September 30, 2015

Yelp Omaha's Nineteenth Hole Hijinks

Posted by Will


Who needs to go to the pub after a round on the links when you have Beyond Golf, a bar and kitchen serving up gourmet pub grub, suds and spirits between swings on their HD golf machines. Omaha's Yelp Elite Squad found out firsthand why Beyond Golf is such a gem. Not only were local Elites treated to a variety of bites from the menu – from smoked wings to pesto margarita flatbreads to queso pablano dip and more – they enjoyed a couple hours playing challenging games and select holes from courses around world. We're talking swinging real golf clubs to hit real golf balls, all in the comfort of your neighborhood pub. For proof of the good times that were had, check out the reviews and photos.

NC Triad Elites Are Ready For Tailgating Season

Posted by Holly

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Carolina Ale House pulled out all the stops last night for Yelp's Kickoff to Football Season Elite Event. Their indoor/outdoor patio was the perfect venue to celebrate the early Fall night. The crispy, delicious, hand tossed wings were the star of the evening. The wings were tossed to order in either buffalo, BBQ, or CAH's spicy Thai chili sauce. Can you really beat that? The nacho and taco bar impressed everyone with the plethora of toppings. Sam Adams Octoberfest and Jack-O-Traveler Pumpkin Shandy rounded out this great event. Carolina Ale House has quite a few new fans after last night's festivities. Check out what you missed here and take a look at the photos here

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Elite’s Get Hookah-ed Up By Tabbuli

Posted by Scotty

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The Yelp Charleston Elite Squad came out on a rainy Thursday for a private get together at Tabbuli in West Ashley. Guests were all treated to 5 unique cocktail options as well as an array of food including hummus, salads, street pizza, and kabobs. Next up was a hookah demonstration along with sampling of 3 different hookah combinations. Smoke bubbles were a must! Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Flickr too!

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Yelpers Drink Among The Vines At Lorimar Winery

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Lucky North San Diego/Temecula Yelp Elites experienced a truly stunning evening with plenty of libations, bites, music and even a super moon eclipse among the vines courtesy of Lorimar Vineyards & Winery in Temecula over the weekend. Libations were plentiful, with tasting cards and glasses full of the finest the property has to offer, including the refreshing 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Muscat Canelli and more. Lorimar's own mobile kitchen, Pairings, served up tasty bites that perfectly complimented the wines, like Goat & Fig flatbread, Pear & Gorgonzola Salads and Truffle Fries. We listened to live music by local band, Costal Catz over dessert treats from Bang Pop Shop while watching the eclipse rise over the hills. Attendees loved sipping out among the vineyard and the comfortable, outdoor event set up. The breeze, the moon... who could ask for more?! 

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São Paulo's Picadeiro do Yelp

Posted by Fernanda


On a glittering Monday night, São Paulo's finest yelpers descended upon Marshal Food Park to enjoy the carnivalesque arena of Yelp. Jugglers and fire-breathers, aerialists and acrobats (from Circo Vira-Mundo) filled the themed food park to dazzle over 600 guests. To add to the merriment, yelpers filled their souls with loads of fun, food, drinks, music and art. Between somersaults, and a few sips and smiles, Mara Cecilia, was the lucky winner to receive a scholarship to study in Canada. No doubt, this was the most spectacular show of Yelp in Latin America. Read reviews and see the photos.

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Top 100 Places To Eat In Columbus!

Posted by Bryant M

We may have been named a secret foodie city, but to Columbusites Columbusians people from Columbus, the burgeoning restaurant scene comes as no surprise. And here at Yelp, we're thrilled to be the word-of-mouth guide for locals and visitors alike to discover the hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems of Ohio's Capital City. This brings us to... drumroll please...

For the first time ever, we're releasing our Top 100 Places To Eat list for Columbus! From a strip mall in Polaris, to upscale dining in German Village, this list has it all — and everything in between. To calculate the Top 100, our data scientists used a technique based on the Wilson Score to compile a list of the highest-rated restaurants. This method takes into account both star rating and number of reviews to reveal which spots not only have top notch ratings, but also which are most popular in the Columbus metro. 

But did we miss one of your favorites? Or maybe you think our data nailed it? Let us know on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram with #YelpCbusTop100, and be sure to write a review to add your feedback about any of these spots!


