July 01, 2015

Yelp Launch Party: Oaxaca!

Posted by Mario M

 

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On June, Thursday 25, Oaxaca Yelpers attend their big #yelpachanga during the Launch Yelp Party hosted on their beautiful and historic city.

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Burgers, Shakes, And Ketchup Art At Johnny Rockets Hoboken

Posted by Christina Y

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Jersey Elites convened on Tuesday night for a burger bash at Johnny Rockets Hoboken. They sampled some of the restaurant’s most popular burgers and enjoyed a milkshake dessert as well as some to-go boxes to enjoy their treats at home. The staff put on a great show for the guests, accompanied by the retro jukebox tunes that played all evening. Guests got in touch with their competitive sides when they created ketchup art pieces, the winner going home with a premium gift bag! You can check out the reviews of the event here and our photo album on the Yelp Flickr here.

 

Yelp NC Triangle's Hot Dog Hoedown at Firewurst

Posted by Lauryn

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July is National Hot Dog Month so what better way to celebrate then with an all you can eat hot dog extravaganza. Nearly 80 Elites and their guests came out Monday night for Yelp's Hot Dog Hoedown at locally owned Firewurst Flame-Grilled Sausages, Burgers, and Dogs in Cary! Firewurst shut down their doors to give Elites the full red carpet treatment. Yelpers got a tasting of delicious burgers, sausages, and gourmet hot dogs including the fan favorite of the night the Baja-vocado with jalapenos and cream sauce. Bull City Ciderworks was on hand to serve delicious hard ciders to wash down all the delicious eats. With three different ciders to choose from including: Off Main, Steep South, and Smooth Hoperator everyone really got to taste what this local cidery has to offer! The best "topping" of the night, we raised over $200 for Firewurst's #DollarForDogs for the Central and Eastern NC Food Bank. Read all the five star reviews here and check out the photos on Flickr.

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June 30, 2015

Yelp's Foodies On Foot Tour in Portland, ME

Posted by Steff

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It's easy to forget we live in one of the best food and drink cities in the entire world, so it was fun to play tourist for a day in our own backyard thanks to the Maine Foodie Tours who treated the Yelp Elite Squad here in Portland to their "Happy 2-hour Tour" this past weekend. 

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What's A Gelato With You?

Posted by Nathen

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What's a fun and cool thing to do when it's 110 degrees in Vegas? Eat gelato! Which is exactly what happened at the YEE: What's A Gelato With You? 50 Elites were treated to a behind the scenes look at the creation process, specialty tastings and demos, and a Yelp elite only flavor! Check out the reviews here and see all the pictures here

Huge Thanks to Gelato Messina! Photo by Digital Guerrilla. 

 

 

'Invade Patraix': An Artistic Alien Occupation In Valencia

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#InvadePatraix  was a big Yelp 'invasion' in collaboration with Tape Art designers and some local businesses from the 'Patraix' neighbourhood in Valencia. Although this area is not located in the city center has a lot of history and plenty of amazing local stuff that Yelpers are reviewing everyday. So we wanted to show the rest of Valencia how cool Patraix is by 'invading' it with many different funny Yelp events and colorful tape art. Yelpers, neighbors and children from the area were decorating the window shops and façades with aliens, Martians and spaceships; we danced, ate typical valencian food, had a wine testing, children workshops, DJ's and cooking classes. Brand awareness has been spread before, during and after the action by local press, radio and TV which joined this experience from the other space for the win. Eventually, after three years of Yelp in Valencia we continue to passionately show everybody how Yelp shares local love and helps businesses to grow highlighting them from every corner in the city through different impactful actions. Next invasion to come...

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Yelp Sacramento's Elegant Evening At Whitney Oaks

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Over 130 of our finest contributors came down last Thursday for a classy evening at the picturesque Whitney Oaks Golf Club. While taking in views of the green from the club's elegant bar and deck, our most active influencers enjoyed generous complimentary passed appetizers ranging from sliders to cheese and fruit, as well as signature summer cocktails. Putting lessons and a contest were led by one of their professional instructors. The evening's raffle included a plethora of prizes ranging from restaurant gift certificates to massages. Guests had the option of free shuttles to neighboring Thunder Valley as well, where they continued the fun. Read the reviews for more information or check out the pics on Yelp's Flickr page!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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Yelp Toronto Plays On The Porch

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Toronto Elites and guests were treated like kings and queens on a stunning rooftop patio, The Porch Toronto... one of Hogtown's best kept secrets (and *the* ultimate CN Tower selfie spot). Their sky-high food truck doled out tasty treat after treat: from tacos, to sliders, to mac n cheese bites and back again, and they were all pieces of perfection. On hand to make summer magic with The Porch were Tequila Tromba with their perfectly balanced margaritas and Sol, the definitive taste of summer. If you're looking for a good time this summer (and who isn't?), look no further than The Porch, Tequila Tromba and Sol

Thank you to our above mentioned sponsors. 

Manhattan Elites Discover Union Bar & Kitchen

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Union Bar & Kitchen, aka UBK, is a new, welcoming destination in New York City's West SoHo, or Hudson Square, neighborhood. Featuring New American cuisine with global influences, including Mexican, Asian and French, its menu offers something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day. UBK is the restaurant debut of Owner/Executive Chef Jonathan Renert, who is eager to bring a union of flavors, as well as people, together in an unpretentious, casual bar and restaurant.

This past Saturday, Manhattan Elites had a chance to nibble on a few bites from the kitchen of UBK, sip on complimentary cocktails courtesy of Deep Eddy vodka, and ring in a nice lazy Saturday near the Hudson. Click here for photos and here for reviews. 

