July 28, 2014

Yelp's 10th Burstday At Freshly Baked Gallery

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On Thursday night, 75 Yelp Elites and guests came together to celebrate Yelp and 10 years of Yelp bliss at Freshly Baked Gallery. Everyone came decked out in white to enjoy a hot July night in this indoor-outdoor gallery space where we took in some great art as well as delicious bites from a local food truck, craft beer, sangria and even a custom Yelp birthday cake. Check out the reviews here and peep all the great photos on the FLICKR page.

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Yelpers Celebrate National Ice Cream Month With Graeter's Factory Tour!

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In honor of National Ice Cream Month 40 Yelp Elites got a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to tour our beloved hometown favorite. Still making ice cream two gallons at a time, the Graeter's family prides itself on perfecting the French Pot process. Yelpers followed the ice cream from start to finish on production day, which included visiting the flavor station, the giant freezer and everyone's favorite — the chocolate room. 

Fourth generation Bob Graeter provided insight on how flavors come to fruition and what they have planned for the future. You can check out more info on their website and sneak a peek at their brand new gelato line here.

But don't just take our word for it! Read all the 5-star reviews. See the drool-worthy photos and watch a short video of our experience compiled by Yelp Elite Justin M. Find Graeter's on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their website to watch for giveaways, promotions, featured flavors and more! 

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July 27, 2014

1. Münchner Bierinseln: 15 Yelp Elite Reporters Discovered The Art Of Craft Beers.

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"Crisscross Munich different 'beer Islands' had been created, which should become a place to show the variety of brewed beer in Bavaria and Munich and the art of brewery in general. Well and they realld did so!“ summarized by Yelp Elite Reporter Florian V.. The first Munich craft beer festival 1. Münchner Bierinseln was a great success, 15 Yelp Elite reporters were on mission to test more than 20 different beer islands in all over Munich. "Overall, the first beer Island event was a really great thing. And even if I already know a lot of craft beers, there were many new ones to discover" so Timur S. Wanna read all reviews for the 1. Münchner Bierinseln? Click here. A special thanks goes to Nicola Neumann, who organized this amazing craft beer festival, all participating venues and to the Yelp Elite reporters for capturing great impressions and sharing them with us.

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July 25, 2014

So Fresh And So Green At Crisp Salad Co.

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With summer in full swing, it was only fitting that July's Elite Event was as freshly delicious as it was bikini body friendly.  So on Tuesday July 22nd, Yelp Dallas joined forces with Lower Greenville's new hotspot, Crisp Salad Co., to indulge in hearty helpings of custom salads, sweet homemade cupcakes, and adult bevies. Want to read on about the 5-star evening? Here are the reviews... and while you're at it, peep these official photos on our Flickr Page!

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Birmingham Steaks Out LongHorn!

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On Monday night, twenty of Birmingham's best Elites were lucky enough to enjoy a four course meal from LongHorn in Alabaster. As everyone learned, LongHorn is about much more than just perfectly cooked steaks! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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AT&T Shows Off Their New Digs

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On Friday, July 11th, Yelp Birmingham Elite Squad members got together to celebrate the opening of AT&T's newest addition to the area. High tech gadgets, amazing food, great drinks, and a top notch AT&T staff made this night memorable! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Boston Elites Go Americana All Over Bostonia!

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On Wednesday night, more than 100 members of the Yelp Elite Squad and their guests took over the upstairs at the brand spankin' new Bostonia Public House for an evening of smoked ribs, polenta bites, Happy Yelper cocktails powered by Chopin and patriotic flair. The most red, white and blued-out went home with VIP status to the Boston Beer Marathon, while everyone exited the building rocking a baby Old Glory, a buzz from Bostonia's own wine blends and a house-made macaron. See the photos by Tatsu here (tag 'em on Facebook) and peep those five-star reviews here. America!

July 24, 2014

Yelp BPB Celebrates the History Of Yelp

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The entire month of July there are celebrations going on across the world, as Yelp celebrates it's 10th BurstDay! In BPB we celebrated our big 1-0 with a History Of Yelp event at Tanzy in Boca Raton. Over 130 Elites and guests mingled, nibbled, sipped and read over the History of Yelp including old homepages, Weekly Yelp layouts and Community Spotlights with Elite Events from across the globe. Couldn't make it to the partay - no worries - check out the photos here taken by the always amazing Mavila Photography. Check out the reviews here.

Edmonton Elite Event: I Dare You!

