March 30, 2015

Night Of The Walking Yelpers- San Antonio, Tx

Posted by Tomas Rey

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They wanted to eat our brains! Alright so maybe that's a little bit exaggerative but nonetheless Yelpers enjoyed an event even zombies wanted to crash. This was a zombie bash that featured live music, drinks, food, and some amazing entertainment. Those lucky souls who were willing to participate in The Great Room Escape were allowed a chance to fight for their life, with other Yelpers, and escape the room while locked in with a zombie. 

The 13th Floor was kind enough to host us and let us party amongst some creatures of the night. Most importantly we were given the chance to explore the 13th Floor grounds and take photos with fellows from the afterworld.

Thank you to Tony Roma's for some amazing food and desserts. The drinks of the party were made with some great local spirits including Agavales TequilaTexas Crown, and Frio Beverages. Lastly thank you to Michael J & The Foxes for providing some amazing tunes to listen to throughout the event. Check out the photos on Flickr and all the reviews/recaps of the event!

Yelp Chicago's Chiberia Sendoff!

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One of the things that makes Chicago so special is the sensation one gets when the weather finally starts to warm up. Well, after several months of harsh temperatures about 500 guests eagerly gathered to celebrate Yelp's Chiberia Sendoff at Binny's Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park. The worlds largest liquor store was the perfect place for 30 different vendors of local food, alcohol, live music, and other entertainment. It was a 5 star start to what's sure to be an amazing summer in Chicago!

Read all the reviews & peep the photos on our Flickr page.

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Who Let The Dogs Out- San Antonio, Tx

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On March 27, Yelpers were treated to a unique experience over at Lucy's Doggy Day Care! All attendees were able to have private access to their dog park, free nail trimmings/dremmels, complimentary dog washes, all while having some amazing finger foods and drinks. With a mini tour we were able to find out about their pickup/drop-off services, amenities offered, and full exploration of the facility. The pups had such a blast from the outdoor dog pool and made plenty of new friends. It was a great time checking out their downtown location with such a friendly and informative staff.

All of the pups including their moms and dads had a blast and we would like to thank Lucy's for an amazing event. Check out the event photos on Flickr and recaps/reviews here!

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Yelp MSP's Szechuan Shindig @ Tea House

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On March 22nd, Tea House offered authentic and delicious Szechuan-style noms for Yelp Elites. From palatable beef rolls to juicy pork buns to savory asparagus, there was more than enough food to go around! Not to mention, new to the Twin Cities, Wander North Distillery showcased their amazing vodka, by creating mixed drinks using real fruits. (No syrups here, folks.) Snap Yourself also provided fantastic photo booth fun, Eyes of Horus' Zack Anderson gave tarot card readings, and Tai Tran snapped some amazing photos

Feel free to read more about our time here

The New Sfuzzi Dallas Welcomes Yelp!

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New management. New location. New menu. Sfuzzi Dallas has brought simple, authentic rustic Italian cuisine to Dallas, nestled in a Tuscan-inspired setting in the heart Uptown, Dallas. As Vito Calo, Sfuzzi GM, likes to say "Il vostro piacere sono I nostri affari" which means "Your pleasure is our business." And that rang particularly true at last week's Yelp Elite Event. Executive Chef Vincenzo Pappano created a menu that featured traditional hand-crafted, hearty Italian dishes, with a focus on using local, market fresh ingredients. Guests indulged on a multi-course menu and sipped on frozen sfuzzi and Italian beer while mingling with one another. Best of all- all of this fun was for a good cause. Yelpers in attendance donated a total of over $400 to CitySquare , a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty in locally. With the ability to feed a family of 4 on $25 alone for one week, that's an noteworthy impact to be proud of! Check out the stellar reviews and flickr photos for more recap!

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Duck, Duck, Yelp!

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Have you ever been to Hong Kong? It's kind of a long flight. Luckily, 2 Duck Goose is bringing it to you every night on the corner of 6th Street and 4th Ave in Brooklyn. This cozy, friendly place is inspired by the authentic Cantonese-Chinese cuisine that co-owner Kay grew up with, and they've put a modern and high-quality spin on these delicious dishes. Yesterday afternoon, 2 Duck Goose invited the best of Brooklyn Yelp out for a sunny afternoon filled with great bites and quality cocktails. Check out the reviews, the photos from Clay Williams, and read on for more of the fun!

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Yelp Indy Paints The Town Red at Historic Union Station!

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More than 900 Yelpers donned in red from across the Circle City filled historic Union Station March 19 for Yelp Paints The Town Red. Attendees were greeted by 60+ local businesses ranging from a postcard letter pressing station with no. 18 paper co. and Why We Love Indy to a speak easy-style basement bar with Visit Bloomington and ten Bloomington businesses including Cardinal Spirits and Hopscotch Coffee. Many thanks to the businesses who made this event possible!

Have to see it with your own two eyes? Check out the photo collection by local photographer, Jennifer Van Elk Photography here!