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¡Preparing us for the summer in Barcelona!

Posted by Sharon

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Last Saturday we celebrated a party in a hairdresser! The event was launched at Le Petit Salon. It was an event full of beauty, we had hair retouches for men and women, manicures, hair styling, massages by Estitxu Tello, a Grinberg Method professional... and even a red carpet! We could drink really nice mojitos, craft beer Birra08, and great handmade pies from Rekons. Read the reviews and have a look at the stunning photos, made by Francisco G.

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Yelp Taipei Elite Event: 台北蒸蒸日上

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六月二十三日晚上,台北舉辦了第一場菁英活動!想到台灣就一定避不開小籠包的聯想,因此我們第一場活動特別舉辦在有三十多年歷史的杭州小籠湯包新開幕不久的民生分店由師傅特別帶領大家如何製作經典美味的小籠湯包以及南瓜芋包。除了體驗之外,店家還貼心的準備了其他的點心例如:燒賣、菜肉蒸餃、蘿蔔糕、以及兩種不同的炒飯和酸梅湯給菁英盡情享用。整晚的氣氛十分溫馨,不同市場來台北參加這一場活動的!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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Philadelphia Elites Take A Jersey Trolley Tour

Posted by Michelle C

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On Sunday, the Yelp Elite Squad received an exclusive preview of PREIT South Jersey Restaurant Week. Guests enjoyed receptions and chef demos at Capital Grille, Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar and Rodizio Grill, and were shuttled to each restaurant by trolley. On board, Rizzieri Salon and Spa provided relaxing hand massages. All guests took home gift bags filled with coupons, gift cards and more – that's what we call a Sunday funday! Be sure to check out the photos and reviews!

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Yelp Hong Kong's Taco Sunday at Cali-Mex

Posted by Kevin L

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Summer is here! We finally had some sunshine last Sunday when the Elite Squad arrived the newest Cali-Mex store in Causeway Bay. Branch Manager Mona greeted everyone with delicious bowl-filled nachos, quesadillas filled with their special blended cheese, and tacos with all different fillings. Michelle even had her first veggie taco ever without knowing it was veggie - That says something how about good their tacos are! 

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June 29, 2015

All Artsy, No Fartsy

Posted by Nathen

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Elites had a burger in one hand and a paintbrush in the other during the All Artsy, No Fartsy Elite event at Wine and Canvas. 50 elites were treated to tasty sliders and fries from the Slidn' Thru food truck and shortly after the snack-attack it was all about the water color. Elites were given a private, professional instruction from beginning to end which resulted in fifty pieces of amazing art! Check out all the pics here and read the reviews here

Big thanks to Wine and Canvas and Slidn' Thru foodtruck. Photos by Digital Guerrilla

Yelp's Happy WHITE Hour! 虎ノ門ヒルズを真っ白に染めよう!

Posted by Rika Nakazawa

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Who are all these people dressed in white?  Observers in Toranomon Hills Complex watched as Yelpers gathered at “above Grill & Bar” on a rare sunny day during the Japan’s rainy season on June 28 (Sunday).  The theme of this Yelp Happy Hour was “All White”.  Yepers all over Tokyo showed off their stylish white dress.  Attendees played Yelp Bingo and participated in an interactive process to choose the best dresser.  The winner was awarded “White Lover”, a famous sweets from Hokkaido.  They also indulged on delicious cuisine by “above Grill & Bar”, specially priced at 500 Yen per plate for this special occasion.  Yelpers especially enjoyed COEDO craft beer on draft.  This is one of the few places that offers all 6 types of COEDO on draft.  Yelpers were also very happy to learn that future Yelp check-ins at “above Grill & Bar” would result in a free sparkling drink any day of the week!

Thanks to “above GRILL&BAR”:  YelpFacebookWebsite

Check out reviews and beautiful white photos on Yelp Tokyo Facebook page.

(Photographed by Kenji Mori ) 

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Secret Rooms; Amsterdam's Nieuwste Festival!

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Five Yelp Elites were invited by the Volkshotel to attend their new, urban music- and theatre festival! Exclusive guestlist, performances, and beer & burgers; read the reviews

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Nighty Night Cocktails for Amsterdam!

Posted by Philippine

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Friday night - party time! But wait, not in a bar / restaurant / nightlife? As we like to keep surprising and connect you to great, local businesses, we transformed the Hästens bedstore into an exclusive cocktailparty! With a cocktailworkshop, good food, and even better company, we could only say: "Nighty Night"... Read the reviews and have a look at the stunning photos, made by Dennis Veldman.

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June 28, 2015

クラブでお寿司?Yelp的裸足でダンスパーティー! Sushi x Barefoot Dance Bash

Posted by Takuya Sakoda

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Super energetic Yelpers, who could blow away the rainy season, gathered up at Monogram located in Nishijin and enjoyed dancing barefoot while holding a sushi in one hand.  People mixed up well from playing Yelp bingo, and all Yelpers were stoked to get Yelp schwag as a prize for Yelp-pong.  A good mix of people that joined the event re-discovered that there are no boundaries such as age or nationality in dancing!

Check out the reviews and fabulous photos taken by Shota Koga!

Thanks to our event partner
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梅雨のじめじめした季節を吹き飛ばすYelpersがここ福岡の西新、イベントスペースMonogram(モノグラム)に集結して、寿司を片手に裸足でダンスを楽しんだよ!Yelpビンゴで仲良くなり、さらには新感覚ゲームYelp-pongでYelpグッヅをゲットしたYelpersはみんなとってもHappy! 国籍、年齢関係なく、みんなが仲良くなりました!西新で、福岡で一番ホットな夜になりました!

