September 16, 2014

Sunday Dinner at GUS with La QV in Montreal

Posted by Risa D


Chef David Ferguson and the wise wine importers from La QV hosted a very special Sunday dinner with the Yelp Elite on a cozy early fall evening in Montreal. They led us on a tasting tour  punctuated by an education in perfect Ceasar salads, homemade hotsauces, a roast and mussels and tarte tatin and so much more, while we cuddled up together and burst into joyful applause in the intimate red room on Beaubien. Check out the photos and reviews

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NC Triangle Yelp's Local Love Affair: A Taste of Empire Eats Catering

Posted by Lauryn


How do Yelp Triangle Elites and Yelpers beat the Monday blues? By spending an incredible evening out with amazing food, libations, and some jammin' tunes. 250 Yelpers came out to get a taste of Empire Eats Catering, the catering group behind some of Raleigh's finest restaurants including: The Pit, Gravy, Sitti, Raleigh Times, and Morning Times. Yelpers sipped on craft cocktails from the Triangle's only organic distillery, local brews, local cider, spiced bourbon and more!  A beautiful rustic venue combined with local art, facepainting, digital photobooth fun, great people and more made this one unforgettable evening. The Yelp NC Triangle community raised $1,248.00 for our local Food Bank, providing 6,240 meals to families, children and seniors in need. Check out the photos, read the lovely reviews, and find out more about our local sponsors below.

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Warsaw Elite Event at Między Bułkami


The sunny Monday, September 15th will be written down in history as the day when Yelpers were defeated by too much awesome food. Seems impossible, I know, right? So you can only imagine how much food we are talking about. The meaty menu consisted of steak tartare, white veggies cream, first awesome burger, second awesome burger, third awesome burger and illimited amount of homemade french fries. Oh, and delicious pies. The name of the place that shamed foodie Yelpers? Między Bułkami.

You can check out the photos of the cutest burgers (and also our equally cute faces) on Flickr, Facebook and obviously Yelp, where you can also read the reviews of this historical event.

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There Are So Many Highlights To The Elites Day At The Shop Salon

Posted by Mike Bishop


Pictured Quote by Morrissey     

Beautiful highlights or a bold chunk of color: that's what Elites were going for in a raffle to end all raffles at Yelp’s Great Hair Day At The Shop Salon.  The lucky winners  were whisked away to ‘do-ville as the rest of the Elites sipped on champagne, ate avocado crostini, and made their own fab hair bows from scratch. Shop owner AC lead 3 more raffles for champagne, apple pie, and gift cards to The Shop Salon. You can read all the reviews here and check out all the pics here!

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Elite Event: KOERPERWELTEN & Der Zyklus des Lebens

Posted by Verena

The cycle of life in two hours, so is that even possible? Yes indeed, at least for the Munich Yelp Elite Squad, we were invited to a whole impressive new BODY WORLD. After the official closing of the exhibition for regular visitors Barbara & Caro, two very ambitious medical students guided us with expertise through the exhibition. Frank E. is nailing it down "Based on the exhibited bodies thinking about what happens in our bodies is very impressive." Special Thanks go to KÖRPERWELTEN for making this event possible, Barbara & Caro for being our super guides and Michael V., who was the professional photographer that night. You can find all reviews (german) from the Munich Elites here, don't miss the pics of the event!

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September 15, 2014

Yelp Melbourne's Old School Sunday Session

Posted by Melanie


No one was caged at the Aviary Hotel on Sunday, where Melbourne's Yelp Elite Squad let their inner child run amok with hula hoops, Uno and Jenga in Yelp’s Old School Sunday Session.

It wasn’t all child’s play though, with Tequila Tromba, The West Winds Gin and Paul Louis providing delicious grown-up refreshments, paired with delicious small bites from Aviary Hotel’s new Spring menu. We danced to the vintage tunes of Soul Time, and even our instagram happy-snaps went old school, with KeepSnaps on hand to print them as keepsakes.

Check out the playful pics here and get the full scoop on the event page

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YelpJax Gets Fit at Studio Jear

Posted by Allie

Yelp Gets Fit

After a bevy of all-you-can-eat and gut-busting Yelp events, Jax Elites traded in the forks for yoga mats, for an all the fun and none of the guilt fitness frenzy at Studio Jear.  Warming up with some yoga, we got our ohm on and then got down with some self defense. (Fire, Fire!). We body pumped some iron, crunched some abs and then took the floor for zumba. At the end of this feel-good session, we sampled natural smoothies and the freshest of fruit from the Jacksonville Farmers market. Did we catch you in a downward dog? Check out the pics and reviews!