Don't miss Indever Studios Video and Photo video recap of the evening!

Thanks to Grins and Giggles Photo Booth, you can relive the memories here.

Check out the photos from Indy Star photographer, Frank Espich, here!

Last but not least, check out the rosy red reviews of the party (and add your own!)!

OKC Elites Go To The Barre

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On Tuesday, Oklahoma City Yelp Elites enjoyed a private class at Barre3 in Midtown. Thirty Elites joined owner and instructor Andrea Mason for a unique combination of barre, pilates and yoga. Attendees enjoyed an excellent playlist and a low-impact, total body workout. After the class, Elites sampled healthy snacks from Whole Foods, as well as unique tea cocktails provided by T, An Urban Teahouse + Prairie Wolf Spirits. Finally, OKC Yelp Elite Mistyday H provided a special treat for the group – handmade chocolate covered strawberries. It was a wonderful evening; equal parts workout and play! Peep the photos and read all the reviews here.

March 28, 2015

日清食品 x Yelp 世界でひとつだけの「チキンラーメン」を作ろう!

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池田市にある「インスタントラーメン発明記念館」が3­/20にリニューアルオープン!この度Yelperの­みなさんとリニューアル直後のツアーに行ってきたよ。

「マイカップヌードルファクトリー」で自分だけのオリジナルカップヌードルを作ったり、「チキンラーメンファク­トリー」で普段から親しんでいるチキンラーメンを手作り!それだけじゃなくて、インスタントラーメンが世界的な文化に発展するまでの歴史を学んで、日清食品さんが世界中の食文化にどれだけ貢献してきたのかを学ぶ機会にもなりました^^

施設には、大阪や海外から一般のお客さんもたくさん来ていて大盛況!ぜひこのイベントのレビューアルバムをチェケラしてみてね!

Sushi and Wine Pairing at Shinji in Montreal

Posted by Risa D

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Rare and carefully selected white and red wines were surprisingly paired with sushi to amazing success thanks to the sommeliers and head chef at Shinji in the South West of Montreal. Check out the reviews and photos!

March 27, 2015

Yelp Brisbane's 3rd Birthday Pyjama Party

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What do you do to celebrate three years of connecting folks to great local businesses? Host a pyjama party of course! 40+ Yelp Elites and guests of Yelp joined Community Manager Lani P at Sheets on the Line on a balmy Brisbane eve to toast to 3 years of Yelp in the River City with cake from Alphabet Cafe and cheese from The Cheese Pleaser. The night was filled with in-bed selfies, learning more about organic linen and the design process. Read the reviews here and check out all the photos on Flickr.

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Yelp Elite Event At Mr. Chung's!

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16946977561_082ab77f7c_zWhat do spare rib dumplings, lump crab guacamole, sangria duck, salmon fried rice and cheesecake egg rolls all in have in common? Just some of the fare offered at a New Jersey Yelp Elite Event this past Monday at Mr. Chung's in Morristown. Yelp Elites and guests enjoyed an abundance of modern inspired Asian food specialities along with boozy bourbon cocktails from Buffalo Trace. A wonderful time had by all, check out what Yelpers are saying here and take a peek at the pictures captured by Great Heights Media here

YHH: Chilangos meet subs tostados

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La noche del martes un grupo de Yelpers fuimos invitados al local de Quiznos en la Zona Rosa para probar que hace diferentes estos subs del resto de las opciones.

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Manhattan Elites Get The First Taste Of Smashburger

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Smashburger just opened their second Manhattan location on March 18th, but they opened their doors to Yelp Elites for an exclusive (and first!) taste a day earlier on March 17th. At Smashburger, they believe that smashing is better. Their handcrafted burgers are smashed, seared and seasoned to order, using fresh Certified Angus Beef. Whether you choose the Classic Smashburger or decide to create-your-own, their artisan buns, freshly chopped produce, flavorful sauces and variety of cheeses are designed to deliver a great-tasting, juicy burger you can taste in every bite.

They're up and running now on William Street in the Financial District - be sure to check them out! Click here for reviews of our elite event and click here for photos. 

The Ladies Of Yelp Manhattan Get Pampered At Pucker

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Pucker is a new makeup destination in the heart of SoHo - a collaboration between extraordinarily talented makeup artist Julio Sandino, and ambitious, business-savvy mom Hiyam McKelvey. After having her makeup done for an event by Julio, Hiyam felt so glamorous and confident that she set out on a mission to bring that experience to other busy women by making professional makeup applications easy and accessible. 

Pucker does away with the awkwardness (and pushiness) of a department store and the hefty price tag of an at-home makeup session by providing a chic and inviting environment that proves beautiful makeup doesn't have to cost a fortune. To add to Pucker's mission of empowerment, two percent of all Pucker sales goes to charity: one percent to the Global Fund for Women, and one percent to Grace Institute, which provides low-income and unemployed women in New York with skills training and job placement.