Yelp's 2015 Top 100 Places To Eat In Columbus

1. Little Lebanon Bistro & Bakery, Polaris

2. Hot Chicken Takeover, North Market

3. Ray Ray's Hog Pit, Old North Columbus

4. B & K Smoke House, Olde Towne East

5. Mezze Middle'terranean Cuisine, Westerville

6. Borgata Pizza Cafe, Northland

7. El Arepazo Latin Grill, Downtown

8. Los Guachos Taqueria, Northwest Community

9. Gallo's Kitchen & Bar, Upper Arlington

10. Bangkok Grocery & Restaurant, Southeast

11. Skillet, Schumacher Place

12. Northstar Café, Short North

13. Si Señor, Downtown

14. Tensuke Express, Upper Arlington

15. Drelyse African Restaurant, Northland

16. Refectory Restaurant & Bistro, Northwest Community

17. Hass, Dublin

18. Aromaku, Northland

19. Brown Bag Deli, German Village

20. Portia's Cafe, Clintonville

21. Akai Hana, Upper Arlington

22. Pita House, Eastmoor

23. Lashish the Greek, Northwest Community

24. Sababa Mediterranean Grill, Blacklick

25. Indochine Cafe, Whitehall

26. Westgate Imports Market, Westgate

27. Lavash Cafe, Clintonville

28. Mitchell's Ocean Club, Easton

29. Harvest Bar + Kitchen, Clintonville

30. Da Levee, Short North

31. Daredevil Dogs, University District

32. Taqueria La Super Torta, Hilltop

33. Yanni's Greek Grill, Northland

34. Cafe Brioso, Downtown

35. Wolf's Ridge Brewing, Downtown

36. Sun Tong Luck Asian Cuisine, Northwest Community

37. Pita Hut -N- Grille, Clintonville

38. Nazareth Restaurant & Deli, Westerville

39. South Of Lane, Upper Arlington

40. Bono Pizza, Upper Arlington

41. Taco Nazo, Northland

42. Casa Hacienda Grill, Northland 

43. Hubert's Polish Kitchen, North Market

44. Mikey's Late Night Slice, Short North

45. Market 65, Downtown

46. King Gyros Greek Restaurant, Whitehall

47. Katalina's, Harrison West

48. Kolache Republic, Brewery District

49. Marcella's, Short North

50. Martini Modern Italian, Short North

51. Passport Cafe & Catering, Marble Cliff

52. Rubino's Pizza, Bexley

53. Fusian, Easton

54. Lindey's, German Village

55. Tavern Olde Towne, Olde Towne East

56. Z Cucina Di Spirito, Grandview Heights

57. G Michael's Bistro, German Village

58. City Barbeque, Upper Arlington

59. Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe, Schumacher Place

60. Lola & Giuseppe's Trattoria, Gahanna

61. Red Velvet Cafe, Downtown

62. Basi Italia, Victorian Village

63. Cap City Fine Diner and Bar, Grandview Heights

64. Frank's Fish & Seafood Market, Hilliard

65. Papaya Fusion Grill, Northwest Community

66. Layla's Kitchen, Northland

67. El Tacoriendo, Eastmoor

68. Schmidt's Sausage Haus, German Village

69. Figlio, Grandview Heights

70. Los Potosinos, King-Lincoln

71. The Angry Baker, Olde Towne East

72. Bibibop Asian Grill, Grandview Heights

73. Tokyo GoGo, University District

74. Café Istanbul, Easton

75. Claudiana Italian Restaurant, Polaris

76. Mya's Fried Chicken, Clintonville

77. Taste of Greece, Clintonville

78. Huong Vietnamese Restaurant, Northland

79. Barcelona, German Village

80. Meister's Bar, Upper Arlington

81. Ena's Caribbean Kitchen, Linden

82. Yats, Grandview Heights

83. German Village Coffee Shop, German Village

84. Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, Downtown

85. Dragon Land, Worthington

86. Vino Vino, Grandview Heights

87. Aab India Restaurant, Grandview Heights

88. The Thurman Cafe, German Village

89. Pizza House, Northland

90. Nada, Arena District

91. Tommy's Diner, Franklinton

92. Darbo Restaurant, Linden

93. Cameron's American Bistro, Worthington

94. Custom Chef, Downtown

95. Buckeye Pho, Northwest Community

96. Charritos, Upper Arlington

97. M, Downtown

98. The Mad Greek, Whitehall

99. Philco Bar + Diner, Short North

100. Whole World Natural Restaurant & Bakery, Clintonville

Yelp France Fête ses 5 ans !

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Le 11 septembre dernier, Yelp France a soufflé sa 5ème bougie au Théâtre Monfort. Plus de 320 Yelpeurs, partenaires, membres Elite ont répondu présents pour cette belle fête.


Au programme de cette folle soirée : 24 stands, des ateliers, animations et surtout des commerces locaux comme on les aime chez Yelp : généreux, amoureux de leurs produits, avec une seule envie celle de partager leur passion avec des dégustations gratuites pour tous les invités !


Les plus grands appétits se sont régalés des trois recettes différentes de Banh Mi du Food Truck du Petit Banh Mi, ou des burgers 100% bio, du low carb burger, et des citronnades maison de Bioburger.

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Dans le bar du théâtre, l’adorable épicerie portugaise La Caravelle des Saveurs proposait une montagne de pasteis de nata maison, ainsi que des sardines sans arrête, juste parfaites pour l’apéro !

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La Chambre aux Confitures a joué la carte du sucré / salé avec des confitures et chutneys à associer avec des fromages ou des dips de légumes !

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Sur la terrasse arborée, l’ambiance tamisée est propice aux confidences et échanges de recettes entre Yelpeurs et commerçants.

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Kilikio, la fameuse épicerie grecque et crétoise aura autant ravi les végé que les amoureux de saveurs méditerranéennes avec un buffet coloré aussi beau que bon !

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Côté boissons, Life Juice proposait un regain d’énergie à tous, avec ses jus de grenade 100% pur jus pressé, ou une pause green et detox chez son voisin Greenshoot, spécialiste des green smoothies.

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Juste en face, Clasico Argentino, avait apporté sa nouvelle boisson toute fraîche, le MateO, à base de maté, servi avec des glaçons, une rondelle de citron ou de concombre frais, avec ou sans gin !

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Et parce qu’un anniversaire sans bulle n’en est pas vraiment un, les cidres bruts, rosés et poirés de la Maison Sassy étaient également de la fête !

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Non loin de là, le caviste Trois Fois Vin proposait sa sélection de vins, et divulguait ses conseils avisés, une adresse tellement chouette qu’il faut retourner les voir en boutique, vite !

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Dans la cabane, le petit théâtre du Monfort, une “autre” scène se jouait : celle des cocktails !


Les 5 meilleurs bars à cocktails de Paris s’étaient donné rendez-vous pour faire découvrir leur passion ! Le Red House, bar texan du 11ème maniait le shaker aux côtés de Monkey Shoulder. Baton Rouge, le bar Nouvelle Orléans de Pigalle avait sorti le grand jeu en proposant ses slushy avec Pernod Absinthe et Suze.

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Pendant que le Tiki bar le plus hot de Paris, le Dirty Dick, servait de généreuses Pina Colada ! Pasdeloup, tout en délicatesse proposait ses cocktails à base de la cachaça de Parati. Enfin, le plus français des bars à cocktails parisiens, Le Syndicat, s’était associé à la marque de liqueurs et d’eau de vie, Cartron.

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Les becs sucrés se sont fait plaisir au stand de La Cookiterie, avec les shot de milks et les fameux cookies maison.

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Sugar Daze, la pâtisserie US’ de Pigalle, nous a offert des mini cupcakes et un magnifique et géant Birthday Cake !

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Et pour le fun, d’un endroit à l’autre le duo du Théâtre, le duo musical Unofficial the Loved Ones déambulait en acoustique de stand en stand, jusqu’à celui d’Eliz Dream !

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Le photo booth construit de ses mains, déguisé et déluré, aux couleurs de Yelp !

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Big Shot, a tiré le portrait des Yelpeurs tout au long de la soirée...

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pendant que l’association Slow Cosmetique apprenait à chacun à décoder les codes des produits de beauté, et à créer sa crème de jour 100% slow !

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A 22h30, il était déjà l’heure de penser à rentrer, mais pas n’importe comment, en Chauffeur-Privé !

3 heures de fête, de découvertes, de sourires partagés… Envie de découvrir ce que les Yelpeurs en ont pensé ? Parcourez les 115 avis, et les 925 photos postés ici ! Et si vous n’avez pas encore partagé votre avis sur cet événement, on a hâte de vous lire !

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Un immense merci à tous les collègues venus de Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Bruxelles et Londres. A Félix D et Ella D, assistants CMs géniaux. Mais aussi aux super Yelpeurs Elites :  Karim D, pour son implication sur la scène cocktail, et Pauline H, Boris D, Morgan A, Sonia B, Camille R, Elisa D et Philippe B pour leur aide pendant la soirée ! C’est ça l’esprit Yelp !

Pour tout savoir sur cet événement cliquez ici, pour découvrir l'album photo et enfin ici pour la video !


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Yelp France celebrated its 5th anniversary at the Monfort Theater with more than 320 Yelpers, partners and Elite members ! The menu of this crazy party ? 24 different stands, workshops, animations and local businesses like we love them at Yelp : generous, willingness to share their passion with free tastings for all the guests!

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On the food side, three different Banh Mi recipes at Le Petit Banh Mi Food Truck, or the 100 % organic burger from Bioburger (including their low-carb lettuce-bun burger) and their homemade lemon squashes.

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In the bar of the theater, the adorable Portuguese grocery shop La Caravelle des Saveurs offered a mountain of homemade pasteis de nata, as well as sardines, just perfected for the apéritif!

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La Chambre aux Confitures opted for some sweet and salted food, with jams and chutneys to associate with cheeses or veggie dips !

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On the terrace, the subdued atmosphere was convenient for low-lit conversations between Yelpers and biz owners. Kilikio, the famous Greek and Cretan specialty shop shared a wonderful and colored buffet !

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On the drink side, Life Juice proposed a shot of energy to all the attendees, with its pure pomegranate juices, or a green and detox break at its neighbor — Greenshoot — the green smoothies specialist.

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Clasico Argentino, had brought its new fresh drink, the MateO, based on matÚ, served with ice cubes, slice of lemon or fresh cucumber, with or without gin!

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And because a birthday needs bubbles, La Maison Sassy brought dry and pink ciders !

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Not far from there, Trois Fois Vin proposed its selection of wines, and revealed its wise advice. It’s such a wonderful spot, that everyone should visit their shop before your next diner !

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In the “cabane”, the small Monfort theater, another scene happened: the cocktail scene with 5 of the best parisian cocktail bars.

