February 09, 2016

Melbourne Elite's Have Sushi Skillz

Posted by Jackie Doran


Ever hear of a sushi coma? Last night we found out what it one was. Yelp Elites were treated to SUSHI HUB's phenomenal hospitality, professional service, and above all their fresh and delicious sushi.

All jaws were on the floor when Sushi Hub's chef showed us how to fillet and prepare fish for sushi. It was like watching an artist a work. Such precision! Such beauty!

After watching this master chef at work, Yelpers tried their hand at rolling their own sushi.. though most of us accidentally ate all of the ingredients before rolling it. Oops. When more rice and chicken was delivered, we created our own inside out sushi roll (some more successfully than others) then a soft shell crab roll - deliciousness! The real icing on the cake though was a very special dessert roll, topped with fresh fruits and coconut cream... *drools*  

Could it get any better? Well, it did. Every Elite was gifted a take-home hamper filled with everything they need to make sushi at home. Special thanks to Yardley, our hostess-with-the-mostest, who ensured a good time was had by all. Check out the PHOTOS and the 5-star REVIEWS


February 05, 2016

Pendergast Bash at Tom's Town Distillery

Posted by Adam Schaumburg


KC Elites whispered the password into this super-secret speakeasy party and were taken back to a time when spirits, money and jazz flowed like fountains and political boss Tom Pendergast ran the show. The new Tom's Town Distillery is full of that 1920's KC charm, warm atmosphere and of course, superb cocktails with vodka and gin distilled on site. An impressive spread of small plates made their way around while Elites earned their next cocktail by boning up on some Pendergast era history. Check out what all the guys and dolls are saying about it here, and be sure to look at all the fantastic photos!

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Rock N’ Flow At LiFE Yoga Center

Posted by Joey R

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On a Saturday morning, Manila’s Elites came out with yoga mats in hand for a 45 minute Rock N' Flow Yoga class at LiFE Yoga Center in Bonifacio Global City. Our fabulous instructor, Noelle, taught these yogi newbies a flow sequence that was easy to follow yet challenging at the same time. Afterwards, Yelpers were served new dishes from Vibe Cafe which is found inside the center. It was excellent to try something new and enjoy some healthy alternatives than our beloved burgers. A huge thank you to the LiFE Yoga Center team for an amazing insight into the world of Yoga! If you want to see what you missed, check out the reviews here, and the great photos snapped by Kenneth Manueli on our Flickr page!

February 02, 2016

San Antonio: Yelp and Country

Posted by Tomas Rey


Cause y’all know we're from Texas, and we know how to get our country on! That is why we decided to kick off 2016 with a family friendly official Yelp event at Cowboys Dancehall. All of our Yelpers got the chance to enjoy Professional Bull Riding, complimentary drinks, food, mechanical bull rides, and a private sitting area to watch the show!


To start the night, we invited everyone to join us at the second floor of the venue, were we had prepared a delicious buffet catered by Furr’s Fresh Buffet, which included different appetizers from chicken strips, sliders and nachos! 


The evening was followed by an amazing two-part tournament of Professional Bull Riding, were everyone got to experience the adrenaline and rush of a real PBR show! During this time, our Yelp families also had the chance to become real Cowboys for a night, and test their 8 seconds with a mechanical bull.


After the tournament, everyone got the chance to enjoy of live country music and dance to some good ‘ol two step! We really have to thank all of the staff from Cowboys Dancehall for helping us with this unique family friendly experience for our Yelpers in San Antonio. This event was definitely a true Texas experience for everyone!

It was an awesome event overall but don’t take our word for it!

Check out the awesome reviews and user uploaded photos here.

Special thank you to our sponsors for an amazing night and Noah Acevedo for the amazing photos!

Professional Photos here!

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February 01, 2016

Vancouver's Fun and Games at Colony Kits!

Posted by Ayla Collins

BlogLast Monday, Elites enjoyed fun and games at Colony Bar’s Kitsilano location; the hip and inviting space was the perfect location to nosh on sliders, Yorkshire pudding, and delicious flatbread, while making new friends. As they enjoyed their snacks Elites were able to use their brand new Yelp Slap Koozies on the fantastic beer and cider provided by Whistler Brewing and Lonetree Cider, or simply sip on house wine and highballs. Post noms, Elites teamed up for a riotous round of trivia with the help of IQ 2000; competition was fierce and prizes were coveted! Colony Bar provided the perfect atmosphere for Elites to get to know one another and bond over a shared love of food, fantastic company, and some good old-fashioned competition. Check out the reviews and photos!