Select ladies of Yelp Manhattan were treated to mini makeup appointments at our recent Elite Event. Check out the pictures here and reviews here

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Yelp's Cool As Ice

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Though it was dim and rainy that could not keep Yelp Elites from the party!  The Ice House Bar & Grill was ready to show-off their coolness.  Cajun Quesadillas, Irish Mules and their house-made Apple-Pie Moonshines rolled out and impressed.  From cool, icy blue to electric blue colors, the Ice House set the tone for a rockin’ night.  With St. Paddy’s Day on the horizon, Yelpers donned their Irish gear and went green.  Owners Jeremy and Ben came to meet and greet Elites one-by-one.  A celebratory birthday cake for Yelp Elite - Tricia S., "vanilla bean, chocolate, Bailey's cream and coconut" from Les Amis Bake Shoppe.  Local artist, Nedaart, painted a Yelp masterpiece.  Awesome reviews written and memories captured by fab photographer, Mistique Drake.

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São Paulo celebrates International Cocoa Day

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"Nine out of ten people will say they absolutely love chocolate - and the other one is lying". We believe this statement is absolutely true, and as they say at Cacao Sampaka, if you think you don't like chocolate, that is because you haven't found your perfect flavor yet. Last night, Elite Yelpers got to try over 15 flavors of chocolate and learned that it isn't just delicious, but it's also healthy. Are you ready to be jealous? Take a look at this sweet photos taken by Edu Leporo. Wanna read the reviews? Click here.

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Mexican Night In Frankfurt

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On Thursday night, Frankfurt's Elite Squad was treated to a night of delicious Mexican Food at El Pacifico. Their tastebuds explored Mexico's authentic cuisine with home-made sauces and dips, Nachos, Mole and of course tortillas. The highlight of the evening was definitely the piñata stuffed with Yelp Schwag. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos of the event here

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Sukkersøt fest @ Kristines Franske Fristelser

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How about making you’re own chocolate, and decorating fruit tarts while having a glass of pink bubbles in you’re hand? This is how the new Yelpers of Oslo spent the evening at the beautiful confectionary Kristines Franske Fristelser on Mars 26. Getting to know each other over a plate of warm, fluid chocolate is absolutely to recommend! With new friends and homemade sweets we celebrated the evening with another cheer for our host. The excitement was still high at the end of the evening, as we all got to bring a tempting doggy bag home. We felt enlightened by being able to decorate Kristines famous fruit tarts, and for sure, we had an unforgettable evening as her guests and confectioners.

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March 26, 2015

Black And White Masquerade Ball At Vertigo Event Venue

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On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Yelp Elites in LA were given the opportunity to play dress up (cocktail attire and masks) and discover the bold, elegant monochromatic wonderland created by the amazing event masters at Vertigo Event Venue. Dripping in black and white, each space boasted color coordinated nibbles (hamachi nigiri on black rice, cauliflower soup, black hummus bean dip, coconut rice pudding, salted caramel brownies, Yelp-branded cupcakes, candy apples, cake pops, ornately decorated cookies, and a candy bar) and delicious beverages (Martell Mule, Masked Dragon, beer, and wine). The music selection perfectly complemented the vibe and the gorgeous decor and floral arrangements tied every room together flawlessly. The surprise chef demo wowed attendees with a unique presentation of plating techniques, paired with curated beats by the DJ. To top off the night, Elites and their plus ones rotated between an outdoor hookah lounge and photobooth. Social media contest winners posting their most favorite #YelpLAMasquerade snapshots took home a sweet swag bag featuring chocolate truffles, a watch, Yelp schwag, and socks! Black, white and read all over reviews here and the gorgeous b/w photos here!

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Yelp's Painting Party at Creative Juice

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Over 40 Yelp Elite and guests were treated to a private painting party, compliments of Creative Juice– Tucson's original Art Bar! Whether they were channeling Rembrandt, Picasso or Pollock, each guest had the opportunity to paint along with the head artist and owner, Kristina, who guided everybody in creating their own masterpiece. Renee's Organic Oven catered delicious bites from Caesar Salad spears, to organic meatballs, mozzarella tomato rounds, fresh homemade hummus, and mini desserts bites including chocolate cupcakes and pistachio goat cheese tarts with local honey. Complimentary beer and wine got everybody's creative juices flowing, and soon enough Yelpers were saying "Bob Ross who?" At the end of the night, each guest went home with their own unique painting of Dove Mountain and a custom Yelp wine glass! A huge thank you to Chellie and Kristina, owners of Creative Juice for such a warm welcome and for helping us flex our creative muscles. Yelpers had a blast!

Click here to read what the Yelpers themselves had to say about the party! Photography by Pedro Romano.

