August 20, 2014

Yelp gets Hoppy, Toasted, and Baked in Orlando!

Posted by Andi

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Things got hoppy on Sunday as Orlando's Elites got to experience not one, not two, but THREE awesome Orlando businesses through six beer, grilled cheese, and pie pairing stations! Orlando's hippest beer bar, Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour played host while crazy grilled cheese concepts were grilled by Toasted, and P is for Pie brought their famous hand pies. Might this have been the best Orlando Elite Event Ever? Check out the reviews to find out! And while you're at it- take a peek at the fabulous photos by Love Light Lens Photography here.

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Yelp Burlington's Evening in Spain with East Shore Vineyard

Posted by Brittany
What a spectacular way to kick off a rainy Thursday evening in Vermont! Yelp's most wine-curious and rain-impervious Vermonters arrived at East Shore Vineyard on July 31, ready for a night of sipping, gnoshing and socializing. Welcomed with samplings of East Shore Vineyards tasty wines and sangrias, guests quickly dried off and warmed up. Scrumptious Vermont-style tapas made with local ingredients by fabulous chef Richard Witting of Firefly Catering also helped our Yelpers unwind. A beautiful pinata created by local sculptor, Tyler Vendituoli, was raffled off for free to attendees. Check out the rosy reviews here and party pics here!
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August 19, 2014

Auckland Elites head west for Coffee & Ice Cream

Posted by Alex

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On Tuesday, Auckland Elites headed out West for an educational evening at The Tannery, home to Mt Atkinson Coffee and Kohu Road Ice Cream. Elites learnt - and tasted - the benefits of making small-batch, natural ice cream and roasted their own batch of single origin Ethiopian beans to take home! For the lowdown check out the reviews and the snaps

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Yelpers Get Techy with a sneak peek at AT&T's "Store of the Future"

Posted by Ryan C.

Elites got their geek on this past Friday with a sneak peek of AT&T's newest "Store of the Future" at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach. With a variety of demos and opportuinities to play with the latest and greatest high-tech gadgets, Yelpers not only crammed their heads full of data, but their bellies full of bites from SeaLegs Wine Bar. The night ended with a ton of great giveaways that included phones, fitness pals, battery packs, and more! See what you missed by reading the reviews or relive the experience one photo at a time on our Flickr gallery!


Yelp's Midsummer Night's Dream At The California Center For The Arts, Escondido

Posted by Trish


Over 700 Yelpers appeared in fairy wings and flower crowns to support this party of magical proportions, all to benefit The California Center For The Arts, Escondido. The evening featured dozens of delicious local businesses, luscious liquid libations and plenty of entertainment. It was a stunning and sexy Shakespearean summer inspired soiree, completing with production by SOS Entertainment: They kept the music glittering and sent sparkles to the ceiling! Literally! From the forest filled photo booth to the strolling talented wood nymph table, Yelpers in North San Diego were lulled into their wildest party dreams.

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Atlanta Elites Get Introduced To Olive Garden's New Menu

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On Monday, our Atlanta Elites checked out the new menu happenings at Olive Garden on Cobb Pkwy. Throughout the abundantly delicious, 11-course meal, Yelpers had their fill of pastas, meatballs, delightful cocktails, and never-ending shortage of salad or breadsticks. Check out all of the reviews here and photos from the evening here

Des Moines Celebrates Yelp's 10th Birthday!

Posted by Patrick

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Yelp turned 10 this year so it was our duty to celebrate like a ten year old would! In Des Moines, we did just that — we partied at Up/Down with an ample supply of vintage video games, over-sized board games, and we even had a Skee Ball tournament! We polished off pizza from Gusto Pizza and got crazy with vegan cupcakes from Golden Dozen. What a party! Cheers to 10 years, Yelp!

For more, check out the event reviews here  and the photos here.