Red House, the Texan bar of the 11th handled the shaker with Monkey Shoulder.

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Baton Rouge, the New Orleans bar located in Pigalle brought its slushy cocktails associated with Pernod Absinthe and Suze. While the hottest Tiki bar of Paris, the Dirty Dick, served its generous Pina colada!

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Pasdeloup, brought its legendary delicacy with its Parati cachaça cocktails. Finally, the most French of all the cocktail bar, Le Syndicat, joined Cartron, the french liqueurs brand !

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On the sweet side, La Cookiterie brought its milks shots and its famous homemade cookies.

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Sugar Daze, the US pastry cake of Pigalle, offered us a magnificent and a giant Yelp Birthday Cake!

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And for the fun part, the musical duet Unofficial the Loved Ones played for everyone in the whole theater ! Eliz Dream a Yelp photo booth, disguised with the colors of Yelp.

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Big Shot, took a portrait of the Yelpers throughout the evening, while the Slow Cosmetiques organization did a workshop to create a daily beauty and slow cream.

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Three hours of partying, discoveries, shared smiles … Want to discover what Yelpers thought of it? Look at the 115th reviews, and the 925 photos posted here ! And if you have not shared your review on this event yet, we look forward to reading to you soon !

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A HUGE thanks to all the colleagues who came for the party from Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Brussels and London. To Félix D and Ella D, brilliant CMs assistants . But also to all the great Elite Yelpers we are proud and lucky to have in our community: Karim D, for his implication on the cocktail scene. Pauline H, Boris D, Morgan A, Sonia B, Camille R, Elisa D and Philippe B for their help during the event ! That's the Yelp community spirit !


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Find out more about this event by clicking here, the photo album there, and the video !


Zeva B, Directrice Marketing Yelp France & Lucie C, Community Manager, Yelp Paris

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

Monfort Théâtre • Le Petit Banh Mi • Bioburger • Red House • Monkey Shoulder • Pasdeloup • Parati • Le Syndicat  • Cartron • Dirty Dick • Baton Rouge • Pernod Absinthe • Suze • La Caravelle des Saveurs • La Chambre aux Confitures • Kilikio • La Cookiterie • Sugar Daze • Greenshoot • Life Juice • MateO de Clasico Argentino • Trois Fois Vin • Maison Sassy • Big Shot • Eliz Dream • Unofficial the Loved Ones • OÜI FM • Chauffeur-Privé

Photos : Kym Nguyen

Video : Montage, Franck Soubiran / - Musique : Renaud Maret, "I can't give you anything but love"


September 29, 2015

Beautified and Groomed at Cinta Aveda Institute

Posted by Abby Schwarz


Whoever said “true beauty is on the inside” obviously hadn’t experienced a full treatment at Cinta Aveda Institute! Last Thursday, our lovely Yelp SF Elites were beautified and groomed by the fabulous glam squad at CAI. The squad, who are actually students at the top tier cosmetology school, gave our elites dry styles, voluminous blow outs, and make up sessions. The gentleman received top notch trims and styles. Our Elites left the salon feeling about as beautiful and sassy as ever! Bummed you missed out? Check out the reviews and photos by Sunnyside Creative. 

Special shout out and thank you to the fabulous team at Cinta Aveda Institute who rocked the event and beautified our Yelpers! 

Nautical by Nature at Mission Rock Resort

Posted by Abby Schwarz

Last Tuesday night, San Francisco Yelp Elites gathered at the Mission Rock Resort for some good tunes, good bites, and good times. Picture this: A fresh oyster bar, the sweet serenading sounds of the accordion, and the most delicious specialty cocktails one could imagine, all while being surrounded by incredible views of the Bay. Need to see it to believe it? Check out all of the beautiful photos from Leila Seppa and read the reviews from the event here.

Yelp's Tailgate Party at Hickory Tavern

Posted by Nikki


It's the most wonderful timeeeeeeeee... of the year! The Yelp Charlotte Elite squad welcomed back the return of football in style at Hickory Tavern Metropolitan. Torrential rain showers were no match for the strong showing of excited fans. Elites and their guests were treated to a huge tailgate style buffet including: wings, burgers, brats, chicken salad sliders, and the big winner of the night- fried potato balls. Matt from Bull City Ciderworks was on hand with three of their amazing ciders. Guests also sipped on a fantastic lemonade cocktail made with the new Skyy Pacific Blueberry Vodka. Everyone went home with goodies from Pretzel Crisps. To top it all off, we collected a mountain of school supplies for Classroom Central. Thanks to our friends at Hickory Tavern and the Panthers, we raffled off a laundry list of fantastic prizes. Read all the glowing reviews here, and check out the amazing photos on Flickr.

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Portland Elites Play Hard At UNION/PINE

Posted by Matt


Growing up, game night was always a blast. But wouldn't it have been more fun if the games included whiskey and beer? Yelp sure thinks so, and so do the folks at UNION/PINE, who opened their doors to Yelp Portland's Elite Squad! On Tuesday night, 150 members of the Yelp Community partied in the rustic, industrial-chic event space to play their favorite childhood games and indulge in AYCE pizza and candy! In-house beverage caterers Wishing Well served up cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace bourbon and beers from Base Camp Brewing Co while DJ Nyrdcore kept the crowd entertained and even emceed an epic hula hoop competition! By the end of the night, everybody agreed it was the perfect adult twist on good, clean fun. What to know more? Read the reviews to see what the Yelpers have to say! 

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Yelp NC Triangle - Yelp Falls for Rye Bar

Posted by Lauryn


On Sunday evening, NC Triangle Elites got the VIP treatment from Rye Bar in Raleigh! Elites and their guests sampled food from Chef Rigot's fall menu including: fried pumpkin ravioli, pulled pork and pimento cheese quesadillas, shrimp and grits, Krispy Kreme bread pudding, and so much more. Folks were sipping on Tennessee Toddy's, and other Jack Daniel's cocktails all evening long. Deep River's Oktoberfest got everyone in the fall mood. Food and drinks were plentiful and live music kept everyone on their toes. The talented and local Nick Driver played some original tunes, while The Walking Guys, made a stop on their tour to play and mingle with all the Yelpers. To top it all off we raised almost $450 for our non-profit partner Water for Good.  Read all the five star reviews here, and check out the amazing photos on Flickr

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Elite Party @ Caviste Curieux x Italina

Posted by Elsa Spiers

Just for the evening, the Elite squad traveled to Italy thanks to the discovery of the Italian wine picked with love by Thomas and Stéphane from Caviste Curieux, along with cheese, mortadella, chorizo, homemade pizzas, selected by Louis from Italina !


The perfect occasion to discover two great and charming local businesses, working with amazing products, to meet up with the Elites, and even discover new faces as the Lille's community is getting bigger every day.


A massive thank you to Stéphane, Thomas and Louis for being so welcoming, generous and so smiling ! And thank you to the Elites for being so curious, open minded and enthusiastic ! Thanks as well to Marie P for the awesome pictures !


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Le temps d'une soirée, les Elites ont pu partir en Italie grâce à la découverte des vins italiens proposés et choisis avec amour par Stéphane et Thomas de Caviste Curieux ainsi qu'aux fromages, charcuterie, pizzas maisons sélectionnés et préparés avec soin par Louis d'Italina !

L'occasion de voyager un peu le temps d'une soirée, de découvrir deux commerces locaux charmants, qui proposent de très beaux produits, et de se retrouver entre Elites, voir même de découvrir de nouvelles têtes, puisque la belle communauté de Lille grandit de jour en jour.


