April 29, 2015

James Beard Media Dinner At Salty Sow With Austin's Chef Harold

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We were honored to be among some of the media that was chosen to attend a preview dinner by Chef Harold Marmulstein (Salty Sow) before he flies to New York on May 4th to present his eats at the James Beard House.

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Sunday Funday At The Contemporary Austin

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Sunday Funday was taken to a whole other level - specifically, the Contemporary Center rooftop - as Yelp Elites celebrated the impending Texas summer over Texas Spirits, Tiger Beer, Cornucopia, VIVO, and Primizie - what can we say? We like to cover all of our bases. Read all of the reviews of the event here

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Austin Sweats At MOD Fitness

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Every now and then, we remember that there is a work life balance and like to send our Elites to a sweatfest. This month we reached out to up and coming MOD Fitness, a new gym that specializes in Pilates movements and barre exercises. Read all of the reviews of the event here!

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April 28, 2015

Share And Discover Belfast: Pizza Making Masterclass

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As part of the Yelp Belfast’s ‘Share And Discover’ Campaign we asked the Yelp Community and the people of Belfast, ‘If they could share a place in their City where would it be and why?’ The feedback was overwhelming; the people of Belfast began to expose hidden gems via Yelp. One of these hidden gems was Opera Pizzeria – a cosy little eatery located on Belfast’s Dublin Road.

On Monday night Yelp hosted a Pizza Making Masterclass at Opera and gave the Yelp Elites and new members of the Yelp Community the chance to create their own pizza masterpieces.

 Yelpers took the kitchen by storm, chucking doh balls and going potty with pepperoni – read the reviews and check the photos from the event. 

Manhattan Yelpers Get A Taste Of K'OOK

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K'OOK is a new modern and casual Korean joint on 6th Street in the heart of East Village. Utilizing local products and purveyors, the lunch and dinner menus feature a combination of familiar Korean dishes as well as a number of creative modern Korean dishes as well. Their signature dishes run the gamut from crispy Korean fried chicken to their K'OOK style scotch egg and much more in between. For this event, Manhattan Elites had a chance to sample a handful of K'OOK's modern Korean fare. Scope some of the pictures here. Our pals at Tiger Beer were on hand as well to round out a lovely Asian inspired evening in Lower Manhattan. 

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H-town Flings Into Spring With Some Bling

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

April 27, 2015

Yelp's Spa-tacular Adventure at Natural Body Spa

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On Sunday night, members of the NC Triangle Elite Squad got to relax and rejuvenate at the beautiful Natural Body Spa in North Hills. Chair massages, foot and scalp massages, brow and lip waxes, gift bags, a Sangria bar and so much more! As if that wasn't enough pampering neighboring restaurant Vivace provided delicious small bites for all to enjoy. Read all the reviews of the event here and check out all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Wright This Way to Nakoma!

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Located high up in the Lost Sierra, beneath the towering pines of Plumas county, you'll find an oasis of solitude called Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. The centerpiece of the resort is the clubhouse, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, overlooking the first hole of The Dragon, a legendary mountain golf course with a mystique all its own. Yelp Elites were invited to reserve one of the incredible villas designed by Wright's legacy firm Tallesin-West, explore the intricate beauty of the resort and experience all it has to offer at this overnight Elite Event. After checking in, Elites had the option of arranging for time on The Dragon with Golf Pro Jon Jarress, exploring the surroundings on a guided hike with Howling Dogs Bike and Ski, relaxing in their villas or enjoying a spa treatment. Many of them took advantage of multiple activities before meeting up for a guided golf cart tour of the property with GM Dan Gallagher, who shared the history of the property and exciting future additions, followed by a 4 course dinner in the iconic Wigwam Room of the clubhouse. The five-star reviews on the event page and fantastic photos in our Flickr Gallery taken by Gold Badge Elite Tracy S and Elite Sean C, reflect the truly relaxing experience had by all during this little escape, one that will not soon be forgotten by any who attended.

Many thanks to the wonderful team at Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa, Howling Dogs Bike and Ski, and Biggest Little Group for helping to put this wonderful weekend together. 