Houston's 2016 Badge Bash At Yellow Rose Distilling

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

Yelp Houston Elites celebrated their new 2016 badges Go Texan style! On a Thursday evening, Elites made way to Yellow Rose Distilling – Houston's first and only inner city whiskey distillery – for a night of boots, chaps and cowboy hats (ahem, for some). Yelpers enjoyed cocktails made with Yellow Rose Distilling's whiskey and vodka selection, as well as group tours and spirits tastings. And serving up generous bites was The Cajun Stop (crawfish etouffee and king cake bites), Ruggles Green (various pizza bites, hummus and artichoke dip), and Araya Artisan Chocolate (gourmet chocolates and marshmallows). Music provided by DJ Seduction. Photos provided by Eugene Lee Images. Check out the event reviews and flickr and facebook photos!

January 30, 2016

Yelp Indy's Hamilton County House Party

Posted by Brittany


Reggae music flooded the Estridge model home as Yelp elites swung open the front door and kicked off their shoes as if they owned the place.

Each room held a unique local business that left elites exploring for hours. Donuts were piled high in the bedroom, waxings and massages took over the master bath, vino flowed aplenty in the basement, and a letterpress printed Hamilton County postcards in the garage- to name a few. With twelve local businesses in tow, guests tried a lot of new delicacies and services while interacting with passionate business owners. Elites also #PackedThePantry by donating hundreds of nonperishable food items to Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank. The party could have gone on all night. In Aaron Carter words, "The party of the month? No, the party of the year!"

Estridge HomesPeace Water WineryJilly Jack DesignsRail Epicurean MarketLa Torte BakeryThe Naked MonkeyJamaican Reggae GrillJack's DonutsTilly's Tea RoomIndy Acts of KindnessThe Rugged CompanyUpland Beer CoHeady Hollow Brewing CompanyGranite City Food & BreweryNickel Plate Arts


January 29, 2016

Elite Party @ Wally's Coffee !

Posted by Elsa Spiers

Laughter, grilled cheese sandwich, crazy cakes, a super smily team, moustache selfies, and cooking contest : a pretty nice way to start the year with this january's Elite Party right ?

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Wally, Clémentine, Rosana and Maylis welcomed 25 Elites around the theme "Comfort food". The menu ? We had to pimp our Grilled Cheese with different cheeses, blueberries, spinach... Creatives minds got to experiment ! The Wally's Team picked a winning team. And you know what ? This team's grilled cheese will be on the menu at Wally's Coffee !


We also had the delight to discover Clémentine's (the incredible cook behind Wally's Coffee kitchen, running the "Demoule ton Cake" blog) amazing lemon pies, cookies, muffins and pavlova ! Then Wally made cappuccino's for everyone. That's comfort right there, isn't it ?

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 *** French Version ***

Des rires, des Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, des pâtisseries de dingo, une équipe au sourire contagieux, des selfies moustaches et des considérations digne de Top Chef sur le croustillant et le fondant : une belle façon de commencer l'année avec cette soirée Élite de janvier, non ?

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Wally, Clémentine, Rosana et Maylis nous ont accueilli pour une soirée sur la thématique de la Comfort Food ! Au programme : customisation de grilled cheese sandwich et c'est l'équipe du Chti Cheese qui a conquis nos coeurs. Résultat ? Cette recette sera de temps en temps au menu du Wally's coffee, oui oui !

Après ces multiples test de Grilled Cheese, les assiettes de pavlova, tarte au citron meringué, cookies et muffins de Clémentine de Demoule-toncake ont fini de nous réconforter en ce mois de janvier glacé. Enfin, Wally nous a concoté capuccino, moka et déca... difficile de faire plus réconfortant pour finir la soirée en beauté !

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January 26, 2016

San Antonio: Yelp Gets Pampered at Massage Heights!

Posted by Tomas Rey

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What better way to welcome the new year, than a relaxing and revitalizing evening with our Yelp Elites! During our first elite event for 2016, Yelp Get’s Pampered, Massage Heights at Deerfield Crossing treated our guests to an evening of back massages, foot rubs, mini facials and aromatherapy.


Massage Heights’ owner, Alisha, welcomed all of our guests and pampered them with some delicious bubbly drinks and light snacks. While waiting for their massages and pampering sessions, Yelp Elites were given a chance to mingle and catch up with each other!