Un grand merci à Stéphane, Thomas et Louis pour leur accueil, leur générosité et leurs sourires ! Et merci aussi à vous, chers Elites, d'avoir été si curieux, ouverts d'esprits, et enthousiastes ! Merci également à Marie P pour les superbes photos !


Retrouvez les avis ici et les photos  !

All the reviews are here and the pictures there !

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

Caviste Curieux • Italina

Restez connecté / Stay connected



September 28, 2015

Yelp OC's Guide to Healthy Eats for Heart Walk: Long Beach Edition

6a00d83452b44469e201bb087777d3970d-800wiYou did it! You were one of thousands who helped an amazing cause. But you're not finished yet! Keep the momentum going with healthy eats for your mind, body, and soul. Don't know where to start? Check out our go-to list of healthy eats in Long Beach.

Ahimsa Vegan CafeO-2"Love the spring rolls and pretty much everything else I've tried. Flavorful soups, awesome salads, killer samosas... truly tasty food and HEALTHY, which is hard to find any time you eat out. I trust that anything I order is not only full of flavor, but it's good for me." - Charlene M

Appu's CafeO-3"Great options for vegan with Indian spices. Hot breakfasts, tasty lunches and delicious smoothies. Homemade soups like Mama makes. Healthy eating has lots of choices there." - Vicki W

Fine Feathers KombuchaO"Fine Feathers makes me think of great flavor, good bubbles, not watered down, and honest business practices that help serve the community. They give their organic waste to local gardens for compost. They reuse their bottles and give you a discount if you bring them back. Ask about the Kombucha workshops!" - Joseph P

Happy Elephant VeganO-4

"I love this place. Fresh ingredients, tasteful food for a very reasonable price. Susan is very sweet and helpful and they have a really good delivery service for their dinner hours. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a quiet place to catch up on work over a nice and healthy meal." - Janet U

Healthway FoodsO-2"I've been going there for at least 10 years. Why? 1) Because even though they are a small health food store they have a big selection of products 2) staff is knowledgable. Tell Barbara what problems you are having and she'll make recommendations." - Bre P

I Love VeganO-1"My experience at I Love Vegan has been lovely. Being a vegan is quite a challenge and being able to find delicious vegan food that is healthy and affordable is quite difficult. My favorite dish so far has been the basil fried rice. The ambiance is cozy and simple and the service is always friendly." - Diana L

Lazy Acres MarketO-3

"I just discovered today that their poke bar contains the best and cheapest poke in the LA Metropolitan Area (that I've tried, anyway). The squid is a hundred times tenderer than H-mart's version, and there was nary an iffy piece of fish in the poke. Nobody expects that from grocery-store raw fish!" - Hannah E

Rainbow JuicesO"My fiancé and I just did a 5 day juice cleanse, and we are very happy with the results. These peeps were very helpful in describing what would happen, how we should gear up and gear down before and after. Most of the juices are great tasting and I looked forward to them." - Tom A

Revive Juice BarO-5"Love this spot. Everything is so refreshing and yummy. Vanessa is so sweet and cheerful she recommended the regular acai bowl for it being my first. Can't wait to get another, perhaps I'll try the kale next. Good customer service and tasty healthy choices for my post workouts." - Sandra C

Steamed Organic Vegetarian CuisineO-1

"I am trying to eat better and have opted to do meatless Mondays which prompted me to try this place. The flavors are so yummy. They make everything fresh and made to order. The people that work there are super cool and kind." - Michelle D

Life is all about options. Want more? Download the Yelp App to find more delicious, healthy eats around Long Beach. Don't forget to show the world what you're eating and tag us using #YelpOC.

ABQ's Newbie Elixir

Posted by Howie


Two cocoa scientists, Tim and Larry, schooled a room full of new Yelp Elites on Wednesday in Albuquerque. An enormous selection of truffles, turtles and candies awaited a crowd of enthusiastic, excited new faces, and attendees were invited to create their own masterpieces as they learned what makes chocolate sacred. The reviews and pictures say it all: this was the Elixir of life!

Albuquerque's Plunderin' Pedal

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To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Yelp Elites went hunting for buried treasure on the Duke City Pedaler, Albuquerque's premier party bike. All hands were on deck for a two hour tour of downtown, where the mateys cruised the backstreets in search of grog and eats from some fine establishments: Boese Bros Brewery, Soul and Vine, and Forque. Our tour guide, Troy, kept the tunes rocking and the Aaaar! alive. What an incredible way to enjoy some camaraderie and get a little exercise, to boot! Check out the rave reviews and fun pictures

Sunday Bloody Bunday!

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Don't just stare at that pork bun, people. Go to Bunsmith and eat it! This beautifully simple bar opened on Franklin Ave a few short months ago, but they are making a serious name for themselves with great service, well-crafted cocktails, and of course, succulent, delicious buns. Yesterday, they welcomed the best of Brooklyn Yelp in for a Sunday Funday of epic proportions featuring Ommegang brews, bloody marys, baos of all kinds, and the almighty Kimchiback. Read on for reviews, photos, and more fun.

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From the moment everyone walked in, we all knew it was going to be a great afternoon. It's hard to decide whether the edamame or the Ommegang was tastier, and it set the tone for a delicious day. I'm partial to the Witte from this stellar NY-based, Belgian-style brewery, but the Nirvana IPA is excellent as well. Alicia G is actually not a beer drinker, and it even left her admitting it was "quite tasty."

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Kenny C said what we were all thinking though: "My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hon. Suffice to say, my anaconda was satisfied by this great event at Bunsmith." Because they've got buns. For Marina S (and myself), it was all about the pork jowl. "The best thing I've eaten all week. Really crisp but melt-in-your mouth pieces of pork." I am not exaggerating when I tell you that you need this in your life. And the price points are so good that I'm afraid I'm going to gain a solid 15 jowl pounds going forward.

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Although he's a carnivore at heart, Jonathan T couldn't deny his love for the delectable artichoke bun. It's packed with "Incredible flavor. Super savory with a hint of pickling. Fantastic bun, the sauce used seemed like a chipotle style aioli."

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And we haven't even told you about the fried chicken! Basically, what we're trying to say here is that even if Bunsmith wasn't such a welcoming bar; even if David, Ashley, David, and Kristen weren't such amazing hosts (thank you SO much guys!); even if they weren't the only folks around pioneering the kimchiback; even if they didn't inspire such glowing reviews, and Instagrammable photos...we would still be coming back for buns ASAP. See you there.

Peter D & The Yelp NYC Team


Yelp Elites Go Behind The Wok at P.F. Chang's!

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Last Tuesday, 50 lucky Reno Yelp Elites had the opportunity to get behind the woks at P.F. Chang's! Lead by local ambassadors, some of whom have worked at this location for more than 10 years, these Yelpers learned exactly what makes a restaurant like this tick, touring the from-scratch kitchen and getting up close and personal with the rocking woks, checking out the line in action, and even trying their hand at rolling sushi and spring rolls with the help of the managing Culinary Partner! And that was just the beginning! Elites enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring appetizers, like hand rolled pork dumplings and California Rolls, and hand crafted cocktails, like the Twisted Whiskey Sour, before making their way to the beautifully set patio for a family style meal made up of some of P.F. Chang's greatest hits, all paired with wine, local beer, and finished off with dessert wontons and a sake flight. 

Want to learn more about this incredible event? Check out all the reviews of the event here and see all the wonderful photos on the Flickr page.