St. Louis Elite's New High-Tech Store Experience at AT&T

Posted by Aaron


The Yelp St. Louis Elite Squad got a exclusive sneak peek inside AT&T's interactive new store. Elites and other VIP guests explored different stations where they learned about new tech and how to incoporate it into their daily life. They also got to try their hand at AT&T's 'It Can Wait' texting and driving simulator. Fifth Wheel Catering brought in wine, Four Hands Beer, and light bites for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. At the end of the night five lucky party-goers won some hot new tech device like a new Galaxy phone and a pair of Beats By Dre Headphones. Experience the event yourself by reading the glowing 5-star reviews and checking out the photos

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Birmingham's Beachy Birthday Bash!

Posted by Vicky.O

Blog pictureOn a Monday evening 50 Yelpers ventured down to the Prince Of Wales Tiki themed garden for a night of cocktails, Caribbean food and fun in the sun to celebrate Yelp's 10th birthday. Between free pouring competitions, limbo and lashings of cake; it certainly was a night to remember for the Birmingham Yelp community. Want to see what you missed? Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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The Elite Gets Under Your Skin

Posted by Heiko


Alone in the museum! 23 fearless Yelp Elites ventured the experiment and dived into our human body. After closure of the Body World exhibition in Hamburg, the exclusive journey began into innerspace.
Starting with a cold drink, these tour was very exciting, and our medical guide Florian Jung gave us some very special information about plastination and the human body in general.

Check out all the great reviews and the awesome photos of this thrilling Elite event.

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August 18, 2014

NC Triangle Yelp's Arabian Night at Babylon

Posted by Lauryn

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On a beautiful Sunday evening Yelp elites and their guests arrived on the gorgeous patio at Babylon restaurant in downtown Raleigh. To stay refreshed guests sipped on White Street Kolsch-style Ale a 2014 World Beer Cup® Gold medal winner for German-Style Kölsch. A buffet of Moroccan dishes were served for all to taste. Event goers enjoyed fresh baked cod, ceviche, lamb and more. There was plenty of fun and entertainment all evening long from belly dancing to henna tattoos for all that participated. A quick game to guess the Moroccan spices gave two lucky elites tickets to Science of Beer and Beericana this September. What a great way to kickoff  Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week! Check out all the fantastic reviews and photos.

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Yelp’s Photo Dash At Hart’s Local Grocers

Posted by Breanna

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Yelp Rochester Elites gathered for the grand opening of Hart’s Local Grocers, landing a sneak peek at the store before it opened to the public. The excitement was boundless for the first grocery store to open downtown in over a decade. As part of the grand opening ceremonies, a select group of ROC Elites participated in a virtual scavenger hunt — a photo dash through the store. Each participant received a list of 10 items and had 20 minutes to scour the store for these items, posting their items on the Yelp app. Alyssa B was the first to complete the list, earning bragging rights as a superb supermarket navigator. For more, check out the event reviews and event photos.

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Picnic Birthday To Celebrate 10 Years of Yelp

Posted by Breanna

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Yelp turned 10 this year so it was our duty to celebrate like it's 19... 2004! In Rochester, we did just that — ditch day picnic-style! We kicked it old school with an afternoon picnic birthday party at Genesee Valley Park. (I'm sure that brings back fond memories from your youth). Elites and their guests sipped on Roc Brewing’s CnD Sessionable IPA, hydrated with Karma Wellness Water, and noshed on DiBella’s subs. While it was an unseasonably chilly day for August, we still soaked up the sun on the lawn with bean bag toss and Bear pong. And, what’s a birthday party without a piñata? That activity followed an appropriately timed “Happy Birthday” sing-along. Most were excited for the cake — Cheesy Eddie’s carrot cake and cheesecake. It was a divine way to honor the very company that brought us all together — cheers to 10 years, Yelp! For more, check out the event reviews here and the photos here.

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Schaum-Brew Summer Night

Posted by Nicole W


On Wednesday night, nearly 100 burb rockin' Yelpers got together to celebrate a brew filled summer night at Stonewood Ale House in Schaumburg. Beyond testing some sweet Yelp swag and sampling free flowing beer, Elites and their guests feasted on an array of Stonewood's mouth watering eats like Chicken Nachos, BBQ Ribs, Southwest Eggrolls, and Ale House Cheeseburgers. Read all the reviews of the event here and peek at the fabulous photos here

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Indy's Frida Fiesta!