An Adirondack Adventure in Brooklyn

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Spring is finally here. Sunshine, trees blooming, birds singing...it almost makes you want to get out of the city and get back to nature. If you don't have the time or the means though, the Urban Cowboy is here for you. This B&B was conceived and built by Lyon Porter, and it's filled with Adirondack sensibilities in the heart of Williamsburg. Not only is it the perfect getaway, but they also happen to throw a kickass party. Just about all of my favorite things begin with the letter 'B,' and Urban Cowboy combined all of them on Saturday afternoon when they invited out Brooklyn's finest yelpers: Beer. Barbecue. Bed. Breakfast. Backyard. Brisket. Brooklyn. Check out the reviews, the photos from Liz Clayman, and read on for more of why you want to book your stay, STAT. 

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Omaha Elites Attend Club Cool At Kleveland Clothing

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Being one of the coolest Yelpers in town looks like this: Head to Kleveland Clothing to shop for some edgy styles, unique accessories and up-cycled vintage goods. Add in 'za from Noli's Pizzeria and suds from Scriptown Brewing Company, and you have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the tight-nit small business community who call Omaha's thriving Blackstone District home. Needless to say, it's neat to be Elite. Want more proof? Check out the reviews and photos from the event.

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Antonetta's Pasta Making Demo And Tasting

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The Yelp Rochester community got schooled by Antonetta’s Restaurant head chef, Matt Petrillo, who taught the yelpers how to make cavatelli and linguine from scratch. While chef Matt whipped up the fresh pasta dish, guests enjoyed an educational history on the making of 1911 Hard Cider and a tasting, including their orchard breeze cocktail with 1911 vodka, apple cider, and cranberry juice. Once the dishes arrived, guests sipped on Piccini Chianti from Southern Wine & Spirits. Antonetta's made all of our foodie dreams come true as we sampled their specialties, including soft shell crab tacos, lamb, tripe, meatballs, pork off the bone, truffle fries, and pb&j creme brulee... we are still stuffed! To get a glimpse into our special evening check out the photos here and the event reviews here.

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Jax Learns Some Sexy Moves at Yelp's Salsa, Salsa!

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Look at the smiles on these Yelp Elite's faces! I think it's safe to say we had an amazing time at our elite event at Caliente - Dance Studios Jacksonville! Thank you to Moe's Southwest Grill for providing the chips and salsa (including the new Pineapple Cucumber, YUM!) and the margaritas sure loosened us up for some serious salsa moves, including dips, turns and some sweet hip action! Thank you Darren and fellow yelper Fatima for teaching us and encouraging us to switch up partners. Don’t miss out on the amazing pics on Flickr and Facebook, and check out the fun reviews here!

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祝!Yelp Kyoto 立ち上げ2ヶ月!エリート限定昼食会開催

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Elite Cocktail? Elite meisterschüler!

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On Sunday, April 26th the Berlin Yelp Elites were invited to a private masterclass in the art of cocktail mixing and bartending. They found their master in Niko Augustin from the meisterschüler Bar!  He told us all and every trick to end up with a solid drink, a happy guest and entertain the bar for a whole night! What a perfect way to spend a sunday afternoon with Spreeblick and your favourite cocktail in your hand - mixed by yourself!

Thanx to Niko for welcoming us behind his bar! Thanx to the meisterschüler Bar for sharing all their liquors and their best man with us. Thanx to Tigertörtchen für the yummy Cuptails (cocktail + cupcake) pyramid! 

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April 26, 2015

Yelp 福岡たこ焼き & 泡ものパーティー! Yelp Fukuoka Takoyaki & Champagne Party !

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As the second official Yelp Fukuoka event, we had a super chilled Takoyaki Party at awabar 4th Fukuoka where is known for colorful champagnes and relaxed barman. All enjoyed both of making and eating Takoyakis while having super cold champagnes. One of exciting contents of this party, Old Maids card tournament got very intense match! We all had a great chill time in Fukuoka where finally start getting warmer. Thank you all! 

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第2回目となるYelp福岡公式イベントとして、大名にある泡もの専門店awabar 4th Fukuokaにてまったりとしたたこ焼きパーティーが行われました!awabarさんのカラフルなスパークリングワインを飲みながらみんなでタコパをゆったりと楽しみました。途中からわさびやタバスコをたこ焼きにいれちゃったりと、やんちゃなYelperさん達が、楽しくたこ焼きをつくりました!やっと温かくなってきた福岡で、みなさん素敵な土曜日の夜を過ごしてくれました!