Thanks To Our Sponsors:

P.F. Chang'sChris Holloman Photography 


Yelp Elites Get Cookin' At Harry's Farmer's Market

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Huge props to Harry's Farmer's Market on hosting a spectacular Elite Event! Harry's hosted an Oktoberfest cooking class for 20 Elites. It was a german fest in the OTP! All Elites left with a goodie bag filled with awesome items to make their own Oktoberfest party memorable. Thank you to the entire staff of Harry's for hosting an amazing event! Take a look at the amazing pictures here as well as the event reviews here.

September 27, 2015

Elite Event : 道頓堀 大阪城ナイトクルーズ

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Meet The Elite: Yelp Houston Spotlight On Janine B

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As the Yelp Houston Community Manager, I often get asked by business owners, newbie Yelpers and other members of the Houston community: "Who are these Elite Yelpers?" Aside from being the most authentic, social and influential members of the Yelp community, Elites certainly set the standard for what Yelp's all about – having a passion for local businesses and sharing that local love and knowledge with others.

Yelp Houston will spotlight members of the H-town Elite Squad in a series of 'Meet The Elite' blog posts!

...Introducing Janine B, Yelp Elite since '12 with a whopping 589 reviews, 804 photos – and counting!

Why did you first start yelping?
Back in 2010 when I first starting dating my now husband, he would take me to all of these interesting and cool, places to eat, drink and play. He never failed to impress me when taking me out. I thought I knew the Houston better than him because I lived here longer. He finally admitted that in preparation for our dates, he did a lot of research on Yelp... He wasn't an active user, just using it to search. I, however, promptly fell in love with him (which is why he is my husband) and Yelp because I love to read and write. I love the community and the sharing and interaction along with photography and social media – so it was a perfect fit for me and I was hooked!

What do you love most about Houston?
I truly love Houston and consider myself an ambassador – just ask all of my friends! There is so much variety in the choices of our dining scene. Over the last several years, there has been tremendous population growth, which has brought such a wealth of cultures and diversity to the city; and the food scene just continues to mirror that. 

Favorite Houston hangout:
This is tough to decide, so I have a tie. These are two 'go-to' spots for me. A nice little place tucked away on Richmond called Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant: awesome wine flights, great food and such a cool atmosphere ...It is great for date nights or hanging with friends. I hosted my birthday party there years ago and people still rave about it! A very close second is Agora, a little coffee house my husband introduced me to during our courtship. It is a great place to relax, people watch and have great conversation.

Favorite local biz photo that I snapped and shared on Yelp: 
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What's your favorite Yelp memory to date?
It would definitely be coming home from vacation to find a message in my Inbox from Farrah (Yelp Houston CM) that a photo I took of the McGovern Centennial Gardens had been selected for the very first Yelp Houston Photo Exhibit! My husband and I really enjoyed the event and discovering the art galleries that hosted the event, along with my excitement about having my photo on display in a real life gallery. It was a fun day!

People who love ___ should follow me on Yelp! 
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Want more? Keep up with Janine B's reviews, photos, lists and tips here.

Don't forget to follow Yelp Houston: facebook | twitter | Instagram.

About the Yelp Elite Squad: The Yelp Elite Squad is our way of recognizing people who are active in the Yelp community – people that are role models both on and off the site. Elite-worthiness is based on a number of things, including well-written reviews, high quality tips, a detailed personal profile, an active voting and complimenting record, and a history of playing well with others. You must use your real name on your account, have a real (and clear!) profile photo, and be of legal drinking age in your country. You can read more, and even nominate yourself at

Bourbon And Bluegrass For Tampa Bay

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Group Shot at ELITE- Yelp’s Bourbon and Bluegrass

On Friday night, nearly 20 Elite Squad members got a taste of southern hospitality at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Guests dined on a delicious family style Bourbon and Bluegrass dinner, complete with southern favorites from corn muffins and biscuits, to fried chicken, baked mac and cheese, and cheese grits! Bourbon flights helped wash down this magnificent meal, and delectable desserts provided the icing on top of a fabulous evening! Want to learn more about this incredible event? Check out all the reviews of the event here and see all the wonderful photos on the Flickr page.

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September 25, 2015

Yelp Denver's Top 20 Breweries

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In the smack-dab middle of the Great American Beer Festival®, Yelp Denver teamed up with data team over at Yelp HQ in San Francisco to create a recent list of Denver's top-rated breweries according to Yelp reviews over the past year. See below who made the list, pop in for a local beer, and Cheers! to their success! 

Denver is an amazing city with the unique privilege to host the Great American Beer Festival® year after year. A big reason for that is the capital city's pride to boast some of the best and brightest breweries that helped crown Colorado as the #StateOfCraftBeer. Though you might not see every brewery in Denver on this list, it's important to note that every brewery in this phenomenal city is an essential thread in the making of it's very fabric; they each have a story to tell and are worth our support and patronage. Just visit or download the free app on your smart phone to explore. Prost!

Do you disagree with the data or think our list rules? Let us know on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram with #YelpBrewTop20, and be sure to write a review if you check out any of these spots over the GABF® Weekend. 

In addition to GABF®, there's so much more out there! Know What The Locals Know - Visit for the full list of events, deals, discounts, and dinners! Go Forth – Discover the Mile High City with @YelpDenver! 

Yelp Denver's Top 20 Breweries 

1. Dry Docking Brewing Co. – Aurora, CO
2. Black Shirt Brewing Company – Denver, CO
3. Great Divide Brewing Company - Denver, CO
4. Copper Kettle Brewing Company - Denver, CO
5. Wild Woods Brewery - Boulder, CO
6. Left Hand Brewing Company – Denver, CO
7. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - Boulder, CO
8. Mockery Brewing - Denver, CO
9. De Steeg Brewing - Denver, CO
10. Wit's End Brewing Company - Denver, CO
11. Coda Brewing - Aurora, CO
12. Yak and Yeti Restaurant and Brewpub - Arvada, CO
13. The Old Mine - Cidery & Brewpub - Erie, CO
14. 12 Degree Brewing - Louisville, CO
15. Epic Brewing Company - Denver, CO
16. Locavore Beer Works - Littleton, CO
17. Renegade Brewing Company - Denver, CO
18. Spangalang Brewery - Denver, CO
19. Big Choice Brewing - Broomfield, CO
20. River North Brewery - Denver, CO

YelpJax's Bring a Newbie to Paint and Sip at Bottle and Bottega

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YelpJax Elites and their +1 newbies had a blast channeling our inner artists at Bottle & Bottega Jacksonville last Wednesday night! While enjoying sips and nibbles, we painted our hearts our (literally) on canvas and wine glasses for a super interactive and amazing Elite Event. Check out the pictures on Facebook, Flickr and read the awesome reviews here. 

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Boston Elites Discover Kenmore Bay, @YelpBoston on IG!

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Scavenger hunters, scavenge! Yelpers flooded four floors of Room & Board to discover the nearby tastes of Kenmore Bay, and win themselves a serious Instagram photo hunt prize. From Josephine's toasted hazelnut crab salad to underFIRE's made-to-order tacos, fuel tanks were filled and Pistons cooled by Buffalo Trace cocktails and Beers from Down The Road. Big ups to Jess and Afi who took home the grand prize – a $500 R&B gift card! – while silver and bronze scored funky little prize packs of Yelp boy shorts and fridge magnet Boston phrases. Check the reviews, and Tatsu's stellar photos!