A special thank you to: Creative Juice and Renee's Organic Oven

Creative Juice:

Creative Juice is Tucson, Arizona’s original Art Bar! Relax and discover your inner artist in a fun, casual environment and let your creative juice flow! No experience needed! So grab some friends, bring a date, or just come solo.  Choose a painting, get a drink from the bar and enjoy a fun-filled, artistic evening full of good music and great company!

 Renee's Organic Oven:

Stop by Renee's for some seriously great eats... whether you need gluten free pizza, seek the best salads, crave homemade desserts or simply enjoy a lovingly prepared meal, we have what you are looking for. Renee's Organic Oven now features breakfast M-F, 8am-10:30am. Savory tarts, quiche, breakfast boards, home made biscuits and breakfast pizza are among the many unique menu items. 

Pedro Romano, Pedrography:

Documentary photographer focusing on candid portraits of people in action.
From fire and hoop performers to musicians and artists these images capture the vibrant essence of life. Specializing in fine art, event, portrait, performance, and wedding photography.

 

Portland Elites Want All The Toppings At Pieology

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Nobody throws a party like Yelp, and when Pieology got involved, the Portland Elite Squad was in for the ultimate in pizza party fun! Over 100 Yelpers gathered to enjoy complimentary pizza, beer, and wine. The crowd was large but the line was quick, and soon each guest was enjoying their creation, made from their own custom combination of seven sauces and twenty-eight toppings! After a stop at the photo booth, the owners then raffled away gift cards ranging from $25 to $200! And in the end, everybody was a winner as each guest left with a $10 gift card to spend on their next pizza creation! Miss the party? Check out the reviews and pictures!

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Mole, Mezcal, México im Prenzlauerberg!

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On a usual evening in March the Berlin Yelp Elites were invited on a short but oh so tasty trip to Mexico! The team of Papalótl had prepared stops full of Habanero and Jalapeño, little heaps of guacamole and mole, tasty challenges in the shades of Tamarinde and finally we climbed the sometimes smoky sometimes fruity hills of Mezcal: ¡Que viva México!

Find more pics on flickr and all the reviews on Yelp!

Thanx so much to Barbara, Hector, Alfredo and Chef Julián! And thanx to Daniel Aloni for the awesome pics!

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Copenhagen Elite Party - Ethiopian style!

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Ethiopian traditional finger food and coffee ceremony with popcorn. That was the main activity when the Copenhagen Elite group was gathered for a authentic and colorful Ethiopian night at Ma'ed Ethiopian Restaurant yesterday.

First the Elites were challenged to find out what they had in common with the persons next to them. This resulted in a lot of talk, laugh and new interesting acquaintances while the Elites were enjoying a great Ethiopian buffet, wine and the aromatic smell of the coffee beans being roasted. The winner of the night's competition was Antesa J. who got a new waffle iron to celebrate Nordic Waffle Day which also took place yesterday.

Read the reviews and check out the photos from the party on Yelp, Flickr and Facebook

Traditionel etiopisk fingermad og kaffeceremoni med popcorn. Det var, hvad der ventede Yelp Københavns Elitegruppe, da de i går var samlet til en autentisk og farverig etiopisk aften på Ma'ed Ethiopian Restaurant på Nørrebro.

Først skulle Eliterne udfordres og finde ud af, hvad de havde tilfælles med deres sidemakkere. Dette resulterede i en masse snak, grin og nye interessante bekendtskaber, alt i mens Eliterne nød en lækker etiopisk buffet, vin og den aromatiske duft af kaffebønnernes ristningsproces. Vinderen af aftenens konkurrence var Antesa J., som fik et nyt vaffeljern til at markere Nordisk Vaffeldag, som også fandt afsted i går.

Læs anmeldelser fra Elitefesten her og tjek billederne ud på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook.

En stor tak til vores sponsorer Ma'ed Ethiopian Restaurant og vores fotograf Thorbjørn K.,

 Vi ses på Yelp!
//Camilla S., Community Manager, Yelp København

March 25, 2015

Honolulu Yelpers Unite For A Night At The Brewseum

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80+ Yelp Elites (and their lucky +1's) spent their Sunday Funday with us at The Brewseum and Home of the Brave Tours! With two venues to choose from, guests enjoyed a hands-on tour of World War II memorabilia, hung out at a hidden tiki bar and patio, sampled locally brewed beers from Lanikai Brewery at the Brewseum, and munched on deep-fried snacks from Paul's Poppers! Read the 5-star reviews and check out the epic photos

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Yelp BPB's BBQ Feast!

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On Monday members of the Yelp Elite Squad and their guests were treated to a true feast at Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach. Yelp's Family Style BBQ was stacked with smoky, saucey goodness including: 16 Hour Beef Brisket, Kansas City Style Spareribs, Smoked Turkey, 12 Hour Pulled Pork & BBQ chicken. The sides were just as impressive: BBQ Beans, Cilantro and Jalapeno Potato Salad, State Fair Winning Coleslaw & Cornbread w/ Cinnamon Butter. To wash it all down there was plenty of beer and cocktails flowing including Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and Tequila Punch! Everything was served family style, with guests bonding over the food and drinks as they passed plates around. The night was capped off with a serving of fried Oreos and ice cream. In case you missed it our friends at Mavila Photography took some incredible photos that you can find here and you can read all of the reviews here.