Posted by Brittany


The unibrows were out in full force last week at Yelp's Frida Fiesta with Adobo Grill Indianapolis for 80 Yelp elites. Guests enjoyed everything from a Frida Kahlo headband-making station and Blue Nectar Tequila tasting to a Frida face cake and apps upon apps via Adobo Grill. Kudos to the Yelp elite squad for blowing the costume element out of the water! Check out all the party pics here and read all the 5 star reviews on Yelp.

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Cincy's 5-Star Summer Send-Off On B.B.Riverboats

Posted by Cindy


Yelp's Summer Bucket List Bash was one for the record books! Over 1,000 Yelpers made it out to celebrate the close of Summer with 30 of their favorite local businesses on board. B.B. Riverboats proved to be the perfect host providing four floors of awesomeness. Guests enjoyed everything from BBQ and donuts, to circus performers and segways — this party really did have it all! And did we mention the view? Check out all the party pics here, watch the video, and read all the 5 star reviews on Yelp.

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Toronto Gives A Cluck

Posted by Evelyn W

50 finger lickin’ Elites weren’t chicken and dove into fast food done right thanks to our pals at The Chickery. David Adjey and his team make everything from their chicken finger breading to plum sauce from scratch, and boy can you taste the difference! They paired their scrumptious treats with cans of beer and a boozy fountain pop shop! All of this and their huge Spadina size patio made this a night to remember.

Thank you to our sponsor: The Chickery

Omaha Indulges In Black Oak Grill's New Menu

Posted by Will

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On August 13, Omaha's Yelp Elite Squad gathered at Black Oak Grill for a a five-course meal, featuring items from the restaurant's new menu. From the fried goat cheese to the almond-encrusted trout (not to mention the Kahula Ding-Dong for dessert) and more, Omaha Elites indulged in some seriouly great eats. And did we mention Black Oak Grill's signature drink—the Frozen Jack 'n Coke? A perfect addition to a warm summer evening on the patio overlooking the park at Midtown Crossing. Check out the photos from the evening on Flickr and Facebook. Read the stellar reviews of this event on Yelp.

Thanks to Black Oak Grill for hosting such a wonderful event! Photography by Andy Lachance.

Warsaw Elite Event at Mielżyński Wine Bar


On Wednesday, August 13, Elite Yelpers of Warsaw celebrated the wine feast. We gathered in a beautiful setting of Mielżyński Wine Bar located in the XIX-century lace factory building and were seated among the impressive wine boxes. This is when our feast started. We were treated with 4-course menu combining experimental Polish and Italian cuisine. Every dish was accompanied with a glass of perfecly chosen wine.

Great food, great wine and lovely faces of our Elite Yelpers - can you ask for more?

You can check out the photos from our wine celebration on Flickr, Facebook and obviously Yelp, where you can also read the reviews of this 5-star evening.

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Yelp Glasgow Goes To Home Brewing Science School At Avenue G

Posted by Briony C


It was time to go back to school for 25 Yelp Glasgow Elites and indulge in some delicious coffee! Avenue G would be our teachers, and showed us all the hottest new home brewing methods – Aeropress, Chemex and V60. Each method was demonstrated, explained and then Elites had the chance to taste and decide which they loved the most! On hand were some of Avenue G's delicious BLTs and MLTs (mushoom!), as well as expertly made espresso martinis to get the party started. We all finished the night with a bit more knowledge, a few new friends and a new appreciation for home brewing! 

Read more about the event here! Huge thanks to our event sponsor, Avenue G

August 17, 2014

Sydney's 10th Birthday Maritime Mixer!

Posted by Ben B.


On a wild'n'woolly Tuesday night 300 mermaids, pirates, submarine captains, seamen, scurvy dogs and shark attack victims converged on Sydney's iconic Pyrmont Bridge Hotel to celebrate Yelp's 10th Birthday Maritime Mixer. With two entire floors and a rooftop deck filled with incredible food, booze and entertainment, Yelpers got to check out some awesome local businesses in rollicking, rambunctious fashion. Check out the reviews, scope the video, and all the awesome photos are here and here.