The evening included various elevations including lavender aromatherapy, which helped our guests feel more in tune with their bodies. This came in handy when many of them enjoyed back and foot massages. Our Yelp Elite members were also given new tips on how to stay relaxed and rejuvenated following their visit at Massage Heights.


Wine, foot rubs, back massages and mini facials….We couldn’t have asked for anything more! Massage Heights really knows how to treat their customers. This was an amazing way to refocus for the New Year, and we would like to thank all of the staff at the Deerfield Crossing location for being so welcoming and treating our Yelpers like the Elite Members they are!

It was an awesome event overall but don’t take our word for it!

Check out the awesome reviews and user uploaded photos here.

Special thank you to our sponsor for an amazing night and Noah Acevedo for the amazing photos!

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January 25, 2016

¡Damos la bienvenida al Pelotón de Élite 2016 de Madrid!

Posted by Lolo R.


El pasado sábado, cuarenta Yelpers madrileños estaban invitados al primer evento de Élite de 2016 en Yelp Madrid. La nueva sede de The Little Big Café en María de Molina abría sus puertas una tarde de sábado para darse a conocer a Yelpers y acompañantes, llamados a celebrar este inicio de año como los cánones mandan, con una estupenda fiesta. Entre hummus, sandwiches y hamburguesas de quinoa, los Yelpers pudieron alternar entre el café, el té, el vino y la deliciosa limonada Linda de mandarina y romero, una de las grandes triunfadoras de la noche. ¿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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January 22, 2016

Elite Event: Spin To Win Din

Posted by Matt F

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For Detox Month, we gave our Elite event a little bit of a twist. Last night, a select group of Elites braved the wind and rain of our fair city and set upon Spin Factory for a spinning masterclass from Head Trainer Ross Sommers. Although there were some terrified faces at first, our Elites soon settled in and under the expert guidance of Ross, we were put through our paces and worked up a good sweat!

Afterward the spinning had spun, we caught our breath and grabbed our coats to head up to Pita Pit where Store Manager Emma had laid on a nutritious spread for us! We tucked into our wholemeal pitas before being given some tasty refreshments for the next day in some graze snacks and Phizz vitamin tablets!

A big thanks for Ross, Emma and the guys at grazePhizz for some great (much needed) refreshments! Take a look at the photos now on Facebook, and read some of the reviews as they start to come in on Yelp.

Photo Credit: Lucas Smith Photography

January 20, 2016

Taipei Elites Eat, Drink, and REVEL

Posted by Roxanne Lo




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January 19, 2016

Yelp KL Elite Event: A Fine Dining With Mario & Luigi

Posted by Alexander Leow

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Oh what a night! On Monday 18th of January the Fine Dining With Mario & Luigi Elite Event took place. The exclusive Italian fine dining experience held at Mario & Luigi was a fantastic way to welcome the '16 Elite Squad back after a break! 

Once at Mario & Luigi Yelp Elites were treated to a night of indulgence. First up Luigi - the bar upstairs showcased their signature handcrafted cocktail, Luigi's Amaro before we proceed to Mario - the fine dining restaurant downstairs to cycle through the nine course meal of the night.  

Once the Antipasti were devoured Mario & Luigi started serving up the Primi and Secondi of the night, which are all prepared so fine and delicate. White and red wines were served all night long, making sure Yelp Elites had just the right wine to go with the beautiful dishes of the night. Capellini cooked with prawns, crab meat and white wine and Tagliatelle cooked with truffle butter sauce and topped with runny egg yolk were served as the Primi. Another highlight of the night would be their Secondi when they dish out the braised short ribs and the most elegant looking lamb rack I have ever laid eyes on! That's not all, as with all Yelp Elite events we couldn't end the night without some indulging desserts - The Elites were served the classic Tiramisu, ending the night on a sweet note. 

The Fine Dining With Mario & Luigi Elite Event was a fantastic night and one that was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole Kuala Lumpur Elite Squad. Each of the Elites was also given a bottle of organic perfume roll-on by Claire Organics, with Louise, the founder giving a short demonstration on how to use it to relax the tensed soul. Read the reviews and have a look at the awesome snaps here, taken by MamaWhaley.

Thanks to Mario & Luigi and its team for such a sparkling evening!