Yelp's No Naan-sense Lunch at Campton Place

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Weekday Lunch: A seriously overlooked opportunity. It's easy to skip altogether or grab something quick and chomp away at you desk. Thank heavens for Campton Place Restaurant, who treated the SF Elite Squad to the ultimate midday meal! Chef Srijith spoiled us rotten with a four-course tasting menu, ranging from a buratta cheese and fresh spring vegetable dish and Liberty Farm duck samosa to house made gourmet naan and chocolate/slow-cooked banana dessert. Without a doubt a 5-star experience, read the reviews and see the photos to know what we're raving about!

About Our Host:

Chef Srijith continues the legacy of the many illustrious chefs who launched and fostered their careers at Campton Place Restaurant, including Bradley Ogden, Todd Humphries, Laurent Manrique, Jan Birnbaum and Daniel Humm. Here, he masterfully blends only the freshest, finest and healthiest of produce from our repertoire of local farmers and the richness of the region's ever-changing wonderful seasonal bounty. His preference for wild, organic and free range products embodies the concept of well being and balanced meals. 

Hammin' It Up at Local Pig in Kansas City

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The KC Elite Squad squashed the Monday blues with a fun night at Local Pig in Westport. From hand-cranked sausage pizzas and artisan cheeses to bright spring cocktails, Elites were able to take part in a local experience through and through. To help Yelpers ham it up even more, there were fun battles of the game "Pass The Pigs" taking place at each table. Read what everyone is saying about it here and check out all the amazing event photos here.

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Buenos Aires said goodbye to the summer with it's first yelper party

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El 12 de Marzo unos 450 yelpers se reunieron en el Club Hípico Argentino para despedir el verano en la primera Yelper Party de Buenos Aires. Más de 20 sponsors participaron de una noche ideal entre aire libre, sorpresas, premios, degustaciones y solidaridad. La Yelp Summer End Fest demostró que nuestra comunidad sigue creciendo día a día y los yelpers siempre están listos para una buena celebración. Pueden ver las fotos en nuestro Flickr y leer las reseñas acá. ¡Hasta la próxima!

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Elite Candlelit Dinner At Whiskey Cake in San Antonio, Tx

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On Monday night, Yelp San Antonio was able to partake in a very intimate candlelit dinner hosted by Whiskey Cake. Guests were treated to over seven courses with drinks, including their infamous, toffee covered, Whiskey Cake. Everyone was able to gain a better understanding of their "farm-to-table" concept and their support of local businesses and farmers. It was the perfect time to gather as a Yelp family and see the direction Yelp San Antonio should head towards to. Thank you to Whiskey Cake for their amazing hospitality and services! Take a look at the Event Reviews and photos from the event on Flickr.

 

 

 

 

MD Burbs Elites: They came, They Poured, They Roasted

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Elites got a sneak peak of the happenings at local roastery and brewery Vigilante Coffee.  With none other than the namesake himself (Chris Vigilante), guests got a chance to learn latte art, pour over brewing techniques, and the roasting process with all it's intricacies. Please feel free to take a look at the reviews here and the pics here

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Elites Attend The Perth Swing Dance Academy!

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Last night 30 Yelpers gathered at a hall in Mt Lawley to learn the art of swing dancing! While enjoying drinks and nibbles, Yelpers could get their hair coiffed by vintage stylist Ally into a look from yesteryear. The Perth Swing Dance Academy gave an inspiring performance before providing the Yelpers a crash course in Lindy Hop.

It was such a fun night. Read the reviews and check out the photos for yourself.

A massive thank you to our sponsors:

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March 24, 2015

Yelp Melbourne's Time Travellers Ball

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Melbourne loves secrets and last night the Yelp Elite Squad went behind the mysterious bookshelf to uncover the hidden speakeasy known as Fall from Grace.

Yelpers partied like it was 1929, but there was no bathtub moonshine here. Just beautiful Southside and Gin Rickey cocktails crafted by the friendly bartenders with Tanqueray Gin.

Canapés from State of Grace were eagerly devoured before the sweet treat of Charlie’s Cookies.

Burlesque bombshell Miss Skopalova (pictured) entertained and wowed the crowd with her incredible rhythmic burlesque and circus style performances throughout the night.

Check out what our photographer captured and read the reviews on Yelp.

