October 30, 2014

Aller simple pour Londres @ This Is London

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The very first Yelp Elite event in Roubaix took place @ This Is London, this new tearoom so British created by Flora.

Around forty Elites were invited to taste a piece of UK during this event. On the menu: the Mug Carrot Cake workshop with Justine. On the first floor, a very funny and not easy workshop : the translations of typical english expressions, and photo booth with the Union Jack. 
And... Lemonades, cookies, cakes and even gift bags from the place. 

Special thanks to Flora and Justine for this wonderful moment. 

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

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Le tout premier événement Elite Yelp à Roubaix avait lieu à This Is London, ce nouveau salon de thé 100% british, imaginé par Flora, avec Justine aux commandes de la cuisine. 

Une quarantaine d'Elites se sont donnés rendez-vous pour un moment d'évasion made in UK. Au programme : l'atelier Mug Carrot Cake avec Justine. A l'étage, un test très drôle et pas évident de traduction d'expressions anglaises, et le photo booth avec le Union Jack levé bien haut.

Les Elites ont été gâtés : limonades, cookies, gâteaux et même des sacs cadeaux aux couleurs du lieu. 

Mille merci à Flora et Justine pour ce joli moment. Longue vie à This Is London !

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

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

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Triad Elites Get A Taste Of The Sweet Life

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On Monday, Triad area Elites were treated to all the deliciousness that West End Coffeehouse has to offer. From pumpkin spice frappes to peanut butter and jelly gelato every sweet tooth in the house was satiated. Owners Dana and Jim welcomed Elites in with open arms, everyone enjoyed learning more about their business and the details of their tasty gelato. Check out the reviews of the event here and the pictures here

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Yelp Copenhagen Halloween Night

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All in on Halloween! That was the setup yesterday when Yelp Copenhagen visited the new hobby shop Min Kreative Mor.

The night was kicked off with a "know your Yelp app quiz" where the new Yelpers could ask their Elite buddies for advice if the challenges were too hard. After that, it was time to grab a cup of coffee or tea, a piece of pumpkin cake, a ghost-shaped chocolate covered marshmallow or some spider popcorn before the challenge of the evening; Who would make the most beautiful and scary Halloween mask? The concentration was high and so was the creativity – the masks were made in black and white, colors and decorated with spiders and pearls.

It was a scary good evening, and in Copenhagen we are now 100% ready to celebrate Halloween - happy and masked!

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

Thanks to our sponsor; Min Kreative Mor.

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All in på Halloween! Det var setuppet i går, hvor hobbyforretningen Min Kreative Mor inviterede Yelp København indenfor i den nye fine butik.  

Vi startede med en ”kend din Yelp app quiz”, hvor de nye yelpere kunne spørge deres Elite buddies til råds, hvis udfordringerne blev svære. Herefter var det tid til at hente en kop kaffe eller te, snuppe et stykke græskarkage, en spøgelses-flødebolle eller lidt edderkop-popcorn, inden aftenens udfordring; Hvem kunne lave den fineste og mest skræmmende Halloween-maske? Koncentrationen var stor, og der blev lavet masker i både sort/hvid, skrigende farver og med edderkopper og perler på. Det var en skræmmende god aften, og i København er vi nu 100% klar til at indtage Halloween – glade og maskerede!

Læs anmeldelserne og se billeder fra eventet på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook

En stor tak til vores sponsor; Min Kreative Mor.

October 29, 2014

I'm Not A Gangster, I Just Yelp A Lot

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It was curtains, curtains!... Well maybe not curtains, but yummy bites, tequila tastings, and a look into some of Las Vegas' mafia history. A group of lucky Elites where treated to a tequila and food pairing at The Commissary located in the new bustling Downtown area of Las Vegas. There were three different tequila pairings offered: MILAGRO REPOSADO paired with Tinga Chicken Taquitos, ILLEGAL MEZCAL JOVEN paired with Hickory Smoked Sliders, and a 1921 ANEJO paired with a Spicy Crab Guacamole. After the pairings Elites walked next door and received a private tour of the Las Vegas Mob Museum. They were divided into separate groups as a tour guide walked them through all three levels of mafia history. Secret phone recordings, private family photo's, and even a look at mafia crime scene photos. After the event Elites were given gift bags and a voucher to come back and enjoy the museum with their friends.

Thanks to the Mob Museum, The Commissary, and Digital Guerrilla Inc. 