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Yelp Cracow x Faro: Piąty Elitarny Event @ poligon!

Posted by Katarzyna Wabik


Last Saturday our Elite Squad went to a... military field. Wearing red bandanas and military uniforms we tried shooting with different kind of weapons, archery and some other activities.

Afterwards we started a campfire and felt like real scouts. We had with us what Polish people like the most - beers, bread and sausages!

Event was organized in cooperation with Faro. Here are reviews and photos of us rockin' it in uniforms!


W zeszłą sobotę nasz krakowski Elitarny Skład wybrał się do Zielonek, na teren Fortu 45. Ubrani w czerwone, yelpowe bandany oraz wojskowe mundury, spróbowaliśmy strzelania z różnych rodzajów broni oraz łuku, a także innych aktywności.

Później zasiedliśmy przy ognisku i poczuliśmy się jak harcerze :) Nie brakło tego, co my Polacy lubimy najbardziej, czyli piwa i kiełbasek!

Atrakcje zorganizowała dla nas firma Faro - dziękujemy! Tutaj są zdjęcia oraz recenzje.

PDXYelp Elites Do Some Serious Spooning (and Cupping) @ Alliance for Coffee Excellence!

Posted by Don Bourassa


You think you know coffee? You don't know beans about coffee. But we sure did learn a heck of a lot as an exclusive group of PDXYelp Elites sniffed and slurped their way through a cupping and education class at Alliance for Coffee Excellence for their Cup of Excellence Program on September 14, 2014! Yelpers were treated to first hand coffee education from one of the world's premiered cuppers and walked through a cupping experience from sniffing to pouring to breaking to slurping. And to cap off the experience, enjoyed tasty treats from Waves of Grain bakery! No doubt a 5-star time was had by all. 

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PDXYelp Elites Chill Out @ Marine Layer's Laid Back Happy Hour!

Posted by Don Bourassa


What happens when you combine the softest shirts (at 20% discount no less), the coolest Elites, a hidden back yard, live music and a hot sunny day? Yelp's Laid Back Happy Hour at Marine Layer! 100 Yelp Elites and guests sipped on Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, snacked on Escape From New York Pizza and enjoyed live tunes from David Katz of Altadore as they mixed, mingled and got an exclusive look at Marine Layer's new shop on NW 23rd on September 12, 2014! Yes, it was a heck of a happy hour, and the 5-star reviews prove it. 

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Yelp Albany's Launch Party at The Orchard Tavern and Restaurant

Posted by Jessica T


Last Tuesday over 50 Albany yelpers came out to The Orchard Tavern's picturesque tented outdoor patio to celebrate Yelp Albany's Launch Party. Attendees sampled an array of mouth-watering menu items including The Orchard Tavern's famous pizza, their wings, and their chilli. Sipping on pints of Bells Brewery and Great Lakes Brewing, Albany yelpers mixed and mingled well into the beautiful Albany evening.  Read on for the event reviews and check out the photos on our Flickr page from Nick Caito here!

A big thanks to the venue and hosting sponsor:

The Orchard Tavern and Restaurant

Yelp Elites Get Lucky At The Irish House New Orleans

Posted by Morgan


A handful of lucky Yelp Elites were able to wind down last Wednesday with a Yelp Elite Whiskey Tasting at The Irish House. Guests were greeted with a heady pint of Smithwick's, an Irish ale, to whet their whistle before finding a seat to start the evening. General Manager Damian, Chef Wyatt, and Jeb, our fearless bartender, hosted the three course pairing, giving us details and history about the Irish whiskeys while pairing them with complimentary flavors in delicious dishes. After our tastings, the Yelp Elites battled it out for best Yelp trivia team downstairs with the hoi polloi.

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Yelp Gets To Taste The Best Of Birmingham At #BFOOD2014!