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Edmonton Elites Enjoy Dare-worthy Foods at Taste of Edmonton! For the seconf year, the Edmonton Yelp Elites were invited to an Elite Event at the Taste of Edmonton festival. The evening’s theme in the Sip ‘n Saveur tent was “I Dare You” and our elites were up to the challenge. Some of the evening’s delicacies included porcetta di testa; haggis sausage; duck liver flan with sweetbread popcorn, and ink squid lobster sauce; taco de lengua with avocado crema, radish, and urban greens; pork blood pasta with sweetbread; sweet bread with white asparagus mousseline, smoked
mushrooms, and champagne fois gras sauce; and a Schezwwaun spicy mouth-number
hot pot. Aside from dining on delicious eats Yelp Elites were able to try several white and red wine wines, and relax on the patio seating in the Yelp area with views of the entertainment on the main stage at Taste of Edmonton. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making The Yelp Elite: I Dare You event a rousing success.

Check out all the photos from the event, and read the reviews.

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Yelp Elites A Go-Go at Bistro Napa!

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Reno Yelp Elites were invited to experience fun fine dining at Bistro Napa inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa! Elites were treated to a four course meal which included ahi poke tacos, compressed watermelon and basil salad, handmade seafood angilotti, and more. Each course was presented by the Executive Chef, and expertly paired with wine and cocktails like the spicy and sweet Cactus Flower and Orin Swift's Abstract, a complex red wine many added to their must have lists. But in the end, it was all fun and games as eyes went wide with excitement watching the mountains of pink, fluffy cotton candy and freshly fried donuts arrive for dessert. Everyone was instantly a kid again, and playing with your food was so appropriate! With sugar highs all around, Elites were then given a private tour of the wine cellar and 4-Diamond rated Atlantis Steakhouse, and sent off with "Yelp" wine glasses and a set of beautiful Atlantis steak knives. Truly a night to remember! 

Check out all the great reviews here, and beautiful photos from Katipo Creative!  

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Elite Event: Like A Tourist i Gamla Stan

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On Wednesday July 23rd Yelp Stockholm's Elite squad got together to learn more about the history of Old town, like real tourists! It was a sunny evening and the Yelp shades and hats were perfect to wear. It was excitement in the air as our passionate guide Jonas told us about Stockholm's blood bath, beheading of the wealthy people back in the days and showed us hidden gems. Yelp corn and Mojitea got us hungry so when we arrived at Mr. French the drink Summer Side was exactly what we needed. Yelpers got treated to a real feast with three kinds of meat, rosé and red wine and it turned out to be a perfect evening filled with laughter, new friends and the sun setting over the water. There was a photo competition with the theme "A typical Tourist" and all Yelpers recieved a "Survival Kit" which came in handy.

Read the reviews and check out the photos and especielly these photos - this was surely a great night!

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Les Yelpeurs lillois fêtent les 10 ans de Yelp aux US !

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To celebrate the 10th Yelpanniversary in the US, the Yelp Lille Elite Squad returned in childhood. The theme of this unique event ?  Every Yelper was 10 years old again just for this specific night. The program of this big picnic ?

The Food Bike Cuisino' mad, with its tastings of Pad Thaï and corn pancakes. Sugar Kiss Cupcake and its mini super cute cupcakes, and the big Birthday Cake made with the Yelp colours. Fabulous Biscuits, and its delicious home made biscuits with the shape of a heart, coloured with food-pen. Gusto Mio came there with a bunch of bottles of this sparkling Italian Lambrusco wine. And Les Petites Coiffures d'Hortense braided a lot of (lucky )Yelpers hair with a wonderful landscape in La Citadelle.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YELP ! #10yearsofyelp

Find out more about this event by clicking here and the photo album there.

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Pour célébrer l’anniversaire des 10 ans de Yelp aux US. Yelp Lille avait vu les choses en grand : une thématique : le retour en enfance. Le temps d’une soirée chaque Yelpeurs Elite a eu à nouveau 10 ans. Au programme de ce grand pique-nique ?

