August 27, 2014

Yelp Goes Latin At Soul2Sole

Posted by Angela S

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They say what happens at Soul2Sole, stays at Soul2Sole, and on Friday night North Shore Yelp Elites and their guests turned up the heat full blast. The evening started off with South American Fusion bites from renowned North Shore restaurant Longitud315. Even though the restaurant is booked two months out on Friday and Saturday nights, that didn't stop head Chef Tony Castillo from stopping by to serve up delectable watermelon gazpacho, plantain chips, mahi mahi ceviche, and his famed Arepas Doña Ynes. After bites and wine, everyone graced the dance floor and got their salsa and merengue moves on with professional instructor and lifetime dancer, Cuban born Ariel Cisneros. Though it was a hot and steamy Friday night outside, that didn't stop the party from getting even hotter indoors. Read all the reviews of the event right here and see all the fabulous photos by Edelyn Ellwood on the Flickr page.

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Steak-Out At Steak Of The Art

Posted by Thom


Bristol Elites had a treat for all the senses at Yelps Steak-Out at Steak of the Art for Yelp Bristol's first Elite Event. After being greeted with a glass of prosecco, they were guided around the restaurant that has been designed entirely by artist, James Blinkhorn.

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August 26, 2014

Melbourne’s 10th Anniversary Winter Vintage Soiree

Posted by Melanie


Melbourne sure got it’s fancy pants on for this grand affair. There were bow ties and pearls aplenty when the doors of the historic Kelvin Club opened to Yelp’s Vintage Winter Soiree.

Bellies were warmed with fresh pasta, pho, tea, and hot chocolate. Champagne and oysters were enjoyed while listening to opera performances. When the night really warmed up, this glamorous crowd didn’t break a sweat with local refreshments and ice creams in hand. And speaking of desserts… everyone got to indulge their sweet tooth more than once!

Read reviews of the event here or head to Flickr to see some spectacular photos.

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Yelpers Celebrate Modmarket Opening In Texas

Posted by Heli M.


Modmarket is a Colorado-based farm fresh fast-casual eatery opening its first out-of-state location in Flower Mound, Texas this September. Dallas Elites were the first to get a peek at this fresh new eatery at an exclusive Elite Event on Monday, August 25. The first hour included cocktails, sandwich sampling, and a make-your-own pizza tutorial with Modmarket's Chef Nate Weir. The second hour included a family-style dinner with select salads and pizzas which had everyone raving! The official photos and reviews are now up. Read up and check them out.

NC Triad Elites Enjoy Beer And Classic British Apps!

Posted by Holly

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Last Thursday Triad area Elites came together to enjoy some locally brewed beer at the newly opened Pig Pounder Brewery as well as a sampling of what Marshall Free House has to offer. Elites were even lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Burger Warfare opening later this Fall. After sipping on some delicious brews Elites got to tour the Pig Pounder facility with the Brew Master himself. At Marshall Free House no one left hungry with scotch eggs, oysters, bangers and mash, and so many more delectable British inspired dishes being passed around. Check out the amazing photos here and the reviews here! Would someone please pass the Pimms?

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SF Elites Went Beyond Bentos At PABU

Posted by Abby Schwarz

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For many, having Japanese lunch means grabbing a bento to go. This was not the case for a lucky group of San Francisco Yelp Elites at PABU last Friday! Thanks to Chef Ken Tominaga and the Michael Mina team, our private party was treated to a two-hour tasting of PABU's new lunch menu before it debuted to the public. From the moment Elites were welcomed into the lounge with cocktails and appetizers until Chef Ken's Q&A session and parting words, everyone was treated like a VIP! Read the 5-star reviews and see the beautiful photos to truly understand this special experience.

About PABU:

Ken Tominaga, of the famed Hana Japanese Restaurant in Sonoma County, brings forth a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining with PABU San Francisco. In partnership with Michael Mina and Mina Group, this modern izakaya and sushi bar in downtown San Francisco is a dream brought to life for Tominaga and Mina. Located at the landmark 101 California space in San Francisco's Financial District, PABU combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication to create a dynamic, social dining experience.

GTA Gets The Best Of Both Worlds At i Darts And Ora

Posted by Kris

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What happens when an funky electronic darts business serving up awesome cocktails and a classy tapas lounge both want to host a Yelp Elite event? Elites in the GTA get a double dose of awesome as these two worlds collide. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Treat Yo-Self YelpJax!

