October 17, 2014

San Francisco's Pizza Party at Duboce Park Café

Posted by Abby Schwarz

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It's back to school for the kiddos this fall, but for Yelp San Francisco, it was back to "cool" with an adult pizza party at Duboce Park Café! Elites and a guest were invited to check out Duboce Park Café after hours and get a taste of their new handcrafted pizzas alongside adult beverages. 
Plus, as an extra bonus, fellow SF Elites DJ'd the shindig. It's true! Four Yelpers who took part in the October 6 "So You Think You Can DJ" event showed off their skills with the help of their experienced instructor. Between the pizza, pasta, beer, wine and great tunes, it's no surprise this was a 5-star event! See the photos and read the reviews.

Thank you to our sponsors: Duboce Park Café, Washburn Studio DJ School, Fort Point Beer Co. and Portalupi Wine

Don't Stop Awa Dancing!

Posted by Rika Nakazawa


Over 40 Yelpers in Tokyo chanted "Yatto-sir yatto, yatto!" while dancing to Awa-Odori tune at Awa Dancing Restaurant "Shinjuku Awaodori". The heavy drum beats that raged inside the restaurant was louder than Typhoon Number 19. Yelpers' hunger from all that dancing was satisfied by delicious sushi, sukiyaki noodles, and of course, all you can drink sake & beer! The night was filled by cultural education, food, entertainment, and Yelper bonding! Check out the event reviews and photos (snapped by by Kanako Maruyama) on our Facebook page!

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October 16, 2014

Mexican Yelpers enjoy exotic pizzas and fine beer on wednesday

Posted by Mario M

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Last night chilango Yelpers gathered in El Estanquillo for a night filled with 2 of life's greatest pleasure: friend-making and pizza noshing! Chef Lalo provided a bottomless array of exotic homemade pies in a variety of flavors.

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Houston Elites First Look At Yellow Rose Distilling

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


On October 8th, Houston's first and only city limits distillery Yellow Rose Distilling welcomed the Yelp Elite Squad to a private tour and tasting, generously hosted by founders Troy Smith and Ryan Baird, along with partner Randy Whitaker. Elites joyfully sipped on Moscow Mules made with Howdy Stranger Vodka and bourbon-infused Apple Smash cocktails, as Ruggles Cafe Bakery provided sweet bites – brownies, cookies and cupcakes – to compliment the refreshing adult bevs. Guests also enjoyed flights of Yellow Rose Distilling's award-winning whiskeys, bourbons and vodka during the educational tour. Check out the event reviews, flickr and facebook photos!

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Yelp's Getaway at the #KnottyDeck, Renaissance Arboretum

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Last Friday, the Renaissance Arboretum hosted a perfect party on their beautiful new Knotty Deck. The menu was unbelievable, an array of drinks and appetizers that included aged baked apple Bulleit manhattans, aged Negronis, Stoli Martinis, Smoked Chicken Quesadillas, Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos stuffed with Smoked Brisket, Fish Tacos & BBQ Brisket Sliders. Frost 321 weilded their impressive nitrogen tank and made Fireball ice cream on-premise. 

The real star of the show was the amazing giveaways at the end of the evening. Nights at the Renaissance Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale Harbor Beach, Coronado Island Marriott, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Seattle Marriott, Scottsdale Marriott Suites & 6 round trip SWA tickets. Click through to see the reviews and the pictures from Chad Adams.


Elite Event: Singapore Flees Away!

Posted by Michelle M

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On Wednesday, over 20 Elite Yelpers and their guests escaped the hustle and bustle of Little India with a soiree at Flee Away Café. Yelpers got to sample their unique ‘Le Char Kuey’ a pairing of Youtiao filled with local flavours like dry laksa and chicken curry. Check out the reviews and see the photos.

Many thanks to Flee Away Café for a wonderful experience! 

October 15, 2014

Yelp's Feeding Frenzy @ The Balloon Fiesta

Posted by Howie


Yelp Elites were treated to a feast before the Balloon Fiesta literally launched in Albuquerque. 50+ attendees enjoyed a guided tour of edible partners including Blake's Lotaburger, Rex's Hamburgers, Mario's Pizza, Perico's tacos, as well as some yummy funnel cakes to conclude the evening. After our stomaches were filled, the media tent offered drinks and apps galore. Reviews and photos captured the scene. Up, up and away! Thank you Garrity Group for connecting Yelp with this foodie fest!

Philly Elites Toast To A Good Cause

Posted by Michelle C


On Tuesday night, seventy-five Yelp Elite Squad members participated in a happy hour benefitting the Ronald McDonald House at upscale Indian restaurant Tashan. Elites showed their support by donating money for the "Show Your Stripes" campaign – $490 was collected! Meanwhile, Tashan introduced guests to delicious beverages and hearty tastes from their menu. Check out reviews of the event here and don't forget to browse the photos!

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Drinking Clericot in Rio!