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Elite party by the River

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GoGrillaSeptember 24, the Elites of Yelp Oslo gathered under the garden tents of St. Pauli. The River Light Festival was soon to begin, but first we had something delicious waiting for us! St. Pauli presented their organic cider, and we had a tasting of this wonderful drink, both cold and hot. The fruity flavours put a smile on our face for sure! While talking and drinking we ordered burgers and fries from the food truck Go'Grilla. They did the frying in the other side of the garden, and shouted our names as soon as the orders were done! The sweet potato fries melted our hearts until the rain started pouring down. We squeezed together around the candle lights, and after digesting this amazing food, we felt more than ready to put our rain ponchos on to explore the beautiful River Light Festival.

A great thanks to our sponsors: St. Pauli and Go'Grilla.

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Yelp's Night of Autumn Indulgence at Molton Brown

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On a dreich autumn night, 28 Yelpers descended on Molton Brown on Buchanan Street for a night of pampering, product previews and partying! There was delicious Cava as well as a luscious cake buffet from My Home Bakery featuring pumpkin passionfruit cake, molten lava cake, chocolate brownies – even featuring vegan and gluten free options. Molton Brown staff treated the Yelpers to a store tour, product sampling sessions, bubble bath splashing sessions, hand & arm massages as well as an amazing goodie bag to take home. There was even a raffle – congrats to Debs M who won £120 worth of products to take home to spoil herself with!

Read all the reviews and check out the photos. Thanks to Molton Brown and My Home Bakery. 

September 24, 2015

EFTS-15_web-banner-TIX-1024x400Homelessness is no laughing matter...and neither are your hunger pains. We'll leave the jokes up to the comedians, but for where to grab a bite and bev before or after the show, well, that, that's our specialty. Here's a list of nearby (read: walkable) eats and drinks around the Arclight (with a few happy hours thrown in for good measure). 

Alexander's SteakhouseO"Now for the bar menu, they have the Wagyu burger with a 9oz patty cooked and perfectly medium rare! Keep this up, next year they may be able to de-throne Petit Trois for the best burger in LA. The potatoes on the side are also not to be missed! During the "social hours" 5-6:30, many of the appetizers are largely discounted." - Eunice C

Bodega Wine BarO-2"Bodega Wine Bar hits the spot for happy hour deals...5-7pm and 10pm to close, Sunday to friend and I ordered the pepperoni and mushroom gluten-free pizza and were amazed by the flavor. It was delicious, to say the least! We had a moment of silence to pig out on the pizza." - Sandy L

El Cholo CafeO-1"Very good tableside guacamole. Good hot sauce. Margaritas are the bomb." - Terry O

Lunasia Dimsum HouseO-5

"Dim Sum at anytime of the day? Genius!" - Victor L

Nine & Nine ThaiO-1

"A must-get on the special menu is the shrimp and scallop in garlic and pepper. Thumbs up for the light, crispy batter and great seafood. We also had the Thai green curry (chicken), which was not too spicy and full of tender chicken. This went so well with rice, so we cleaned the curry bowl out in a jiffy." - Valerie L

Ruth's Chris SteakhouseO-1"Basically it's an $8 Sips & Sizzle deal, where all the happy hour food and drinks are $8...My personal faves were the spicy lobster and the burger and fries, and the zucchini fries that came with the crab BLT. " - Jamila V

Settebello Pizzeria NapoletanaO"The main reason we continue to go: their happy hour. It's pretty great. I cannot remember what time it starts, but it ends at 6:30pm daily. They have a whole happy hour menu with food and their drinks are like half the price." - Athena M

The Coolhaus ShopO-4"Cute ice cream place in Old Town Pasadena. It's located in the same building as Pie Hole and Pressed Juicery. They have very unique flavors: maple/waffle, brown butter bacon, moonshine, whiskey to name a few" - Grace C

Life is all about options. Want more? Download the Yelp App! Don't forget to show the world what you're eating and tag us using #YelpLA.

What’s A Launch Party Without A Wings Feast?

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Yelp Manila's Launch Party

Last Tuesday, yelpers came out to Sunrise Buckets, The Grove to celebrate Yelp Manila’s Launch Party! Attendees sampled an assortment of mouth-watering dishes including Sunrise Bucket’s famous wings, nachos and fries paired with flavored beers and homemade Sunrise iced tea. There was a “Yelp Me” Game and a few yelpers won Very Old Captain Artisan Crafted Dark Rum from Destileria Limtuaco. The evening wrapped up with an Ultimate Crazy Hot Wing Challenge and the winner won gift certificates from Sunrise Buckets! Yelpers were also treated to delicious desserts from Becky’s Kitchen. Read on for the event reviews and check out the photos on our Flickr page!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Sunrise BucketsBecky’s Kitchen • Destileria Limtuaco

Yelp LA's Guide to Healthy Eats for Heart Walk: Pasadena Edition

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You did it! You were one of thousands who helped an amazing cause. But you're not finished yet! Keep the momentum going with healthy eats for your mind, body, and soul. Don't know where to start? Check out our go-to list of healthy eats in Pasadena.

Green Earth Vegan Cuisine6a00d83452b44469e201b7c7d35137970b-800wi"Amazing vegan place. I am a vegetarian and I love finding hidden gems like this. The menu was huge and varied. There were so many things I wanted to try! We had the veggie quesadilla (vegan cheese) as an appetizer. There were giant chunks of roasted veggies and it came with guac and salsa. Really good." - Natalaya G

LincolnO-3"Despite the fact that the greens made up a significant part of the bowl, the breakfast bowl was surprisingly hearty and flavorful.  The dish was much richer than I had expected, yet not at all heavy.  The portion was generous and the breakfast itself seemed to align with the whole feel of the cafe.  It was fresh, seasonal, whole, and wholesome!" - Kimberly L

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"I got the chicken shawarma plate, which comes with standard Greek salad, hummus, rice, and pita bread... The chicken was really good and flavorful... Also they give a spicy red sauce and a garlic flavored sauce with the meal, which I finished both." - April A

PokeMix by Flour+TeaO-1"My favorite new healthy lunch spot...They have a simple system, order size small (2 scoops), medium (3scoops) or large (4 scoops). You get rice or greens or a mixture of both as a foundation then a choice of scoops of poke (raw fish) with some that are always there and some that are seasonal. I've had ahi, salmon, yellow tail, and spicy tuna. I've seen scallops, shrimp and Krab (pollock)." - Kevin C

Porta Via Italian FoodsO-2"Salads that are made to order- there are over 30 different toppings, 4 (I think) different lettuces (spinach, arugula, romaine, mixed) and several great dressings. My favorite is the honey vinaigrette; it's absolutely heavenly, tasty and wonderful. I wish I could buy gallons of this dressing." - Abby K

Real Food DailyO-3"Any vegan, soon to be vegan, want to be vegan, pretend to be vegan person should know about this place. It is one of our greatest finds in Pasadena. Every single dish on the menu is mouthwatering amazing, and you'd be shocked on how some of the items here could be sf, nf, gf, etc. I never thought vegan food could taste this remarkably good. Thank you chef!" - Marian L

Sage Cafe & Kind KremeO-6"Love everything there! So pleased with the service and the food. So many options for people with special diets and they can make a lot of their vegan products gluten free as well! It's an amazing establishment and their ice cream is to die for!" - Sabrina S

U PiCK CafeO-5

"I love coming here because I can tell they cook delicious, healthy food using minimal ingredients, unnecessary fat/oil, etc. I don't even consider U-Pick to be "eating out" in the sense of calories/bad-for-you meals. The prices are totally great for the amount of food that you get, and I've never had a bad experience in the 10+ times I've eaten here or gotten takeout." - Elyse M

Life is all about options. Want more? Download the Yelp App to find more delicious, healthy eats around Pasadena. Don't forget to show the world what you're eating and tag us using #YelpLA.