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「ロウラー」になろう!中華街の隠れ家ROUROU Cafeでエリート限定アフタヌーンティータイム

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The first ever Yokohama Yelp Elite Event was held at a trendy ROUROU Cafe, a new cafe in Motomachi-Chukagai that opened in 2014.  Yelp Elites enjoyed ROUROU Cafe’s original “Afternoon Tea” and took a special tour of the ROUROU boutique next door.  Elites also enjoyed the game “Where is this?”  From 20 random pictures found on Yelp, Elites needed to guess where the picture was taken.  Oops!  Perhaps it too easy for Yelp Elites as people were immediately able to guess the answer.

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Yelp Burlington's Private Tasting with Shy Guy Gelato!

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GelatoVermont Yelp Elites and guests gathered at Stone Soup, a favorite local eatery, on Sunday, April 12, for a very special type of brunch - a gelato tasting, hosted by Shy Guy Gelato, a new, Burlington-based gelato company. 
 
The event started with the behind-the-scenes business scoop from Shy Guy founders Paul Sansone and Tim Elliott followed by a gelato tasting (including one sorbet) ranging from staples like vanilla and chocolate to innovative flavors such as banana spice cake and cornflake. Attendees were not told the names of the flavors they were tasting and were asked to identify them and rate other aspects such as texture and aroma on a tasting card. Upon sampling the Cornflake gelato variety, one Yelper exclaimed, "this is the best thing I've ever tasted!"  Hazelnut was also a big hit. 
 
Many thanks to our host, Shy Guy Gelato, and Stone Soup for sharing their space!
 
 

April 24, 2015

Bee Happy in Vancouver

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55 Elites gathered together on a rainy Vancouver evening to enjoy some sustainable fun! Allegro Cafe at Whole Foods provided treats galore, including charcuterie, wraps, and candied pecans that went excellently with the tropical sangria, Parallel 49 beer, and beerzers (that's a beer based Caesar!) Elites made their own buttons, posed as pollinators, and rocked at the recycling game! Check out the photos and reviews.

Yelp SF Elites @ Bom Dia Market

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Just like those cute furry animals that keep popping up in commercials and YouTube videos, Elites in SF needed to come out of hibernation and celebrate all things spring and local! Good thing Bom Dia invited us inside their adorable Noe Valley market to sample the evening menu along with in-house wines, beers, and ciders. Their menu rotates seasonally, but a select group tried several spreads, dips, grilled meats, cheeses as well as cookies. The attendees were more than charmed, giving 5-stars to our host and vendors. Photos taken by Adam Dybek.

About Bom Dia Market: 

Bom Dia - " Good Day" - in Portuguese. An inviting corner market offering local and international beer and wine, freshly prepared foods, and thoughtfully sourced grocery and household staples. They represent the next wave of small neighborhood markets, marrying artisan fare with everyday necessities, (Artisans include: Dick Taylor chocolate, Four Barrel coffee, Samovar tea, Cowgirl Creamery cheese, Sour Flour baguettes, Olli charcuterie) and offering over 200 wines, a curated selection of craft beer and cider, and Mediterranean-inspired prepared dishes, all within a modern and warm space. 

Coffee 101 for Triad Elites

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Elites had a great time earlier this week learning what Twin City Hive is all about. We started off with a coffee tasting, moving from light to dark roasts to really notice the flavor profiles. Elites definitely walked away with a few new favorite local roasts. Cupcakes and macarons from Tart Sweets were also a big hit! Can you really ever go wrong with salted caramel? We ended the evening with a game of Headbanz and a delicious taste of their iced sipping chocolate. Read all the reviews of the event here and the wonderful pictures here

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Boston Elites Get Hat Hair On Purpose During Havana Nights

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Goorin Bros. Harvard Square opened their doors after-hours Wednesday for a soiree that paid testament to the new class of Panama hats – Yelp's Havana Nights Elite Event! Attending Yelpers sipped Privateer cocktails and punches, nibbled on sandwiches from Market in the Square, and donned allthehats adorning Goorin Bros. stylish shelves. Gian Carlo Buscaglia serenaded the masses with sultry Latin guitar, and a Yelper in each of the two sessions went home with head covered in a brand spanking new hat of their choice! Check out the reviews and tag your friends in John Lee's party pics (on Flickr, too)!