Posted by Gabriele


Last night, the Yelp Elite Squad in Rio de Janeiro received VIP treatment at Leblon's Zee Champanheria. Twenty happy Yelpers got to taste the house's delicious clericot as well as freshly made caipirinhas. The food was also incredibly tasty, with the sesame wrapped cheese being stellar standout. To finish off the night in high spirits, Spa Serra Morena raffled a complimentary two-night stay for one very lucky Elite! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page

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Atlanta Gold Elites Preview New Fall Menu At FLIP Burger Boutique

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On Tuesday, a large grouping of our Gold Yelp Elites in Atlanta visited the ever-famed FLIP Burger Boutique on Westside. This evening was all about things anew: Brand new cocktails, appetizers, and sliders -- all coming to the Fall menu in just a few short weeks. Of course, you can't finish an evening at FLIP without their famous milkshakes and, of course, we did. Check out all of the reviews here and peruse all of the photos here

Ria Elite Event Perth

Posted by Laura

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Now open for over a decade, Ria has recently undergone a significant refurbishment and has re-opened as Ria Malay Kitchen with a beautiful new dining room and inspired new menu. Last night 20 Elite Yelpers were treated to the new Ria experience. Check out the reviews and the photos of the stunning new surrounds and delicious food.

Thank you so much to Ria Malay Kitchen for such an exquisite evening.

October 14, 2014

Elite Event: Zymology 21

Zymology, the process of fermentation. To highlight this delicious area of applied science the San Diego Elite Squad embarked on a field trip to the new Zymology 21 in the Gaslamp Quarter! What did they experience there, you ask? A place where actively fermenting fruits lined the walls, which was accompanied by the finest glasswork of beakers and test tubes. They were able to feast their eyes on cocktails exploding with dry ice and warm coffee boiling on Bunsen burners. Taste buds were ignited with with some crafty creations and a few tasty surprises rolled their way out of the kitchen to eager eyes and willing stomachs. This group of Elites truly had the opportunity to indulge their senses in the splendor of science and allowed all of their wildest hypotheses to come true! Pictures can be found here and as always, all the great event reviews here!

Elite Event: Sparkcycle

Last Friday night, Sparkcycle and Yelp invited 40 members of the San Diego Yelp Elite Squad to come party on a bike at the Sparkcycle grand opening event. All of the confirmed Elite Yelpers enjoyed a complimentary 45-min class and then were invited to stay for a cocktail party hosted by Sparkcycle, Yelp and Pacific San Diego Magazine with DJ entertainment, hosted cocktails, light bites and an exclusive Yelp and Sparkcycle swag bag. The workout itself was a low-lit, high-energy, dance party environment that got the heart pumping, worked the core and incorporated hand weights for upper body strength. Be sure to check all the high-energy reviews here and peep all of the power-party pictures on the Yelp San Diego Flickr page. 

Yelp's "Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl" Launch Reception at Ruth's Chris Steak House

Posted by Jessica T


Fifty yelpers came out for Yelp's "Sizzle, Swizzle, and Swirl" Launch Reception at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Knoxville last evening. Attendees were able to sample a formidable spread from Ruth's Chris' happy hour menu and learn more about Ruth Chris' impressive craft cocktails. Sipping on elegant Brown-Forman classic Cosmos and Manattans, Knoxville yelpers were wowed by an array of stunning dishes that included: Beef Tenderloin paired beautifully with horseradish sauce, seared Ahi Tuna, Spicy Lobster Bites, Marinated Tenderloin Steak Skewers, Prime Burgers with Cheese, Crab BLT sandwiches, Zucchini Fries with Remoulade, Sweet Potato Casserole and a beautiful Vegetable & Fruit display. The end of the dazzlingly delicious night was graced with wowing desserts such as rich Cheesecake, Bread Pudding, chocolatey Sin Cakes and Key Lime Tarts. Read on for the event reviews and check out the photos on our Flickr page from James Mayo here.

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Ruth's Chris Steak House and Brown-Forman


LA West Elites Play Trivia At The Phoenix

Posted by Brinny

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Fifty LA West Elites came together at the cozy watering hole The Phoenix in Beverly Hills to play trivia and board games eat delicious sliders, steak, frites, salad and cocktails. Tables competed against each other in trivia and the winning Elite took home a gift certificate to the bar. Read all the reviews of the event here and check out all of the photos on Flikr.

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Nickel and Rye Elite Happy Hour

Posted by Heli M.


This 100-person happy hour celebrated the cooled off Fall patio season at one of the newest craft cocktail hideouts in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, Nickel & Rye. Guests were invited to “make their own moscow mule” courtesy of Austin, Texas’ Treaty Oak Distilling (Red-Handed Bourbon; Waterloo Gin; Starlite Vodka) and sampled delectable bites including quail wings, lobster quesadillas, barbecue sliders and naan pizza. Missed out? Read up on the reviews... and don't forget to check out the awesome photos taken by super Elite Brian Q.!