パーティーの様子はレビューで、写真はココ(撮影:古賀翔太)でみつけてね!

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Greater Toronto Elites Take To The Treetops in Stouffville

Posted by Kris

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Earlier this year, the Elites of the Greater Toronto Area, tried their spider - super powers out while scaling walls. Earlier this month, they decided to test another superpower all together - flying. And while top speeds in mid air were achieved, they had a little help from a zip-line and the amazing staff at Treetop Trekking - Stouffville. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

Jun Sakamoto's workshop in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda

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Jun Sakamoto means extreme quality and taste. At the last Elite Event, São Paulo Yelpers went to Hamburgueria Nacional to get a complete workshop with the famous chef and learn how to create the perfect burger. While sipping all the secrets and techniques, they tried snacks, milkshakes and at the end tasted the burger they created. It was an unforgettable and truly memorable night. Curious to see the photos? Click here. Want to read the yelpers' opinions? Click here to read the reviews

Thanks to our sponsors:

Hamburgueria Nacional •  Agência TAO

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June 27, 2015

Tampa Bay Gets A Little Kiss Of Mexico

Posted by BrettNehls

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On Thursday evening, about 24 Elite Squad members got a little kiss of Mexico at Besito Mexican in Tampa. Guests dined on a multi-course meal of assorted appetizers, enticing entrees, and delicious desserts, washing it all down with delectable drinks! Yearn to learn more? Read all the reviews of this marvelous Mexican event here and flip through all the fantastic photos on the Flickr page.

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June 26, 2015

CMYE: Cold-press juices and detox talk on Mexico City Yelpers

Posted by Mario M

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On Wednesday afternoon, Ale, the Juice by Hand owner welcomed us –a group of yelpers looking for a change in our lifestyles focus on being healthier- into her new brand local.

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Orange County Elites Experience Paint Night The Pinot's Palette Way!

Posted by Ryan C.

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Orange County Elites channeled their inner artists while raising $326 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation this past Monday at Pinot's Palette in Tustin! With a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a masterpiece from our super energetic instructor, the room was filled with a variety of tunes while the guests of honor enjoyed wine, craft beer and pizza samples throughout the night! Art is subjective and Yelpers proved just that as many of the participants created their own interpretations of the subject matter being presented!

Paint a mental picture of the evening by reading the reviews or check out these works of art in progress in our Flickr gallery.

A big thanks to our sponsors:
- Pinot's Palette Tustin
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
- Luna Rossa
- Jarritos
- Illy Coffee

Surprise Birthday Party - that´s how Zurich sparkles

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What an evening! We celebrated Yelp Zurich's and CM's Aleks birthday. Everything was a surprise, many different yelpers got to know each others - new and older ones. Beer, Wine, a yelpy chocolate cake, Margaritas, Tequila, Pizza, DJ and a lot of sparkle. We just had everything that a good party needs. Check out the pictures and reviews here

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Providence Elites Love Los Andes!

Posted by Hilary H

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On Tuesday, Providence Elites came together for what some of them are calling the “best Elite event ever!” With copious cocktails, the freshest ceviche, three entrees to choose from and impeccable hospitality, Los Andes Restaurant showed us why, year after year, they’e ranked not only as Yelp’s #1 restaurant in Providence, but one of the top 100 in the country! Check out the 5-star reviews of the event here and the fabulous photos by Brad Smith Photography on the Flickr page. 

#YelpLoveRJ Photo Exhibit: Big Launch Night in Rio!

Posted by Gabriele

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What a night! Last Wednesday marked the launch of Yelp Rio de Janeiro's first photo exhibit, #YelpLoveRJ. With the curatorship from Alexandre Macieira, responsible for the instagram account @riointerior, the exposition showcased the ten most beautiful shots out of the 1200 that were published with the hashtag over the past few months. Celebrating the special occasion, Yelpers enjoyed tasty caipirinhas prepared by the one and only El Pi, all while exploring the lovely decoration store Casa Pinto Home, a hidden gem that feels like an oasis in the middle of Rio's hectic Saara neighboorhood. Read the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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June 25, 2015

YelpJax Elite's Get Dipsy at The Melting Pot

Posted by Allie

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It’s that time of year again, where our newest “Silver” YelpJax Elites mix and mingle with our “OG” Gold Elites! And what a better way to connect than to get super interactive with a four course fondue experience at The Melting Pot! We sipped on Love Martini’s and Summer Sippers, as we cooked our chicken, shrimp, filet Mignon and even lobster, to perfect… and ended the night with some scrumptious chocolate dips! Congrats to all of our new elites and thank you our old friends, and be sure to check out the pics on Flickr, Facebook, and read all about it on Yelp!

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Fitzroy Hawker's Market

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Forget that it’s been one of the coldest June’s on record in Melbourne, on Wednesday night over 150 Melburnians were keen to act like they were on a South East Asian holiday at the Fitzroy Hawker’s Market Party, hosted at Sir Charles.

The hawker style food came thick and fast from the kitchen. Spicy chicken wings and kim-chi fried rice went perfectly with the frothy pots of locally brewed beer from Hawkers Brewery. Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery's vodka cocktails, garnished with an array of Asian flavours and topped with Capi Soda, were in very high demand. 

DJ Sam McEwan entertained us throughout the evening, amongst a beautiful setting styled by GKM Lee.  