Vancouver Meet The Elite: Marje B

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Welcome to Vancouver's first Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. As the Yelp Vancouver Community Manager, I often get asked by business owners, newbie Yelpers and other members of the Vancity community: "Who are these Elite Yelpers?" Aside from being the most authentic, social, and influential members of the Yelp community, Elites set the standard for what Yelp's all about – having a passion for local businesses and sharing that local love and knowledge with others.

Today's featured Elite is Marje B, Elite since 2012 with a whopping 511 reviews and counting! When she's not Yelping Marje loves to run (mostly so she can eat bacon), cook, and hang out with her incredibly cute dog.

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Vancouver Relishes Life On Davie Street

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On an uncharacteristically rainy evening in September, Yelp Elites congregated at reLiSH Gourmet Burgers on Davie street to share their zest for life and burgers. Musical chairs and trivia were played while Elites searched for one another in a scavenger hunt of icebreaking proportions. Bonds were forged over shared love of sliders and spirits, while Elites shared what makes them relish life. Co-owners Rivers Corbett and Chef Ray Henry shared their vision for reLiSH with the Elite Squad while the whole reLiSH crew ensured everybody left satisfied (and with excellent swag!). Elites hung their wishes for life and shared what they savour about it on our Relish Life tree and it was a night of gratitude and celebration. Check out the reviews, and photos by

Vancouver Relishes Life on Commercial Drive

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As the summer wound down, our Elites turned up for a beautiful night of indulgence at reLiSH Gourmet Burgers on Commercial Drive. It was a hearty Yelp welcome, complete with all of the fixings: sliders, sides, and libations. Elites bonded over delicious burgers and reLiSH trivia. Co-owners Rivers Corbett and Chef Ray Henry shared their vision for reLiSH with the Elite Squad while the whole reLiSH crew ensured everybody left satisfied (and with excellent swag!). Elites were asked about what made them relish life, and while they hung wish tags on our Relish Life tree they shared their passion for life, great food, and the Yelp community. Check out the photos and reviews of this amazing event.

Game On at the Great Escape Room

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Elementary, My Dear Yelpers!

Last night a group of brave Yelp explorers were inviting to put on their thinking caps at The Great Escape Room in Dupont Circle. Our brave explorers were placed in a locked room where they had to search for clues, crack codes and solve puzzles in order to escape before time ran out! To add on to all of the fun, Yelpers were also able to donate directly to our charity partner DC Central Kitchen whose mission is to eradicate hunger in our neighborhood.

Relive the moments by checking out what Yelpers have to say here!

Special Thanks to our Sponsor:
The Great Escape Room

South Bay's Boba Fête At The Tea Zone & Fruit Bar

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You are now entering the…Tea Zone & Fruit Bar! Tea Zone is a hip chic boba joint that opened up its doors for our guests to handcrafted milk teas and fruity concoctions such as the White Tiger Milk Tea and the Pumpkin Chai Milk Tea at this Elite Boba Fête. Light bites of spring rolls, shrimp balls, chicken wings, refreshing watermelons, and macarons delighted our guests. Yelpers had a chance to enter our Instagram/Twitter contest for the Best Drink, Best Food, and Best Misc. picture and win Tea Zone giftcards and awesome Yelp Swag bags! Check out who won and how bomb the milk teas were here and our event photos.

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Palo Alto's Post-Prohibition Grape Gatsby Elite Bash At Calave

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Which '20s-esque wine bar can you enjoy gourmet PB&J bites and hors d'oeuvres? Palo Alto’s hottest new wine bar, Calave welcomed South Bay Elites to a revival of a modern classy speakeasy experience, The Grape Gatsby. Guests enjoyed sampling a range of wines from the bar and from JardescaRobert Hall Winery, and Car Men Air. Delicious bites of truffle oil popcorn, baked brie melts, macarons, PB&J, and more were aplenty throughout the night. Calave took us back in time and Yelpers were hungry for more! Check out how the event went down here and our historic 1920s photos.

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San Jose Elites Get Fresh At The Farmer's Union

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Where's the best place to spend a wonderful San Jose summer day? The Farmer’s Union, an American tavern stationed in the heart of downtown San Jose offered South Bay Yelpers some good ol’ fashioned cocktails and original bites while boasting over 52 craft beers on tap. Guests took over the top floor Mezzaine and enjoyed bites of pulled BBQ pork sliders, mac & cheese, grilled cheese sammies, pork & ricotta meatballs, and more! Interested in how the event went? Read about it here and check out our rockin’ photos.

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September 23, 2015

Edmonton Elites “Book It To Brunch!”

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On a rainy Sunday morning Central Social Hall treated Yelp Edmonton Elites to a tasty brunch complete with a book exchange! After arriving at the event Yelpers could drop off the book they brought for the swap, do some socializing and even check out the Jays game on the huge big screen TVs. There was plenty of Yelp SWAG on hand, and the men in attendance were treated to locally made soap from Bro Brick Soap, in scents like beer and wasabi, rye and coke and leather scrub. Chef Rueben Major flew in from Vancouver to prepare the meal for this amazing brunch which got off to a cheery start with a pineapple mimosa. Then Yelpers got to taste an Italian sausage and mushroom skillet with Central Social Hall’s signature roasted poblano and white cheddar sauce. Next was a house-made Belgian waffles with peach compote and chantilly cream. A blonde beer from Vancouver craft brewery Postmark Brewing was the "intermission" beverage. Then it was onto Eggs Benedict where Yelpers sampled either the Oil Country Benny with Italian sausage and bacon, or a Veggie Benny on a chickpea and mushroom patty. Finally came The Cure, named for being the perfect “morning after” meal, this was a breakfast version of poutine with shoestring fries, cheese curds, red wine gravy, and poached egg, and more of the delicious smoked poblano and white cheddar sauce. Yelpers then got to pick up a book for the book swap, and enjoy some great company before heading out.

Read reviews and check out photos of the event here.


Thanks to all our sponsors for another incredible Yelp event: Central Social Hall, Postmark Brewery, and Bro Brick Soaps. 


Yelp LI's Beef Battle @ Great South Bay Brewery

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Last week, 300 Yelpers and friends gathered at Great South Bay Brewery for the first annual Yelp LI Beef Battle. Ten local restaurants brought their best ground beef dishes; ranging from ravioli's in bolognese sauce, to tacos, burgers, Chile rellenos, mac n' cheese and more. Attendees voted for their favorite dish of the evening and Spiro's Restaurant & Lounge took home the crown with their version of Turkish meatballs. All ticket sales and proceeds from the bar were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, who make meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (‘Bigs’) and children (‘Littles’). The beef was generously donated by Schweid & Sons, who have been in the meat game since the 1800's. Don't just read about this fantastic evening, relive the experience through the event pictures and reviews


Madison Elites Get Hookah-ed On Belly Dancing

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Madison Elites discovered the hidden gem on top of the hill that is Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe on September 17th. Elites sampled some staples of Lebanese cuisine including baba ganoush, shawarma, and falafel. The scent of exotic mango and jasmine permeated the room as Yelpers puffed on hookah, and at the end of the night all were treated to Anya Zophia's hypnotic belly dance routine. See what our Elites thought about getting hookah-ed, and check out our Flickr page for photos from the night.

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Yelp Cincinnati Elites Learn The Secret Behind The Bonbonerie's Legendary Opera Cream Cake

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Our Yelp Cincinnati elites got a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at THE one and only The Bonbonerie to see how they make their legendary Opera Cream Cake from start to finish. Check out all the five star reviews here:

Keep up to date with The Bonbonerie by liking their FB page here or visiting their website here: Follow them on twitter and instagram for food porn galore! Wanna book one of those tea parties you have always heard about? Head here! 