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Yelp福岡 お披露目パーティー/Yelp Fukuoka Welcome Party

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On March 22nd, 103 Yelpers gathered at “Bar Vita ”, a super trendy Italian in Tenjin District. to kickoff Yelp Fukuoka.  Attendees enjoyed meeting new Yelpers while sipping on delicious wine directly from the barrel provided by Draft Wine Company, Inc.   Yelpers also munched on tasty tapas provided by “Bar Vita”.  Fukuoka loving attendees were super excited to learn that the new platform would allow them to transmit useful information about great local businesses to the 29 countries around the world!  Due to the fact that Bar Vita was located on a busy street, many passerby pedestrians were wondering who was hosting such a party with a great vibe!  However, this is only just the beginning… More exciting events are coming, Fukuoka! Happy Yelping! 
 
Check out the reviews and fabulous photos taken by Shota Koga!  
 

記念すべきYelp福岡最初にイベントは、3/22(日)、天神の国体通りにあるオシャレなイタリアンレストラン&バー「バール•ビータ」で行われました。参加人数はウェルカムパーティーとしては異例の103人!!歴史にも残るであろうYelp福岡お披露目パーティーは、国籍、年齢を超えた人々が集まり、Yelpビンゴゲームやフォトコンテストと盛りだくさんの一夜となりました。また多くのYelperが福岡に誕生した夜でもあり、これから福岡のローカルビジネスが世界に発信されていくのがとても楽しみです!「ドラフトワイン•システム」さんの樽生スパークリング•ワイン®を片手に、「バール•ビータ」さんの素敵なタパスで幸せいっぱいな表情だったYelperのみなさん、パーティーはどうだった?今回本当に多くの人が参加してくれて, 福岡のコミュニティー•マネジャーのTakuya S.も終始テンションがあがりっぱなしでした!しかしみなさん、これは始まりでしかありませんよ…にやり。これから一緒に楽しく福岡を盛り上げていきましょう!よろしくお願いします!Happy Yelping! 

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!

 
 

March 23, 2015

Molecular Yelpstronomy - Eat, Drink, Explore!

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"Plastic tubes and pots and pans, bits and pieces and the magic from the hand" are all the makings of Weird Science in the hit 80's song, but on March 19th, they were a recipe for Molecular Yelpstronomy, Yelp Reno's first Yelper Party! More than 400 Yelpers descended upon the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum to eat, drink, and explore their way through concepts of molecular gastronomy, the science of food and how it's made, all while raising more than $4,000 for The Discovery! 

More than 15 local businesses served up samples that left Yelpers scratching their head while wide eyed in amazement from all of the flavors and textures they were experiencing. Yelpers learned the Butcher's Basics from Great Thyme Catering and Reno Local Food Group, Bartender Rocket Science from USBG Reno and Tournant Pop Up, the secrets to perfect pasta from La Vecchia, and exciting emulsions from Heritage in four interactive demos lead by our community's top chefs. Homage Bakery had Yelpers breathing like a dragon with their liquid nitrogen frozen marshmallows, Restaurant Trokay left people scratching their heads with their mysterious maltodextrin tasting and deconstructed salad with lettuce granita, and Twisted Fork's cauliflower ceviche showed a safe way to have fun with acid. The U.S. Bartenders guild kept the crowd's thirst at bay with three refreshing cocktails featuring handcrafted syrups and infusions, the Atlantis Casino turned cotton candy into a cocktail, while Mt. Rose Drinks and Tournant Pop Up turned classic champagne and strawberries into something completely unexpected. The signage and soundtrack to the evening was provided by DoWell Events, with complimentary fire bursts photobombs and entertainment by Justin Impossible

Make sure and check out the Flickr gallery with photos by Chris Holloman and the event page for more.

Many thanks to The Discovery, and all our beloved event partners:

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Yelpers Experience A Bountiful Amount of Boysenberries At Knott's Berry Farm!

Posted by Ryan C.

 

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If Elites hadn’t experienced a boysenberry before, they sure got their share during Yelp’s Banquet of Boysenberries this past week at Knott’s Berry Farm. Showcasing their upcoming Boysenberry Festival happening March 28th through April 12th, guests sampled a variety of savory and sweet dishes made with the featured fruit such as ribs with bbq sauce, alligator with aioli, Fun Buns, taquitos, wines, beers, ciders and even cotton candy! It was unanimous that this festive fare was a hit and everyone left stuffed and boasting about boysenberries!

Read the fantastic reviews or peruse the pictures on our Flickr gallery from Robin Dodson to see what the fuss was all about!

A special thanks to Knott’s Berry Farm for their fantastic staff and for being terrific hosts!

North SD Girls Night Out At Blowbunny

Posted by Trish

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North SD's Friday night out prep was on locks with our friends at Blowbunny® in 4S Ranch. It was a girls night out with delicious bites from Napizza, drinks and the best part: Complimentary blow-outs for each attendee. All the beautiful pictures from the night by our fav photographer Chris Brake showed off our stunning locks and hair flipping sass. We popped the bubbily, snacked on treats and snagged selfies with our stylists too! 