Posted by Vicky.O


On a Saturday afternoon at Eastside's Millennium Point, the Birmingham Yelp Elites gathered to sample over 40 of the cities best and brightest independent restaurants, brands and street food traders. The red carpet was rolled out and the full VIP experience was had with loads of sparkling wine, canapes, delicious food samples and great demo's (like school, but way more fun); it certainly was a Saturday well spent! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Yelp's Night Tour of the West Tce Cemetery

Posted by Chloe

Night Tour

By the light of the silvery moon Yelp Elite "manned-up" and took on the West Terrace Cemetery Night Tour in style last Friday. As each guest arrived they were handed a lantern and soon, out of the shadows, our darkly dressed host appeared and began to tell us the tale of the 150,000 souls that reside in the West Terrace Cemetery. An incredibly well choreographed sound and light show ensued as we walked through the graves of some of Adelaide's most infamous characters – we even got to meet a few of them on the way! We look forward to hearing more tales of unrest, mystery and inspiration on tours at this historical SA landmark in the future.

Read the reviews and check out the photos from the event here.

Big thanks to our sponsors:

West Tce Cemetery • Kieran Mac Photographer

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September 14, 2014

Yelp's Like, Totally 80's Prom

Posted by Howie


So, like, Yelp's 80's Prom totally rocked.

Elites invaded Cocina Azul's Catering Company on Thursday for this totally bomb Prom. Partners in the action included awesome decor from Embur Interiors and lighting from ABQ Event Support, sweet beats from DJ Automatic, rides from Classic Limousine and A/V from Advantage. Adam Durant Photography, sweet pics! Thank you Aimee K for rocking the 80's 'do. Check out the reviews and the Flikr page for totally sweet proof!


Yelp's Day At The Royal Adelaide Show

Posted by Chloe

Yelp At The Show

The Royal Adelaide Show is all about the rides, the dagwood dogs and the showbags right? Wrong. For more than 150 years the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society has received entries into a variety of unique competitions in the show - from wood cutting to crotchet, cooking to quilting and cattle to dogs. This year over 30,000 entries were received from across Aus. In this unique Yelp event Yelp Elite were lucky enough to get an insight into the behind the scenes workings of the show and its history. And to top the day off with food from Satay Hut, Chimichuri Grill and the Coopers Bar at the newly created (food) Truck Stop was a bonus!

Read the reviews and check out the photos from the event.

Big thanks to our sponsors:

The Royal Show

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September 12, 2014

Square Pizza For Tampa Bay

Posted by BrettNehls

Guests Enjoying Pizza at Pizza Squared

On Wednesday night, about 40 Elite Squad members were introduced to the wonders of square pizza in Tampa! Guests dined on this Detroit-style pie, while delighting in some delectable drinks. Read all the reviews of the event here and check out all the beautiful photos on the Flickr page. 

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Louisville Elites Enjoy A Cheeky Tiki Good Time

Posted by Emily H


Thirty members of the Louisville Yelp Elite Squad mai tai-ed one on with the help of El Camino, which has become known for its authentic Mexican street food, classic tiki cocktails and decor that pays homage to SoCal surf culture, Mexican luchadors, Dia de los Muertos, and Hawaiian beaches. El Camino prepared some of its best dishes for the Squad, including its tacos, cochinita pibil, enchiladas suizas, and flan. Susie Hoyt, the restaurant's award-winning beverage director, also gave demos on how to make some of El Camino's best tiki drinks, which are made with fresh-squeezed juices and other fresh, house-made ingredients. Learn more about the event by checking out the reviews, photos, and photo slideshow

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Yelp's Ultimate VIP Experience at Del Frisco's Grille!

Posted by Kendall

Del frisco's

Last Tuesday evening, Fort Worth Yelpers made their way to Southlake for a truly VIP affair at Del Frisco's Grille. Guests were led upstairs to enjoy a private room and gorgeous rooftop patio, and were immediately greeted with a signature VIP Cocktail (a delicious libation made with pineapple-infused clementine vodka). Throughout the night, Yelpers were treated to endless rounds of fantastic appetizers, including Ahi Tacos, Truffle Chive Deviled Eggs, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, an assortment of beautiful flatbreads, and for dessert – the Adult Milkshake and Nutella Bread Pudding. With expertly crafted cocktails, creative fresh fare, generous gift giveaways, and a phenomenal staff running the show, Del Frisco's Grille made Yelpers feel like true VIPs from start to finish. Be sure to explore all the incredible event reviews and photos!