 

Yelp Toronto Meats Its Match: Smoque N' Bones

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Toronto Elites were treated to all treats and no tricks this Halloween week, thanks to the southern hospitality from the folks at Smoque N’ Bones. From ribs, to pulled sandwiches, to buttermilk-battered onion rings and beyond this BBQ joint knows how to bring the heat. These meaty treats were washed down with smokey bourbon-spiked lemonade and cold Sam Adams beers. All in all, BBQ is trending in Toronto, but only one place is a cut above: Smoque N’ Bones. It’s neat to be Elite in Toronto. Yee haw!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Smoque N' BonesSam Adams 

Madison Heroes Give A Nod To Northside

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Everyday heroes from all parts of the city gathered on Madison’s northside for Yelp Helps: Celebrating Everyday Heroes, in collaboration with Madison Nonprofit Day and Northside Planning Council. A first for Madison, this party with a purpose celebrated 10 northside nonprofits and the inspiring work they’re doing to make Madison more magnificent. While event goers noshed on stellar local fare and sipped lovely libations, they were able to learn about vibrant volunteer opportunities and ways in which to give back to our fair city. Read reviews here and see photos from the event here. And if you couldn’t make the event but are looking for ways to get involved, click the nonprofit links below to connect with them!

Thanks To Our Participating Nonprofits

Center For Families • Community Support Network • Community Ground Works • DAIS: Domestic Abuse Intervention Services • FEED Kitchens • Friends Of Cherokee Marsh • River Food Panty • Troy Community Gardens • Vera Court Neighborhood Center • VSA Wisconsin

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Igo Vego • Mad Maiden Shrub • Mandy's Mood Foods • Mobcraft Beer • Monty's Blue Plate Diner • Waunaque BBQ • Willy Street Co-Op • Clif Bar • Honest Tea • Joia Soda • Pretzel Crisps

Connect With Us

Facebook • Twitter • Message Madison's Community Director

Yelp Des Moines Rocktober Party

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Des Moines Yelper's did not have to fight for their right to party! No backstage passes were needed for our communities first every Yelper Party. 
Yelp Des Moines' Rocktober was filled with funky foods from Malo, Ritual Cafe, and Golden Dozen Cupcakery and we had enough local, regional, and national beers to fill a tour bus from Doll Craft Distribution! 
Our Dj kept us dancing, while Elvis, Bob Dylan, Joey Ramone, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Axl Rose, and Slash even showed up to participate in our Rock Star themed costume contest.
We raised money for RUNDSM a local non profit whose goal is to give teenagers a voice in our community through spoken word, slam poetry, and hip-hop. 

You can read the reviews here! Or check out the rocking photos here!

New Yelp Elites = Fresh Meat in North SD

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Yelp in North SD combined forces with a local favorite, Slater's 50/50, to host new Elites into Squad status. With that 2014 badge sparkling new on their profiles, newly inducted members of the Yelp Elite Squad gathered offline to toast their success. Slater's served up seven courses of show stopping favorites! The group started off with a selection of appetizers: Deconstructed Guac, Thai Sriracha Wings and the decadent twice grilled cheese. The night didn't stop there; moving onto selected entree Elites tried the Turkey Leg Sandwich, the California Burrito Burger and the famous original 50/50 Burger. Stuffed, guests stumbled toward dessert and dived into the Bacon Blondie!

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Miami Elites Experience Yard House's The Dark Hour

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Yelp Miami vampires emerged on Tuesday to get a first bite of Yard House's The Dark Hour, the restaurant's new late night happy hour. Elites took over the outdoor patio to sip on a variety of beers and cocktails from the extensive menu, while chowing down on happy hour favorites including spicy buffalo wings, hot and cheesy pizzas, onion rings, spinach artichoke dip, sliders and more. The pinnacle of the event was the unveiling of the Vampire Taco, a meaty bite that proved it's worth staying up for on a weeknight. To top it off, Elites walked away with a $25 gift card to return for more, along with a t-shirt to always remember this evening. Don't miss the photos here and the steallar reviews here.

Craft Beer Workshop In Köln

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It was the first day of the eat&STYLE food festival and we were in need of some decent drinks. What better to do, than enjoying an exclusive Craft Beer Tasting with our Köln Yelp Elites. A bavarian beer sommelier introduced us to the tasty world of american style craft beers. With up to 8% strong beer, we were in for a treat. Check out the reviews and photos of our happy Yelpers.

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Perfect Meat Academy Workshop In Köln

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It was a nice Friday in Cologne. The beginning of the eat&STYLE foodfestival, with Yelp as a local media partner. We came to eat and we left with a once in a lifetime experience - the best meat we probably ever had. The best piece of meat was at about 400EUR/kg and that is one hell of a cow. Our Elite Yelpers loved the private lesson we got, to find out about what makes a good piece of meat and how to cook it - tasting included! Check out the reviews and photos.

