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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On 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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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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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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On Wednesday night, nearly 100 burb rockin' Yelpers got together to celebrate a brew filled summer night at Stonewood Ale House in Schaumburg. Beyond testing some sweet Yelp swag and sampling free flowing beer, Elites and their guests feasted on an array of Stonewood's mouth watering eats like Chicken Nachos, BBQ Ribs, Southwest Eggrolls, and Ale House Cheeseburgers. Read all the reviews of the event here and peek at the fabulous photos here!
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The unibrows were out in full force last week at Yelp's Frida Fiesta with Adobo Grill Indianapolis for 80 Yelp elites. Guests enjoyed everything from a Frida Kahlo headband-making station and Blue Nectar Tequila tasting to a Frida face cake and apps upon apps via Adobo Grill. Kudos to the Yelp elite squad for blowing the costume element out of the water! Check out all the party pics here and read all the 5 star reviews on Yelp.
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Yelp's Summer Bucket List Bash was one for the record books! Over 1,000 Yelpers made it out to celebrate the close of Summer with 30 of their favorite local businesses on board. B.B. Riverboats proved to be the perfect host providing four floors of awesomeness. Guests enjoyed everything from BBQ and donuts, to circus performers and segways — this party really did have it all! And did we mention the view? Check out all the party pics here, watch the video, and read all the 5 star reviews on Yelp.
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On Wednesday, August 13, Elite Yelpers of Warsaw celebrated the wine feast. We gathered in a beautiful setting of Mielżyński Wine Bar located in the XIX-century lace factory building and were seated among the impressive wine boxes. This is when our feast started. We were treated with 4-course menu combining experimental Polish and Italian cuisine. Every dish was accompanied with a glass of perfecly chosen wine.
Great food, great wine and lovely faces of our Elite Yelpers - can you ask for more?
You can check out the photos from our wine celebration on Flickr, Facebook and obviously Yelp, where you can also read the reviews of this 5-star evening.
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On a wild'n'woolly Tuesday night 300 mermaids, pirates, submarine captains, seamen, scurvy dogs and shark attack victims converged on Sydney's iconic Pyrmont Bridge Hotel to celebrate Yelp's 10th Birthday Maritime Mixer. With two entire floors and a rooftop deck filled with incredible food, booze and entertainment, Yelpers got to check out some awesome local businesses in rollicking, rambunctious fashion. Check out the reviews, scope the video, and all the awesome photos are here and here.
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Last night a crew of Yelp Sydney's best & brightest gathered at renowned Alpha Restaurant in the CBD for a long weekend lunch of Odyssean proportions. Famed chef Peter Conistis' opulent and traditional approach to Greek dining saw sumptuous fall-off-the-bone lamb, buttery spanakopita, salty, delicious haloumi saganaki and a host of other highlights, along with matcing wines. Yelpers were also treated to an olive oil masterclass courtesy of Dionysus Olive Oil from Kalamata, Greece. Throw in matching wines, loukoumades donuts with candied walnut ice cream and honey syrup, and olive oil samples to take home, and it truly was a banquet for the ages! Check out the gorgeous photos (courtesy Sam Macdonald Photography) and cast your eye over the glowing reviews.
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This week the Mexico City yelpers sipped and savored their way through not just one, but two, back-to-back Yelp Happy Hours, aka Yelpachangas!
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Which were you, saint or sinner? Rocking Yelp's colours for a 10th Birthday celebration, we held a two night celebration of everything local London. First we found our inner elegance and dressed to impress, all in white, at our beautiful ballroom bash. It was Yelp's Night in White at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, complete with cocktails, cupcakes, chocolates, casino games, a tower of Krispy Kreme doughtnuts and one neon-lit sax man. Then we indulged our devilish side, all in red, at our underground concert at Under The Bridge. We were treated to live street art, liquid nitrogen ice cream, amazing music, the best brownie in London and ended with a bang of a stunt bike performance. Check out all the reviews here and the fantastic pics by Jason Ellis and Roger Alarcon on the Yelp Flickr Page.
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Yelp Elite Squad members were in for a treat when they got to choose their own yelpventure between three events on three consecutive nights at three different LongHorn Steakhouse locations in the Philadelphia area! The locations and the guests may have differed each night, but everyone enjoyed a delicious four course meal with five star service that left guests impressed. Check out the reviews for each event (Norristown, Philadelphia, and Cherry Hill) and flip through the deliciously meaty photos on our Flickr page.
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Tucson Yelpers were treated to the ultimate R & R experience, courtesy of Spa Niva, at all three locations over the course of three weeks! Ladies of Yelp bonded over mini manis, wax services, chair massages, back compression massages, foot rubs, skin consultations and micro-dermabrasion previews. Yelpers rubbed elbows with the lovely staff, management and owner, Shelene Taylor.
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Linner = Lunch + Dinner. A very intimate group of San Francisco Elites were treated to a sit-down "linner" at The Ramen Bar, the new San Francisco concept from Ken Tominaga and Michael Mina. The Ramen Bar blends rich California cooking philosophy with time-honored Japanese tradition to create a new variation of traditional ramen with West Coast style.