Posted by Allie


Massages. Wine. Facials. Gourmet bites... Treat Yo-Self YelpJax! Elites indulged in some serious pampering at our Spa Love event on Monday night. Greeted with a glass of Chloe wine and a gift bag, elites got to catch up and enjoy some delightful light bites from the fabulous Tres Leches before their name was called for even more luxurious treatment... a relaxing facial or tranquil massage. Aster’s French macarons were the perfect ending to this sweet party. Treat Yo-Self to the reviews and pictures!

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Lights, Camera, Action Elite Event At Bar21 In Manchester

Posted by Jonny Quirk

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For our August Elite event we ripped up the rule book once more to put on a movie themed evening of great food, drinks and a quiz that had all of our 30 attendees flexing their little grey cells in battle for ultimate knowledge glory!

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Buitenspeeldag Feestival

Posted by Philippine


The Buitenspeeldag Feestival was a mini festival to turn Café Noorderlicht into a playground! Relive your childhood and play games; from boardgames to Werewolves of Miller's Hollow, jump on the bouncy castle, eat candyfloss and free birthday cake to celebrate Yelp's tenth birthday, listen to the DJs Pål/SECAM and have an afternoon full of fun. Over 150 Yelpers defied the Dutch weather, even Yelp Elites from Antwerp came all the way and celebrated with us! Read the reviews and have a look at the stunning photos!

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August 25, 2014

Yelp Gets Handsy: Official Kick-Off Event

Posted by Scotty

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Wednesday August 20th, 2014 was the Official Kick-Off Event for Yelp Gets Handsy, an event series where yelpers are getting hands-on with local businesses around the Holy City. Over the course of the night, Charleston Distilling Co hosted a group of 200 yelpers. Squeeze Onsite offered up cocktails made with the new King Charles Vodka and Jaspers Gin. Just Eat This served-up hot treats while 167 Raw shucked-up a raw bar the size of a john boat! Yelpers kept entertained with music from DJ Rehab, a green screen photo booth, button making, coaster making, and corkboard-magnet making. By the end of the evening, we raised over $700 for Lowcountry AIDS Services and had a blast getting handsy at our Official Kick-Off Event. Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Flickr too!

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Baltimore Gets CraftY At Birroteca

Posted by Elsa M.


August's Elite Event tapped into Yelp Baltimore Elites' creativity. This D.I.Y. Event (Drink It Yourself) was all about Birroteca's craft brews, craft cocktails, and beautifully-crafted cuisine, while Elites got crafty decorating Yelp pint glasses for a super cool contest (Burlesque tickets, anyone?). Birotecca's Pineapple Express (House-infused Pineapple Pisco, Pineapple Sour, Bitters), Evolution Lot 3 IPA, and Evolution Summer Session were the perfect compliments to Birroteca's bevvy of killer cuisine, everything from bruschettas to brussel sprouts... duck pizzas to kale salads... and sooooo much more!

Check out the stellar reviews here and relive or catch-up on the memories here.

Posted by Rachel Carlson

Wigle Whiskey

Wanting for a PA produced whiskey? Than trust the lucky 20 Elites who were taken on an exclusive tour of the brand new Wigle Whiskey Barrel House. Guests were welcomed with either a barrel-aged old fashioned, barrel-aged mint julep or a chamomile gimlet and munched on a Thin Man Sandwich Shop snack tray. That was just a taste of what was to come. A tour around the property brought on different parts of Pennsylvania distillery history and we rounded out the evening with sampling of five of their whiskeys. Read all the reviews of the event here, and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

Yappy Hour At Kriser's Houston

Posted by Farrah Akhtar


What time is it? It's paw thirty! On August 23rd, Kriser's hosted Houston Yelpers and their pooches to a Saturday morning for an in-store mixer – Yelp's Yappy Hour – providing free nail trims, Kriser's doggy treat bags, Yelp frisbees and Yelp bandanas. And the 'rents weren't left out. Dunkin' Donuts Houston cooled off the crowd with their famous Dunkin' iced coffee, iced teas and donuts. And for those without a furry friend to call their own, Pup Squad Animal Rescue was onsite hosting adoptions! Check out the event reviews and Yelp flickr photos.