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Hampton Roads Enjoys An Indoor Summer BBQ

Posted by Xerxes N


The Yelp Elite Squad of Hampton Roads gathered together for an indoor summer BBQ at Bubba's BBQ Bistro & Catering! The night started off with a very fun and silly icebreaker where Yelp Elites and guests high-fived our photographer and used the Yelp mobile app to learn more about Bubba's. It was an exciting night of smoked meats and BBQ treats where everyone went home on full and satisfied bellies along their very own Yelp waterbottles. Read all the reviews on Yelp and check out photos on our Flickr page!

August 16, 2014

Sydney's Epic Greek Feast At Alpha Restaurant

Posted by Ben B.

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Last night a crew of Yelp Sydney's best & brightest gathered at renowned Alpha Restaurant in the CBD for a long weekend lunch of Odyssean proportions. Famed chef Peter Conistis' opulent and traditional approach to Greek dining saw sumptuous fall-off-the-bone lamb, buttery spanakopita, salty, delicious haloumi saganaki and a host of other highlights, along with matcing wines. Yelpers were also treated to an olive oil masterclass courtesy of Dionysus Olive Oil from Kalamata, Greece. Throw in matching wines, loukoumades donuts with candied walnut ice cream and honey syrup, and olive oil samples to take home, and it truly was a banquet for the ages! Check out the gorgeous photos (courtesy Sam Macdonald Photography) and cast your eye over the glowing reviews.

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August 15, 2014

Comida Thai, mezcales, cerveza y amigos en las dos Yelp Happy Hours Mexico City

Posted by Mario M


This week the Mexico City yelpers sipped and savored their way through not just one, but two, back-to-back Yelp Happy Hours, aka Yelpachangas! 

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London Celebrates Yelp's 10th Birthday With A Red And White Bash!

Posted by Alex Shebar


Which were you, saint or sinner? Rocking Yelp's colours for a 10th Birthday celebration, we held a two night celebration of everything local London. First we found our inner elegance and dressed to impress, all in white, at our beautiful ballroom bash. It was Yelp's Night in White at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, complete with cocktails, cupcakes, chocolates, casino games, a tower of Krispy Kreme doughtnuts and one neon-lit sax man. Then we indulged our devilish side, all in red, at our underground concert at Under The Bridge. We were treated to live street art, liquid nitrogen ice cream, amazing music, the best brownie in London and ended with a bang of a stunt bike performance. Check out all the reviews here and the fantastic pics by Jason Ellis and Roger Alarcon on the Yelp Flickr Page.

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Philadelphia's Three-Night Steak-cation With LongHorn Steakhouse

Posted by Michelle C


Yelp Elite Squad members were in for a treat when they got to choose their own yelpventure between three events on three consecutive nights at three different LongHorn Steakhouse locations in the Philadelphia area! The locations and the guests may have differed each night, but everyone enjoyed a delicious four course meal with five star service that left guests impressed. Check out the reviews for each event (Norristown, Philadelphia, and Cherry Hill) and flip through the deliciously meaty photos on our Flickr page.

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Yelp Hartford's Patio Party at Rizzuto's

Posted by Emily


After a rainy Wednesday afternoon, the weather cleared up in time for Hartford's Elite Squad to enjoy a late summer patio party at Rizzuto's in Blueback Square. While enjoying the lovely outdoor space, guests sipped on St. Germain sangrias, sampled from an elaborate antipasto spread, and savored a selecton of decadent small plates including savory local corn panna cotta, smoked tomato gazpacho with lobster corn salad, wood oven baked clams, and harissa spiced octopus crostini. Check out the photos by Nick Caito on Flickr and take a peek at the 5 star reviews here!

Spicy tasting with Bissli in Praha

Posted by Mishka

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Elite Yelpers sampled their way through a special menu tasting at Bissli Ethnic Fusion Restaurant this past Wednesday where guests not only dined on some of the most popular Indian spices, but got a behind the scenes tasted of the experimental fusion dishes. From samosa to bhajee, achari to tikka massala, attendees left full and more knowledgable after their feast at this fantastic eatery in Prague! Check out the amazing photos and reviews here.