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Elites Go Gaucho At Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


On October 6, Houston Elites were treated to an intimate dining experience at the city's most renowned churrascaria, Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse. Sipping on South American wines, beers and Caipirinhas – the Squad enjoyed a generous buffet of seafood, salad bar and 16 cuts of delectable fire roasted meats! Check out the event reviews, flickr photos and facebook photos snapped by by Long T!

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October 13, 2014

Sydney Elites Celebrate Fabulous Fermentation at Brasserie Bread

Posted by Ben B.

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What a way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon! Yelp’s best & brightest gathered at Brasserie Bread’s beautiful Banksmeadow café for a masterclass on fermentation, cultures and sensory analysis from some of the best in the biz – master baker Matt from Brasserie Bread, Tom from The Red Cow Swiss cheeses, and James from the Hunter Valley’s Oakvale Wines. Guests supped on delicious artisanal food and wine – including a memorable raclette station – as well as gold medal-winning apfelwein cider from family-owned Ciderhaus. Yelpers even walked out the door with their very own sourdough loaf courtesy of Lynne, Sarah and the team at Brasserie Bread. Check out the reviews and photos!

With thanks to our wonderful sponsors Brasserie Bread, The Red Cow, Oakvale Wines, and Ciderhaus. Photos by Sam McMillan.


SF Elites said "Hello, Fog-tober" at FOG CITY!

Posted by Abby Schwarz

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Though we've had the most amazing summer that San Francisco's seen in decades (if not ever!), it's getting to be that time of year. You know, where the days get shorter and the temps dip below 60. And it's when Karl the Fog rolls into the Bay and parks it here for a few months. Elites don't hate, we celebrate! An intimate group of SF Yelpers welcomed the fall season with a swanky happy hour at FOG CITY. Craft cockails were served alongside a creative twist on classic American appetizers while attendees mixed and mingled at this iconic San Francisco spot. 5-stars all-around, plus gorgeous photos to boot!

Thank you to our sponsors: Fog City, No. 209 Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum

About FOG CITY: The original Fog City Diner, which opened in 1985 and closed for renovations in March, has been completely re-imagined by renowned Chef Bruce Hill and its founders, Bill Higgins, and Bill Upson. Maintaining the energy and approachable spirit of the beloved original, FOG CITY offers innovative menus in a sophisticated, warm and open space created by Bay Area architect Michael Guthrie.

Baltimore Celebrates "Yelptober Fest" at Horseshoe Casino!

Posted by Elsa M.


Yelptober Fest found fun, food, and festivities at Baltimore's newest and greatest place for fun: Horseshoe Casino! More than 100 Yelp Elites experienced a legendary two-hour, 5-star dine around event, beginning with a Guinness American Blond Lager Reception (the first time anyone in Maryland had even tasted the lager)! From there, groups proceeded to tour the complex, with mouthwatering tastings from the Entertainment Capital of Baltimore's premiere restaurants, including Johnny Sanchez, Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen & Bar, Jack Binion's Steak, Charm City Cakes and 14forty. From mac n' cheese cheeseburger sliders, crazily-concocted tacos, cuts of the finest steaks, and a custom Yelp cake from Charm City cakes, the night was so good, you could taste it! Check the pictures here and reviews here.

A special thanks to Horseshoe CasinoJohnny Sanchez, Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen & Bar, Jack Binion's Steak, Charm City Cakes, 14forty, and Guinness.

October 12, 2014

'Tis The Season Of Craft Beer

Posted by Nathen


It's time for cozy food and craft beer. Sin City Brewing Co. in Las Vegas invited forty Elites to come in and sample some of their staple beers and a few seasonal delights. After sampling the cornucopia of craft beers, Elites loaded into a high-end shuttle bus with flashing lights, bumping music, and the loud sounds of Daft Punk filling their ears. The bus dropped them off at the Sin City Brewery, where they were taken on a private tour of the brewery and received insight on craft beer brewing. Once the tour ended they headed back to the Sin City tap room, where Metro Pizza surprised them with a barrage of pizza pies. Veggie, meat lovers, and margarita pizzas filled the tables and capped a very tasty and crafty event. Peep out the pics here and relive the experience on the event page

Big Thanks to Sin City Brewing Co., Metro Pizza, Elite Transportation and Digital Guerrilla Inc.

October 10, 2014

Yelp MSP Breaks It Down @ The Cowles Center And Mason's Restaurant Barre!

Posted by Jonathan


On Friday, September 26th, Yelpers began their weekend with a bang by descending on The Cowles Center and Mason's Restaurant Barre to party with some of the Twin Cities’ best businesses and artists. Whether local Yelpers indulged in neo-Indian or traditional Italian, sipped tea infused mixed drinks or beautiful brews, or received makeup consultations or a beat-boxin' show, there were plenty of bites, sips, and fun for all! Not only was the epic Yelp Breaks It Down the hottest party poppin' off that night, but we also raised almost a grand for The Cowles Center’s Distance Learning Program!