Elite Pickle Party At The Granary

Posted by Scotty

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Charleston Yelp Elite Squad members and their guests came out to The Granary in Mount Pleasant, SC for the first in a series of events called Yelp Gets Handsy. Yelpers are getting hands on with local businesses and there was plenty of that here. Chef Brannon Florie was at the helm of the vegetable pickling station while Patrick Walton gave yelpers a lesson on pickled pims cups. The charcuterie table went on for days and the plates of food kept coming until elites stopped eating. Read more about the event here and check out all the photos on Flickr too!

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Richmond's 2nd Yelper Party: Yelpaway Camp!

Posted by Jamie


What do you get when you combine sips and samples from local and national favorites, exciting entertainment, a photobombing bear, and a love for local community? RVA Yelpaway Camp! Elites, Yelpers, and guests gathered at Gather on Thursday evening to celebrate local businesses, while raising donations and awareness for an incredible nonprofit – Comfort Zone Camp. Not only did guests challenge each other to giant checkers, pose with props at the photobooth, get crafty with friendship bracelets, groove to rockin’ tunes, and spoil their tastebuds with deliciousness, but they also raised enough money to send a child to camp and make a real-life impact! To relive the fun or check out what you missed, peruse the photos and read the reviews!

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Yelpers Walk the Line at Bogarts

Posted by Cindy


Last Friday night Bogarts treated 50 lucky Yelpers to a free concert at their newly renovated venue as part of our #YelpCincySummer Bucket List. But the hospitality didn't stop there — we got to experience the concert like V.I.P.'s from their VIP balcony overlooking the stage! Yelpers enjoyed the Johnny Cash tribute band while sippin themed Cash cocktails and munching on F&N Goode Chick'n Tenders & our out of this popcorn bar thanks to Patty's Popcorn. We fell into the Ring of Fire, and it was one heck of an event. But don't just take our word on the night's awesomeness! Peep the party pics by Larrison photography here, read all the 5-star reviews, and cross that concert off your bucket list at

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Providence Celebrates 10 Years Of Yelp!

Posted by Hilary H


Nearly 500 yelpers and 35 vendors gathered together at The Providence Rink on a gorgeous August evening to celebrate Yelp's 10th Anniversary with incredible bites, delicious sips and fabulous entertainment. With the most beloved local businesses sharing their wares and yelpers showing their generosity (we raised nearly $3,000 for the RI Community Food Bank!), this evening was truly unforgettable! Check out the glowing reviews here and the beautiful photos of the event here

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Yelp's 10th Birthday Party at Wild Cabaret, Glasgow!

Posted by Briony C


Over 120 Glasgow Yelpers hit the hottest new venue in town (it's official, they won the Yelpie award!) Wild Cabaret on Thursday night for a night of decadence, glamour and a whole load of fun! 

We were treated to delicious cocktails by Luscious Liquid, food by Wild Cabaret and Miss Dixiebelle were on hand to style 18 lucky lady Yelpers into vintage vixens! There were also drinks by Eden Brewery St Andrews and Alexander Wines. We were treated to the smooth tunes of The Precious Penny Pluckers and the card assassin extrodinary, George Speirs who was making his debut performance! 

We also celebrated all Glasgow's best local businesses by dishing out some awards – you can read all the winners votes below the link! Thanks to all the Yelpers who partied in fine style and our amazing sponsors. 

Check out the photos and read the reviews

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August 23, 2014

LA West Elite Event At the Buffalo Club

Posted by Brinny



Yelp Gold Elites were invited to an intimate tasting of the Buffalo Club's dinner menu.  While elites had a chance to catch up and exchange Yelp stories, the dedicated staff brought out one delicous plate after another. Some highlights included the Korean BBQ Wagyu Short Rib, Summer Salad with Gioia Burrata, Chopped Crab and Avocado Salad, Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding with House Marcaspone Ice Cream, and The Buffalo Bar with Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Marshmallows, Hazelnuts and Caramel Sauce.  

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Posted by Rika Nakazawa


What does a devoted Yelp Elite Squad do on a hot summer night in Tokyo? Hand grill Senbei rice crackers over red hot charcoal, of course!

The first ever Tokyo Yelp Elite Event was held at Azabujuban  Kineya, a new Japanese style snack store that opened in June 2014. Fifteen Yelp Elites participated and enjoyed Kineya’s original “fried pasta”, paired with chilled champagne. The squad was split into teams to participate in a Yelp trivia game. The winning team received free Senbei, while the losing team was sent to the Senbei grilling room that was hotter than Onsen bath.

And still the losing team was smiling as they got to grill the Senbei.

