los Elites disfrutaron unos arrollados muy chilenos, además de chorizos, pollo al ajillo y de la premiación de los dos primeros "Elites del Mes", en una noche que hizo a todos gritar el chilenísimo "tiqui tiqui tí".

Revisa las fotos de la Yelpy Fonda en el Facebook de Yelp Santiago 

September 09, 2014

Good Clean Fun for Yelp Brisbane

Posted by Lani P.


Take a few bottles of Wirra Wirra wines, a cheese platter or two and 20-something Yelp Elite Squad members and you find yourself with a good time. Add in the unusual venue of the newly opened Tumblin Launderette and you have a Saturday afternoon of laughter, Yelpers meeting new Yelpers for the first time, and good clean fun. Read the reviews and check out the photos on Flickr

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September 02, 2014

Swing And Martinis In San Antonio

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On Tuesday, Elites and their guests enjoyed craft martinis in a stunning downtown locale. Gourmet Italian treats made the night even more delicious. Elites started with a little swing and ended the night serenaded by a special live performance. Read and post your review here and check out the gorgeous memories from the night on the Flickr page! 

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Madrid sweats at Bikram Yoga Pozuelo

Posted by Lolo R.


Last Thursday, the Yelp Madrid Elite Squad was invited to a very sweaty event. Even though by this time of the year Madrid is a very hot city;  Elites were invited to sweat a bit more at Bikram Yoga Pozuelo, where they could attend to one of the incredible classes that take place every day of the week. While being in a room heated up to 40ºC with a 40% of humidity, Yelpers were commanded and instructed on the 26 postures and two breathing exercises that conform the standard ninety minutes Bikram Yoga class. Once it was over, and after the Yelpers took a relaxing shower, they were treated with lots fruits and isotonic beverages to rehydrate while commenting their Yoga experience. Want to know more? Then, take a look to the pictures and the reviews of the event!

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August 18, 2014

Schaum-Brew Summer Night

Posted by Nicole W


On Wednesday night, nearly 100 burb rockin' Yelpers got together to celebrate a brew filled summer night at Stonewood Ale House in Schaumburg. Beyond testing some sweet Yelp swag and sampling free flowing beer, Elites and their guests feasted on an array of Stonewood's mouth watering eats like Chicken Nachos, BBQ Ribs, Southwest Eggrolls, and Ale House Cheeseburgers. Read all the reviews of the event here and peek at the fabulous photos here

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Warsaw Elite Event at Mielżyński Wine Bar


On Wednesday, August 13, Elite Yelpers of Warsaw celebrated the wine feast. We gathered in a beautiful setting of Mielżyński Wine Bar located in the XIX-century lace factory building and were seated among the impressive wine boxes. This is when our feast started. We were treated with 4-course menu combining experimental Polish and Italian cuisine. Every dish was accompanied with a glass of perfecly chosen wine.

Great food, great wine and lovely faces of our Elite Yelpers - can you ask for more?

You can check out the photos from our wine celebration on Flickr, Facebook and obviously Yelp, where you can also read the reviews of this 5-star evening.

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August 11, 2014

Insider Tour Of Sunday Indulgence For Brisbane

Posted by Lani P.


The sun shone bright and the skies were blue as a handful of Brisbane's Yelp Elite Squad assembled in King George Square to begin our Sunday Indulgence Tour with Insider Tours Australia. From midday mojitos and behind the scenes insights, to retailers in Queens Plaza and chocolate from the Noosa Chocolate Factory, we all left with bellies full and an insider look at some of our city's local businesses. Be sure to read the reviews and check out the photos here!

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July 31, 2014

Night of wine, craft beer and organic artichokes in Mexico!

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La noche del pasado miércoles 30, el selecto Pelotón Elite Yelp se reunió en los cuarteles centrales del Food Truck Bueno Bonito Bistrot para degustar unas deliciosas alcachofas cosechadas directamente de su granja La Casita. Las acompañamos con dos deliciosos aderezos y un par de frittatas de calabaza y quesos varios elaboradas por el chef JC. Todos maridamos dichas delicias con vino tinto y cerveza Sta. Julieta, provista amablemente por nuestros amigos de Cervecería La Patrona. La comida, la cerveza y la platica fluyeron hasta pasada la media noche. Si te latió lo que leíste, acá puedes leer las reseñas del evento y aquí puedes ver las fotos.

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July 28, 2014

It's A Brewingz Throwdown In Baytown

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


Yelp Houston hosted its first Baytown Elite event at Brewingz Sports Bar & Grill, where Elites indulged in a curated wing and beer tasting, starting off with their famous sides - Fire Sticks, Jalapeno Cheese Bites, and Mozzarella Cheese Sticks. The six-course wing tasting was composed of various sauces –Original, Chicken and Waffle, Teriyaki & Thai Spice, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Sauce and Orange Ginger – with Anheuser-Busch beers to match! Elites also walked away with Brewingz t-shirts and a VIP card! Check out the reviews and photos!

It's A Smashing Social At Smashburger Willowbrook

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


The Yelp Elite Squad enjoyed a private tasting at the new Smashburger Willowbrook – days before its opening! Elites savored a seven course tasting composed of various Smashburgers – beef, chicken and black bean – sides, and yes – SmashShakes to complete the night! Guests were also the first in Houston to taste the new Truffle & Swiss Smashburger featuring organic arugula and mushrooms! Check out the reviews and photos

It's A Summer Splash At Hyatt Market Street

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


They Yelp Elite Squad enjoyed a Sunday staycation at boutique hotel Hyatt Market Street in The Woodlands, Texas. Greeted with Watermelon Jalapeno Margaritas and Grapefruit Sangria – both made with Houston's own Titanium Tequila – along with passed apps and summer-inspired cooking demos from Executive Chef Andrew Kramer, and live acoustic tunes; it was a great way to wrap-up the weekend. ...And a lil' pool action didn't hurt, either! Check out the reviews and pictures!

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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.

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