Check out what photographer Daniel Klaas captured here and read the reviews here.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Sir Charles - Hawkers Brewery - Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery

 

June 24, 2015

Yelp's Winter Brinner

Posted by Lani P.

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Brisbane isn't known for dinners around the fireplace, but the current chilly evenings gave us the perfect excuse to stoke the fire and enjoy a brinner party at Scout. Owners, Candy & Suse took us on a journey through some of their most popular breakfast items, from the sweet almond & mandarin bread with marscapone (paired with an espresso martini featuring Scout's espresso blend with 666 Vodka) to the savoury breakfast salad with brussel sprouts. It's easy to see why this Petrie Terrace cafe often has lines snaking down the street each weekend. Check out the reviews and take a look at the photos

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Yelp's Big Masterpiece at Pizza Studio

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From the West Coast, and now to the heart of the Dupont Circle neighborhood! To celebrate Pizza Studio's arrival in the District, our friends are invited Yelp Elites to join them for grand pizza party! Yelpers enjoyed a sampling of their famous and best-loved pies and then got a chance to create their own pizza masterpieces!

Check out what guests have to say and photos from the the event here!

Thanks to our sponsor:
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Louisville Elites Get It Straight From The Makers

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The Yelp Louisville Elite Squad focused on the stories behind local artisans at its intimate Maker Talks event. Block Party Handmade Boutique hosted this first-ever type event for the Squad, at which Miss Mary Mask, Trinity Center For Faith & Art, Inherited Leather, AJ Murray's men's grooming products, Vintage Body Spa, me•eb and MissHappyPink spoke about how and why they are makers. Several of the speakers demonstrated their crafts and brought samples — including a "Yelp It Like It's Hot & New" screenprint made at the event. Meta served bourbon Sno-Kones, and 502 Cafe provided barbecue sandwiches. Check out the reviews, pics and slideshow

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FESTIVAL OF FIRSTS - Vos Premières Fois Avec Yelp Bordeaux - Edition 2015

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From April 23rd till June 5th, the second edition of the Festival of Firsts (FOF15) was a big success in Bordeaux. The principle ? A festival of original, cultural, sporty, unusual, unique events which represent first times for Yelpers. And this year, Yelpeurs were also able to organize themselves certain events. Small overview of these crazy weeks!

Du 23 avril au 5 juin, la seconde édition du Festival of Firsts (FOF15) a remporté un grand succès sur Bordeaux. Le principe ? Un festival d'événements uniques, insolite, originaux, culturels, sportifs... qui représentent des premières fois pour les Yelpeurs. Et cette année les yelpeurs eux-mêmes ont organisé certains événements. Petit aperçu de ces folles semaines !

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Bassa fofFOF : Saveurs d'Ailleurs @ Bassa Lounge

April 23rd. We begin this Festival with a cooking workshop of African food at Bassa Lounge. Invited in the chef Marcus' Kitchen, Yelpers prepared under his precious advices some pastels, alokos (plantains bananas) and pancakes of manioc with foie gras. After one hour of cooking, it was time for us to taste a fireworks of flavors!

23 avril. On commence ce Festival avec un atelier de cuisine africaine au Bassa Lounge. Invités dans les cuisines de Chef Marcus, les Yelpeurs ont préparé sous ses précieux conseils des pastels, des alokos (bananes plantains) et des galettes de manioc au foie gras. Après une heure de cuisine, place à la dégustation…un feu d’artifice de saveurs d’ailleurs !

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Escape fofFOF : Echappe-toi Si Tu Peux ! @ Casse-Tête Bordelais

April 29th. Escape games arrived in Bordeaux with the Casse-Tête Bordelais which has just opened its doors at the heart of the city for the biggest happiness of detectives Yelpers ! By team of 5, they were able to discover both gaming rooms (cabaret or wine) and had had one hour to solve the riddle of their secret room closed in double tour. Both teams showed a lot of intelligence and spirit of deduction, a team even managed to go out before the end of the stopwatch. Congrats !

29 avril. Les escape games débarquent à Bordeaux avec le Casse-Tête Bordelais qui vient juste d’ouvrir ses portes au coeur de la ville…pour le plus grand bonheur des Yelpeurs détectives ! Par équipe de 5, ils ont pu découvrir les deux salles de jeu (cabaret ou vin) et ont eu une heure complète pour résoudre l’énigme de leur pièce secrète fermée à double tour. Les deux équipes ont fait preuve de beaucoup d'intelligence et d'esprit de déduction, une équipe a même réussi à sortir avant la fin du chrono. Bravo !

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Musee fofFOF : Une Nuit Au Musée ! @ Musée des Arts Décoratifs

April 30th. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs opened us its doors of the exhibition " The hour of the supper or the art of the good eating" for a night-private visit. Commissioner of exhibition personally welcomed Yelpers and commented all the exhibition, punctuated her speech with funny anecdotes on the culinary customs of the last centuries. To end the visit: greedy surprise with the tasting of the Puits d'Amour of Maison Seguin.

30 avril. Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs nous a ouvert les portes de l’exposition "L'heure du souper ou l'art du bien manger" pour une visite privée nocturne. La commissaire d’exposition en personne était présente pour accueillir les Yelpeurs et commenter l’exposition, ponctuée de drôles d’anecdotes sur les mœurs culinaires des siècles passés. Pour terminer la visite : surprise gourmande avec la dégustation des puits d’amour de la Maison Seguin.