Delcious photography brought to you by: Evoking Light Photography.

It's sweet to be elite! To learn more about how you can come to these events visit:

Thank you to our sponsors: 

The BonbonerieEvoking Light Photography 

Meet The Elite: Savanna M, BPB

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Welcome to Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. Today we meet Savanna M, a Yelp Elite since '13​, who​ ​lives in sunny Broward-Palm Beach. Originally from the Bahamas, this shopaholic is a scientist by day and an ​avid Yelper by night. She considers herself part mermaid and enjoys scuba diving, spearfishing and freediving.

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September 22, 2015

Calgary Elites Get A Taste Of Charbar

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On Monday night, Yelp Elites got the mouthwatering chance to experience the much anticipated East Village flagship restaurant in the historic "Simmon's Building," Charbar. From the minds of some of Canada's top chefs, Charbar seamlessly brings the rustic charm of the Argentinian fire pit and Bow River inspired "raw bar" into the warmth of one of Calgary's favourite historic buildings.

From massive, 75 day aged steaks, to a custom ceviche bar and oysters with home made chimichurri, Yelp's Taste Of Charbar was a foodies dream. If that wasn't enough, Just Wine App wet our whistles with impeccable Argentinian wine pairings.

Read the rave reviews and see the photos.

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St. Louis Yelpers Party at Central Table and Bar Paradigm

Posted by Aaron


350 St. Louis Yelpers took over Central Table and Bar Paradigm for an elegant evening of live jazz music, culinary sampling, and cocktails all around. The party wouldn't have been complete without each guest getting their very own mustache for the night! In total, Yelpers raised over $1,600 for Young Friends of the St. Louis Children Hospital. Check out the stellar reviews here and the professional photos here

Central TableBar Paradigm • London Vodka • Whitebox Eatery • Kevin Mitchell Jazz Trio • Anheuser-Busch • Modesto Tapas and Wine Bar • Evangeline's Bistro and Music House • Kaldi's Coffee • Hiro Asian Kitchen • Hot Box CookiesPark Avenue Coffee • Serendipity Ice Cream • Jessie Flori Photography • Big Smile Photo Booth • Tavolo Vigneto  •  Young Friends of St. Louis Children's Hospital


Restaurant Week Kickoff In Tulsa

Posted by Sarah


On September 8th Yelp Elites and friends from the TYPROS (Tulsa Young Professionals) Attractions Crew were hosted by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma for a Restaurant Week kickoff event! After a happy half hour of food and wine guests were given a private tour of the facility, heard from the top organizers about Restaurant Week, and concluded with an hour of volunteering. Read the event reviews here and check out photos from the Flickr!


Yelp's Epic Stache Bash!

Posted by Alex L

21621223801_c8d0b5cf28_oSelect yelpers from across Sacramento and beyond gathered en masse at the Palladio in Folsom last Saturday for Yelp's Stache Bash, a massive party that was far more hip than the hair on your upper lip! Located in their upscale Piazza, the event featured a plethora of complimentary bites and drinks, live music and numerous local vendors. Entertainment came courtesy of the James Cavern Band and DJ Downtown Abby. Over $2600 in donations at the door benefited Folsom's Leading Young Professionals (FLYP). Every guest was given a form redeemable for $10 in Palladio shopping, and the winner of our mustache contest won a slew of tickets to upcoming local festivals! Read the fabulous reviews or scope the photos on Yelp's Flickr Page

Special thanks to our many, many sponsors: 

PalladioMKTNG • Chicago Fire • Chocolate Architect • Chops Steak Seafood & Bar • Jake's Desserts • Johnny Rockets • Panera Bread • Pinkberry • Red Robin • Starbucks • Bella Grace Vineyards • Corona • Prospect Cellars • Reyka Vodka • Skinner Vineyards • Uphill Vineyards • Apricot Lane • Phenix Salon & Suite • Serenity Spa • White House Black Market • James Cavern • Photostudio29

Yelp VIP at the Chocolate Academy

Posted by Risa D


A tiny group of Yelp Elites enjoyed an intimate hands-on chocolate workshop at Montreal's Chocolate Academy, complete with wine tasting and ganache magic! Check out the photos and reviews

Yelp's Summer Fest with Passovah!

Posted by Risa D

 Elites and their guests attended a VIP hour at the Fairmount to get first taste of the delicious free Jameson cocktails and learn how to make them! Plus we played video games on the big screens and tasted delicious bites from local restaurants, picked up their annual special Yelp Elite gift and met with amazing Passovah artists and non-profits before the crowds of yelpers arrived ready to rock out. It was an awesome evening full of amazing music, food and drinks in Montreal. Check out the photos and reviews!

Yelp NC Train-Cation to Grove Winery

Posted by Lauryn


On Saturday, NC Yelpers from Charlotte, The Triad, and The Triangle came together for Yelp's Train-Cation to Grove Winery! Yelpers all got on board for complimentary Amtrak train rides to Burlington, NC.  Just a short drive from the Burlington train station, is the beautiful Grove Winery. Elite Transit came in style with their yellow school bus to transport our groups to the winery. Upon arrival Yelpers received a warm welcome from Grove Winery, owner Max Lloyd. There was a tasty lunch waiting for everyone from local Burlington restaurant Taaza Bistro, with tastes of both northern and southern style Indian cuisine. Be sure to check out their new location coming soon to Greensboro, NC.  Longhorn Steakhouse did not disappoint with their generous portions of chicken, steak, and mashed potatoes. Max led Yelpers through a generous wine tasting, seven wines to be exact including their award winning wines. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the NC countryside, relaxing and listening to the very talented, Caution The Grey from the Triad area. In case anyone got hungry on the train ride home, Pretzel Crisps were a great travel snack. Read all the amazing reviews here, and check out the incredible photos from Poprock photography on Flickr.

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Yelp Miami's Big Bite in Little Haiti

Posted by Cassie Glenn

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On Thursday night, over 500 yelpers took over Miami's Little Haiti Cultural Center for an epic battle royale as some of the city's top chefs fought for the "best bite" award voted on by attendees, while drinks flowed and entertainment livened it all up! At the end of the night, it was Buns & Buns that took home the coveted trophy but there's no doubt everyone was a winner during this party! Check out the stellar reviews here , professional photos here, and fun photo booth shots here.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors including... 

Food: Bonding, Buns & Buns, Cheeseburger Baby, Coya, Green Plate Asian Bistro, LOBA, Los Verdes, Organic Bites, PepperJelly Co., Perfecto, Sabores by Chef James, Toro Toro Restaurant, Whole Foods Market Downtown Miami, Whole Foods Market North Miami, Exquisito Fine Chocolates, Jessi Bakes, Nancy's Cake Pops, PG Bakery Pastel Guayaba, Romanicos Chocolate, Scrumptious Sweets MIA, Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe

Sips: Cafe Curuba, Concrete Beach Brewery, Descarga Brewing, Hidalgo Imports, Islamorada Beer Company, Jardesca California Aperitiva, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Miami Club Rum, New Belgium Brewing, Perrier, Pur Beverages, Repour Bar, Singha Beer, Wines of Brasil, ZICO

Entertainment: Angels Entertainment, DJ Big Ben, Henna by Kathleen, Kiki Booth, Magic City Hippies, Nate Dee, YO Miami

Community Partners: ALSCO, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Tradisyon Lakou Lakay, Inc.