Yelpers z Elitnej jednotky sa prechutnali špeciálnym menu v Bissli Ethnic Fusion Restaurant minulú stredu. Taktiež sa čo to naučili o typických indických koreniach, a experimentálnych receptoch indickej kuchyňe. Od samosy po bhajee, od achari po tikka massala, Yelpers odchádzali najedený ale aj plný dojmov po tomto chutnom hodovaní! Pozrite si krásne fotky a recenzie tu!
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August 14, 2014

Spa Time For Tucson Yelpers

Posted by Bella

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Tucson Yelpers were treated to the ultimate R & R experience, courtesy of Spa Niva, at all three locations over the course of three weeks! Ladies of Yelp bonded over mini manis, wax services, chair massages, back compression massages, foot rubs, skin consultations and micro-dermabrasion previews. Yelpers rubbed elbows with the lovely staff, management and owner, Shelene Taylor.

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It's The Ramen Bar For "Linner" In San Francisco

Posted by Abby Schwarz


Linner = Lunch + Dinner. A very intimate group of San Francisco Elites were treated to a sit-down "linner" at The Ramen Bar, the new San Francisco concept from Ken Tominaga and Michael Mina. The Ramen Bar blends rich California cooking philosophy with time-honored Japanese tradition to create a new variation of traditional ramen with West Coast style.

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Greater Toronto Area Accepts Mission Yelpossible

Posted by Kris

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What's the best way to get a group of strangers to work together to solve a puzzle while becoming great friends? Lock them in a room for 45 minutes - twice! GTA Elites and their guests were fortunate enough to give the brand new 'room-escape' trend a whirl at Markham's very own ESC-IT! Solving puzzles can be exhausting, so thank goodness for our sponsors who provided amazing snacks at half time! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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August 13, 2014


Posted by Rika Nakazawa


Despite typhoon (No.11) hitting Tokyo, more than 40 Yelpers gathered on Sunday afternoon to celebrate this historic first official Yelp party at "factory", a cool cafe in Shibuya. While the powerful winds and rain may have messed their hair, Yelpers that checked-in at the event had a blast spinning Yelp O' Wheel and won some cool Yelp prizes. All attendees are considered witnesses of Yelp Tokyo's start of Yelp fun. Check out the reviews and fabulous photos taken by Kengo Yamanaka. 

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August 12, 2014

Atlanta Gets Live At Tabernacle

Posted by benjamingetz

Yelp LIVE at Tabernacle

On Saturday, August 9, the Atlanta Yelp Community came out to one of the city's most historic venues for the largest Yelper Party in ATL history. Droves of great local businesses, killer live music, entertainment, activities — all on five floors of awesomeness. Our Charity Partner, The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts raised over $2,500 for their wonderful support of local and regional artists. Check out the photos here and the all of the awesome reviews here. Video recap here.

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Surf & Style At Munich Airport

Posted by Verena


We went surfing on the largest free-standing wave at Surf & Style. Claudia S. "Luckily there were great coaches who told and showed us, how to surf. Wow! Super awesome, I can only say, 'My big thanks goes to Swantje from Munich Airport, who made the event possible for us.'" Thanks as well to Lisa and the surf coaches, that were taking care of us during the event and of course to my colleague Sonja M. and all my surf buddies! The complete Aloha feeling can be found in the reviews of the Elites, and all the photos from Surfin adventure!

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August 11, 2014

Bowties & Boas In NC Triangle

Posted by Lauryn

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On Tuesday night, 30 Elite Squad members donned bowties and boas for an exclusive tasting at The Wine Feed. They were greeted with fine Champagne and Locals Seafood oysters, before embarking on a virtual vino tasting with Oregon winemaker, Destiny Dudley. Guests created their own wine charms, scoped out an amazing wine selection, before ending the evening with a lovely wine and blueberry milk chocolate. Read all the reviews of the event  here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Insider Tour Of Sunday Indulgence For Brisbane

Posted by Lani P.