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Aviasim fofFOF : Pilote d’un jour @ Aviasim

May 5th. With Aviasim, Yelpers lived the most unusual experience by becoming a pilot of an Airbus A320. Accompanied with a pilot (a real one!), they were able to choose their destination. Watch out, imminent take-off. Sunny weather in Rio or capricious weather in Hong-Kong, take-off, bends during the flight and landing have not secrets anymore for them!

5 mai. Avec Aviasim, les Yelpeurs ont vécu une expérience des plus insolites en devenant pilote d’un jour aux manettes d’un Airbus A320. Accompagnés d’un pilote (un vrai !), ils ont pu choisir leur destination. Attention, décollage imminent. Météo clémente à Rio ou capricieuse à Hong-Kong, décollage, virages en plein vol et atterrissage n'ont plus de secrets pour eux !

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Parfum fofFOF : Atelier Olfactif & Eveil des Sens @ La Parfumerie Bordelaise

May 6th. An evening dedicated to our fifth sense : the sense of smell. Accompanied with Fabienne and Sophie of Parfumerie Bordelaise, Yelpers discovered the secrets of the perfume and perfumer's work by testing their "nose" during an olfactive workshop full of surprises. The craziest anecdotes? Yelpers were able to smell Mr George Clooney's perfume and to discover, in exclusivity, the new perfume from Diptyque!

6 mai. Une soirée consacrée à notre cinquième sens : l’odorat. Accompagnés de Fabienne et Sophie de la Parfumerie Bordelaise, les Yelpeurs ont découvert les secrets du parfum et du métier de parfumeur en testant leur « nez » lors d’un atelier olfactif plein de surprises. Les deux anecdotes les plus folles ? Les yelpeurs ont pu sentir le parfum de Mr George Clooney et découvrir en exclusivité le petit dernier de chez Diptyque !

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Sport fof FOF : Même Pas Mal @ Trampoline Park

May 18th. Two teams of Yelpers ready to lapse into second childhood with Trampoline Park  for 45 minutes of prisonball on trampolines. A few minutes to become used to the jumps and Yelpers could not stop anymore! The matches of dodge ball took place in music. Atmosphere, laughter and sweats for this sports meeting !

18 mai. Deux équipes de Yelpeurs prêts à retomber en enfance au Trampoline Park pour 45 minutes de ballon prisonnier sur trampolines. Quelques minutes pour s’habituer aux sauts et les Yelpeurs ne pouvaient plus s’arrêter ! Les matchs de dodge ball se sont enchaînés en musique. Ambiance, rires… et sueur pour ce rendez-vous sportif !

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Thé FOFFOF UYE : God Save The Tea @ Origines Tea & Coffee par Barbara D

May 22nd. An event organized by Barbara D, Elite and amateur of tea. Léa, the passionate and fascinating manager of the shop Origines Tea & Coffee thus proposed a tasting of 7 different teas while explaining their origin and the various stages before they arrive in our cup. Special mention for the original smoothie with green matcha tea which concluded the event on an even greedier note.

22 mai. Un événement organisé par Barbara D, Elite et amatrice de thé. Léa, gérante passionnée et passionnante de la boutique Origines Tea & Coffee a donc proposé une dégustation de 7 thés différents tout en expliquant leur provenance et les différentes étapes avant qu’ils n’arrivent dans notre tasse. Mention spéciale pour l’original smoothie au thé matcha qui a conclu l'événement sur une note encore plus gourmande.

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  Cocktail fofFOF : Tchin & Wings @ The Market Tavern

May 27th. Two workshops in the program for Yelpers at Market Tavern this evening. A cocktail workshop with Camille from Société Ricard: each was able to prepare a cocktail and a shooter with flavored Absolut Vodka. Big success for Absolut Pears with pear, apple, caramel and mint. For the second workshop : a crunchy tasting of insects with Jimini's. Between the Greek flavor locust and the in the imperial soya flavor worm, the heart of Yelpers hesitated !

27 mai. Deux ateliers attendaient les yelpeurs au Market Tavern ce soir là. Un atelier mixologie avec Camille de la Société Ricard : chacun a pu préparer un cocktail et un shooter à base de vodka Absolut aromatisée. Franc succès pour l’Absolut Pears à base de poire, pomme, caramel et menthe. Pour le deuxième atelier, place à une dégustation croustillante…d’insectes avec Jimini's. Entre le criquet à la grecque et le ver au soja impérial, le cœur des yelpeurs balance !

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Teleski fofFOF UYE: Téléski @Exo 33 Baurech par Claire G

May 29th. The sporty Yelper Claire G shared with us one of her passions at Exo 33 Baurech : the water ski tow. Beginners or confirmed, Yelpers put on their overall to play kings of the glide on this magnificent lake, on their knees on a board, in water-skiing or with wakeboard. And after one hour of intense sport, there's nothing like a burger in the floating house!

29 mai. La sportive Yelpeuse Claire G nous a fait partager une de ses passions à Exo 33 Baurech : le téléski. Débutants ou rideurs confirmés, les Yelpeurs ont enfilé leur combinaison pour jouer aux rois de la glisse sur ce superbe lac, à genoux sur une planche, en ski nautique ou en wakeboard. Et après une heure de sport intense, rien de tel qu’un burger dans la maison flottante !

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Bubble fofFOF UYE : Dans ma bulle @Bubble Bump par Anna G

June 5th. The Festival of First ended in beauty with a new and original sport event organized by Anna G at Bubble Bump Soccer 5. Yelpers weared an unusual costume (huge bubbles) for a match of soccer full of bounces and madmen-laughter! And you know what? It isn't so easy to run( and to score goals when we make rolls at each collision. Try if you can !