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August 22, 2014

Baltimore Launches "Meet the Maker" Series

Posted by Elsa M.

Yelp events exist to put people in touch with great local businesses - and now, thanks to Yelp Baltimore's new "Meet the Maker" series, Yelp is highlighting great locally-made products as well! Baltimore's kick-off event took more than 80 Yelpers to Mouth Party Caramels - locally-owned and operated since 2007 (with a portion of their profits going to the fight against cancer). Just two months ago, the entire shop was destroyed by flooding that wrecked the area. This "Meet the Maker" CMYE (Community Manager Yelp Event) was a 'welcome-back,' as well as a 'get to know ya' Happy Hour-type event, with complimentary samples of their crazy-delicious caramels paired with another locally-made gem: Basignani Wines. Read more on this 5-star CMYE here and check out the pictures here

A special thanks to Mouth Party Caramel and Basignani Wines



PDXYelp Takes a Steakation @ Fogo de Chão!

Posted by Don Bourassa


The quickest way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. And that's the simple reason for the booming success of Fogo de Chão, the hot new Brazilian churrasco experience in Portland, Oregon. And as 50 Yelp elites found out on August 21, 2014, there's no leaving this place hungry. The hot gauchos at Fogo de Chão treated the Yelp Elite to the full salad bar and churrasco experience, classic caipirinhas, wine, beer and even dessert, in what has to be one of the most extravagant PDXYelp Elite events to date. And did we mention the service? 5-stars all around. If you heard what sounded like an explosion in the Portland region last night, it was the sound of 50 minds being blown all at the same time. But don't just take our word for it, read the 5-star reviews here! 

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What's A Launch Party Without A Tattoo?

Posted by Sofia Varas

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On Wednesday, nearly 100 guests got together at Doma in Santiago´s hip hood, Bellavista, to celebrate the official launch of Yelp in Chile. Our very first “Yelpy Hour” was a raging party with bottomless sangria, a champagne toast, great conversation between new and old friends, and even tattoo art! Reviews of the event are here and photos here.

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Yelp´s 10-year Anniversary Party in Copenhagen


Thursday August 21 Yelp Copenhagen was celebrating Yelp´s 10-year anniversary in red and gold at Café Klimt. Elites, Yelpers and Newbies were all in the mood for a great party with golden drinks inspired by the painter Klimt, birthday tapas, DJ Steven and a huge birthday cake sponsored by Bodenhoff Bageri and nicely decorated with the Yelp logo, stars and pictures of some of the Elites and their reviews.  

10 was the magic number this night, and Community Manager Camilla S therefore encourage everybody to find 10 new friends on Yelp during the event. She also divided the guests into teams for a quiz challenge; 10 questions about Yelp, that should be answered as quickly as possible with a high five. The winning team: ”The Crowns” all got a hawaii wreath in gold as a reward. Afterwards the new Elites in Copenhagen were celebrated with gold crowns, and a ”Klimt´s painting competition” was launched. The yelpers should namely paint a birthday present for Yelp and make a #yelpfie of themselves with their painting and upload the photo on Yelp. Christina A won the competition for her cool map of Denmark, and got a brunch for two at Café Klimt in return.

Read the reviews and check out the photos from this colourful party on Yelp, Flickr and Facebook. There were so many great moments, and Yelp was definitely celebrated with great style in the heart of Copenhagen.

Torsdag d. 21. august fejrede Yelp København 10 års fødselsdag for Yelp i rødt og guld på Café Klimt. Eliter, yelpere og newbies var alle med til at skabe en god stemning til denne fødselsdagsfest med guld-drinks inspireret af maleren Klimt, fødselsdags-tapas, DJ Steven og en enorm fødselsdagskage, som var sponsoreret af Bodenhoff Bageri og pyntet fint med Yelp logo, stjerner og billeder af Eliter og deres anmeldelser.

10 var aftenens magiske tal, og Community Manager Camilla S opfordrede derfor alle til at finde 10 nye venner på Yelp i løbet af aftenen. Hun inddelte også gæsterne i fire hold, og så var det ellers quiz-tid; 10 spørgsmål om Yelp, som skulle besvares hurtigst muligt med en high five. Vinderholdet; ”Kronerne” fik alle en hawaii-krans i guld som præmie. Bagefter blev de nye Eliter i København fejret med en guldkrone, og en ”Klimts malekonkurrence” blev sat i gang. Alle skulle nemlig male en fødselsdagsgave til Yelp og lave et #yelpfie af dem selv og deres billede og derefter uploade det på Yelp. Christina A vandt konkurrencen for sit maleri af Danmarkskortet og blev belønnet med en brunch til to på Café Klimt.