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Greater Toronto Brunches In The 'Burbs

Posted by Kris

Jackson brunch

Brunch, quite possibly the best and most important meal of the week, more so than breakfast and certainly more than lunch! Greater Toronto Elites got the royal treatment at Olio Mediterranean Grille with a full buffet brunch, bottomless Jackson-Triggs mimosas and even a special treat for their ears! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

Yelp's Life Aquatic in Portland, ME

Posted by Steff

Yelp's Life Aquatic

Portland, Maine is proud to be home to the very first "Yelp Elite Squad nocturnal underutilized species fish fry on the planet"! But we did a lot more than learn how to properly filet and fry whiting at Yelp's Life Aquatic Elite Event. Our gracious hosts, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, allowed us to take an intimate look at the impressive and incredibly important research they're doing to protect the Casco Bay ecosystem and foster healthy sustainable seafood practices in the region. Like nearly every middle school student in the state of Maine since 2005 have, our Squad got to play and learn in GMRI's LabVenture!: from pretending to operate their own fishing vessel, to studying microorganisms, to measuring live and very active lobsters. Afterwards, we headed outside where one of Portland's newest food trucks, Fishin' Ships, had a hands-on demonstration of frying fish before generously feeding us fish tacos, nuggets, and french fries with roasted poblano, tartar, curry mayo, and spicy aioli dipping sauces. We ended the night enjoying aqua blue cupcakes as the fog from the ocean rolled in.  Read the reviews of the event here, and be sure to check out the fabulous photos on the Flickr page, too.

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São Paulo's new alley, Beco do Yelp

Posted by Fernanda

Photo: Leandro Godoi

It's impossible to talk about São Paulo without mentioning its big skyscrapers, graffiti artists and, of course, its incredible variety of gastronomic options. What if it was possible to combine all of these things in one place? Well, that was exactly what we did last night! On September 10th, Yelpers from all parts of the city came to Butantan Food Park for the first Yelper Party in Latin America. More than 500 guests and 27 partners got together to enjoy Beco do Yelp (Yelp's Alley), an amazing party that gathered funds for non-profit, Projeto Quixote. There was a lot of street culture going on: complete with an exhibit of skateboarding videos, a breakdancing challenge, on top of an enormous amount of delicious food, live painting and even massage sessions! You can read the reviews here and see the marvelous photos. Still curious? We have some more info here! 

Thanks to our sponsors:

Frank and Charles • Cantinho Nordestino da Preta  •  O Pastifício Primo  • kød Burgers  • Eba! Gastronomia  • Charles Dog  • La Polenta  • D'Macarons  • A Torta de Maçã  • Churros Tentação  • Delicari Iogurtes  • Sophie & Theo's Cupcakes  • Pudim Mania 

Cervejaria Madalena  • Lebowski  • Jägermeister  • Winebrands  • Los Mendozitos • Terceira Casa Café 

São Paulo City Project  • Venus Secret Spa  • Phenomenal Productions  • Chante Boyz and Girlz (vídeos por Beto Macedo)  • Conta Gota  • Quase Nada Fútil Store  • Display Fun • Projeto Quixote 

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September 11, 2014

Yelp's Caliente At Maria Mentiras!

Posted by Stephanie

15179930286_4005c70124_oYelpers enjoyed one of the last remaining summer nights at the first ever Yelp Elite Event in Union City, NJ. From light bites like beef emapanadas, Peruvian ceviche and flatbread pizza to the bottomless glasses of Chilean wines from Ritual Wines, Yelpers were muy caliente at Maria Mentiras Bar & Grill. Check out the reviews and all the photos here. 

Chicago Elite Meat Up @ mEAT

Posted by Danny Wurst


With the weather cooling down over 100 yelpers shook over to Streeterville to celebrate skewers, sip craft cocktails, and enjoy an evening of Eliteness at the areas newest mEAT up spot. An array of animal flesh, Magic Margaritas, Maple Foam Manhattans, and Cucumber Gimlets highlighted the evening along with supurb service from some grade A staff. Overall it was an amazing end to the summer and even better way to begin the fall at a new business that's bound bring everyone a smile regardless of what season it it.

Check out the photos, read the rockin reviews, and follow our amazing sponsor on social media below!