Le triporteur Cuisino’mad, avec ses dégustations de Pad Thaï et galettes de maïs. Sugar Kiss Cupcake et ses mini cupcakes tout mignons, et surtout son big Birthday Cake aux couleurs de Yelp. Fabulous Biscuits, et ses biscuits délicieux home made en forme de cœur à colorier avec des feutres alimentaires. Gusto Mio est venu en force : avec des bouteilles du pétillant Lambrusco italien aux fruits rouges. Et Les Petites Coiffures d’Hortense a tressé et coiffé de nombreuses Yelpeuses, dans un cadre plus que champêtre, à la Citadelle.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YELP ! #10yearsofyelp

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Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

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July 23, 2014

Burgers And Brews In Charlotte

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Before the second Charlotte Smashburger opened to the public, 35 lucky Elites got a sneak peek of the new Cotswold store. The evening kicked off with an endless array of sides... along with secret menu item fried pickles. Then came the seven course feast of a burger lover's dreams, including the Regional Carolina Chili burger. Red Oak provided the crowd with North Carolina craft brews. The night ended with hand-spun shakes and a chance to smash burgers on the grill. Everyone went home with smashing swag bags and Yelp Elite Squad beach towels. A truly Elite evening. Check out all the pictures and the 5 star reviews!

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Taste Of 7th And J!

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Five venues, 80 Yelp Elites, 80 guests, three hours and a desire to explore an entire San Diego city block from top to bottom - this was an Elite Event that broke the mold and certainly left an impression! Moonshine Flats served as the meeting place and was the only location to host all 160 attendees at once most of which broke into a group line dance. From there smaller groups of 40 were formed and the culinary tour was ready to begin! Blind Burro mixed some Mexican masterpieces, Bub's brought the game night, Southpaw served as the perfect outdoor setting and Cat Eye Club's tiki drinks loosened the mood. It's safe to say that a great time was had by all, but if you need further proof all the raving reviews can be found here, and Chris Brake's photography prowess is located on the Yelp San Diego Flickr page per usual... cheers!

The District Celebrates Ten Years of Yelp

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On Sunday afternoon, nearly 1,200 guests came together to commemorate a decade of community at Yelp DC's 10-Year Anniversary Bash at the Anacostia Arts Center. Dozens of local food and beverage sponsors provided hearty eats and heavy pours. Dozens of local food and beverage sponsors provided hearty eats and heavy pours, and guests were entertained with music, a flower bar, painting pop-up, magician and more! We raised over $3,600 for our hosts at at the Anacostia Arts Center whose mission is to revitalize and sustain development in Historic Anacostia. For more party highlights, be sure to check out the reviews and photos here

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Sunday Funday In Portland, ME

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Sun'day Fun'day. noun, A way to end one week and start a new one with friends by participating in organized events ranging from amusing to entertaining, fun to relaxing. The day ends early enough that you'll still be able to get home to recover before heading out to work Monday morning.

Yelp Maine celebrated their first Yelper Party on July 20 at Urban Farm Fermentory to raise money for Portland Trails. Folks played classic arcade games (like Ms. Pacman and Ice Cold Beer), grooved to classic rock covers, and challenged their taste buds with red chili pepper kombucha. Others unwound with massages, soothed by a live cello performance, and enjoyed a nice cold glass of "cidah" (cider for you non-Mainers!). Yelp's Candy & Couch Lounge provided a serious sugar rush and make new friends on. Of course, there was a ton of wonderful food as well! Read the reviews of the event here, and be sure to check out both the party and booth photos on the Flickr page, too.

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Arepas And Guarepitas In Buenos Aires

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Tuesday night some 70 Yelp Elites and guests gathered in Caracas Bar to celebrate the best spirits that Latin Culture had to offer. We were treatead to some amazing Venezuelan food and drinks like Arepas, Tequeños and Guarapitas. You can read what people had to say about the party here and check our photo album in Flickr

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Elite Event: Mixology class in K.U.Bar

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On a Friday evening all Elites in Prague decided to fight the horrible heat and get fantastic tour of mixology. Roman and Patrik prepared a fantastic ride full of education, laughs and fantastic coctails: k.u. Signatures, Cocktail Classics and even non-alcoholic cocktails with explanation in two languages. Read all the reviews of the event and see all the breath taking photos on our Flickr page. 
 

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July 22, 2014

The Triad Yelp Community Celebrates Its First Burstday!

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Yelpers from all over the area came out to Centennial Station in High Point on July 17th to celebrate Yelp's First Burstday in the Triad. From savory to sweet, the delicious food was flowing all night. Local and national favorites were also on hand to serve up some awesome drinks. To top it all off attendees raised a little under $400 to benefit the activities of the High Point Arts Council. For more Burstday Party highlights be sure to check out the reviews and photos! See you at the next one!