Hartford Elites Sip & Snack at M&R Liquors

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On Thursday night, Yelp Elites enjoyed a unique wine tasting at M&R Liquors in South Windsor, where they sampled and paired a series of wines with appetizers, snacks, and sweets. From Pinot Noir with BBQ potato chips to French macarons with sparkling rosé, the innovative combinations had guests chatting with M&R's knowledgable staff and sampling throughout the night. Thank you to M&R Liquors for hosting such a fantastic event! Check out the reviews here and the event photos on Flickr here.

April 23, 2015

Greater Toronto Have a Bash @ Bru Restaurant

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The Elites of the GTA are used to traveling far and wide for good food and good times, so when asked to travel to the western most border of the 'burbs, they simply smiled without batting an eye. Brü Restaurant was the place, and Chef Shayn and his team dolled out an assortment of finger licking treats paired with the hop (and maple) beer stylings of Lake of Bays Brewing Co. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Yelp NOLA Elites Night At The Movies At Indywood™

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Yelp Elites cozied up in comfy chairs with Yelp popcorn bags in hand and a local brew in the other to catch a flick this past Tuesday night at the Bywater neighborhood independent theater, Indywood™. The brain child of Will and Hayley Sampson, this theater boasts a calendar chock-full of thought-provoking indie and local films as well as a hodgepodge of film-related nights to please any cinema loving local. 

Our flick for the evening was Damien Chazelle's Whiplash. While we kept all serious drum solos to main character, Andrew ( Miles Teller), we noshed on New York-style pizza and mixed Raisinets into our boiled crawfish-flavored popcorn to really become one with the story. Yelp Elites also guessed famous movie lines to enter to win a ticket to this weekend's Jazz Fest; an appropriate prize considering the music intense theme of our film choice. 

Thank you to the dynamic Sampson duo for hosting us at Indywood, and if you'd like to check out what's up next on their virtual marquee, catch a glimpse at the Indywood calendar here

New Yelper Event: Gin school @ Steam Hellsinki

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Wednesday April 22nd turned out to be a very cheerful spring night in Helsinki, as the local Yelpers got together with a group of 15 people. The themes of the night were gin and steampunk - and no other place would have served the purpose like Steam Hellsinki. This new bar has gained huge popularity in short time, and we can tell why. It was an inspirational voyage to an imaginary past through the fascinating aesthetics of steampunk. To arrange a gin school here was more than ideal, as the restaurant owns the largest selection of gins (over 40 different kinds!) in Finland. Tony from Steam Hellsinki took excellent care of us, teaching us everything from the history to the producing methods of gin, letting us complete and enjoy our learnings by smelling and tasting all the wonderful gins chosen for the event.

We want to thank Steam Hellsinki for arranging the fun and interesting event with us! The first steampunk-bar in town is certainly worth checking out, whether you choose to be educated with their gin school or just want to go out for drinks in a special place, anytime. 

See the event pictures in Flickr & Facebook - and read the event reviews on Yelp. Steam Hellsinki can be found here

 

Keskiviikkona 22. huhtikuuta vietettiin hauskaa, keväistä iltaa Yelppereiden kesken. Viidentoista hengen joukkomme kokoontui Steam Hellsinki - nimisen uuden ja kiehtovan baarin tiloissa, aikeissamme oppia kaiken gineistä. Valtavan suosion saavuttanut ravintola tarjoili inspiroivan aikamatkan kauas, mielikuvituksekkaaseen menneisyyteen vaikuttavan steampunk-estetiikan kautta. Gin-koulutus juuri täällä tuntui ehdottomalta; huikea, yli neljäkymmentä giniä kattava valikoima on Suomen suurin. Steam Hellsingin Tony piti ryhmästämme hyvää huolta, kertoen kaiken mahdollisen juoman historiasta valmistukseen, saadessame haistella ja maistella useita, erinomaisia ginejä.

Suuri kiitos viihdyttävästä illasta ja mielenkiintoisesta opastuksesta, Steam Hellsinki! Suomen ensimmäinen steampunk-tyylin teemaravintola on ehdottomasti tutustumisen arvoinen - halusit sitten itsekin kokea paikan gin-koulun, tai muuten vain nauttia drinkit spesiaalissa paikassa. 

Kuvia illastamme löytyy Flickristä ja Facebookista, sekä tapahtuma-arvostelujen yhteydestä. Itse tapahtumapaikka Yelpissä löytyy täältä.