Læs anmeldelser og se billeder fra den farverige fest på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook. Der var så mange skønne øjeblikke, og Yelp blev helt sikkert fejret med stor stil - i hjertet af København.

En stor tak til vores sponsorer og hjælpere, som gjorde det hele muligt:

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San Jose's Hot Summer Nights

Posted by Candice Gatlin


On Tuesday evening, South Bay Elites were treated to a ravishing rooftop celebration with Scott's Seafood of San Jose. Guests dined on delectable bites of Scott's famous Ahi tuna sashimi, crab cakes, prawn cocktails, bacon-wrapped scallops, and more, paired with select adult beverages — All the while delighting in the breath-taking aerial views of Downtown San Jose with the stunning mountains as backdrop. You can check out all our photos here and read the fabulous 5-star reviews here.

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August 21, 2014

Columbus Invades A Cincinnati Favorite!

Posted by Bryant M

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Sister city, Cincy, may be used to the famous Greek sauce, but it was new to most Columbus Yelpers. Skyline Chili invited the Yelp Elite Squad to find out why their slogan is "Feeling Good, It's Skyline Time!" by treating us to Greek salads, cheese coneys, 3-ways, and their signature hospitality. Four weeks, four neighboring cities, and four restaurants equaled over 80 new fans! Check out the amazing event photos and read the stellar reviews in the sponsor section below.

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Elite Event: East Village Tavern + Bowl


East Village Tavern + Bowl opened their doors and dimly lit lanes to more than one hundred Yelp Elites this past Monday for a night of bowling, music, drinks and great food. Wait a minute? Did we say great food? Yes ladies and gentlemen, EVT is not serving your typical bowling alley slop but rather a an excellent meal that's sure to bowl you over. They have converted their restaurant to have a scratch kitchen, (everything made completely in house), and the Elite Squad could not get enough! As item after item rolled out of the kitchen the crowd could be heard licking their lips, seen rubbing their bellies all while enjoying frame after frame of tournament style bowling. Check out all the pictures on the Yelp SD Flickr page and read all the 5-star reviews here, turkeys!

A new kind of burger in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda


The name may trigger your curiosity but it's true. Last night, the Yelp São Paulo Elite Squad went out to try a new kind of burger: the cheesebook at Lanchonete da Cidade. The dinner opened its doors to yelpers and to a truly special project, Bookcrossing. What happens when you mix books and burgers, a cheesebook, of course! Each of the guests made a contribution to the Bookcrossing shelf while also taking a different book home with them. The night was full of fun, smiles and delicious yummy burgers. You can check out the photos in our Flickr album or in our Facebook page and read the reviews here

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Margaritas, Fish Tacos And DJ Milk On Rooftop Patio

Posted by Alex L


Templeton Landing in Buffalo has one of the most breathtaking views of the waterfront. Yesterday, a group of lucky Yelp Elite's got to experience an interactive event and learn from the GM and staff just how much they love what they do. As you walked in, you were greeted by a "make-your-own-margarita" station, followed by a nacho station and a made-to-order fish taco grill bar. With Great Lakes Brewing also serving delicious tasty beer and DJ Milk spinning fun beats, yelpers walked away awed, full, happy and ready to come back for more. We also had an impromptu #IceBucketChallenge and raised over $120 for ALS at the event. Don't believe us? Check out the photos and glowing reviews here.

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Yelp DC's Back to Cool Social at The Gryphon

Posted by Kimberly


Goodbye summer, hello fall! Yelp and The Gryphon invited Yelp Elites to start off the semester on a good note with an exclusive social. Libations flowed and there were nibbles a plenty. It was the perfect  chance to catch up and meet with new and old Yelp friends.

The Gryphon is a new Meat & Raw Bar Social House brought to you by the owners of Lost Society. Yelpers enjoyed a sampling of menu favorites including goat cheese and tomato bruschetta, parmesan fried brussel sprouts, chicken and waffles, buttermilk fried pickles, tuna tartare with pickled watermelon rinds, oysters with cucumber mignonette, striped bass ceviche, lemon zest shrimp cocktail, Surryano  ham with charred scallion, and a chef's selection of assorted beef skewers.