The sun shone bright and the skies were blue as a handful of Brisbane's Yelp Elite Squad assembled in King George Square to begin our Sunday Indulgence Tour with Insider Tours Australia. From midday mojitos and behind the scenes insights, to retailers in Queens Plaza and chocolate from the Noosa Chocolate Factory, we all left with bellies full and an insider look at some of our city's local businesses. Be sure to read the reviews and check out the photos here!

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Three Cheers For Beer In Baton Rouge

Posted by Rebecca Whyte

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The Yelp Elite Squad in Baton Rouge gathered for a VIP experience at the Pelican House to celebrate Yelp's 10th Anniversary! And what better way to celebrate than with over 100 beers on tap and delectable bites of Blackened Alligator and Duck Nachos? Before the festivities began, Elites got to know each other with an icebreaker and snapped selfies with their new-found friends. Yelp fingerless gloves, bottle openers and other cool swag was everywhere. Read all the reviews on Yelp and check out photos on our Flickr page!

Life Is Suite In Kansas City With Dom Perignon

Posted by Matt


How do you properly celebrate 3,129 reviews and a collective 35 years of Yelping? For these seven Gold Elites, you do it with Champagne. Specifically, with Dom Perignon in the presidental suite at the Hilton President Hotel! Providence New American Kitchen's Rick Brook guided guests through a tasting in Kansas City's only venue to sell Dom by the glass.

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August 10, 2014

Fort Worth's Black And White Affairs Of The Art

Posted by Kendall


On Thursday evening, Fort Worth Elites gathered downtown to celebrate the arts at the gorgeous Milan Gallery. Yelpers dressed in black and white while the artwork of Milan created a brilliant backdrop for this visionary event! 360 Catering & Events treated Yelpers to vibrant light bites, and Patrón Spirits served a strong slew of Patrón Reposado, Ultimat Vodka, and Pyrat Rum cocktails. Artist Gregory Beck sculpted live, and pianist Terry Lakes filled the room with music. Home to works from local to international artists, Milan Gallery introduced Yelp Fort Worth to a world of inspiration. Check out the 5 star reviews and pictures here.

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OKC Celebrates 10 Years Of Yelp

Posted by Julie P

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On Thursday evening, Oklahoma City celebrated 10 Years of Yelp by recognizing the Yelpers' favorite businesses in the metro! Along with our partners Downtown OKC, Inc and Factor 110 Events, a downtown office building was transformed into a perfect party venue. Packard’s New American Kitchen set up an amazing bar, while DJ Ryan Drake from the Spy kept the music coming. Each of our Yelpies winners provided food for the event, which earned 5-star reviews! The event was also a successful fundraiser; $2,600 was raised for local not-for-profit the Homeless Alliance.  Don’t forget to check out all the pics on Flickr

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August 08, 2014

Yelp's Taste of India at Tamarind of London in Newport Beach

Posted by Ryan C.

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Yelpers sampled their way through a special menu tasting at Tamarind of London this past Wednesday where guests not only dined on some of the restaurant's most popular traditional Indian dishes, but got a grand tour and behind the scenes look at the kitchen. From prawns to naan, curries to lamb, attendees left full and more knowledgable after their family style feast at this fantastic eatery in Newport! Check out the amazing photos and reviews here.

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Tamarind of London

August 07, 2014

Red Hot Spatula Perth Elite Event

Posted by Laura

Red Hot Spatula Elite Event

On Wednesday night 15 Yelpers were treated to a Cambodian cooking class at Red Hot Spatula. Red Hot Spatula is a boutique catering and specialised cooking class business who also hold themed food events. Yelpers enjoyed Wirra Wirra wine as they listened to owners Yvonne and Yolanda divulge cooking secrets - from how to temper spices artfully to the simple yet important know how of balancing flavours.

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Check out the photos

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August 06, 2014

CMYE - Patchwork de Juillet 2014, Bordeaux

Posted by Cyrielle T


Every month, I will let you discover CMYEs I organized to gave rhythm to the Yelpers' life in Bordeaux. Let's begin the Patchwork of July !

Tous les mois, je vous propose de découvrir les CMYEs qui ont rythmé la vie des Yelpeurs Bordelais. Commençons le Patchwork de Juillet !