Aurinkoista kevättä ja Yelppailun iloa,

Hanna Brumley

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Baltimore Takes On Mad MenU

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Yelp Baltimore's Mad MenU Happy Hour was a blast in a glass...a martini glass that is! Charm City's most charming Elites and their Don or Betty Draper look-alikes joined the '60s bash at Maggie's Farm in Baltimore for a night of amazing apps, killer cocktails, and brain-teasing trivia! Yelpers noshed on delightful deviled eggs, scrumptious caramel popcorn, and mouthwatering mini burgers while sipping on super strong, yet super delicious gin martinis. The evening took a competitive turn with a few era-friendly games that flexed their advertising prowess, with winners scoring tickets to Dare Theory scavenger hunt and gift cards to Annapolis-area restaurants courtesy of Annapolis Restaurant Week. New and veteran Elites mixed and mingled as the evening, too quickly, drew to an end. Never they fear, though! More Yelp fun ahead - as always! Read all the reviews here and make sure you take a peek at the pictures from Jon-Michael Moses Photography here!

Yelp Warsaw Elite Event @ Momu

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Yelp Warsaw's Elite Squad is already a super good team but this event brought us even closer together. The food-sharing has been brought to a totally new level! And the mozzarella in potato peels swept us off our feet! Thanks Momu for having us!

You can check out the photos of our happy faces on Flickr, Facebook and obviously Yelp, where you can also read how much fun we had!

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Yelp Gets Toasted at Melt Shop

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It's springtime and the livin' is cheesy! The Yelp Elite Squad was cordially invited to get toasted and celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month at the Melt Shop's first-ever DC location on L Street.

Our generous hosts gave us a selection of their menu classics like tater tots, burgers, salads, milkshakes and of course grilled cheese sandwiches. This ain't your mama's home cooking -- The Melt Shop is comfort food redefined!

Yelpers were able to donate directly to our charity partner DC Central Kitchen whose mission is to eradicate hunger in our neighborhood. Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Facebook too!

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Cocktail Club Part Deux In Providence

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Providence yelpers gathered this month to join Yelp’s Cocktail Club Part Deux. Guests met at some of the most acclaimed bars in Providence: Cook and Brown, The Eddy, and The Dorrance. There they learned some cocktail history, tried new and rare liquors, and received hands-on education from experienced bartenders. The events ended with the guests enjoying the fruits of their libatious labor. Read all the reviews about the event here and check out photos from the week’s events on the Flickr page.

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April 22, 2015

Melbourne Cheers for Local Beers

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They say wine was an invention of God and beer the invention of Man. Every year in May, Melbourne gets a chance to meet the men and women behind the great beers, breweries and pubs of our city with Good Beer Week.

Last night some lucky folks in Yelp’s Elite Squad got a sneak preview of things to come when we visited Mountain Goat Brewery in Richmond.

Good Week Beer ambassador, Miro, took us through a passionate and informative tour of this Melbourne-made brewery, before handing us over to co-founder and chief brewer Dave, to hear how Mountain Goat went from his backyard to the much-loved local brew it is today.

Of course there’s no better way to listen to stories about craft beer than over a pint, which was enjoyed with the brewery’s delicious pizzas.

Check out the photos here and see what our Elites had to say on Yelp.

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Yelp Spring Break 2015: Fort Lauderdale

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The 4th Annual Yelp Spring Break was held April 16-19 in sunny Fort Lauderdale! Yelpers from over 30 Yelp communities descended upon South Florida in full force for a long weekend full of memorable moments. There was an all pink flamingo party, a daytime beach party, a pirate takeover aboard a riverboat, a beer inspired brunch and so much more. In total the 4-day-weekend consisted of 3 Yelper parties, 3 official events and 12+ UYEs! Missed this year's festivities? Check out all the happenings below!
 
 

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Yelp Elites Got Pampered

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Everyone deserves some pampering, right? This time, it was Yelp Baton Rouge Elite Squad’s turn. Chair massages, paraffin wax and hand scrub treatments were just a few of the relaxing elements. Yelpers were oooohhh’n and aaaahhh’n as they let go and dipped into chill mode. Owner of Vida Pura Spa, Rebecca B. and her massage therapists Katie B. and LaTressa L. definitely helped with the soothing effect. Healthy, cold-pressed juices and mylks from The Big Squeezy awakened the taste buds. Delightful refreshments from Rebecca, Katie and Fresh Market. Les Amis Bake Shoppe’s refreshing Strawberry Basil Lemonade cake definitely helped re-fresh one’s sweet tooth. Still in suspense? Click links to read reviews and view pics taken by our rockin’ photographer, Malori Bezet.