5 juin. Le Festival of First s'est terminé en beauté avec un nouvel événement sportif et original organisé par Anna G à Bubble Bump Soccer 5. Les Yelpeurs ont enfilé un costume pour le moins inhabituel (des bulles géantes) pour une partie de foot pleine de rebonds et de fous-rires ! Et vous savez quoi ? Ce n’est pas si facile de courir et marquer des buts quand on fait des roulés-boulés à la moindre collision. Essayez donc pour voir ! 

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

Bassa Lounge • Casse-Tête BordelaisLe Musée des Arts DécoratifsAviasim • Parfumerie Bordelaise • Trampoline ParkOrigines Tea & Coffee • Market Tavern • Exo 33 Baurech • Bubble Bump Soccer 5

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Yelp’s Fishy Fête in Charlotte

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Sharks and stingrays and lil Yelpers! Oh my! Yelp Charlotte kicked off the Summer with more than 250 Yelpers and pint sized Yelpers-in-training at SEA LIFE Aquarium. Along with exploring the waters, guests enjoyed eats from PDQ Concord and a candy buffet spread courtesy of SugarPop's. Kids of all sizes got crafty at the shell decorating station and enjoyed balloon twisting from Illusions and Confusions. A fun evening supporting a great cause, we raised more than $250 in donations for our non-profit partner Merlin's Magic Wand. Check out all the rave reviews and view the amazing pictures on our Flickr Page.

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Yelp's Que Syrah, Syrah in Yarmouth, ME

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Benjamin Franklin once said, "Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions, and more tolerance." His thoughts perfectly summarized our latest Elite Event here in Maine – Yelp’s Que Syrah, Syrah at Carpe Diem. For a couple hours we took a break from our busy, busy lives and toasted to good health, good friends, and whatever will be while seizing the day (or in this case, the evening!).

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Yelp Elite Aperipiega

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There are magical synergies that create spectacular events. Put together the innovative and super professional team of Twins Parruchiere led by Alfredo and Fabrizio Lepre, a cool DJ set, healthy food for the veg aperitif and the new long terms hair care treatment from l'Orèal Profiber - available only in selected salons - and you'll get the ingredients for an unforgettable evening of fun and beauty. Real royal treatments for Yelp Naples Elite Squad that made a sold out in few days and a a crowd of Yelpers eagerly waiting for a funny and fashionable night with Yelp Naples. Want to know more about this event ? Read the reviews of those who took part in it and have a look at the pics on Flickr . 
 
 
Ci sono sinergie magiche che creano eventi spettacolari. Metti insieme l'innovativo team di Twins Parrucchiere capitanato da Alfredo e Fabrizio Lepre, un dj set cool, l'aperitivo veg a base di cibo sano e il nuovissimo trattamento ricostituente di lunga durata l'Orèal Profiber, disponibile solo in saloni selezionati,  e otterrai gli ingredienti per una serata indimenticabile di divertimento e bellezza. Un trattamento da vere regine per le donne della squadra elite di Yelp Napoli cha ha registrato il sold out in pochissimi giorni e vede una folla di Yelper in trepidante attesa per una serata divertente e vanitosa con Yelp Napoli. Vuoi saperne di più su questo evento? Leggi le recensioni di chi ha partecipato e guarda le foto su Flickr.

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Boston Elites Never Grow Up At Yelp's Sundae Funday!

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Even the threat of tornadoes couldn't keep dozens of Boston Elites from acting like kids again at Tuesday's Sundae Funday (let that sink in). Our hosts at Ghirardelli's flagship Boston shop demo chocolate making with a master chocolatier before serving guests their signature hot fudge sundaes. When all were good and sugar buzzed, Yelpers loaded up their stellar goodie bags (Yelp burst chocolate moulds and more chocolate) and trekked over to the Greenway Carousel for a ride that set back the clock a few years! Check out the five-star reviews and drool-worthy photos (tag 'em on Facebook).

Elite Art Tasting At Bottle & Bottega

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It was an artful evening at Bottle & Bottega, and 50 Yelp Elites and their guests filled the entire studio and created arty masterpieces. Unlike most paint studios, the night was a special art tasting where each person got to select their project: A 10x10 canvas painting, a collage on canvas, or a painting on a wine or pint glass. Freshii provided a healthy spread of veggie pinwheels and hummus, followed by cinnamon and chocolate chipotle cookies from Sugar & Spice, and red velvet and strawberry swirl cake bites from Nothing Bundt Cakes. The event was a great success thanks to the talented group of art instructors, and everyone left with a special take home gift compliments of Bottle & Bottega. Read the reviews right here and see the event photos on Flickr.

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Yelp Birmingham #PopScapes!

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 Summer kicked off with a bang for the Yelp Birmingham Elites. For our second Elite event of the month, Yelp bought the fun, the puzzles and a touch of celebrity life to a Monday night with Pop Star Party and Escape Live! Two teams tackled the escape rooms of Room 13 and Dr Wilson's Office, whilst the others dazzled the world of entertainment with Pop Star Party... Of course, there was food and drink involved too. Want to find out which of the teams escaped? Why not check out our photos and the reviews?

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Elite Party @ Be Bop et Lula

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Jeudi dernier, Rodrigue de Be Bop et Lula nous a accueilli dans son appartement, aménagé en boutique vintage. Une ambiance Art Déco et des fripes chinées partout en Europe, l'occasion pour les Elites de se fabriquer un look retro et décalé.

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On a voyagé dans le temps, des années 50 aux années 90, et ça donne faim de voyager dans le temps... alors le nouveau et très chouette salon de thé L'Impertinente nous avait préparé un joli buffet avec du pop-corn salé, des shortbreads, des cupcakes à la rose et au citron, de l'iced tea chaï et de la limonade maison.