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CMYE - Patchwork de Juin 2014, Bordeaux

Posted by Cyrielle T


Every month, I will let you discover CMYEs I organized to gave rhythm to the Yelpers' life in Bordeaux. Let's begin the Patchwork of June!

Tous les mois, je vous propose de découvrir les CMYEs qui ont rythmé la vie des Yelpeurs Bordelais. Commençons le Patchwork de Juin !

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Hill Country Brings Texas To Brooklyn

Posted by peter d.


Ever been to Austin? Even if you haven't, we've got some of it right here in Downtown Brooklyn! Hill Country honors the barbecue and live music capital of Texas and takes its cue from the legendary legendary meat-markets-turned-barbecue-joints of Central Texas with their distinctive, dry-rub style. Read the reviews and check out photos from the event here.

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NC Triangle Elites And Apps At Republic Of Yoga

Posted by Lauryn

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On a Tuesday evening NC Triangle elites and their guests came out for a private yoga flow class at the newly opened Republic of Yoga in Cary. Yelpers gathered in a large serene studio for an introduction to Hatha Vinyasa. Instructor and owner, Nicole, set the tone with an Om chant and lead the group through an hour instruction. The evening continued on with a short walk to Tribeca Tavern where elites and their guest enjoyed a spread of delicious appetizers including: BBQ ribs, sesame wings, bruschetta, fried green tomatoes and more! Read all the 5 star reviews here and check out the amazing photos on Flickr.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Republic of Yoga • Tribeca Tavern • Julip Photography

August 05, 2014

A Steakation In Tulsa

Posted by Sarah


Tulsa Elites were treated to a four-course steakhouse dinner at LongHorn Steakhouse, complete with signature appetizers (Wild West Shrimp, Sweet Corn Fritters, Spicy Chicken Bites and Housemade Kettle Chips), hand-chopped salad (seasonal Grilled Watermelon Wedge Salad), their choice of expertly grilled steak dinner with side and seasonal dessert (Peach & Raspberry Tart and LongHorn’s signature Chocolate Stampede). All the while, management educated Elites on all sorts of steak with prizes galore for the new 'steakperts!' Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos by Cheyenne Butcher on Flickr.

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Burlesque Bash with Peaches 'n' Gin In Adelaide

Posted by Chloe


What a spectacular way to kick off a wintery Saturday night! Yelp's most glamourous ladies arrived at Carclew's Grand Ballroom on August 2, ready for night of shimmying, shaking, and twirling. Welcomed with a glass of Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Moscato and Steve The Bartender's Peach Collins cocktail, guests quickly warmed up. Scrumptious Enzo's At Home hot tarts and arancini and Cupcake Girl's spectacular cupcakes also helped energise our ladies in time for their class with Peaches 'n' Gin Burlesque. Read the reviews and check out the beautiful photos from the event here

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#10YearsOfYelp in San Francisco!

Posted by Abby Schwarz

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With a decade of reviews under our belt, it was time for the Bay Area Community team to pull out all the stops as Yelp celebrated the big 1-0. San Francisco is where it all began, and from July 31 to August 3, the 10-Year Planning Committee whipped up an action-packed weekend bursting with parties and events to bring together and celebrate the Yelp community. From our golden soirée at Yelp HQ and a wondrous wine country getaway, to the most bangin' boat party on the Bay, the 10th Anniversary Celebration was epic.

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Charlotte's Stay-cation At Leroy Fox

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Who says you have to leave home to enjoy a Summer getaway? Last week, 70 Elites and friends took a stay-cation in Charlotte. Our gracious host Leroy Fox rolled out pimento cheese quesadillas, chicken tenderloins with mashed potatoes, banana pudding and coming to the menu soon: chicken and dumplings! Along with New Belgium brews, Yelpers sipped on lemonade and tea cocktails made with Skyy Peach and Tito's Handmade vodkas. Guests took home sweet treats from The Secret Chocolatier and swag bags filled with goodies. Two lucky winners also scored tickets to a Knights game in our social media contest. Check out all the reviews here and the amazing pictures on our Flickr.

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