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Yelp Elite Haute High Rise Party!

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17049628428_f50d2480d4_z (1)The Modern in Fort Lee has been in the works for years, dotting the New Jersey skyline with an incredible design and sweeping views of the George Washington Bridge and Manhattan. You can only imagine the excitement when Yelp Elites and guests were treated to a haute cocktail party for an exclusive look inside. With hors d'oeuvres, a charcuterie bar and champagne cocktails, guests were given a tour of model units as well as a look at the incredible ammenities the building has to offer like a private screening room, golf simulator and an infinity pool. The only question left unanswered: when are we moving in? Check out the reviews and all the great pics from Great Heights Media here

 

 

Perfect Day Glasgow with Tony C

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For our first Perfect Day Glasgow feature, we've asked Yelp Elite Tony C to tell us about his perfect day in Glasgow:

Wake up in a swanky hotel, the kind that I never, EVER get to see. Maybe even one that has more than 2 stars! Howzat! Like the Hotel Du Vin or Radisson Blu. A light breakfast in bed delivered to the room (even just rice krispies and toast with orange juice and coffee!) then head out for some brunch. Maybe Hutchesons, going by the raving over it?

Then, I think I'd head to Partick. Go for a wee wander across the Kelvinbridge, through the Kelvingrove Park and a dabble through the amazing Kelvingrove Art Galleries. A quick pint or two at Brewdog just over the road, then back into town at Kelvinhall Underground - a prefect Glesga day has to have a shoogle in there, after all.

I think personally, I'd like a burger for lunch. And for me, the best would be Meathammer at Nice n Sleazy or Burger Meats Bun, then a wee dram in the Pot Still, before heading to the Buchanan Galleries for some shopping. LEGO STORE, BABY!

A coffee in Laboratorio Espresso before heading out for evening dinner; I'd want something fancy like the Ubiquitous Chip or a big steak dinner in the Butchershop.

Then, being me, a gig. At The Barrowlands, where else? Nowhere like it on the planet, and a few beers beforehand in the legendary Solid Rock Cafe would just set you up perfectly for a night of gigging! Post gig, head to the Cathouse for some more ROCK and a couple of Jaeger shots, and then back to the hotel (obviously via the Blue Lagoon for a cheeky bag of chips first) to collapse.

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Yelp Roma TEAsting

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Pairing different teas from all over the world with delicious italian cheese.

If you never thought to match those flavours before it's just because you have not enjoyed last Yelp Elite Event in Rome.

Fiordité was the venue of the event, the cheeses was offered by La Formaggeria, one of most famous cheese shop in Roma and the special guest was Giustino Catalano. He is a tea expert of Gu Shu, an association promoting the knowledge and the culture of tea.

Yelpers was very excited to attend this special lesson and at the end they got the right gadget.

Now they know a little bit more about tea and what's better than taste it in a red Yelp mug?

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Sponsor: Fiordité - La Formaggeria

 

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Yelp Stockholm Game Show Night

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Game on Stockholm! On Tuesday April 21st, Yelpers and Elites got together at On Air for a night of fun and games. The concept was easy: Divided into teams the Yelpers were faced with different challenges like: Will It Float?, The Millionaire Ladder and Guess Who!. A fun program host and gold bars made it feel like being on an actual Game Show. The tension was high and everyone fought well and even competed in a photo competition. Cold beer and wine were served with snacks.

Read the reviews and look at the photos, especially these photos. We will all be back for more!

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April 21, 2015

Gold Badge Event: An Evening At Lago

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Lago is the newest the restaurant on the Strip, owned and ran by two time James Beard award winning chef, Julian Serrano. Gold elites were treated to a private patio venue overlooking the Bellagio fountains, a ten course tasting menu paired with signature drinks, all hosted by Julian himself. Check out all the amazing reviews here and the beautiful pictures here. 

HUGE thanks to, Bellagio , Lago, and Digital Guerrilla for the pictures. 