Don’t take my word for it, though! Read the rave reviews, see the spectacular photos from the booth and of the party, and witness the awesomeness that is the slow-motion video booth. Thanks to our oustanding sponsors:

Flavor-Bustin’ Bites: Afro Deli, Arezzo Ristorante, Fresh Bar, Hot Indian Foods, Mason’s Restaurant Barre, Olive You, Rosa Mexicano, and Sweet Science Ice Cream.

Soul-Movin’ Sips: Five Watt, Fulton Brewery, Harriet BrewingJoia Soda, Lift Bridge Brewing Company, Tin Whiskers Brewing Co, and Verdant Tea.

Funky Fun: Bryce Davidson, Camille Albane, Carnage The Executioner, DJ Espada, DJ Tyrone, House Of Dance Twin Cities, FutureLabsMax Martin Shoes, Narrate Studios, and The Lime Booth.

Special thanks to Dana and Randy and Lucas and Emily from The Cowles Center and Mason's Restaurant Barre, respectively. 

Yelp Boise's Launch Event at Smashburger

Posted by Jessica T


Last Tuesday - Yelpers gathered at Smashburger in Meridian for an incredible five-star Smashburger and Payette Brewing pairing. Guests were able to sample 8 very diferent mouth-watering Smashburgers including popular favorites such as the Truffle Mushroom Swiss Burger with sauteed crimi mushrooms topped with swiss cheese and truffle mayo  and a lighter Spinach, Cucumber and Goat Cheese Chicken burger. Each delicious burger was served with a sample of one of Payette's cold brews. Munching on crisp sweet potato fries and Smashfrites lightly topped with rosemary and garlic - Boise yelpers laughed and talked amongst each other. The night ended with delicious cold Häagen-Dazs shakes and warm smiles. Read on for the event reviews and check out the photos on our Flickr page from Carrie Hampton here.

Big thanks to our sponsors:

Smashburger, Carrie Hampton, and Payette Brewing

Richmond's Evening In Italy At Carrabba's

Posted by Jamie


On Wednesday evening, Richmond Elites enjoyed an incredible multi-course sampling at the newly remodeled Carrabba’s in Midlothian. The gorgeous space boasts exposed brick and a romantic vibe, and from the moment guests arrived, bites and beverages were flowing. Three flavors of sangria awaited Elites at each seat and the royal treatment continued throughout the evening. We enjoyed a variety of savory favorites like Calamari, Mahi Wulfe, and Prosciutto-wrapped Pork Tenderloin, and ended the sampling on a sweet note with not one, but two desserts! A few lucky winners took home prize packs and gift cards, while everyone received spice packets and wine keys. Relive the fun or check out what you missed by reading the reviews or peeping the pics.

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Chicago 'Burbs Taqueria Tasting at CiNe

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On Wednesday night, nearly 50 Chicagoland Yelpers came together to enjoy an evening of Latin flavor and eclectic scenery at CiNe, located in the historic downtown Hinsdale. In addition to collecting Yelp schwag and indulging in refreshing margaritas and sangria, Yelp Elites and their guests sampled a handful of CiNe's delicious menu items including Avocado Fries, Baby Scallop, Shrimp, and White Fish Ceviche, Vegetarian Queso Fundito, and Mini Tinga Tostadas. Read all the reviews of the event here and check out the fabulous photos on Flickr!

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San Antonio's Elite Urban Patio Party



Monday night, San Antonio Elites gathered to sip frosty Yelparitas, taste upscale Mexican snacks, and enjoy a break from the hot Texas sun. The Urban Taco patio was the perfect scene for a relaxed evening with an intimate group of Elite friends. Read and add your review here, and check out the fantastic photos on Flickr

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Roma - Meet the new CM party


A new community manager for Rome!
Salvatore aka Thore introduced himself to the Yelpers last night! 
The Anticafé was the venue of the event, it's a café but also a coworking space where you can go paying for your time spent there and having food, drink and wi-fi free. 
During the party fantastic live jazz music and good food provided by a local bakery but the real protagonist of the night was the craft beer, great passion of the new CM, offered by Jungle Juice Brewing a roman beer firm. 
Beautiful atmosphere e a lot of very glad Yelpers met the new Community Manager.
If you want enjoy again the party you can take a look of the pictures or read the reviews!


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Le Club des Yelpeurs Testeurs Lyonnais : édition spéciale Cookies !

Posted by Camille L

En un pluvieux jeudi soir, quoi de mieux qu'un rendez-vous dans une galerie d'art et café toute neuve de la Presqu'Ile, la Galerie SLIKA, pour déguster la crème de la crème du cookie lyonnais, n'est-ce pas ?


15 heureux Yelpeurs étaient au rendez-vous, pour affronter 15 assiettes remplis de cookies.