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Yelp's Swingin' Soiree At Found Kitchen And Social House

Posted by Angela S

 Found Cover 2

Gertrude Stein would have been proud seeing her dedicated lounge area at Evanston's Found Kitchen and Social House occupied with 50 lucky Yelp Elites and their guests on Tuesday night. Surrounded by a worldly decor filled with artful vintage and flea market finds, it was truly a swingin' soiree. The evening kicked off with a restaurant guessing game and led to a party of exquisite passed bites like lamb meatballs, house salmon and veggie skewers, paired with gourmet flatbreads, wine and strawberry bloozy floozy cocktails, and delectable shortbread and lemon cake desserts. Honored to have owner Amy Morton with us for the entire event, Chef Nicole Pederson peeked her head out from behind the curtain and Kara Sherman and team kept everyone smiling. Read the five-star reviews here and check out the photos by Edelyn Ellwood on Flickr.

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OTP's Fancy Brinner Party

Posted by HeidiP

BLOG sugar shack in the back yelp (19 of 55)

Yelpers wore cocktail dresses and button down shirts for OTP's first ever Fancy Brinner Party at Sugar Shack in the Back. Sweet and savory goodies were served, from biscuits with pimento cheese and eggs, and fried green tomatoes, to frosted cinnamon buns, muffins and beignets, to ice cream cookie sandwiches to fried pickles (from neighboring sister restaurant Fickle Pickle!) Of course, breakfast, whether for dinner or not, is never complete without mimosas! Check out the reviews here, and the photos here!

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10 Years of Yelp BBQ

Posted by Kati

10 Jahre

Vienna's Yelper's celebrated 10 years of Yelp with a cozy little BBQ at Vienna's biggest outdoors grill spot - the Donauinsel. BYOM-style (bring your own meat) we had the grill to ourselves and enjoyed a delicious and sinless low-carb cake sponsored by Jaja's. Check out the reviews and pictures of this lovely afternoon.

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Sail Under The Stars with Dublin Bay Cruises!

Posted by Emily C


"Well slap me silly and call me Captain Karl; this was one Yelp event that truly oozed style, class and A-List worthy sophistication! I totally gave in to my secret life-long dreams of sipping cocktails on a boat and although we were on the Liffey - not the Caribbean Coast - it was nearly as good because the sun was shining and we were treated to a stunning evening on our capital's river!"

Thanks Geraldine C, we couldn't have said it better ourselves. If you haven't been on Dublin Bay Cruises and observed the city from a whole other angle, trust us, you need to do it. Yelpers did just that on Saturday, and boy did they love it. You can read about it below, but suffice to say that there were spectacular views, real Irish hospitality, delish cocktails (thank you Blind Pig), and Dublin-love all over the gaff, thanks to Wisseme Cherfi and his onboard screening of We Are Dublin, and the goodie bags containing the beautifully put together publication We Are Here

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Belmondo? Home Sweet Home


Arantxa R


25 Elites in their pijamas, 25 burguers, beer and valencian wine…  millions of smiles? Probably much more is what they had in this late evening Elite event where Belmondo’s team made Yelpers go crazy by offering a new season dishes tasting. Green fried tomatoes, quesadillas, chicken nuggets fried in Japanese bread and amazing burgers disappeared in less than expected. It's called magic. Yelpers really felt like at home leaving their own things on Joan’s bookshelf: a Russian doll, a comic book and even a live tamagochi will stay there, and whenever these Yelpers come back they will be like at home again. By the way, thanks to Belmondo we have some new brownieaddicts in the squad! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos from Maje Aliaga on the Flickr page. 

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September 10, 2014

First Yelp Party in Lisbon

Posted by Mariana Afreixo


Last Friday we had the first Yelp Party in Lisbon. We had wine, candy, tapas and chocolate cake. I mean, is there anything better than chocolate cake to celebrate such an event? Yes! "The Best Chocolate Cake In the World" and that's precisely what we had.

The event was held at O Bom, o Mau e o Vilão, one of the coolest bars in Lisbon right now. Check out the Yelpers feedback here and don't miss the photos on our Flickr page.

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Brooklyn Yelp Gets Brined at The Pickle Shack

Posted by peter d.