Richmond Elites Enjoy An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up at Alchemy Coffee

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A good time was had by all at this buzz-worthy shindig at Alchemy Coffee! On Sunday afternoon Eric Spivack, Alchemy's owner, and the Alchemists (his staff) gave an intimate group of Elites the unique chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes on inside the shop. Believe me, this is not your average coffee joint! The Elites and their guests nibbled on pastries and got to see how they turn coffee grounds into the liquid gold at Alchemy. They busted out some abstract latte art, tried their hand at pour over brewing, and had their minds blown by Eric's impressive coffee education presentation. Everyone left super caffeinated, full, and armed with knowledge. Read all of the brilliant reviews here and peep the photos on Flickr from our resident photographer, the lovely Miss Sara Clarken

 

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North San Diego Yelp Elites Get The Royal India Treatment!

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Lucky Yelp Elite were invited into Del Mar's premier Indian Restaurant, Royal India, and treated like kings and queens! For seven days, each night for the Yelp Elite Week, a number of Elites and their special guests were brought in to dine on a choose-your-own feast of custom created new menu items. From the crowd - favorite Mango Cinnamon Soup and Samosas to dishes like Shrimp Coconut Pineapple and Lamb Ginger Tamarind: The attendees were wowed with authentic spices and imaginative flavors. We even got down with dessert, talk about that addicting Pistachio Kulfi (Indian Ice cream)! It's everyone's new favorite neighborhood dining spot: Thanks to Royal India for a night to remember

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Miami Elites Go All American

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Last Tuesday, Yelp Miami Elites headed to Brickell's newest hotspot, American Social Brickell, for an unforgettable night honoring the red, white and blue with tasty bites, flowing drinks and great company. Lucky guests sampled some of the restaurant's signature bites including heirloom margherita, red wine beef shortrib, and rock shrimp flatbreads; Cuban cigars and sassy pigs; Amso and black truffle short rib sliders; and sweet and savory chicken and waffles. While playing a state and capital matching game (hence re-learning some geography), they sipped on a wide array of craft brews, cocktails and house wines. At the end of the night, all agreed it was the American Social team that deserved a Medal of Honor for their hospitality and outstanding service.

Needless to say, some Elites already have deemed this event the best yet. Check out reviews here and pics on Flickr here.

 

Yelp Elite Exclusive Bartender Class

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When you invite Yelpers on a Sunday night to a Cocktail-Bartender Class at 5PM, some might think we are a crazy club of alcohol lovers. Well, I can tell you that is the case. Crazy in a very positive way and alcohol in a very exclusive way. So there was only one option. 12 Yelpers and the bar with world record holder Alessandro Romano at Ona Mor. He once created the most expensive Cocktail in Dubai (worth 5000USD). So at our Bartender class, we could learn from the best of the best. Drinks like "From Dusk Til Don" or "Senf Simone" (with sweet mustard) - you name it. No surprise our Yelpers were more than pleased with what they scored. Check out their reviews and the photos of this brilliant sunday afternoon.

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April 20, 2015

Yelp's Bonefish Bone-anza

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Albuquerque Yelp Elites were drowning in a sea of ocean delights on Thursday, as Bonefish Grill unveiled plate after extraordinary plate of new bar menu fare. Staff orchestrated an endless array of courses covering shrimp and ahi tuna tortas, pork sliders, lamb chop lollipops, delightful baked oysters and so much more, pared with designer cocktails, beer and wine, closing with In The Dough injectable doughnuts. Throughout, Yelpers won gift certificates for sharing the love online and amongst one another, and everyone went home with a $50 gift card. Can't beat that catch. Check out the five star reviews and pictures that document the fun! 

Yelp's Extreme Plate Makeover Takes Customization to a Whole New Level!

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It was a create-your-own family-style affair with Yelp’s Extreme Plate Makeover event at STACKED in Cerritos! Elites customized their choices of appetizers, entrees and desserts through communal iPads where every item was made to the Yelper’s specific liking. From gigantic burgers full of pastrami, loaded mac and cheeses topped with eggs, pizzas piled high with ingredients and desserts of all shapes and sizes –– every table was different, but each guest left full, happy and vowing to come back for another round on their own!

See what you missed via the review page or check out some of the masterpieces in the Flickr gallery.

A HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
- STACKED Food Well Built
- Bell’s Beer
- Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company
- Knee Deep Brewing

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Chicagoland Yelpers came together for a a two part event full of what Chicago does best... pizza! Pie Five Pizza is a fast casual restaurant that is brand new to Illinois! They bring a unique pizza concept to the suburbs — the ability to create your own personalized pizza. You choose everything from the crust to the sauce, to cheese and all of your toppings. The best part? Your pizza literally follows you through the line and is ready in five minutes or less!

Yelp Elites and their guests were lucky enough to get a sneak peek preview of Pie Five's newest locations in Schaumburg and Naperville one day before the restaurant opened to the general public. Yelpers enjoyed samples of their eleven signature pizzas, three of their desserts, and were even able to create their own pizza! To top things off, guests also indulged in a make-your-own root beer float bar.

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San Antonio: Yelp Pre-Fiesta Celebration!

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If there's any season in San Antonio worth getting excited for it has to be FIESTA®! Yelp San Antonio wanted to kick off FIESTA® with a bang and we sure did. With a Pre-Fiesta Celebration, 250+ Yelpers united to embrace the FIESTA® spirit to celebrate the unique culture of our city. This event marked the official unveiling of Yelp's FIESTA® Medal for 2015. Everyone enjoyed live music, caricaturists, face painters, great drinks such as a Jimarita, Lynchburg Lemonade, and Alamo Beer; and more at the event. Everyone had a blast as you can tell from the great reviews and flickr album taken by Noah Acevedo. A special thanks to all of our sponsors who made this event possible. Check below for all of the participating sponsor's information!

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Gold Badge Fiesta at Meso Maya

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With Cinco de Mayo less than a month away, Yelp Dallas decided to celebrate early with authentic Mexican cuisine in a gorgeous setting. Meso Maya hosted over 50 guests in their super swanky, upstairs event space-- private patio included! Gold Badge Elites: folks who have been on the Elite squad for 5 years (or longer) caught up with one another and indulged in an open bar serving up avocado and serrano margaritas, and feasted on a special menu made just for special evening: Herradurra Salmon, Carne Asada, Chicken Enchiladas and more! The 5-star reviews are raving! And check out the professional photos courtesy of W Photography.

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Portland Elites Eat A Lebanese Feast at Al-Amir Restaurant

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Sometimes you just want to eat all-you-can-eat. Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant made that easy for Portland Elites by hosting the squad for unlimited food, drink and fun! After being greeted by a Lebanese Margarita, guests beelined to the buffet, where they found endless falafel, baba ghannooj, khudar and more. After everybody had filled their plates, the music swelled and out came a belly dancer, eager to entertain the crowd! As the night came to the end, lucky Yelpers won gift certificates and wine baskets, while everybody was given a gift certificate and complimentary Lebanese delights to enjoy at home! Want to know more? Check out these pics and reviews!

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Yelp MSP's Pursuit Of Hoppiness II @ LynLake Brewery

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Yelp Elites kicked off the beginning of spring by partying at one of the Twin Cities' newest, sexiest, and tastiest breweries: LynLake Brewery. Each attendee received a complimentary flight ranging from a refreshing ale to an apricot IPA, and enjoyed some tasty noms thanks to Galactic Pizza. Most Elites enjoyed both of these goodies on LynLake's spectacular rooftop, too.

Don't take our work for it, though. Read the rave reviews and see all the fun (thanks to Tai Tran at The Lime Booth)!

Thanks LynLake Brewery's co-owners,Mark and Paul, and to their Marketing Manager, Peter, for making this bash happen!

Yelp Toronto Springs Into Shape

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Yelp Toronto dubbed this month Active April, so excellent Elites took a brief break from food and drink to try something new! Guess what? We like to move it move it. The beautiful people at Barre3 had Yelp Elites in for two butt-kicking classes at their stunning studio. If you're looking for a new way to feel fabulous, look no further. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Barre3Unbaked Cake CoNomz 

Yelp's Flight Club: Herradura Tequila at Ninfa's Original on Navigation

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The spring installment of Yelp's Flight Club took place at Ninfa's Original on Navigation featuring Herradura Tequila! Flight Club members enjoyed a welcome cocktail – the Horseshoe Pineapple – followed by a Herradura Tequila 101 presentation and a flight tasting of Herradura's silver, reposado and anejo tequilas. Check out the event reviews and photos on Yelp Houston Flickr and Yelp Houston's facebook pages!