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October 28, 2014

A noodle-making masterclass at Chefs Gallery's new Sydney location

Posted by Ben B.

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Seriously you guys, can Elite Events get any better than that? The team at Chefs Gallery really know how to impress a crowd. Hostess with the mostest Yardley helped guests try their hand at Chinese calligraphy, and big bad Tony made sure everyone had a framed, personalized artwork to take home. In between were juicy pork floss sliders, spicy san choy bau, peppered wagyu beef, and bottomless wine, before master chef JPL (AKA the kung fu panda!) ran an hilarious, interactive noodle-making masterclass. The verdict on the new Jamison location? A resounding success! Check out the incredible REVIEWS and all the fun PHOTOS.

Huge thanks to Chefs Gallery. Photos by Sam Macdonald Photography.

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Yelp Gets Mystical at Bite City Grill!

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On Thursday night, Yelp Fort Worth got into the spirit of Halloween at the phenomenal Bite City Grill. Located in Montgomery Plaza, Bite City Grill serves "modern American cuisine with global influence and craft cocktails" imagined by Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin. Yelpers experienced the stellar cocktail menu which features 12 zodiac themed concoctions, like the "Sagittarius" (smoked bourbon, sweet tea, limoncello, and St. Germain) which is served in a mason jar that realeases smoke upon opening! Yelpers were also treated to Lamb Meatballs with foie gras and Manchego, a variety of delicious flatbreads, and amazing aerated cheesecake bites. Yelpers dressed in costume to celebrate the Halloween season, and 3 won fantastic prize giveaways for their interpretation of their astrological signs. Congrats again to Kayla B. the "Cancer Crab," John C. the "Leo Lion," and Jacob S. the "half Virgo/half Libra!" To make the evening even more supernatural, the talented True Psychic Readings invited Yelpers to take a peek into their futures. Be sure to check out the wondrous photos and event reviews!

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Atlanta Elites Go Gaucho At Fogo De Chão

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On Monday, Atlanta Elites were given the full Churrasco experience at Fogo de Chao in Buckhead, replete with caipirinhas and delicious pours of Malbec. The crowd had a chance to learn about "The Gaucho Way," visit the salad bar, dine amongst their fellow Elites with meats, and finished the delectable evening with house-made flan. T'was a night to remember for all who attended. Check out all of the reviews here and all of the photos here

Evento Elite da Feel&Feel

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Hanno aperto i cancelli a "La Locanda by Feel&Feel" per un evento esclusivo per pochi Elite a Villa Demidoff. Hanno allestito un tavolo imbandito per una cena autunnale a lume di candela. Abbiamo avuto il piacere di assaggiare quattro portate, dall'antipasto al dolce, assaggiando solo alcuni delle loro ricette ma che sono bastate a farci capire la loro bravura e attenzione ai dettagli. Feel&Feel è anche un brand di catering specializzato in eventi privati, show cooking e corsi di cucina. Tra segnaposti personalizzati e una tovalglia come tela, gli Elite hanno passato una piacevole serata, accomagnata da buon vino e un atmosfera unica. Ecco le recensioni sulla serata e le foto. Grazie allo Chef Daniele Palazzoni e a tutto lo staff per l'accoglienza.

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October 27, 2014

Little Yelpers Club: Dion's

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Yelp Albuquerque kicked off our Little Yelpers Club event on Saturday at Dion's, and the kids weren't the only people loving the food and fun. For generations, Dion's has been the city's go-to for crowd-pleasing pizza, sandwiches and salads, and a tour of the kitchen (from the uber talented magician and showman extraordinaire, Spike) revealed how it all comes together. Thank you, Jennifer, for inviting everybody to share the good times and stuffing us silly. With photos and reviews like these, we're hoping for a repeat performance when they open in Denver! Thank you Lew Wurdman for the pictures.

PDXYelp Elites Enjoy Food + Fun @ Bottle + Kitchen

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The rain outside was frightful, but the party inside was so delightful on October 22, 2014 as 40 Yelp Elites gathered at Bottle + Kitchen for an evening of incredible food, tasty (and nationally-renowned) beverages and of course, a whole lot of fun. It was Don B's farewell event, and a chance to pass the torch to new Portland Community Manager Matt E. The fine folks at Bottle + Kitchen threw us a party to remember, capped off with a tasty special cake to send Don on his way. The 5-star reviews tell all, but don't stop there. Check out the photos by William James Photography on the B+K FB Page

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Olive You, Yelp MSP!