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Jazz Monday in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda

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Among the beats of the drums, the bass tones and Thiago França's special effects, the Yelp Elite Squad in São Paulo had a night fueled by lots of music, drinks and good company at JazzB. Since the end of last year the house receives the GreenGo Nights project and invited the yelpers to try this unique experience in the city. If you are those people who believe what you see... Read the reviews and see the photos. And if you don't wanna miss out on the next Elite Events, you can nominate yourself here.

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January 01, 2016

Edmonton Elite's Bond Affair

Posted by Jennie


For the final Yelp Elite Event of 2015, Edmonton Elites were treated to a fabulous night of food, drinks, and the new James Bond film, Spectre, at Yelp’s Bond Affair! The evening started at Lazia Restaurant in City Centre Mall. Elites dressed up in Secret Agent (or Super Villain) style and enjoyed sick Bond beats from Lazia's resident DJ and lively conversation. Lazia had a myriad of different appetizers, tapas and small plates to try - from Moroccan lamb meatballs, lobster shooters, polenta fritters, Korean shrimp salad, salmon lollipops, mini chicken drumsticks, and even roast beef canapé with Gorgonzola crème fraiche. The fabulous Leila Zuniga from Lifford Wine was sampling a Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon from Chocalan Wines. As well, James Bond’s favourite drink; the gin martini - but with a grapefruit twist, was being shaken, not stirred by Jordan Lee, with Ungava Premium Canadian Gin. After mixing and mingling among the 007 Balloons, and getting pics with Grey Cup champion Matt O'Donnell and the iconic Grey Cup itself, Yelpers headed to the Landmark Cinema to see a screening of the movie Spectre and finish off 2015 in high style.

Check out the photos and reviews from the event HERE.

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December 22, 2015

Class in Session: Coffee Academics for Taipei Elites

Posted by Roxanne Lo


台北大街小巷都買的到咖啡,Yelp菁英也是一群熱愛咖啡廳的群眾。在2015年末,我們同一場活動分了兩天來舉辦,讓所有的菁英都可以體驗製作一杯好咖啡的流程。十二月的星期六下午我們在極致莊園開課教大家如何挑咖啡生豆、手沖咖啡、義式咖啡的製作過程以及拿鐵拉花。活動也特別頒發了2015年度的Yelpie Awards,店家也發送精美禮物給我們的菁英。請至這裡閱讀12/12或是12/19的活動評論,也可以在我們的Flickr看到更多精彩的活動照片。






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December 17, 2015

Holiday Pork And Beer Feast

Posted by Joey R

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On Monday, members of the Yelp Elite Squad and their guests were treated to a true Pork and Beer feast at Moonshine PUB x Public Urban Bar. We were offered a great selection of delicious pork dishes such as Bacon Stack, Fatty Fries, Pork Adobo Nachos, Tokwa’t Bagnet and Crispy Pork Belly. A few non-pork dishes were served and our favorites were the JFC Fried Chicken, Angus Beef Sisig and Lamb Shank Caldereta. To wash it all down there was plenty of Bavaria beer and cocktails including Jungle Juice and Grape Hooch! Everything was served buffet style, with guests bonding over Yelp games and our Yelp Secret Santa. The night was capped off with the awarding of our 2015 Yelpy Awards! Three coveted Yelpy Awards were handed out to deserving honorees for their Useful, Funny, and Cool contributions to the Manila Community. Everyone went home with goodie bags and happy, full tummies! If you want to see what you missed, check out the reviews here, and the great photos snapped by Raf Banzuela on our Flickr pageThank you all for a fantastic 2015! 

A huge thank you to our sponsors

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December 14, 2015

Vancouver's Spicy Spanish Soiree

Posted by Ayla Collins


What better way to close out the year than by enjoying some Spanish tapas on a damp day in December? On Tuesday, December 8 fifty Elites gathered together at a brand new restaurant, Cabrito Tapas & Bebidas, to enjoy some tapas samples and sangria! Elites nibbled on potato, squash, and onion tortilla; crostini with quail egg, piperade and serrano; chorizo crostini; and beet tartare, and were treated to delicious sips of house made sangria, and beer. We had a card stamping station to get folks in the mood for the holidays, and as everyone left they got to take a dip into our mystery gift swag bag, filled with delightful treats! Check out the reviews and photos!

KC Elites Paint The Town

Posted by Adam Schaumburg


Nothing says, "Welcome to the holidays" quite like some festive paintings paired with wine. Whether channeling their inner Van Gogh or their inner wino, there were all kinds of wonderful works of art by the end of the night. The newly opened Pinot's Palette in Briarcliff Village hosted a holiday gathering for the KC Elites to truly paint the town, lit up with a festive Plaza light setting and some holiday tunes. Check out all the photos and masterpieces and see what everyone is saying about it here!