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Yelp's Spirit of Spokane: Party at the MAC

Posted by Alyssa Agee

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The first OYE (Official Yelp Event) of 2015 in Spokane, WA  kicked off at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture...the MAC. Yelpers were treated to a "party-within-a-party" and enjoyed VIP private space in the history classroom with complimentary beverages and food from a variety of local vendors. The Spokesman Review also joined in with a fabulous cookbook give-away. Every Yelper went home with a stunning new book of recipes to try. Read all about it from the Yelp reviews and check out photos here.

A special thanks to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) for hosting and to our spectacular line-up of vendors for giving Yelpers the royal treatment: Indaba Coffee Roasters * Cole's Fine Foods * Sweet Box Delivery * Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Houston Throwback At Prohibition Supper Club & Bar

Posted by Farrah Akhtar

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The Houston Yelp Elite Squad made way to Downtown's Prohibition Supper Club & Bar, housing its swanky digs in the historic ISIS Theatre – Houston's first theatre built in 1912. Elites donned 1920s ensembles as they entered through the private speakeasy entrance. Guests sipped on craft cocktails made with Tito's Handmade Vodka and Herradura Tequila, noshed on Chef Ben McPherson's buffet of fish beignets, chargrilled oysters, and grilled kabocha squash. And we can't forget the jaw-dropping live performances by The Moonlight Dolls and Aerial Airheart! Special thanks to all of the night's sponsors, including VivaAerobus for awarding two roundtrip tickets to Cancunto one lucky Elite. Check out the Eugene Lee photos on Yelp Houston flickr and Yelp Houston facebook and event reviews!

Elite Event: Broadstone Coronado On The Bay

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Last Thursday, March 19th, from 7:00-9:00pm, 100 Yelp Elites and their guests gathered in the newly remodeled clubhouse of Broadstone Coronado By The Bay for a sophisticated evening of bites, sips and an opportunity to tour the building loaded with an endless list of amenities that made the crowd swoon! The gym, golf simulator and yoga room seemed to be the crowd favorites but were only the tip of the iceberg of everything that is offered on this beautiful property. Then there was the food. Blue Bridge Hospitality put out a spread showcasing some of their great Coronado-based restaurants with samplings from Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge, Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q, Stake Chophouse & Bar, Village Pizzeria and Moo Time Creamery - delicious! All the reviews can be found HERE, and as always all the event pictures from Chris Brake Photography can be found HERE. Until next time, friends! 

Yelp Orlando Goes Local at Artegon Marketplace!

Posted by Andi

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Robots, and makers, and BBQ, Oh my! Orlando's Elite Yelpers and their guests were treated to a night of local-tastic love at one of the world's largest indoor public markets, Artegon Marketplace Orlando. What started out as a cocktail party got wacky real quick as Yelpers were given passports to get stamped by local artisans around the marketplace. In additions to meeting these local makers and sampling their goods, Yelpers got to ride mechanical animals around the marketplace (you better believe there were races!), and traverse a cool indoor rope course. But in the end, the focus was really on the makers, and boy did they show up! Following the event at Artegon, Orlando's Elites headed next door for fabulous drinks and BBQ at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. Some folks even got down with some line dancing! But don't take my word for it- Check out reviews of the event and pictures of the event.

Big ups to our sponsors for this event:

Artegon Marketplace; The Bokeh Studio (photography); Paper Airplane Museum & Store; Stars, Bars, and Baskets; Arie Jewelry; Art from the Heart; Robots are Awesome; SOS Art Gallery; Jortra Boutique; Tea Craze; Florida Soap Company; Brooklyn Street Threads; Vagabond Traveler; Beef Jerky Outlet; Pletora; Green Leaf Henna; Pepper Palace; Genkigoth Studios; Henna Designs by Niki; Pure Choice Organics; Pizza @ Artegon; Looker Art; KRaP Art; Charmed Stones; Marketplace Framing; Zoo Tamers; Artegon Sky TrailToby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

London Rolls The Dice!

Posted by Alex Shebar

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Game on, London! Yelpers tested their mettle (and dice rolling ability) as we tookover London's first board game cafe, Draughts, for the evening. This wasn't a night of old school Monopology, but new chic board games, where things move fast, you play hard and you walk away with that rush of excitement you haven't felt since you were a kid. To paraphrase the Doctor... board games are cool. Throughout the night, we raced camels, sold snake oil, held up banks, warred elks and went on exploration adventures, all while drinking beer, Prosescco and eating some fantastic mezze platters and sandwiches. A winning night for sure! You can all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Local Legends: Danni Bluston's Expressive City

Posted by Alex Shebar

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Yelp's new blog series, Local Legends, takes a look at the faces and stories of the amazing people who make up their home cities, told to us in their own words:

"People in London aren’t afraid to take risks and express themselves in London. We’ve had the most amazing guests visit Cahoots in full vintage attire, swing dancers, artists, musicians, creatives and some pretty eccentric train enthusiasts. We had one guy who works for The London Underground and spent an hour telling me about all the disused tube stations he’s been in and the “undeniable proof” of ghosts he's seen."