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Ventures Into Vietnamese For Tampa Bay

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On Sunday night, about 35 Elite Squad members were treated to a taste of Vietnam at Green Mint Asian Grill in Clearwater. Guests chowed down on Green Mint Salad, Bun (noodle salad), and Banh Mi, while sipping on Mint Sweet Tea and other delights. Read all the reviews of the event here and check out all the wonderful photos on the Flickr page. 

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East Bay Elites Do Ditch Day Brunch At Pathos

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Even the most well-traveled Elites found something to write home about at Yelp's Ditch Day Brunch at Pathos, a family-owned restaurant offering rustic yet refined, classically inspired Greek cuisine in Berkeley, CA.

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Manhattan Yelpers Hit The Hookah at Pergola NYC

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Haven't been to Pergola NYC yet? In a nutshell, it's a new Mediterranean restaurant and lounge which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influences, specialty cocktails, hookah, and doubles as a multi-tiered event space with two sprawling stories to take in the glory of this beautiful oasis in the middle of Flatiron. To help you get a visual, check out some of their videos here. Oh, and it also used to be a flower shop way back when (hence the beautiful, relaxing foliage that dots the interior). Spend some time in nature without leaving the restaurant!

Joining us on the event were our pals at Georgi vodka. If you're a Long Islander by birth, chances are you've partied alongside Syosset's homegrown spirit in the past, and last night was no different.

Click here for reviews of the event. Click here for some snap shots of the par-tay. 

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Manhattan Oenophiles Get Schooled at Premier Cru Wine Merchants

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Premier Cru Wine Merchants is a unique and inviting place to purchase and learn about wine. As a small boutique they have the opportunity to be very selective with what they choose to put on their shelves. The result is a personal and well edited selection of wines from around the world. If you recognize many of the labels they're not doing their job well enough! They want to bring in little known and under-heralded wines that represent great taste and great value. 

For this event, we dove into a some serious wine education. With 4 different stations covering everything from the systematic approach to tasting, the concept of "Terroir" or the impact of climate on how grapes are grown and how the resulting wine tastes, key wines from important wine regions, and helping to develop a vocabulary for describing what you like and dislike about wine - guests walked away much more knowledgable about wine and viticulture than ever before. 

Check out pictures of the event here and reviews of the event here. Also, be sure to keep in touch with Premier Cru on Yelp and Facebook

Manhattan Yelpers Get A Taste Of Latin America at Yerba Buena Perry

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Never had a chance to check out Yerba Buena Perry? Well, you've been missing out on their innovative take on Latin American cuisine. The team at YBP work their magic to create vibrant flavors from the cultures of Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. All prepared in an open kitchen setting, it gives you a peek behind the curtain as the kitchen bangs out delectable dish after delectable dish. In addition to the fab foodstuffs, they also have a top notch wine program with lots of South American varietals and a fantastic cocktail program to boot.

Speaking of cocktails, we hooked up with Encanto Pisco to create the perfect tag team partner. With roots themselves in Latin America, Pisco (a Peruvian brandy) is on the verge of a Renaissance, so hop on the cool kid train and get familiar with Encanto so you can brag to your friends that you were drinking it first. 

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Trzeci Elitarny Event At Pure Jatomi Fitness Kraków Bonarka

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Last Saturday, on 19th of July we had our third Elite Event in Pure Jatomi Fitness Kraków Bonarka. At the beginning special scales calculated different parameters of our bodies. We had a chance to find out what is the weight of our bone mass! Later we had a training with a personal trainer. It was fun to do all these exercises together! The rest of the afternoon we have spent in sauna, pool and jacuzzi. We ended with a glass of champagne! Check out all of the photos and reviews!

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Yelp's On Tap: Tractor Brewery Wells Park

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On Wednesday, the YPA (Yelp's Plowed Ale) was officially untapped in Albuquerque at Tractor Brewery Wells Park. The occasion was marked with a special improv performance by Blackout Theatre troupe, inspired by Yelp reviews and businesses chosen by the audience. Elites took home a commemorative pint glass, a raffle gave away tickets to the IPA Challenge, and all proceeds from the evening contributed towards Blackout's nonprofit efforts. Reviews tell the story: this was an event for the ages. Special thanks to tap handle artist Eric Thelander and safe drive partner Uber.