Au programme : les cookies de Konditori, Laureline's Corner, la Boulangerie Saint-Marc, Café Marmot,  Mes Gourmaudises, Dorodi Pastry, Piece of Cake / la Bicycletterie, Kayser, Kitchen Café, Anaïs Cookie (vendu notamment au Crock'n'roll), Tralala, Candy Cookie Boulevard, Perroudon, mais aussi deux pièges avec les cookies vendus en grande surface de Peperridge Farm et de Michel & Augustin.

Avec bonne humeur mais aussi beaucoup de sérieux, les 15 Yelpeurs Testeurs accompagnés de Jérémie, galeriste et barista de SLIKA, tournent autour des cookies, les comparent, les évaluent, d'abord à l'apparence puis au goût et enfin au rapport qualité-prix.


Le testing donnera lieu à 15 "Top 3" de Yelpeurs Testeurs, que vous pouvez retrouver dès maintenant pour les plus rapides sur la fiche de la soirée sur Yelp ! Le débat a été houleux sur certains cookies, notés par certains comme les meilleurs et par d'autres comme les pires, mais une fois les résultats consolidés, le verdict est sans appel et 5 cookies se démarquent tout particulièrement.

Vous êtes prêts ?!

Voici le verdict de cette première édition du Club des Yelpeurs Testeurs Lyonnais, spéciale Cookies !

1er - Le cookie du Café Marmot

2ème - Mes Gourmaudises (véritable outsider, qui nous avait été recommandé par un Yelpeur qui a très bien fait !)

3ème - Konditori (cookies réalisés par la seule et unique Guillemette et vendus notamment chez Slika !)

4ème - Dorodi Pastry

5ème - Piece of Cake (vendu notamment chez #Nam et à la Bicycletterie)

A noter que Dorodi Pastry réalise l'exploit d'apparaître sur 10 podiums différents, tout comme le cookie du Café Marmot, grand gagnant plutôt inattendu !

Par respect pour tous les cookies (car le cookie, c'est la vie, rappelons-le !), nous ne citerons pas ici l'intégralité du classement, certains cookies pouvant avoir souffert du transport, de la pluie, etc.

On remet ça bientôt pour la Revanche des Cookies ??!

Merci pour son accueil à Jérémie de SLIKA - une galerie-café à découvrir de toute urgence, au 37 rue des Remparts d'Ainay (Lyon 2ème)


October 09, 2014

Yelp's Passport To Newport

Posted by Stephanie

Yelp-newport-163-51471111On October 7th, three hundred and fifty Yelpers gathered in the Newport neighborhood in Jersey City for a restaurant crawl like none other. Each guest was armed with a passport and a map and sent off in groups to explore. Treated to complimentary light bites and cocktails at each stop, Yelpers truly got an exclusive taste of Newport. Read all about the event from the reviews themselves here and make sure to check out all the event photo's here and here.

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NC Triangle Yelp Gets Groovy at Tijuana Flats

Posted by Lauryn


This event sure was groovy! Tijuana Flats hosted elites and their guests for a funky gathering on the beautiful patio at the Parkside location in Cary. Dressed in their best 60s attire everyone filled the tables decorated with fun swag, tattoos, friendship bracelets, and face-painting kits.  Elites were treated to a fabulous six course dinner starting the evening with a trio of dips and chips. Homemade guac, salsa and queso was followed by atom bombs, chicken tacos (including a special pink taco to support breast cancer research #TijuanaPink), beef burritos, flautas and some churros for dessert. Sipping on draft beers, wine, and their signature sangria the choices were plentiful.  All this free "love" and food made for a peaceful night sleep for these Yelpers. Check out these cool pics on Facebook, Flickr, and the five star reviews here!

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Yelp Went Up Market & We Liked It!

Posted by Emily C


Yelp went Up Market with Irish Village Markets in the month of September; and so the theme of October seems to be one of loosened belts and elasticated waists after the gastromical treats that were consumed. Gourmet burgers, raclette, Thai and Indian curries, sustainable fish, fresh pasta, cupcakes, cookies and way way more. More than any man should consume in one sitting. Thanks be to the great puppet Bosco that the markets are open every week except the Christmas holidays so we can go back at our own pace and try one cuisine per week! If you are sick of your usual lunch fodder, we suggest locating your nearest Irish Village Market and hotfooting it there. There are nine altogether, so there's seriously no excuse!


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Dinner Between The Sharks Aquatopia Antwerp

Posted by Maud


We were invited on Wednesday for a big tour and dinner between the sharks at Aquatopia, our biggest fish aquarium in Antwerp, across the Central Station. Aquatopia is a beautiful aquarium in the centre of Antwerp. In the tropical heat we discovered snakes, lizards, nemo fish, sharks, piranha's and turtle's. Thanks to Aquatopia we had an amazing experience were we could even feed the sharks. Would you like to read more about this event? Check our reviews here, and look at the amazing pictures on our Flickr page. Aquatopia Antwerp is the place to be for a delightful morning or afternoon with tour partner, kids or family.