Posted by Jonathan

 

OliveoilsTwin Cities Elites put their tongues to work on Sunday, October 12th at Olive You. Whether it was sampling the adorable boutique's olive oils and balsamic vinaigrettes, munching on Cheeky Monkey's savory and sweet small bites, or sipping down some earthy red and white wines, there was plenty to taste. To add to the fun, Trudy Harper serenaded the crowd with her flawless harp skills and The Lime Booth provided photo booth fun.

Check out the rave reviews, flicks from the photo booth, and pics of the event (thanks to Pixelbees Photography).

Yelp LI's Day at the Races II @ Belmont Park

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On Sunday, 30 Yelp Elites enjoyed VIP seating on the final day of racing for the season at Belmont Park. In addition to multiple suite boxes, Yelpers were given tips and tricks on how to bet, race predictions (including a winning trifecta courtesy of America's Best Racing!), five dollar betting vouchers and a ten dollar voucher for food around the venue. Because some folks live by the Sunday Funday mantra, cold adult bevvies were provided by Yelp. A big shout out to everyone at America's Best Racing for showing us an amazing time! Relive the excitment and check out all of the pics and 5-star reviews here

HalloWine Tasting in Sonoma

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With October 31st just around the corner, North Bay Yelpers were invited to a spirited HalloWine Tasting at Petroni Vineyard. There was plenty of fabulous wine and treats (and no tricks). After all, why should kids have all the fun during Halloween?

Nestled in the Sonoma hills, Petroni Vineyard was the majestic setting for Yelp's October Flight Club. Guests were given a tour of the giant, candle-lit cave/cellar, followed by a tasting of 5 of the winery's finest varietals, including the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. Rosato, Rosso di Sonoma (a delicious blend of Cab, Sangiovese & Syrah), and their classic 2009 Estate Cabernet. The wines were paired with sweet treats courtesy of La Boulange and a Halloween candy buffet.

Read all the rave reviews and photos here.

Thanks to our generous host & partners:

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No Regrets Vienna Sunday Café

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Delicious and healthy? Easy! Jaja's do-it-yourself cupcakes at yesterday’s elite event combined sweetness and low carb texture. Therefore the Elites had no regrets when indulging a Sunday Café at Vienna’s first low carb bakery, Jaja’s. Check out the fantastic reviews and amazing pictures of our interesting and fun afternoon. 

Special thanks to the whole team of fabulous Jaja’s and our photographer Sanja!

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Louisville Celebrates Its Weirdness And Creativity

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From Louisville's ground-breaking culinary scene to the larger-than-life Louisville Slugger Bat downtown and all of the strange bits in between, creativity is intrinsic to what makes the Derby City so weird and wonderful. So why not revel in it! Last week, roughly 400 Yelpers came out for Yelp Louisville's biggest bash yet, enjoying the offerings of more than 40 sponsors, including exquisite eats and drinks, interactive exhibitions, circus performers, live art and more in the amazing confines of Tim Faulkner Gallery. The event also raised more than $1800 for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Read the reviews; see the pics; and watch the slideshow.

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Un troisième Dîner Secret pour les Yelpeurs Lyonnais

Posted by Camille L

Mardi 21 octobre a eu lieu le troisième Dîner Secret de Yelp Lyon. Un rendez-vous qui petit à petit devient un incontournable pour les Yelpeurs Lyonnais. Serez-vous du prochain ? Serena A vous en dit plus sur cette édition pour vous mettre l'eau à la bouche !

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Mardi 21 octobre a eu lieu le troisième Dîner secret de Yelp Lyon !

Un nouveau lieu, des yelpeurs intrigués et toujours un point de rendez-vous accompagné d'un indice ! Si je vous dis que le nom du restaurant est égal à 3*7+2 vous me répondrez ? 23 bien évidement !*

C'est donc dans ce restaurant-cave à vins que nous nous sommes retrouvés autour d'un apéritif puis d'un repas riches en découvertes et expériences. L'accueil chaleureux de Jean-Claude et Fabrizio et leur attachement aux produits de qualité ont donné à cette soirée un élan convivial, presque familial qui a tout de suite mis les yelpeurs à l'aise.

Après un début de soirée agrémenté de vin blanc et de rillettes de canard à se damner, le groupe s'est divisé en deux tables, au programme, une crème de potimarron à l'huile de pépins de courge, sandwich croquant à la crème fraîche, simple, surprenant et parfaitement assaisonné !

La suite a terminé de conquérir les cœurs – et les papilles – notamment grâce à la joue de cochon étuvée à bière incroyablement fondante et goûteuse tant et si bien qu'elle a créé un véritable émoi à table !

Un coup d'oeil à la montre, il est déjà 23h00, que le temps passe vite quand on se sent bien ! Déjà l'heure du dessert, exécuté d'une main de maître par Fabrizio, devant les yeux ébahis des yelpeurs qui n'en loupent pas une miette !