- Danni Bluston from Cahoots.

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Here are a few of Danni's favourite places in this expressive city:

Mr Fogg's
The Cocktail Trading Company
Nightjar
La Bodega Negra
Cirque Le Soir
Secret Cinema
Street Feast
Beyond Retro


#LocalLegends

March 22, 2015

Make Your Crystal Balls, and Make Your Own Party

Posted by Kevin L

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Our Elite Squad spent an unusual Friday night at Make Your Choicesss, crafting their own crystal balls (with Yelp road signs as custom-made prop just for the event!), and at Playful Factory, enjoying their very own party there with musical instruments, game consoles, an open kitchen for making cocktails and more. Letting our Elites having an unique experience here in these two venues is certainly one of the walking examples how Yelp can help connecting people with great local businesses. 

Don't forget to check out the reviews of the event here and see all the amazing photos on the Flickr page.

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March 21, 2015

Providence Elites Enjoy A Meat-Up at Daniele

Posted by Emily

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On Thursday night, Providence Elites came together for a delicious, educational, and completely unforgettable meat-up at Daniele, Inc, Rhode Island's renowned local charcuterie makers. After arriving, guests embarked on a tour of the factory to learn about the meat curing process, accompanied by a tasting of Daniele’s amazing prosciutto. Following the tour, yelpers enjoyed a fabulous spread of tortellini and vino and left with generous gift bags filled with Daniele’s housemade chorizo, sopressata, prosciutto, and more! Check out the photos by Brad Smith on Flickr here and the five star reviews here!

Happy Birthday Yelp Stockholm!

Posted by Agnes Lindberg

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Friday March 20th marked the day to celebrate Yelp Stockholm's first three years with a kid's party for grownups at Get A Nightlife - The Nightclub. Yelpers and Elites jumped in the Ball Pit, fished for candy, had face paintings done by the fabulous ladies from Mariart and danced. Krubberiet served their amazing hot dogs and LOHILO made sure that everyone got tasty (and healthy) ice cream. Timothy Bujwid painted LIVE and the bartenders served ice cold Slushies. It sure was a night that will be remembered!

Read the reviews and look at the photos, especially these photos. Oh yes, you don't wanna miss the next Yelper Party in Stockholm. Photos by lovely Julia Viklund.

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March 20, 2015

Sydney's Battle Of The Minds At #YourBrainMattersTrivia

Posted by Ben B.

Two teams of intrepid Yelp Elites took on the best and brightest bloggers Sydney has to offer at #YourBrainMattersTrivia at Hotel CBD last night, all in aid of raising dementia awareness in support of Alzheimer's Australia. The battle of the brain boxes was fast and furious, punctuated by delicious canapes and libations courtesy of an open bar, because thinking is thirsty work. Yelp teams took out 2nd and 2nd last places, and had a whole lot of fun doing it! Check out the reviews and photos from the night.

With thanks to Hotel CBD and Alzheimer's Australia.

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Yelp SF's "Appy Hour" with Bar Car and Vetpronto

Posted by Abby Schwarz

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In celebration of the ever-so-mild weather, Yelp SF Elites kicked it outside for a little pre-spring celebration. Just in time for Daylight Savings, too! Bar Car SF gathered us together at Crissy Field for adult beverages and VetPronto invited four-legged friends to join as well. Beautiful sunset? Check! Craft cocktails in mason jars? Check! Cute puppies? Double check! Read the 5-star reviews and see pics from Kevin Kluck Photography

Thank you to our sponsors: Bar Car SF, Vetpronto, Hey Cookie!, ZICO, Zouq

About Our Host:

Bar Car SF is a fully renovated 1965 Airstream trailer converted into a mobile bar. Designed by Nomad Airstream of Upstate New York, Bar Car fuses mid-century modern design for a retro chic look to create a fun environment that is both inimitable and practical.

VetPronto's mission is to make veterinary care convenient and enjoyable for you and your pets.

 

Sujo's Korean Comfort Food: Fantastic

Posted by peter d.

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Simply put: Sujo is delicious. This Korean gastropub was born a short six months ago out of owner/chef Ethan's passion to provide traditional and modern Korean cuisine to Williamsburg. He has combined the highest quality ingredients with the comfort food recipes of his childhood to bring something fresh and new to the neighborhood. And last night, he welcomed in the best of Yelp Brooklyn for a tasting none of us will forget anytime soon! Check out the reviews, the photos from the amazing Liz Clayman, and read on for a recap of all the fun.

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Find the sweetness of São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda

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Many will say that life is sweet as candy - we couldn't agree more and we are not alone.Yelpers from all over São Paulo came together to Addolcire, a ice cream parlor in Moema neighborhood, to enjoy a night with gelatos, chocolates, canapés and sparkling wine. 

Grab your cone, bite your red velvet ice cream sandwich and come see this yummy photos taken by Edu Leporo. Wanna read the reviews? Click here

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