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Flugwettbewerb im iPILOT Flugsimulator & exklusive Airport-Tour

Posted by Verena

Ready for take off ... The Munich Elite was taking off several times in the iPILOT flight simulator in Munich’s airport. Our flying teacher Johannes Spiegel taught us with absolute tranquility and professionalism how to fly an aircraft in the simulator. Thanks to his help each of us has landed more or less gently back in Munich and the best pilots got a prize! In addition to our first flight and landing experiences, we had an exclusive airport tour, where we got imposing insights into all operations on the runway. All reviews for the event can be found here, also check the pics of our flights here ! A huge thank you to Anna & Rebecca from iPILOT for the great event organization and to Johannes for the impressive support in the cockpit! Attila E. sums it up: "Above all, I now know that the increase of multitasking is called a pilot."

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October 08, 2014

Fan-tastic Times In Honolulu At Surrender Bar

Posted by Emi H

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Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? Sports fan rejoice over the delectable bites and big screen madness at Surrender Bar & Grill! Last night, 100+ Yelp Elites and their +1s donned their fave team apparel to eat, drink and karaoke with new and old friends. Yelpers were treated to a cold bar filled with poke and cerviche, hot samplings of gourmet chicken wings, fancy sliders, deep fried shrimp and oysters rockefeller! Home run? Touch down? Goooaaaal! Take your pick, everyone's a winner! Check out the photos, and 5-star reviews of the party!

The West Side Bazaar - Huge Multicultural Asset

Posted by Alex L


If you've ever wanted to taste or experience other cultures and are still saving up for your trip abroad, have no fear! The West Side Bazaar is Buffalo's own little cultural mecca of food, clothes, gifts and overall awesomeness. Last week, Yelpers tasted just how authentic, variable and flavorful the food is. They explored the various wares and gift items you could purchase in the other half of the merchandise store and came away with a very positive impression. The West Side Bazaar is an organization that empowers refugee entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and supports and incubates them. What does this mean for us? Delicious, beautiful products. Check out the great pics here and live vicariously through our lucky Elites' reviews here!

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Meet the CM Frankfurt Céline has arrived!

Posted by Céline W.

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On Tuesday night, 17 Yelpers got together at Konak Restaurant to celebrate the new CM of Frankfurt, Céline. The attendants got to taste some of the best Turkish cuisine in town, according to Céline's mother - and you know it has to be true when a Turkish mom says so! Some Elites met each other for the first time offline and the Yelp petit fours were definitely a great treat that surprised everyone! The Yelpy mood was in full effect with lots of photo-taking and being rewarded with surprises. Read all the reviews and have a look at the stunning photos made by Corrado S. on the Flickr page. 

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October 07, 2014

North SD Yelp Elites Experience Abnormal At The Cork And Craft

Posted by Trish

Yelp Elite in North SD were treated to a party hosted at the stunning Abnormal Company Inc. and got to experience the expanded space. It's evolved from their original 1,500sqf craft winery to a 5,000sqf winery, brewery and restaurant all in one location. Its open interior space allowed us to see everything they do: produce wine, beer and highly refined culinary creations.

Yelp North SD + Abnormal Wine Co + Abnormal Beer Co + The new restaurant, The Cork And Craft, were so pleased to have combined forces to present the new remodel and menu! Surrounded by decor that seamlessly blended the modern and the rustic, we experienced another well designed mixture: that of haute cuisine and comfort food.

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Baked Has An App For That

Posted by HeidiP

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Baked wins Yelp Has An App For That 2014. Chef Delorean Ostrom, grew up in metro Atlanta and went to the art institute of Atlanta. He has worked at several local restaurants and loves taking classic comfort food and making them his own. "For the love of pork and Fall," he says about his Yelp Has An App For That creation. "Crispy pork belly taco with a green apple slaw combines my love of all things pork and my love of Granny Smith apples. Of course, you need chipolte to give the hint of heat needed for this app."

Business partners Scott Bianculli and Chuck Beard opened Baked in 2012 to provide East Cobb's busy suburban families with fully cooked, gourmet meals to enjoy for lunch and dinner. What began as a take out concept has grown into a booming dine in, take out, catering, and delivery business, with guests driving from all parts of Atlanta. Chef Delorean, assisted by Jennifer Barnes, delivers elevated "casual comfort food" with a decidedly Southern accent..

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Spirited Makes Brooklyn's Cocktails & (Baked) Dreams Come True!

Posted by peter d.


Have you ever wanted to have your drink and eat it too? Well, the perfect bar for you has just opened in Prospect Heights! Spirited owner Kimberly Wetherell (the world's first baketender) is not only using fine local spirits to make high quality craft cocktails, but also the most delicious desserts around (cognac brownies? Dark & Stormy cookies? Buzzed Brown Butter Blondies?!). Last night, Spirited welcomed in the Brooklyn Elite Squad for an evening of fun. Check out the photos, the reviews of the event, read on for more fun, and most of all...go check Spirited out! Like Marybelle P says, it's the "perfect place to stop by after dinner for drinks and dessert!" 