00h30, après un dessert original, la famille des yelpeurs se dit un dernier au-revoir avant de rentrer rêver de cette douce soirée...

Un grand merci au 23 et aux Yelpeurs pour ce très beau dîner secret !

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* Jeu de mot, copyright Mathilde A !

Photos : Serena A (haut) et Antoine G aka Le Glouton (bas)

October 26, 2014

Yelp's at Home in Albuquerque @ Torino's

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On a superb Saturday afternoon, Albuquerque Yelp Elites gathered for a celebration of Belgian-inspired brews and authentic antipasto at Torino's at Home. The event featured a tour of pours from the Abbey Beverage Company, a Benedictine monestary based out of Abiquiu, New Mexico. Paired with fabulous meats, cheeses and breads from Torino's, the tasting introduced Yelpers to delights untold. Reviews and photos tell the story. Pics from Lew Wurdeman. Bravo, Torino's! Thank you for inviting Yelp into your home. 

Yelp Hampton Roads Visits Dave and Buster's

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Last Wednesday, the Yelp Elite Squad of Hampton Roads ate, drank, played and yelped at Dave and Busters's in Virginia Beach. It was way too much fun. We rocked it out on the pool table, won tons of prizes with all the raffle ticket games and had unlimited video gaming for the evening. Five stars all around! Read up on all the fun and check out the pics taken by Jason Hillian of All You Photo!

October 25, 2014

When In Berlin, Have A Coffee, Have an Andraschko!

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On October the 23rd the Berlin Yelp Elite had the pleasure to dive into the world of coffee at the legendary micro roastery Andraschko in Berlin-Tempelhof! Elisabeth and Willi Andraschko, the Viennese founders, knew how to make us fall in love with their blends forever - be it the espresso or the cappuccino, made by barista Sebastian: From Raosting to Barista Art, we were given the whole package so that from beginner to coffee nerds got their question answered.

Dear Andraschko & Team, thank you so much for sharing your love for the real, for the good coffee

You dont believe me? Check with the reviews and have a look at those pictures!

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October 24, 2014

Elite Event: Meet Your Seoul Mate - Saja Korean Kitchen

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Last Monday the San Diego Elite Squad was asked a question: "are you in the mood for an evening of Korean inspired food and drinks?" The answer was definitively "yes" and they were in luck seeing that the fine folks at Saja opened their doors especially for them! As a new addition to the city, Saja Kitchen is an amplified Korean bistro concept bringing the dynamic flavors of Korea to Downtown San Diego and they were excited to strut their stuff. Food and drinks flowed freely and the music pumped as the crowd snapped and uploaded a slew of pictures. Check out all the reviews here and the photos from Chris Brake Photography here! Jeulgil!

Elites in Buenos Aires have a spooky Halloween Party

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On thursday night some 60 Buenos Aires Elites gathered to party like the dead rising in a great Halloween Party. There was a best costume contest, great food and drinks all night in a great open terrace bar. You can check the reviews yelpers left here and the pictures in our Flicrk page.

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İstanbul'da parfümü keşfe çıktık!

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A Thursday night couldn't have smelled any better! At a very cute little personalized perfume shop, Batı Sezer, we not only learned all the wrong things that we thought were right, but also tried many different kinds of perfumes and even took one with our name written home! It was an amazing treat and we all loved the designs of the bottles and the smells of course. Batı Sezer is a great shop for personalized perfumes and anyone that's interested in trying different perfumes and learning more about what kind of perfume they should wear should give it a try. We can't thank enough to Batı Sezer family for the great event as we woke up smelling awesome after last night! Wanna learn more about what everyone says and the details of the event? Then check out the reviews and the pics!

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Babeland Gets Five Sexy Stars...Again!

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We said it before, and we'll say it again: We all deserve to have safe, enjoyable sex. It's fun, it's natural, and whether you're a hopeless neophyte (like this guy) or a practiced pro looking to perfect an already excellent game, Babeland is here for you. This female-first shop wants everyone to have the sex life they want. In fact, they literally wrote the book on it (seriously, it's called Moregasm), and Babeland is a pleasant, judgment-free place to get top quality products and most importantly, all the information and encouragement you ever wanted (and some you didn't know you needed). Last night they invited the Brooklyn Elite Squad out again for their hilarious and informative Sex Toys 101 class, and once again, it was a blast. If you aren't too scared, peep the reviews and photos for a sexy lil' rewind, and read on if you dare.