Birmingham's Pure Love Of Beer

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On a gorgeous sunny Monday in Birmingham, 20 lucky Yelp Elite Squad members were invited down to Pure Bar & Kitchen's "beer cavern" to experience the best the venue has to offer. Between sampling beverages fresh from the keg, watching the "Scotch egg" masters in action and five courses of beer and food matching; it was a Pure delight of an evening! Want to find out more? Why not have a little read of the reviews and check out the fabulous photos

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NC Triangle Yelp's Sweet Perks at Bittersweet

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The newly opened Bittersweet dessert bar in downtown Raleigh sure did make an impression on 60 Yelp elites and their guests Sunday evening. Yelp elites were given a sneak peak of what's ahead for this week's "Coffee Week" promotion, with tasty bites of chocolate espresso cookies and mini baked and wired cupcakes. A complimentary drink menu was printed for the guests with a choice of several cocktails and coffee drinks each made to order. Favorites included the Irish coffee with homemade whipped cream, and the Day Walker. Elites mixed and mingled while playing coffee trivia, and making DIY coffee filter flowers. Yelpers walked away with a "coffee week" punch card for specials all week long at Bittersweet! Check out all the reviews for this 5 star event and the photos  on Flickr.

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July 21, 2014

Sacramento's Gold Rush, Grub & Gamble

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To say that the newly-opened Sammy's Restaurant + Bar made an astounding impression on their 150 Elite guests last Friday would be an extreme understatement. The acclaimed restaurant celebrated the opening of their first Northern California location by allowing our best online contributors to - wait for it - order anything and everything off their entire menu at absolutely no charge! This included an extensive selection of complimentary drinks from their spacious bar. Dressed in western attire to fit the old west/gold rush theme, Elites mixed, mingled, danced to the DJ'd beats and hammed it up in a themed photobooth. Afterwards, they tried to strike it rich at the tables in the neighboring Stones Gambling Hall, a slick and modern gambler's paradise. Check out the glowing reviews or photos from photographer Chantel Elder!


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Yelp New Orleans Elites Get Home Schooled

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Despite scattered showers, a gung-ho group of Yelp New Orleans Elites came out for a Sunday funday in the French Quarter for Gray Line's exclusive trifecta tour with knowledgeable guides Etienne and Brian. The tour combined the company's top tours including history, ghost, and, our favorite, cocktail! Before, during and after the tour, Creole Cuisine restaurants including Royal House, Chartres House, and Broussard's kept our Elites happy with delicious local fare including fried alligator, oyster pastries, redfish beignets, and shrimp remoulade. We washed it down with refreshing cocktails along the way including Broussard's bartender Paul Gusting's famous Pimm's Cup. We left the Quarter with full bellies, a good buzz, and a ton of great knowledge about the city we call home! Take a tip from me, and check out the great reviews and fun photos from our journey in the Vieux Carre. 

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Madison Elites Fall For Falafel

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It was love at first Banzo, when Yelp Elites were treated to a bodacious buffet like only these guys can create, complete with falafel, grilled chicken, salad, hummus, rice and other Mediterranean accoutrements that guests packed into a perfect pita at Yelp Elites Falafel In Love. Owners Netalee and Aaron along with the entire Banzo team whisked folks away to Jerusalem (without leaving Madison) and reminded us why their restaurant space is worth spending time at. Their carts are king around these parts, but the outdoor patio and adjacent grassy area at their Sherman Ave. location is stellar for dining al fresco all summer, especially when No Name String Band is on hand providing the soundtrack. Read about what got Elites excited here and look at pics!

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Madrid celebrates (again) 10 Years of Yelp with a fantastic brunch!

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Last Saturday 25 Yelp Elite Squad members had the chance to enjoy a fantastic brunch at Federal Café Madrid. As a part of the 10 Years of Yelp celebrations, Yelpers were welcomed with some sparkling wine, so we could all make a toast for 10 more Yelpy years. After that, the brunch properly said started with a full variety of delicacies: a yummy mix between yogurt, honey and muesli; ham, Emmental cheese and basil croissants; avocado and lime toasts; cheese and ham sandwiches; french toasts and muffins. They could also taste some great wines, as well as try the incredible coffee that Federal's barista makes. But that was not quite all, since the Elites could also have samples of one of the greatest ice cream shops in the entire city: Acquolina. Yelpers could taste different flavors, such as Tramontana (fudge, cream, chocolate and Oreo cookies), chocolate and strawberry among others. Do you want to know more about this event? Then take a look to the reviews and the amazing pictures!