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Yelp Elites Get Lucky At The Irish House New Orleans

Posted by Morgan


A handful of lucky Yelp Elites were able to wind down last Wednesday with a Yelp Elite Whiskey Tasting at The Irish House. Guests were greeted with a heady pint of Smithwick's, an Irish ale, to whet their whistle before finding a seat to start the evening. General Manager Damian, Chef Wyatt, and Jeb, our fearless bartender, hosted the three course pairing, giving us details and history about the Irish whiskeys while pairing them with complimentary flavors in delicious dishes. After our tastings, the Yelp Elites battled it out for best Yelp trivia team downstairs with the hoi polloi. Check out the great pics here and live vicariously through our lucky Elites' reviews here

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Be seduced by yelp at Barcelona

Posted by Sharon


Last week we had a very seductive party in a very special winery in the Born neighborhood, the Magatzem Escolà. The lucky ones who were able to attend had the opportunity to taste some fabulous wines Mes Que Paraules, and a very fresh and stylish Peroni beer. There was also much snacking, from rich pizzas and pies from Kuk to Nian Oli oil tasting. The sweetest notes came from Lujuria Vegana's cakes with which the staff became mad, the same as when they saw and tasted the awesome brown fountain from Chocolate Fondue with fruit and sweets... so aphrodisiac and sinful! But undoubtedly, the most seductive note came from the gorgeous dancers of the giant cup that left more than one with the mouth open. The essence of the party is well reflected in the bright graffiti of Jaume Aka Fosil. As always, there were special gifts for the Elites (a bottle of wine), good music and sympathy and good vibes from all Yelpers. From here, once again, thank you all! Do not forget to leave your review for the event and take a look at the fabulous snapshots on Flickr.

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Atlanta Elites Take Steak-ation at LongHorn Steakhouse Cobb Pkwy

Posted by benjamingetz

LongHorn Yelp

On Monday, our Yelp Elite Squad had the opportunity to dine amongst one another at the communal setting of the latest addition to the LongHorn family on Cobb Pkwy. In true LongHorn fashion, Yelpers had their choice from some of their famous steaks -- with a hefty Yelp brand in tow! Among many of the many mainstays, Yelpers had a chance to sample of seasonal fare from new apps to perfect desserts fit for the cooler climes. Check out the reviews here and all of the photos here

The Hamburg Elites Have The Right Taste

Posted by Heiko


One exibition, three days, two Elite Events!
Great things were going on in the Harbor of Hamburg. The eat&STYLE, a big lifestyle exibition took place in Schuppen 52, a great location near the river Elbe.
The Yelper had a great job. As Yelp Reporter they walk around, take prictures and write great reviews about the exhibitor.
The two Elite events were the highlight of this weekend. The “Perfect Meat Academy” and the “Food Beer Pairing”. Both events tastes different and were a special experience for everybody.

See all the awesome pictures of the beer tasting on Flickr. Read the great reviews written by the Yelp Reporter and have look on their pictures.

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Vous êtes des animaux @ Le Bar Braz

Posted by Lucie


Back from holidays, the 1st Elite event of September was full of surprises, and fun ! 40 Yelpers were invited by Le Bar Braz, this new wine bar in the Vieux-Lille. The generous owners welcomed the Elites members with a welcome drink, and then, the animal party started ! They made 3 groups of Yelpers, one with the sheep mask, one other with the rabbit one and the 3rd one with the wolfs. Divided on the 3 floors of the venue, to try 3 different wine colors that fit with their food.

On the 1st floor, Blues Session Duo, a wonderful local jazz band played during the whole evening and everybody sang with them.

What an unexpected and marvellous night !

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


Pour cette 1ère soirée Elite de septembre, 40 Yelpeurs Elite ont été invités à découvrir le Bar Braz, un nouveau bar à vins niché au coeur du Vieux-Lille. Accueillis généreusement par les gérants avec un cocktail de bienvenue, les Yelpeurs ont pu ensuite enfiler leurs masques d'animaux pour que la fête commence ! 

Trois équipes, trois niveaux et trois couleurs de vins ! Les lapins, les loups et les moutons, divisés sur les salles du bar, se sont délectés des vins audacieux : blanc, rosé et rouges proposés par le Bar Braz

Au 1er, Blues Session Duo a mis l'ambiance avec sa touche jazzy, accompagné d'une chorale de Yelpeurs survoltés !

Une soirée merveilleuses, dans une atmosphère toute particulière. Un Bar à (re)découvrir d'urgence !

Pour tout savoir sur cet événement cliquez ici et  pour découvrir l'album photo.