It's no secret that Brooklyn Brine has been turning out some of NYC's finest pickles for quite some time. Lesser known, if only because it is under a year old, is Brooklyn Brine owner Shamus Jones's collaboration with Chef Neal Harden and the fine folks at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: The Pickle Shack. To call this 4th Ave eatery a vegetarian spot is accurate but almost unnecessary, because their absolutely excellent and flavorful menu can be (and is) enjoyed by omnivores and vegans alike. Last night, some of Brooklyn's finest yelpers spent a delicious evening in the beautiful backyard downing Dogfish Head and sampling, among other things, the best fried pickles around. Check out the reviews and the photos from the event here, and read on for more fun.

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Yelp Toronto's Field Day

Posted by Evelyn W

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Yelp Toronto can play like the best of ‘em, and probably whoop your butts in all of the games. All of them. Elites and their guests were treated to two fabulous hours of non-stop snacks, drinks, cosmic bowling, laser tag, bumper lacrosse and more. That’s right, you read correctly. Right here in Toronto is beautiful Rinx, an indoor arcade complex for all ages that provides all of the above mentioned and so, so much fun. Tag… you’re it! 

Thank you to our generous sponsor: Rinx Entertainment Centre 

Yelp Toronto Backs That Craft Up (Again)

Posted by Evelyn W

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After two fabulous events with Paintlounge, we can say with certainty: Elites are les artistes! 30 excellent Elites brought their terrific talents to Yelp Backs That Craft Up 2: Lost In Leslieville, and the masterpieces were plentiful. Beyond everyone painting a canvas, Elites were treated to a 15 minute lesson by a professional, and lots of Leslieville-sourced cheeses, meats and sweets and washed it down with some vino. Yep, Yelp Toronto is mighty sophisticated!

Thank you to our generous sponsor: Paintlounge

Flying High In New Orleans At The National WWII Museum

Posted by Morgan

Come Fly Away With Yelp

"Come Fly Away With Yelp" at the famed National WWII Museum's US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center brought out the most sizzling sponsors and over 800 Yelpers dressed to the nines to pay homage to wartime glory and the 1940s this past Friday.

There were bites and sweets to satisfy any palate, and tasty, local libations from here to Thibodaux to wash it down! The New Movement MC’s kept things swinging by introducing our live entertainment including The Victory Belles, The Back Porch Stompers, Dance Quarter's performers, and The Doc Holliday Band as well as crowning our Best Dressed Guy and Gal of the night.

But the hopping good times didn’t stop there. Magnolia Makeup painted sparkly lips on our guests to get snapped in the Big Easy Photobooth while others opted for a poem from our Poet for Hire Shawna Marie Beasley. For the guests looking for an authentic WWII experience, there was the museum’s “Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience.” This interactive experience incorporated sound, motion and digital graphics that gave our guests a taste of the conditions and realities of submarine warfare.

Documenting the night was Liz Daino of Liz Daino Photography and Alex Harvie, who live painted the event and gave half the proceeds to Grow Dat Youth Farm, our non-profit of the night that received nearly $4,000 in donations to further their mission of cultivating young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. Hooray for a great party with a purpose! Relive the glory through our highly decorated reviews or step back in time by checking out our fabulous photos

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Yelp Perth's Night At Black Swan State Theatre Co

Posted by Laura

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Last night 50 Yelpers met at The State Theatre Centre to enjoy Laughter On The 23rd Floor, a Black Swan State Theatre Company production. BSSTC is Western Australia’s Flagship Theatre Company and one of Australia’s foremost theatre companies, presenting a wide range of theatrical productions. The play had Yelpers laughing throughout, and thoroughly impressed with the 1950's style set design. Check out the photos and the reviews of the night.

A massive thank you to Black Swan State Theatre Company for organising such a wonderful night for the Yelp Perth Elite.

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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Yelp's Summer Flings

Posted by Evelyn W

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Summer Flings didn't mean a thing... until Yelp Toronto popped 'em up a notch! Yelp Toronto and 918 Bathurst presented Yelp's Summer Flings, a two-night-stravaganza: Yelp's Barefoot Bash and Yelp's Sock Hop.

Each night had their own special touches: The Barefoot Bash was all about boogying and relaxing with the Feet-Up Lounge and Bubbles Room. The Sock Hop was all about drifting away to the nifty 50s with a MYOMalt Shop and DJ Summer Flings spinning some tunes from way, way back. 