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LA East Elites Taste Old School Eatery

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On Friday, July 11th, Elites got a sneak peek at this eatery featuring a retro throwback cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. The night's tasting menu included favorite childhood dishes along with beer pairings from LA Ale works. Chef Marc's menu of Deviled Eggs, Whitefish Croquettes, and Brisket Papperdelle Stroganoff boasted old school flavors with new school appeal!

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Providence Elites Discover A Secret @ India!

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Providence Elites were treated to a spectacular evening of sweet sips, savory bites and serious entertainment at our Secret Garden Party at India Restaurant! The amazing food and refreshing cocktails were the perfect accompaniment to a gorgeous summer evening under an indigo sky. A wildly exciting belly dancing performance and generous gifts from India made this an evening to remember! Check out the reviews of this event here and the full set of photos here

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Richmond's Got Game At Uptown Alley!

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On Thursday, Elites and guests sported their game faces for an evening of bowling, billiards, and arcades at Yelp’s Got Game Elite Event at Uptown Alley. This impressive venue was the perfect place to let loose and enjoy a little friendly competition. Not only did we feel completely VIP in our private section with eight bowling lanes and two pool tables, but everyone received game cards to use in the arcade as well as coupons for a future visit! Tasty bites like crab wontons, Southwest rolls, and caprese salad kept everyone fueled and ready to bring their A-game! Thank you to Uptown Alley for hosting this energy-filled event! Read all of the reviews and peruse the photos from photographer extraordinaire, Caroline Martin.

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Manchester Yelpers Party @ The Sunshine Underground

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Last Thursday we were delighted to welcome over 100 Manchester Yelpers to Kraak for our summer warehouse party 'The Sunshine Underground' - a night in the Northern Quarter where it seemed anything was possible! 

We had everything from Pan Asian street food to drinks stalls from Aperol and Bulldog Gin while also putting on live entertainment ranging from street magic to live street art painting and a flash mob dance routine getting down to Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's 'Summertime' and Alice Cooper's 'Schools Out' - plus amazing tunes from our Les Fleurs DJ's! 

You can check out the reviews we're starting to get here and our photos of the night are on our Facebook page. 

A big thanks to everyone who came down and enjoyed themselves - we're hoping to run another big party (in addition to our monthly Elite events) in October so watch this space for more details. 

 

A big thanks to all our sponsors and entertainment on the night, we couldn't have done it without you: 

Kraak Gallery (Venue) on Twitter and Facebook 

Nasi Lemak (Pan Asian Street Food) on Twitter 

Aperol Spritz (Cocktail Supplier) on Twitter and Facebook 

Bulldog Gin (Cocktail Supplier) on Twitter and Facebook

Les Fleurs (DJ) on Facebook 

Dominic Anthony (Street Magician) on Twitter and Facebook 

Arisu Street Art (Street Art) on Twitter 

Justaxi (Taxi Partner) on Twitter and Facebook 

Naomi Kashiwagi (Party Set Design) on Twitter 

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Prom night and 10th Yelpiversary in Valencia!

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Have you ever been back to your teens before? We did it in our last event at Old School Pub, the perfect place to celebrate 10 years of Yelp love around the world. More than 65 Yelpers came with a date ready for dancing, having an incredible homemade punch, tasty mini burguers, splendid craft valencian beer and amazing cakes. We had so much fun listening to 90's valencian disco hits and Yelp candles were blown in the best celebrating atmosphere we could have. And we still have so many years to Yelp on! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos by Maje Aliaga on the Flickr page.

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Toulouse's Elites off to the beach !

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The Yelp Toulouse Elite squad is a family, and what do family do during the summer ? They take off to build sand castles at the beach, duh ! So off we went, car pooling to a beautiful beach spot on the Méditerranean sea. After picnic, some sun and sea bathing we kicked off the building of magnificient castles ... and a Yelp turtle.

Up to you to appreciate our artistic skills, the pictures are on Flickr here, and Yelp pictures and reviews are there.

The Yelp Toulouse Summer festival goes on untill september, check out other events here.

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July 20, 2014

Yelp Hampton Roads Throws It Back To The 80s

Posted by Xerxes N

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On Thursday night, Yelp Hampton Roads Elites went back in time at FM Restaurant for a throwback party to the 80s. It was a night full of games, bright lights, 80s propaganda, delicious eats and a costume contest. Game highlights include Connect Four, Hungry Hungry Hippos and the ever so challenging Rubik's Cube (solved by Yelp Elite Kimberly H). Food samples included: chicken salad sandwich bites, mini pimento cheese sandwiches, hush puppies and deviled eggs. The night ended with an 80s costume competition with attendees deciding on the winner, Yelp Elite, Nicole K. Thank you to Alan Parker, owner of FM Restaurant, for hosting us! Read up on all the reviews and browse through all the photos thanks to our very own Jason Hillian of All You Photo.