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

Le Bar BrazBlues Session Duo  Bliss-out.fr

October 06, 2014

Florida Unites For Fall Break

Posted by BrettNehls

Yelp Florida Unites For Fall Break


On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, five Florida regions partied together for Fall Break in Tampa! The weekend consisted of three days of fun-filled events that left hundreds of Yelpers with big smiles on their faces. The weekend kicked off as 200 Elite squad members got spooked at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. The next day found Yelpers at Roux for one of two back-to-back events of around 70 guests. Fall Break continued at Aloft's bar, WXYZ, on Saturday night with about 50 Yelpers, and concluded on Sunday at Sono Cafe with 50 Yelpers in attendance. Learn more about the blast that was Florida Fall Break; read all the reviews of the events here, here, here, and here, and see all the awesome photos on the Flickr page. 

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PDXYelp Elites Talk Tech @ AT&T's Store of the Future!

Posted by Don Bourassa

Welcome 600


It's no secret that we tech types love our gadgets, so when AT&T invited the PDXYelp Elites in to get a sneak peek of their stunning new Store of the Future in Happy Valley on October 3, 2014, we didn't hesitate. 50 Yelp Elites were treated to an in-depth look at the wide array of new tech gadgets, tools, computing, home and communication devices with help from friendly staff and fueled by food and drinks from Cheryl's on 12th! Not only did we play, but a few lucky elites won prizes ranging from smartphones to fitness devices to battery chargers and more. It was a five-star way to kick off the weekend! 

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Yelp Elites Kick Off The Weekend With a Jazz Brunch at Stonepost Bakery

Posted by Emily

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On Saturday morning, Hartford's Yelp Elite Squad started the weekend right with a relaxing brunch at Stonepost Bakery in Avon. While sipping mimosas with prosecco generously provided by 90+ Cellars, guests sampled everything from maple walnuts scones and fresh bakery breads to bacon breakfast pizza, corn falafel paninis and roasted turkey paninis with bacon guacamole. Melodic music from a local jazz duo led by Eric Della Vecchia filled the air and yelpers learned about Stonepost Bakery's mission to create organic, locally sourced dishes and support area charities. Read the 5 star reviews here and check out the photos by Nick Caito on Flickr!

Pittsburgh's Biggest Bash Yet!

Posted by Rachel Carlson

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Yelp's Burgh Bash saw over 600 Yelpers come to join in the fun at the Pittsburgh Public Market. Not only did they get to sample bites from the market's own vendors, there were 30 fantastic local businesses that offered tantalizing fare like fried oreas, BBQ and freshly made meatballs, while they imbibed on whiskey, rum and local soda. Guests enjoyed watching local artist Baron Batch create a masterpiece right before their eyes, or were able to create their own with painting studio Paint Monkey. With Yelpers help, $2,500 was raised for the Pittsburgh Public Market! Read all the reviews of the event here, and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

Zombies Raise Money for Charity Before Crowning Their Undead Prom Court in Anaheim

Posted by Ryan C.


Zombies and monsters took over the Anaheim GardenWalk this past Wednesday for Yelp’s Monster Mash II: The Zombie Prom. This sequel benefitted the Anaheim Fall Festival and Anaheim Family YMCA where generous attendees raised over $7,000 for the featured organizations. To ensure nobody got bit from the infected party-goers, samplings from a variety of food and drink sponsors filled the bellies of the undead while artists showcased pieces of their creative works and CHAOS from the Frida Cinema showed the ghoulish guests how to do the Time Warp! A prom wouldn’t be complete without its court; votes were counted, limbs were lost and in the end Aaron L and Shanon Y became our first ever brain-eating-royalty for 2014!

Read the tales of survival on our event page or peruse the massive amounts of photos taken by Josue Rivas and Jennifer Fedrizzi in our Flickr gallery. If you got snapped in one of the photobooths, you can view those galleries by visiting Splendid Studio Booth and Dazzle Photobooth's pages.

Make sure to check out our participating sponsors below as we couldn't have done this without them!

- Anaheim GardenWalk

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Santiago Elites share the Yelp Love

Posted by Sofia Varas

Santo remedio


Welcoming the spring was the perfect excuse for the Elite Squad in Santiago to get together in the "Yelp Love, bienvenida primavera" event at the pub Santo Remedio last thursday.

Want to hear more? Well, It was an evening full of laughter, afrodisiac drinks, exotic food, yummy desserts and some pretty funny trivia, in order to share the Yelp Love as spring mandates (oh yes, read that last part in a Barry White voice).

If you want to get a glance of everything that happened at Santo Remedio, don't miss the photos!


Celebrar la llegada de la primavera fue la excusa perfecta para que el Escuadrón Elite de santiago se reuniera en el evento "Yelp Love, bienvenida primavera" que se realizó en el pub Santo Remedio el jueves pasado.

¿Más detalles? Bueno, fue una noche de risas, tragos afrodisíacos (la especialidad del lugar) acompañados de comida exótica, postres buenísimos y una buena dosis de trivia para amenizar y compartir el Yelp Love como la primavera manda (oh si, puedes leer esa última parte como Barry White).

Si quieres ver más de lo que pasó esa noche en santo Remedio, no te pierdas las fotos en el facebook de Yelp Santiago.