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Un immense merci à Rodrigue de Be Bop et Lula et à Alex et Marine de L'Impertinente ! 

Retrouvez les avis ici et les photos  !

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Last thursday, Rodrigue the owner of Be Bop et Lula, welcomed us in his appartement, that is also a vintage boutique. Second-hand clothes from everywhere in Europe, beautiful Art Deco atmosphere, in other words the perfect time for the Elites to put together an original outfit. 

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We traveled back in times to the 50's up to the 90's that night, and that made us hungry, so the lovely new tea-room L'Impertinente had prepared an amazing buffet made of salted pop-corn, shortbreads, rose and lemon cupcakes, chaï iced tea and homemade lemonade. 

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 Thank you to Rodrigue of Be Bop et Lula and Alex & Marine, the Team of L'Impertinente !

All the reviews are here and the pictures there !

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June 23, 2015

Sacramento's Sizzling Soiree Kicks Off Summer

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There is no better way to beat the heat than cool drinks, knee-slapping tunes and the best coffee in town. That's just some of what went down at The Trade Coffee & Coworking, where 200 of our finest Elite contributors gathered to celebrate the start of summer. Inside they served iced Blue Bottle coffee samples, while out back guests enjoyed an assortment of iced beers, catered Mexican food, "Vodka Paloma" Mexican soda drinks, live music, ping pong and a caricature artist. Check out the reviews or view the photos on Yelp's Flickr Page

Special thanks to our sponsors: 

The Trade Coffee & CoworkingSancho's Tacos & Burritos • Black Cat IllustrationsJarritos Mexican SodaKeri Carr BandIGuys

Omaha Yelps That Dive Bar

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Yelp Omaha teamed up with Hit That Dive's Scuba Steve Gates and the Village Bar to host Yelp That Dive – a party featuring cheap pours from the bar, fresh bbq from Just Good Meat, hearty favorites from Maria's Mexican Restaurant and plenty of regulars planting themselves on a barstool. The Village Bar won Hit That Dive's 2013 and 2014 Bar Of The Year and it's no wonder – it's a cozy neighborhood bar with a strong personality and sense of community. Plus it'll embrace anyone who walks through the door. For more, check out reviews and photos of event.

Many thanks:

Hit That Dive • Village Bar • Just Good Meat • Lachance Photography & Design

Buffalo Feasts At The Eagle House

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Last week, special Buffalo yelpers enjoyed an incredible tasting dinner at The Eagle House; one of Buffalo's oldest and historically significant restaurants. The theme was Farm to Tavern (to play on the tavern style of the restaurant); ingredients were procured from the Williamsville Farmer's Market for the dinner and chef Brandon was at the helm creating a delightful eight course feast on their outside patio. Each course was paired with a Sam Adams beer and local ice cream purveyor Sweet Jenny's joined in on the fun. Yelpers were thrilled and can't wait to go back! Yelp Buffalo can't either. We are already making our plans! Check out the five-star reviews here and awesome photos on Flickr.

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Atelier beauté : Aesop x Ma récréation x Yelp

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Pour la première fois chez Yelp Paris, deux communautés se sont réunies pour un événement exclusif, dans la toute nouvelle boutique d'Aesop, au n° 65 de la rue Condorcet, 9ème.

15 lectrices du blog beauté et lifestyle Ma Récréation, créé par Lili Barbery-Coulon, et 15 Yelpeuses fan de beauté pour une soirée douce, printanière, où chacune a pu prendre le temps de découvrir et tester les produits Aesop, échanger entre nous, et partager un verre de vin australien Aesop

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Un moment suspendu dans le temps, et une belle réussite grâce au buffet grec fleuri et délicat imaginé par Kilikio, et les jus detox Nubio.

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Retrouvez les avis ici, les photos par  et l'article de Lili Barbery-Coulon sur cette soirée ici !

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It was the first time that Yelp Paris joined forces with a beloved local blog for an exclusive event. 

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On June 17th, 15 readers of the fantastic beauty/lifestyle blog My Recreation and 15 Yelpers participated in a private beauty workshop at the brand new Parisian outpost of the Australian brand, Aesop

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It was a perfect opportunity for the two communities to mingle together, swap beauty tips, get personalized skincare advice from the Aesop team, share a glass of the the brand's exclusive red wine and enjoy a seasonal summer Greek buffet by Kilikio as well as detox fruit and vegetable juices by Nubio.

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Find more about this event here, check out the photos there, and Lili Barbery-Coulon's article here.

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Merci à tous ceux qui ont contribué à cette belle soirée / Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this event : 

Aesop / Ma Récreation / Kilikio / Nubio

Photos : Kym Nguyen

 

 

London Holds The City's First Ever Pignic!

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London yelpers were in for a little treat that made the whole city (and really, the whole world), squeally excited. It was The Yelp London Pignic, the first ever London event educating people about pig ownership, welfare and care while simultaneously helping to explore London. Yelpers came to the beautiful Gun on the Docklands for a night of pig education, games, food, drink and some time with the most adorable litter or little pigs in the city. Pig expert Marc Cox from PetPiggies taught what it takes to properly own a pig and how large they actually grow (even the smallest pig becomes the size of a dog!) For such small guys, it was a big event for sure. Check out all the pics by Nathan Dainty here and all the reviews on the Yelp page here

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Pique-nique Yelp @ La Chambre aux Confitures

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3 soirées, plus de 50 Yelpeurs Elites parisiens et américains, une centaine de confitures dégustées, et surtout plein de chouettes moments en petit comité. 