Brewery Tour And Farm Fresh Picnic At Resurgence Brewing

Posted by Alex L

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Are you a fan of delicious craft beer and beer gardens? You owe it to yourself to head down to Resurgence Brewing and grab yourself a cold one. If the exposed brick wall and gorgeously laid out open brewery is not enough to entice you, their outside firepit, beer garden and finnesely crafted beer sure will. Only open for a few months, the brewery and beer garden has already made top lists for thing you can't miss while in Buffalo. Yelp Elite's checked it out and unanimously agreed of its epic nature, while munching on delicous grilled food from Plato Dale Farm. Don't take our word for it, check out the photos and the reviews!

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South Bay's Tee Party at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Posted by Abby Schwarz

 

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Summer is in full swing down in Silicon Valley, the perfect time for a "Tee" Party at a gorgeous golf course! Cinnabar Hills Golf Club hosted over 200 Yelp Elites and their guests for a swingin' good time, complete with gourmet bites, craft beer, sweet treats, and a little bit of golf! We watched the sun set on the valley and enjoyed a midsummer's night together while raising money for Second Harvest Food Bank. And on a bittersweet note, the CM baton was handed over to South Bay's newest woman in charge, Candice G. Read the reviews and see all of the beautiful event pics

Thank you to our host, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club as well as our sponsors: Anchor Brewing, Bloomsters, Bits & Pieces Bakery, Elite Entetainment, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Sweetdragon Baking Company, San Jose Photo Booth, T.W. Pitcher's Snake Bite.

A Chef's Dinner to Remember for Orlando's Yelp Elites

Posted by Andi

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Two Fabulously intimate dinners- Two fabulous Orlando evenings. On Tuesday night, fifteen of Orlando's Gold Yelp Elites (5+ years rocking the Elite badge) were treated to a seven-course Chef's Tasting Dinner at Mingos in Downtown Orlando. The following night, fifteen of Orlando's aspiring Gold Elites (still rocking that red badge) got treated to their own Chef's Dinner! The menus were specially created for the Elites and showed them the very best of Orlando's culinary delights. Every dish looked like a work of art, and had the Elites Ooohing and Aaahing (and snapping great food pics of course!). The Elites were also reminded of their first ever 5-star reviews with printouts and a lucky token from their Community Manager for many more years of 5-star experiences. It was truly a night to remember, but don't take my word for it! Check out reviews of the evening here and specatacular photography care of Jim White Photography here.

Thanks to our Sponsors

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Queens NYC Elites: Best View Ever at LIC Landing

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MTA issues didn't slow Yelp's finest from making a Saturday event an Elite one. 250 Elites from all corners of NYC descended to Long Island City's infamous Gantry Plaza where they came across it's newest venture: LIC Landing. There they not only partook in some serious beer from SingleCut Brewery, wines from BareFoot, bites from COFFEED, but arguably the finest view of Manhattan's world class skyline. The reviews are a cool 5 stars, with lots of awesome photos in the Flickr Gallery all taking place in the world's greatest backdrop.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

* LIC Landing * COFFEED * BareFoot Wine * Singlecut Brewery

July 18, 2014

Yelp NC Triangle Elites Rockin' the Burbs at The Corner Tavern

Posted by Lauryn

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On a Thursday evening, Yelp elites and their guests had a chance to check out the all new Corner Tavern in Cary. Now under new ownership, the Corner Tavern was serving up an eclectic mix of bar food and Moroccan dishes. This wasn't just a tasting every guest filled up their plates with delicious food including: hummus, wings, couscous, chicken skewers, and more. It was a beautiful night to enjoy the large patio and listen to the tunes by The Red Vibes. Nothing like a cold beer on a warm summer night which New Belgium happily supplied, and for those none beer drinkers a lovely cabernet from Mad Housewife wines. Elites were treated like real VIPs with their very own backstage passes and chocolate cassette tapes and microphones. Check out the photos here and read the reviews here.