Together over the two nights, people sipped, snacked and played along with some of Toronto's best businesses and raised over $1k for our chosen charity, Michael Pinball Clemons Foundation. To peep the pleasing pics, click here

September 08, 2014

Columbus Yelpers Work(shop) With Whiskey

Posted by Bryant M

14994398862_f3af63f034_oOver 35 Yelp Elites gathered for a fun-filled night that centered around everyone's love for whiskey. From specially-crafted cocktails, to a tasting tour with Jameson Irish Whiskey, to whiskey infusion lessons – Yelp's Whiskey Workshop was all the buzz... and had everyone buzzed. Check out the five-star reviews and see all the event photos.

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Live from Miami: The Yelpies!

Posted by Johnny Todd


It’s been ten years of Yelp — and that deserves a party! There’s no other place in the States that knows how to party better than the M-I-A, so on a steamy night in July, the Coral Gables Museum played host to over 750 invited guests. Guests enjoyed their fill of food, drink, entertainment, and activity from some of the most popular businesses of the area and ended the evening with a goodie bag buffet for the ages. Check out photos here and here. Check out reviews here. For a list of sponsors, you can click here. And, for a list of Yelpie award winners, you can click here.

This Was So Laser - Elites Could Feel It

Posted by Olli


Barney Stinson couldn't have done it any better! It was a great September night in Köln, when our Yelp Elites met at the new opening of the LaserTag arena. We did play LaserTag before, but had no idea how this would blow our mind. Check out the latest reviews of our laser-happy Elites and have a look at the video or the photos.

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September 07, 2014

Baltimore's Back to School Night

Posted by Elsa M.
As the kiddies head back to school, class was in session for Yelp Baltimore Elites too: with a twist! Wine and painting at The Painted Palette served as the perfect place for boozin' with a brush... the art class you've always wanted! Yelp Elites tapped into their inner artistes, producing colorful works of art like the pros they instantly became. Thanks to the lively and creative class provided by co-owner and instructor Becca, even newbies had something to brag about. Read the five-star reviews here and check out the pictures here. A special thanks to The Painted Palette.

Columbia Moseys Down Main With Columbia Food Tours

Posted by Rachel O.

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Yelp Columbia recently had the opportunity to play tourist in our own town. We quickly realized that this food tour was not just for those visiting the Soda City! It's the perfect plan for an afternoon of noshing while taking in the sights on Main Street.

We were treated to sweet and savory bites at 5 local businesses - Midlands' Modern Southern Food Arts, Bourbon, The Oak Table, Villa Tronco Italian Restaurant and The Cake Professor

Special thanks Brian and Kristin Cole of Columbia Food Tours, LLC for helping us discover Columbia - one bite at a time and to Alexis Schwailler Photography for capturing all the fun.

Check out the photos on Flickr and read reviews of the event on Yelp!

Augusta Yelpers Get Back To Cool at The Book Tavern

Posted by Natasha C.


Reading is fundamental! It's fun too! Yelp Augusta enjoyed a First Friday bash for the books on Sept. 5th. The Book Tavern located on the busy Broad Street was host to over 50 Yelpers.  Yelpers enjoyed Long Day Lager, Gangway IPA, and Watership Brown by Red Hare Brewing and Signature Cold Brew Coffee by The Coffee Geek. Tastebuds tingled with a variety of spring rolls by Earth Fare. Guests also enjoyed the musical stylings of The Cambarus Quartet. Check out event reviews and photos.  Chances are, you met a fellow bookworm, so tag 'em on Facebook. Check out future Yelp events.


The Book Tavern | The Coffee Geek | Earth Fare | Red Hare Brewing | TipLite Photography


September 06, 2014

Yelp Charlotte's After School Special at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Posted by Nikki

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School is back in session. Last week, 80 Yelp Charlotte Elites and friends were treated to a special night at the brand new Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Craft beers, fresh baked soft German pretzels, brats, sauerkraut, and cheese plates... oh my! Guests also got a special tour of the brand new OMB digs. Between bites and brews, Yelpers faced off in old school board game battles like Operation and Hungry Hungry Hippos. Thanks to everyone's generosity, we collected $40 cash and four big boxes of school supplies for Classroom Central. Read all the stellar reviews and check out all the great pics!

Thanks to our tremendous sponsors:

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September 05, 2014

Easy Rider Bike Tour Of Green Alleys And Local Montreal Street Art

Posted by Risa D


As part of our ongoing adventures through our beloved Montreal another tiny, lucky group of Yelp Elites rolled on an easy going sunset bike tour (with beautiful bikes provided!) through parks, sidestreets, and laneways led by the charming team at Fitz & Follwell. Check out the photos and reviews!