C'est le bilan de ces trois soirées Elite placées sous le signe de l'été et du pique-nique revisité ! 

Accueillis par Evelyne, la charmante gérante de La Chambre aux Confitures, en plein coeur du Marais, les Yelpeurs ont pu découvrir des associations étonnantes comme le cocktail à base de gin, citron frais pressé et gelée de fleurs de géranium.

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Ou encore la citronnade à base de confiture de citron vert, les chutneys de betterave accompagné d'un paté de campagne artisanal, la confiture pomme / vodka pour relever un fromage de chèvre cendré. Autant d'idées pour (re)découvrir les confitures autrement que sur une tartine !

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Le quizz à l'aveugle imaginé par Evelyne en a fait réfléchir plus d'un : par équipe, chacun a pu deviner de nouvelles saveurs ! Pas si simple, alors bravo aux Yelpeurs gagnants !

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Trois très belles soirées pour une boutique qui ne cesse de créer, de se renouveler, toujours avec le sourire et ce sens de l'accueil si chaleureux !

Retrouvez les avis ici pour les pique-niques 1,2 et 3 et les photos par !

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3 events, more than 50 Parisian and American Yelpers, a hundred jams tasted, and a LOT of great moments !

This is the summary of these three Summer Elite events !

Welcomed by Evelyne, the wonderful manager of La Chambre aux Confitures, located in the heart of the Marais, the Yelpers discovered surprising associations : a cocktail with gin, lime and and geranium jelly, the lemonade with lime marmalade, beet chutney associated with a home-made french paté, the apple / vodka jam with the goat cheese. And so many ideas and recipes to (re)discover jams !

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The blinded quizz imagined by Evelyne was not easy, but everyone came back home with a raspberry & Champagne jam !
 
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Three very beautiful events for a shop which does not stop creating, being renewed, always with the smile ! 
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Find out more about this event by clicking here for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd picnics and the photo album there

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

La Chambre aux Confitures • Photos : Kym Nguyen

Welcome To Yelp Hamburg Airlines

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Two Elite events in one! What a great adventure. The Yelper started with a sightseeing tour of the Hamburg Airport. So close no one has yet seen the airport. From the suitecase loading to the fire department, gave us the friendly Airport guide many insights into the processes on the Germany’s fifth-largest airport.

After that we went to IPilot, where the second part of the event took place.
Each Yelper had the chance to fly an Airbus A320 and to landed it on a desired airport. Hong Kong, San Francisco, Tokyo or Las Vegas by night, were one of the destinations. It was also possible to fly a helicopter over New York.
The enthusiasm was big and the simulation was so real, as if you were sitting in a real cockpit.
A huge thanks to IPilot for the realization of this unique event.
Read all the great reviews of these event and see all the fantastic and exciting photos on the Flickr page.

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June 22, 2015

Syracuse Enjoys Superfood Salads and Soups at Core

Posted by Alex L

Last week, over 35 Syracusans visited Core, Greens, Grains & Bone Broth. Each guest created their own bowl of salad or soup, made from ingredients that do the body right. A brand new fast-casual dining experience in the Syracuse-area, owners Todd and John offered a look into how they developed the concept, as well as the sourcing  of all their farm-fresh ingredients. Read the reviews of the event here and check out the photos from the event here.

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Perth Elite Enjoy Revelation Perth International Film Festival Preview

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Last night 180 Yelpers gathered at Cinema Paradiso for an exclusive preview of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival's 2015 program. The festival is designed to showcase ideas 'at point' in contemporary independent film and find a place for them in a conservative cinema and social environment.
Yelpers were also treated to a free screening of the film What Lola Wants, Rupert Glasson’s rollicking road movie described as 'slick as anything, full of swagger, a great script and absolutely self-assured'.
You can read what the Yelpers thought and check out the photos here.
 
A massive thank you to our sponsors Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Cinema Paradiso.

YELP UNDERCOVER: Secret Agent Soirée in Baltimore

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Yelp Baltimore's 5th Yelper Party was a night of mystery and intrigue. More than 700 Yelpers donned killer cocktail dressed and tempting tuxedos and made their way to Horseshoe Casino "Yelp UNDERCOVER: Secret Agent Soirée" - an event featuring the best of Charm City local businesses and benefiting Baltimore Fashion Alliance's "Sharp Dressed Man." From personalized casino connoisseurs teaching guests how to try their luck properly to a silent disco area that had everyone moving and grooving, the night had just as much fun as food... and you best believe there were PLENTY of nibbles!  Read the details of the event, including the full list of amazing local sponsors here. And don't forget to check out the rave-worthy reviews here and pictures here (give us a "like" while you are at it!).

New York Yelpers Get An #EmptyMet All To Themselves

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Imagine this scenario: 

You.

25 fellow friends.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art all to yourselves.

Sound like a dream? Well, it was reality for 25 Yelpers this past Friday morning. 

We partnered with the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a special Yelp edition of #EmptyMet. Guests got to experience the museum in a completely empty setting before opening to the general public. Having full access to some of the world's most revered installations as the sun rises over Manhattan - it doesn't get much better than that. Be sure to check out photos of our trek here. Also, follow the Met on Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram and download the iPhone app here

For enthusiasts of The Met, make a note to experience MetFridays. There’s something happening in their galleries every Friday until 9pm. And for those who would like to hear more about Spectrum - Met programming for the post-college crowd - including upcoming events and more, email Chris at spectrum@metmuseum.org