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Warsaw Elite Event at Zamieszanie

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Remember when your mum made you eat beetroots and you hated it? Well, have you tried beetroot with alcohol? Totally different story! 40 Yelpers had the possibility to try this extravagant drink, along with others, no less spectacular (think basil and plum) in the coolest bar ever - Zamieszanie! Thank you guys!

You can check out the photos of our happy faces on Flickr, Facebook and obviously Yelp, where you can also read how much fun we had.

 

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Yelp Oslo Nano Brewery Tour

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Thursday October 23 new Yelpers and a few Elites found their way to a small and intimate nano-brewery; Little Brother Brewery. Ready for tasting and touring, we were told the unique story behind the brewery, and even got to know some tricks and tips for the brewing of craft beer. Hops and malt was handed out, and we could all feel and smell the basic ingredients of the local brew.

After the tour we walked up to Café Nero in our super hero rain kits. Café Nero gave us a warm welcome; candles lid, and four big bottles of Little Brother beer was waiting for us on each table: the great beer and Yelp quiz could begin! We voted for our favourite beer, and the winner of the night was Little Brother Coffee Stout! This big beer bottle was decorated with our Yelp medallion, and received a great applause from the new beer experts of the night. In the cosy environment of Café Nero, with new friends and good beer we all enjoyed this fun evening together.

Read the reviews of the event, and check out the photos from the event here.

A great thanks to our sponsors: Little Brother Brewery and Café Nero

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Torsdag 23. oktober fant 15 nye yelpere og et par eliter veien til det lille, intime nano-bryggeriet: Little Brother Brewery. Klare for omvisning og smaking, fikk vi fortalt den unike historien bak Little Brother Brewery. Humle og malt ble sendt rundt slik at alle fikk smake og lukte basisingrediensene i det lokale brygget.

Etter omvisningen gikk vi sammen til Café Nero; alle ikledd våre superhelt regnværsjakker! Café Nero ga oss en varm velkomst med tente lys og fire flasker Little Brother på hvert bord. Den store øl og Yelp-quizen kunne begynne! På slutten av kvelden stemte vi frem vår øl-favoritt. Vinneren ble Little Brother Coffee Stout! Flasken ble ikledd vår Yelp medalje og feiret med nok en brakende applaus. I koselige omgivelser på Café Nero, med nye venner og god øl hadde vi alle en trivelig kveld sammen.

 Les anmeldelsene og sjekk ut bildene fra kvelden her!

En stor takk til våre sponsorer: Little Brother Brewery og Café Nero

October 23, 2014

La Vita è Bella at Tommy’s in OKC

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Tommy's Italian American Grill welcomed Oklahoma City Elites to sample their Italian-American menu, as well as their legendary style and service. We began the evening in the bar with a signature bellini before making our way to the upstairs patio, where we were greeted by the jazz stylings of local musicians Justin Echols and Nathan Eicher. As always, A Date With Iris provided beautiful flower arrangements featuring local blooms.

Amuse bouche and appetizer courses were served on the patio, until a light rain sent us into the restaurant; Tommy had our back-up plan fully prepared! Downstairs, we enjoyed a salad course, our choice of delectable entrees and a gelato and cookie course. Excellent servers Leah, Ty and Sam kept the wine and beer flowing all night and rolled with the always unpredictable Oklahoma weather. Even the band moved inside to keep the party going! Tommy took it over the top with this event, as you can see from the amazing 5-star reviews and the Flickr gallery. Ciao, bella!

PDXYelp Elites Enjoy The Eyes Wide Open House @ Myoptic Optometry!

Posted by Don Bourassa

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How do you get 40 Yelp elites into a tiny-but-hip optometry shop in SE Portland, Oregon? Why you have an open house, that's how! On October 9, 2014 the PDXYelp Elites got to check out Myoptic's new digs out in Laurelhurst, enjoy tasty bites and delicious beers from Laurelwood Brewing, get their retinal scans taken (so cool!) and enter to win a free pair of frames! It was a 5-star time, and our friends at Myoptic and Laurelwood couldn't have been better hosts. For a cool wrap up and some photos, check out the Myoptic Blog

Northern Virginia's Dinner Date!

Posted by Gretchen

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Northern Virginia Elites gathered at Zoe's Kitchen in the Ballston area of Arlington to enjoy a full-on Mediterranean feast! Hummus, orzo tabbouli, and kabobs galore were just the tip of the delicious iceberg! Check out what folks are saying about this epic dinner on Yelp, and peep the pics of the event on Flickr

Madrid revives the Golden Age of Hollywood!

Posted by Lolo R.