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Hartford Elites Go To Camp at Dakota Steakhouse

Posted by Emily

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On Monday night, Hartford’s Elite Squad got cozy at Dakota Steakhouse for an evening escape to summer camp. From the toasty fireplace to toasted marshmallow martinis, attendees had a blast dining on dish after delicious dish in the rustic restaurant space. Culinary highlights include the magnificent brunch spread of shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon and assorted desserts, a prime rib carving station, and succulent bbq ribs. Throw in a friendship bracelet making station, camping tent, and massive bear for one memorable event indeed! Thank you to Dakota Steakhouse for a fabulous throwback to summer camp! Read on for the five star reviews and take a peek at the photos by Nick Caito on Flickr!

10 Years of Yelp, Barcelona Summer Party

Posted by Sharon

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Last Wednesday we had a very, very special event. The place we chose was the spectacular terrace of Novotel Barcelona City, perfect to celebrate the 10th birthday of Yelp enjoying the amazing views of the entire city. During the party we could enjoy all kind of delicacies, from delicious "fingerfood" served by the hotel, exquisite mini-burgers of Garbizu Delicatessen, the acclaimed croquettes of Reina Croqueta with variety of flavors and ingredients or the amazing sweets of Boldú, who also brought us a cake for the 10th anniversary of Yelp. Thanks to Bodegas Torres for these excellent wines and gin and thanks to Isaac for that soft and artesanal beer Baladin, perfect for the occasion. As always, there were gifts for the Yelp Elites (panties for girls and beach paddles for them!), great music and a lot of sympathy and good vibes from all the Yelpers. From here, once again, thank you all! Do not forget to leave your review for the event or take a look at the fabulous snapshots on Flickr.

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July 17, 2014

Yelp New Orleans Elites See Red at Phil's Grill

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A handful of dedicated Yelp Elites got up at the crack of dawn to participate in the local Running of the Bulls this past Saturday in New Orleans. We prepared for the day's run at Phil's Grill, our Yelp Running of the Bulls Headquarters, by tieing on some Yelp bandanas, and enjoying KIND bars, fruit, sangrias, and bloody marys. A fleet of Bike Taxi Unlimited pedicabs chaffeured us to the route, where we then ran like Hell avoiding the wrath of Big Easy Roller Derby bulls with bats. We licked our wounds back at Phil's Grill and noshed on Kobe sliders, duck wings, and meat pies while enjoying local Abita Amber...and, of course, more Sangria, while listening to the local sounds of Scott Myers and the Os Batutas. No need to wake up at the crack to enjoy our pics and check out the reviews from this epic Elite event!

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Yelp Elite Epic Ascent

Posted by Danny Wurst

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On Tuesday over 100 Yelp elites took an Epic Ascent up three floors of of awe-inspiring space and enjoyed a course along each stop. On the first floor lounge level "Ginger" and "Effen Avocado" cocktails accompanied hors d' Oeuvres including Tuna Tartar, House-Made Flatbread, and Shortrib Arancini. Next, in the midst of the beautiful dining room, select wines went very well with Hanger Steak, Parmesan Gnocchi, Hawaiian Escolar, and Kale & Mushroom Salad until finally the trip took a turn for the even more miraculous on top of the rooftop. There, guests sampled Pierre Delize champagne, Lemon Squares, and Fudge Brownie Bites to cap off what truly was an Epic Ascent up one of the most amazing spaces in town!

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Philadelphians Celebrate Ten Years Of Yelp

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Yelp Philadelphia hosted neary 600 guests for its Tenth Anniversary Bash at The Shops at Liberty Place on Friday night. Dozens of local food and beverage sponsors provided hearty eats and heavy pours, and guests were entertained with dancing, massage, fashion sketches, a photobooth and, the cherry on top, a Yelp birthday cake from Federal Donuts. Best of all, the gift raffle table benefiting non-profit sponsor, Variety - The Children's Charity, raised more than $1200. For more party highlights, be sure to check out the reviews and photos here and here

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Buon Compleanno, Yelp!

Posted by Claudia R

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Last Saturday Yelp Milan enjoyed its first official Yelper Party, in order to celebrate 10 years of Yelp and the Yelp Awards. It was a great occasion to spend some time together with business owners, as well as a funny, emotional and relaxed event for Elites before summer holidays. We tasted fresh cheeses, goose products, artisanal beers and hand made food, all from Lumbardy, and with the help of the Iberitalian team we had a wondrous ceremony for Yelp Awards, inviting more than 60 local business owners, plus 150 Yelpers. If you haven't been there... well, nothing will be the same, but you can have a look at the pics here and read the reviews at this link

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