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December 12, 2015

Hurry To The Curry At CoCo Ichibanya

Posted by Joey R

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Manila’s Elites had a Curry Night at CoCo Ichibanya, Greenhills! Everyone was paired up and were asked to design their own unique Curry Plates. They all had only 10 minutes to get creative and we had three winners! The best design was of a “Parol” which is a Filipino Christmas lantern. Also, most people would never order the spicy level of their curry above level 5. But, for this night, the Elites tried a spicy level 10 Cheese Curry! After one spoonful, everyone went straight to the cooling station filled with an assortment of “spice cure” drinks! If you want to see what you missed, check out the reviews here, and the great photos snapped by Raf Banzuela on our Flickr page Let’s get the curry ON!

December 10, 2015

Yelp KL Elite Event: Ritzy Christmas Feast At Fahrenheit 600

Posted by Alexander Leow

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In KL, we started the very festive season of the year on a high note as the KL Elites met at Fahrenheit 600 for our December Elite event. We started the VIP experience by being the exclusive ones to try out their handcrafted coffee cocktails, to be paired with some Napolitana Bruschetta as starters.

More dishes and desserts from their Christmas menu, another handcrafted tea cocktail and wine were also served as the night went on, leading to the lucky draw session. 9 lucky winners walked away with mystery Christmas boxes from Cube Crate, passes to Thomas & Friends Christmas Edition Playland at Jaya One, exclusive coffee sessions with our barista behind the bar in Fahrenheit 600 and some very festive vodka Christmas trees!

Of course, after some cocktails and wines, our Elites were also very lucky to have some free rides sponsored by Uber, giving them an ease of mind. 

Check out the gorgeous snaps from Kelvin Ding here, along with the rave reviews here.

Hats off to Fahrenheit 600 and their team for making us feel warm and welcome!


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El Pelotón de Élite de Yelp en Madrid te desea... ¡feliz turrón!

Posted by Lolo R.


El pasado miércoles, diez Yelpers madrileños estaban invitados a uno de los eventos de Élite más exclusivos hasta la fecha: una cata de turrones en la flamante Pastelería Ascaso, que lleva poco más de una semana abierta en la capital. Allí, y de la mano de Ramón, los Yelpers aprendieron los secretos del turrón de mazapán (del que probaron el de yema y el tres cremas) y los de los trufados; entre los que destacó poderosamente el Dulcey, que fue el que más piropos se llevó durante toda la noche. Junto a los empleados de Ascaso, los Yelpers fueron aprendiendo la diferencia entre los trufados y los mazapanes, probaron las flores de Niza y, finalmente, coronaron la visita con una pequeña cata del pastel Ruso, la especialidad por antonomasia de Ascaso. ¿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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December 08, 2015

Yelp MCR's Xmas Blowout @ Pie & Ale

Posted by Matt F


The season is upon us and for Manchester's Elite Yelpers, Christmas came early last night with our Xmas Blowout at Pie & Ale.

It was a brilliant night of festive fun (and lots of alcohol) as our lucky Elite's were treated to a delightful welcome Christmas cocktail, different tastings of Ale and lashings of Red & White wine. To soak up all this lovely liquor, we then got to dive into some scrumptious pies, mash and gravy provided by our fantastic hosts!

With full bellies and slightly hazy heads, it was then Christmas quiz time and in a tightly fought contest, 'Rudolph's Red Army' won the sought after prizes (more alcohol) by 1 point!

A massive thanks must go to our hosts for the night; Danielle, Mena, Ryan and of course Rob for making such a fantastic evening all possible!

Make sure you check out some of the reviews on Yelp and have a look at the great photos on Facebook.

December 06, 2015

Melbourne Elites Love Local Produce!

Posted by Jackie Doran


Yesterday afternoon 50 Yelp Melbourne Elites flocked to Brasserie Bread in South Melbourne for a showcase of all things Single Origin.

They were greeted with a glass of delicious Gembrook Sparkling and headed inside to discover goodies from Yarra Valley Dairy, Pepe Saya Butter, Faire Ferments Cider, Brasserie Bread and Melbourne Gin Co. - AKA all the best things in life.