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Last Tuesday, the Yelp Madrid Elite Squad got to revive Hollywood's Golden Age. More than sixty Elites got to enjoy the new decoration at Diurno, one of the most seasoned cafés in the Chueca neighborhood. The attendees were treated with an amazing Kir Royal as a welcome drink, and after that the party continued with wine and beer. As usual, Elites got also a good bite of Diurno's menu, tasting the amazing croquettes, an incredible salmon with sour cream, honey-seasoned eggplant and lemon pie, among other delicacies served by the restaurant. Nonetheless, one of the highlights of the evening was a tap dance performance. Do you want to know more? Then take a look at the reviews and the pictures from the event!

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Birmingham Gets Scandi-lous

Posted by Vicky.O

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As the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo whipped up wintry winds and hail throughout Birmingham, the Yelp Elites were getting ready for their October Autumn warm up at Norjske bar in Edgbaston. After a warm welcome from Andre and the team, the crew tucked into delicious Smorgasbords featuring Nordic classics and cocktails made with the traditional Scandi spirit Aquavit. Yelper Emma S. was hailed queen of the quiz and many more chats were had before everyone braved the artic cold to get home. A good time was had by all, but don't just take our word for it! Why not check out the photos and see what our Yelpers had to say? 

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October 22, 2014

Cleveland's Got Game!

Posted by Cara

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On Monday night, nearly 50 Cleveland Yelp Elite Squad gamers and guests got dressed up as their favorite characters to celebrate Halloween in a way only Yelp knows how. While the costumes were in full effect, guests enjoyed grilled cheese sammies, french fries, gooey mozzeralla bites, potent video game-themed cocktails (like Mario and Donkey Kong), free arcade games, a retro candy buffet, contests, and other surprises! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Stockholm Yelp School At Tryckeriet

Posted by Agnes Lindberg

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On Tuesday October 21st, a rainy fall evening, some Stockholm Elites got together with their friends to learn more about Yelp and what it means to be a Yelper. Tryckeriet served yummy pizzas with cool names like Hipster and we were treated to exciting beers and wine. While cold winds tumbled outside the Elites acted as guides for the new Yelpers and explained how to write great reviews, post nice pictures and why it's so great to be Elite while travelling the world.

Read the reviews and check out the photos, especially these photos. It sure was an intimate and warm evening with great conversation and laughter.

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October 21, 2014

Chicago's Yelp Elite Oct-dough-ber Fest

Posted by Danny Wurst

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Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's has been doing famous deep dish since the 1940's, and after all those decades of deliciousness a group of Yelp Elites were invited in to see how the magic happens for themselves. Attendees of the event took part in a hands on pizza making class and were able to not only craft their own, but enjoy the fruits of their labor while sipping beer and wine as well. Check out the reviews here and the fabulous photos taken by An P on our Flickr page!

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An Exclusive Brewery Tour For Sacramento Elites

Posted by Alex L

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The new and already popular Yolo Brewing Company hosted two consecutive nights of brewery tours last week exclusively for our most enthusiastic online beer aficionados. An intimate group of around a dozen elites attended each evening, which included a step-by-step walk-through of the beer-making process and the facility, a history of the business itself, a pizza dinner from a neighborhood restaurant and plenty of beer sampling. Each Elite walked away with a 22 ounce selection of their product and plenty of Yelp goodies. Special thanks go out to Yolo Brewing Co. Owner Mike Costello for his passionate presentation and willingness to answer questions. 

Check out the reviews or the photos on Yelp's Flickr Page

LA West Elites Get Pampered At Epione Spa

Posted by Brinny

 

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On Wednesday evening, 30 Elite Yelpers spent some quality "girl time" at Epione Spa enjoying endless Sugarfish sushi, Charm City Cupcakes, Sugarfina gift cards and Sugar Shoppe candy while consulting with Dr. Ourian and his staff on beauty treatments. Everyone walked away with two complimentary services (Botox, Restalyne or laser hair removal) - plus a to-die-for goodie bag with a Cleartouch cleansing system and hydration cream!

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Something Happened At The Happ Inn

Posted by Angela S

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It was a Happ-enin' kind of evening for North Shore Yelp Elites and their guests at Northfield's historic Happ Inn. Locally-famous restaurateur, Carlos Nieto, welcomed everyone into his home, and renowned head Chef Freddy Sanchez, also of Taco Nano, gave a guacamole demonstration to prove that anyone can make something so deliciously simple with all the right ingredients. Guests sampled butternut squash soup, tilapia ceviche, a variety of flatbreads, fried shrimp tacos, stuffed mushrooms, homemade guacamole and chips, and there was no forgetting the Prickly Pear pink margaritas made in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jean, TJ and team kept things running smoothly, and it was an overall Happ-y scene all night long. Read the five-star reviews here and event photos here.