Private Night Walking Tour of the Vieux Port + Chinatown Cocktails

Posted by Risa D


A tiny group of lucky local Montreal Elite Yelpers were invited to rediscover the old city as night fell. This walk with André Saint-Amant, a professional Montreal Tour Guide, taught city-savvy locals new information about the architecture and history we walk by every day. After watching the lights come on all over the lovely corners of the old city, we ended with a free cocktail and piles of dumplings at Luwan, a beautiful new hidden-away bar in Chinatown. Check out the reviews and photos!

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Mademoiselle Moustache Charity Event

Posted by Maud

IMG_2207Karolien from Coffee bar Mademoiselle Moustache, Antwerp cosiest vintage Coffee bar invited the community for a night of snacks, soup, coffee and amazing ice teas! The community had a karaoké for the good cause which was hilarious of course!

We collected clothing, toys, fitness stuff for several Antwerp good causes to help people in time of need.The money we collected from the karaoke where we had to nominate each other went to a youth project . Everybody loved the event, you can read the amazing reviews here, and look at our Flickr album from an evening with a warm heart.

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September 04, 2014

NC Triangle Yelp's Yoga Adventure at StudioVIBE

Posted by Lauryn


Wednesday night Yelp Elite members took flight for an exclusive aerial yoga class at StudioVIBE in Cary. While some Elites were busy flying other Elites rolled out their yoga mats for a candlelit core yoga class. Patty and her team were excellent instructors and made everyone feel very welcome.   Elites finished the evening with a complimentary cold pressed juice from Raleigh Raw, the perfect way to end this great workout. For more info, check out all of the event reviews and great pics.

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Yelp Tucson Gets a Taste Of The Islands at Saint House Island Bistro & Rum Bar

Posted by Bella


Tucson Elites were treated to an exquisite food and rum tasting with Caribbean flare, led by Travis Reese, owner of Saint House Island Bistro & Rum Bar. A collection of over 60 rums makes this a one of a kind destination. From taro chips to tostones (fried plantains), a trio of ceviche, cubano sammies and spicy jerk chicken skewers- this tasting packed a punch! Pair these signature happy hour items with their rotating Rum Punch of the day or a Daiquiri (which we did) and you're no longer in Tucson.  

"Thanks to the concoction demos, I got to see the "behind the scene" magic happening in front of my eyes so I knew what I was drinking! I'm not a big drinker, but I'm a fan of rum, especially Saint House's. The cocktails were sophisticated and refreshing, and the food was exotic and fun." yelper, Shijie F.

A huge thank you to Travis and the team at Saint House for a flavorful and informative event. it was truly one of a kind! Read the rave reviews here and event photos on our flickr page, courtesy of Pedro Romano Photography. 

Saint House Island Bistro & Rum Bar offers Happy Hour Daily until 6pm. All shareable appetizers are 1/2 off. All ceviches are $1 off. Sandwiches ala carte for $8. Drink specials include $5 cocktails and Rum Punch, $4 wine by the glass, beer on tap $3.  

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Yelpers Explore the Anaheim Packing House One Bite At A Time

Posted by Ryan C.

It was a night of full bellies and smiles as Elites took over the Anaheim Packing House for a one-of-a-kind tasting event packed with food, friends and fun. With 18 restaurants in the mix, the excited guests got to sample their way through the popular venue while mingling with the friendly personalities behind each of the unique businesses on site. Everything from sandwiches to sushi, duck mac and cheese to some extrodinary crepes were featured on the menu, making this one of the most memorable tasting events to date!

Want to relive that experience or live vicariously through others? Check out the five-star feedback and the gallery of photos from Jenny Solo and Albert Liu on our Flickr page!

- Anaheim Packing House
- Hammer Bar
- Lemon Drop
- Adya
- Rolling Boil
- Orange Tei
- The Chippy Fish & Grill
- Georgia's
- Black Sheep
- The Kroft
- Iron Press
- The Blind Rabbit
- Wheat & Sons
- Hans Homemade Ice Cream
- Dark 180
- Popbar
- Cafecito Organico
- Crepe Coop
- Buy 'N Bulk