But no Yelp Elite event could be complete without a little bit of education, or should I say BREADUCATION (thanks, I'll be here all week.) Our squad got to bake their very own bread and take it home fresh out of the oven. Some of our elites certainly have some skills when it comes to baking, others not so much...

A HUGE thanks to Brasserie Bread, Yarra Valley Dairy, Pepe Saya, Gembrook Wines, Faire Ferments Cider and Melbourne Gin Co. for their generosity and treating our Yelpers to an event they will never forget. A special thank you must go to Brasserie Bread for a fun and informative baking lesson. We'll be eating bread for days!

Check out some photos from the day or read Yelper reviews of the event.

December 03, 2015

Elite Party @ Aviasim !

Posted by Elsa Spiers

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Last week, the Elites learned how to fly an airplane, for real, kind of... with the amazing and very real pilotes of the flight simulator Aviasim, which opened in Lille this summer.

To be ready for the flight, Justine from La Chambre aux Confitures, welcomed us with a rose limonade and a guava juice made with pineapple and vanilla jam.

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Then everyone took the plonge, got into the cockpit, needless to say everyone was very focused and it felt quite realistic for sure. No crash, and the landing was smooth, with Justine's cocktail workshop, different delicious chutneys to go with 6 different kinds of cheese from Philippe Olivier, with Alex Croquet's bread.

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Jonathan and his team answered Yelper's many questions and Justine made everyone happy with her great jam and wonderful little cakes and cocktails !

Thank you to Jonathan, Marie, Valentin et Greg of Aviasim for being so welcoming, patient and kind !

Thank you to Justine of La Chambre aux Confitures for her creativity, smile and enthusiasm !

And Thank you to Alice for the amazing pictures !


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La semaine dernière, les Elites ont appris à décoller et atterrir "presque pour de vrai" avec les pilotes du simulateur de vol Aviasim, installé à Lille depuis cet été.

Pour être prêts à décoller, Justine de La Chambre Aux Confitures, nous a accueilli avec une eau façon limonade à la rose et un jus de goyave à la confiture d'ananas et vanille.

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Et ensuite, vite, direction le cockpit où Marie, Greg et Valentin ont patiemment expliqué aux Yelpeurs comment piloter et les photos en témoignent, la concentration était à son maximum ! Personne ne s'est crashé et même si certains s'y sont vraiment cru, le retour sur la terre ferme s'est fait sans encombre, grâce aux fromages de Philippe Olivier et au pain d'Alex Croquet qui ont merveilleusement accompagnés les chutneys Figue aux Poivres, Tomate, Poivron, Moutarde, Mangue aux épices et Poivron Rouge de la Chambre aux Confitures.

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Pendant que les Yelpeurs passaient en groupe dans le Cockpit, Jonathan et son équipe ont répondu aux questions des curieux sur le quotidien d'un pilote mais aussi sur l'aviation en général. Justine nous a également appris à réaliser une Margagriotta, margarita avec confiture de griottes et nous a fait déguster des quindim maison à base de jaune d'oeuf, sucre et noix de coco !

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Merci à Jonathan, Marie, Valentin et Greg d'Aviasim pour leur accueil, leur patience, et leur gentillesse !

Merci également à Justine de la Chambre aux Confitures pour sa créativité, son sourire et son enthousiasme !

Merci à Alice pour les superbes photos !


Retrouvez les avis ici et les photos  !

All the reviews are here and the pictures there !

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

Aviasim • La Chambre aux Confitures • Pictures : Alice Gonsolin

Restez connecté / Stay connected

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December 01, 2015

San Antonio: Not Your Parent's Olive Garden!

Posted by Tomas Rey


For many of us it's so easy to affiliate Olive Garden with our childhood and immediately recognize OG for their unlimited salad, soup, and breadsticks (they still offer that btw!). Luckily, Yelpers were given the unique opportunity to come back and check out their new menu. Let us tell you, we were not prepared for what they had in store for us.

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November 28, 2015

Elites of Taipei Kick It 90's Style At de Place

Posted by Roxanne Lo


秋老虎終於離開了,台北的菁英在位於東區的 Place喝著Brooklyn精釀啤酒回到90年代的嘻哈時代。十一月的菁英活動大家特別穿上垮褲、配戴bling bling的飾品和嘻哈棒球帽為主題打扮!大家邊吃著比薩、洋蔥圈薯條等炸物以及招牌凱撒沙拉完全享受DJ播放的音樂!除此之外,活動也充分的運用了dé Place寬敞的空間以及投影機玩Wii!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 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. ¿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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