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October 20, 2014

Yelp Elites Livin' La Vita Dolce

Posted by Michael T

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There's absolutely nothing wrong with a little taste of La Vita Dolce, a.k.a. the sweet life, and last Wednesday, Yelp Elites were treated to a spa-tacular evening of it at Dolce Vita Wellness Spa, starting with a chauferred limo ride. Upon arrival Elites were enrobed in the serenity of this beautifully decorated and detailed spa and treated to a delicious array of spa snacks and of course, wine! Scents and sounds added to the atmosphere as they were introduced to the spa and selected their mini treatments, such as facials, foot soaks, and massages, and then escorted into the themed suites to receive their services from the wonderfully skilled staff at Dolce Vita. This truly was a five star experience enjoyed by all, and you can check out the reviews and wonderful photos from Chris Holloman that tell the whole story! 

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Yelp's Seven Deadly Sips: SLOTH!

Posted by Kendall

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On Friday night, Yelp Fort Worth celebrated their lazy side in style on the beautiful rooftop terrace of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. As the sun set, Yelpers honored their inner "sloth" with signature sloth cocktails – the "Mint to Be" with Dewar's Honey, fresh lime juice, mint leaves, Cointreau, and simple syrup, and the "Paloma" with Repasado Tequila, grapefruit syrup, lime, and club soda. Yelpers were also served colorful appetizers, including spicy shrimp cocktail and bright veggies with dip. To further encourage the "sin of sloth," Yelpers were treated to relaxing chair massages and soothing hand salt scrub demos. Be sure to check out the incredible event photos and reviews!

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Yelp Elites Burn Rubber At NOLA Motorsports Park

Posted by Morgan

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While there were no little turtles waving checkered flags or bananas to be thrown, our Yelp Elites had the best of times battling it out in a Le Mans relay on our very own private track at the NOLA Motorsports Park this past Saturday. Brandi from Bakers Dozen made sure our crew of over 30 Yelp Elites and their guests had some decadent donuts "off the track" before spinning our wheels for an hour, switching off drivers every couple of laps to gain the most times around the track. To keep us fueled, we guzzled local craft soda, Fest Cola, and Red Bull from the Wings Team. Awards were showered upon a handful of teams from the Most Laps & Winner of the Le Mans Relay: "Get Off My Lane", to the Slowest Team (who also won Best Name): "Kiss My Asphalt!" But everyone went home with a little bit of adrenaline left over! Want to drive vicariously through our epic adventures? Check out our tricked out reviews on Yelp and our stellar pics on Flickr!

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Chicagoland Elite Mission: CMP Tactical Laser Tag

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On Thursday night, 40 Chicagoland Yelpers came together to get tactical at CMP Tactical Laser Tag in Frankfort, IL. Yelp Elites and their guests fueled up on delicious pizza and salad from Palermo's, geared up in Yelp schwag and were split into two teams to battle it out. The CMP referees provided Yelpers with gun orienation, multiple tactical missions, team debriefs, and intense laser tag fun. Read all the reviews of the event here and check out the awesome photos on our Flickr page!

 

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Clad In Plaid, Providence Elites Bash At The Beaver!

Posted by Hilary H

LumberjackbashYelp took the edge off a chilly October evening for 75 of Providence's Yelp Elite and their guests with a night of merriment the woodsman way at Yelp's Lumberjack Bash at The Thirsty Beaver. Scrumptious bites, perfectly chilled pumpkin beers, and sweet cocktails warmed everyone up, and a dancing beaver made this a night to remember. Check out the fabulous reviews here and the great photos here

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Greater Toronto Bites Into Octo-BBQ

Posted by Kris

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October, a month typically filled with beers, giving thanks and a whole lotta spooky behaviour, can seem like it's already jam packed with to-do's! That didn't stop 50 or so Yelp GTA elites from packing into Thornhill's Boneyard Grill recently for a different take on October — one filled with endless BBQ eats! Even Steam Whistle Pilsner showed up to make sure guests had something to sip whilst enjoying their BBQ banquet! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

It's The Best Of The 'Ville For Boston Yelpers At Yelp's Somer Love-In!

Posted by Damien S

 

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Once the little sister city to Cambridge, Somerville has emerged as the destination for gourmands and the green-thumbed, artists and acrobats, musicians and makers, and everyone in between. This Saturday, more than 600 Yelpers joined the Somer Love-In and experienced the best of Somerville's biz, bakers and brass blowers within the gripping walls of Brooklyn Boulders. Aerialists, drum circle dancers and drone cams entertained the masses, while samples from 15 breweries, bars, restaurants and independent artisans kept the palates pleased. Read the five star reviews, check out the event photos (tag 'em on Facebook) and see us at the next one!

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