Re-live the fun through the pics on Flickr and be sure to check out the reviews here.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors:

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Yelp NC Triangle Elites First Look at the all new Microsoft Store at Southpoint

Posted by Lauryn

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On Wednesday evening, NC Triangle Elites had a chance to check out the latest addition from Microsoft at the Streets of Southpoint. Elites enjoyed all the festivities and the hottest new technology that Microsoft has to offer including: the XBOX, tablets, smart phones, and a really cool 3-D Printer demo. Elites had the chance to explore this new interactive store, chat with staff, and  a chance to win a new Fitbit and a MINI JAMBOX! Check out the photos here and read the reviews here.



YelpJax Gets Toasted at Brew

Posted by Allie


Brew is the new, super cool coffee, beer, toast, and soda joint, right here in the heart of Five Points. Lucky elites got to sample the highly talked about artisan toast, (can you say rosemary garlic sourdough, kimchi jam, goat cheese and arugula?)  We raised our glasses to the amazing specialty beer cocktails, like the brewmosa (beer and OJ) and the very summer Shandy (beer, lemonade and simple syrup.) Add some mixing and mingling with the light bites, and Yelp Elites found a new appreciation for being on the front edge of the city’s culinary trends. Check out the super cool snaps, and reviews here!

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Elite Event: 'Intermission' Private Screening

Posted by Emily C

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"The only thing that would have made the evening better was if we could take some of the Brooks staff home to continue feeding us in the manner we had just become accustomed to..."  

Yeah we all had that feeling Quentin alright! Whiskey sours, ridiculous amounts of canapes, homemade whiskey truffles, as well as popcorn and jellies for movie watching, sure who wouldn't wanna take them home!

Then there was the viewing of Intermission from the downright luxury of our very own private screen; leaather seats, individual tables, said refreshments, and more leg room than Shaquille O'Neill's basketball shorts.

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August 20, 2014

İstanbul'da Kahve Diyince Akla Cupper's Geliyor!

Posted by Gakten


What's the best thing to do to start a fresh new week? To do a Cupping Event at Cupper's Beşiktaş of course! Thanks to Cuppers' great coffees and environment, we not only got a chance to learn how to do a Coffee Cupping, but also got a chance to taste the great coffees and shakes of this amazing cute little coffee place. We all had a blast. Cold brew is a must try at Cupper's. All I can say it "go try it out". Did you miss the event? Check out the pictures on Flickr, and read the reviews for detailed information.

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Yelp MSP's 10-Year Anniversary Bash @ Louie's Wine Dive

Posted by Jonathan


On Tuesday, August 12th, Twin Cities Elites celebrated Yelp's 10-Year Anniversary by partying it up at Louie's Wine Dive! From tasty bites of fried oyesters to refreshing sips of mimosas, Elites certainly got their fill! Not to mention, there was plenty of entertainment like fantastic custom balloons and glittery cool henna from A Touch of Magic, and photo booth fun provided by The Lime Booth. If you would like to read more about the bash, click here.

Special thanks to owners Corey, Whitney and Patrick for hosting the event and Pedro (The Lime Booth) for capturing the bash! Can't wait for the next 10!

Yelp gets Hoppy, Toasted, and Baked in Orlando!

Posted by Andi

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

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

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OTP Tastes Olive Garden's New Menu (Dunwoody)

Posted by HeidiP

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On Tuesday, August 19th, OTP Elites and guests were invited to check out what's new on Olive Garden's menu at their Dunwoody location! After 11 courses, including dessert and at least two drinks each, Yelpers rolled out the door with full bellies, gift cards and tee shirts professing their love for pasta! See the reviews here. See the photos here.

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Burlington's Evening In Spain With East Shore Vineyard

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

Auckland Elites head west for Coffee & Ice Cream

Posted by Alex

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

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!


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

Posted by Ryan C.

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


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

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

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Atlanta Elites Get Introduced To Olive Garden's New Menu

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

Des Moines Celebrates Yelp's 10th Birthday!

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

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

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

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

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Birmingham's Beachy Birthday Bash!

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

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The Elite Gets Under Your Skin

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

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

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August 18, 2014

NC Triangle Yelp's Arabian Night at Babylon

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

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Yelp’s Photo Dash At Hart’s Local Grocers

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

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Picnic Birthday To Celebrate 10 Years of Yelp

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

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