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What's the best way to get a group of strangers to work together to solve a puzzle while becoming great friends? Lock them in a room for 45 minutes - twice! GTA Elites and their guests were fortunate enough to give the brand new 'room-escape' trend a whirl at Markham's very own ESC-IT! Solving puzzles can be exhausting, so thank goodness for our sponsors who provided amazing snacks at half time! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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Despite typhoon (No.11) hitting Tokyo, more than 40 Yelpers gathered on Sunday afternoon to celebrate this historic first official Yelp party at "factory", a cool cafe in Shibuya. While the powerful winds and rain may have messed their hair, Yelpers that checked-in at the event had a blast spinning Yelp O' Wheel and won some cool Yelp prizes. All attendees are considered witnesses of Yelp Tokyo's start of Yelp fun. Check out the reviews and fabulous photos taken by Kengo Yamanaka.
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On Saturday, August 9, the Atlanta Yelp Community came out to one of the city's most historic venues for the largest Yelper Party in ATL history. Droves of great local businesses, killer live music, entertainment, activities — all on five floors of awesomeness. Our Charity Partner, The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts raised over $2,500 for their wonderful support of local and regional artists. Check out the photos here and the all of the awesome reviews here. Video recap here.
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We went surfing on the largest free-standing wave at Surf & Style. Claudia S. "Luckily there were great coaches who told and showed us, how to surf. Wow! Super awesome, I can only say, 'My big thanks goes to Swantje from Munich Airport, who made the event possible for us.'" Thanks as well to Lisa and the surf coaches, that were taking care of us during the event and of course to my colleague Sonja M. and all my surf buddies! The complete Aloha feeling can be found in the reviews of the Elites, and all the photos from Surfin adventure!
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On Tuesday night, 30 Elite Squad members donned bowties and boas for an exclusive tasting at The Wine Feed. They were greeted with fine Champagne and Locals Seafood oysters, before embarking on a virtual vino tasting with Oregon winemaker, Destiny Dudley. Guests created their own wine charms, scoped out an amazing wine selection, before ending the evening with a lovely wine and blueberry milk chocolate. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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The sun shone bright and the skies were blue as a handful of Brisbane's Yelp Elite Squad assembled in King George Square to begin our Sunday Indulgence Tour with Insider Tours Australia. From midday mojitos and behind the scenes insights, to retailers in Queens Plaza and chocolate from the Noosa Chocolate Factory, we all left with bellies full and an insider look at some of our city's local businesses. Be sure to read the reviews and check out the photos here!
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How do you properly celebrate 3,129 reviews and a collective 35 years of Yelping? For these seven Gold Elites, you do it with Champagne. Specifically, with Dom Perignon in the presidental suite at the Hilton President Hotel! Providence New American Kitchen's Rick Brook guided guests through a tasting in Kansas City's only venue to sell Dom by the glass.
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On Thursday evening, Fort Worth Elites gathered downtown to celebrate the arts at the gorgeous Milan Gallery. Yelpers dressed in black and white while the artwork of Milan created a brilliant backdrop for this visionary event! 360 Catering & Events treated Yelpers to vibrant light bites, and Patrón Spirits served a strong slew of Patrón Reposado, Ultimat Vodka, and Pyrat Rum cocktails. Artist Gregory Beck sculpted live, and pianist Terry Lakes filled the room with music. Home to works from local to international artists, Milan Gallery introduced Yelp Fort Worth to a world of inspiration. Check out the 5 star reviews and pictures here.
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On Thursday evening, Oklahoma City celebrated 10 Years of Yelp by recognizing the Yelpers' favorite businesses in the metro! Along with our partners Downtown OKC, Inc and Factor 110 Events, a downtown office building was transformed into a perfect party venue. Packard’s New American Kitchen set up an amazing bar, while DJ Ryan Drake from the Spy kept the music coming. Each of our Yelpies winners provided food for the event, which earned 5-star reviews! The event was also a successful fundraiser; $2,600 was raised for local not-for-profit the Homeless Alliance. Don’t forget to check out all the pics on Flickr!
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Every month, I will let you discover CMYEs I organized to gave rhythm to the Yelpers' life in Bordeaux. Let's begin the Patchwork of July !
Tous les mois, je vous propose de découvrir les CMYEs qui ont rythmé la vie des Yelpeurs Bordelais. Commençons le Patchwork de Juillet !
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Every month, I will let you discover CMYEs I organized to gave rhythm to the Yelpers' life in Bordeaux. Let's begin the Patchwork of June!
Tous les mois, je vous propose de découvrir les CMYEs qui ont rythmé la vie des Yelpeurs Bordelais. Commençons le Patchwork de Juin !
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Ever been to Austin? Even if you haven't, we've got some of it right here in Downtown Brooklyn! Hill Country honors the barbecue and live music capital of Texas and takes its cue from the legendary legendary meat-markets-turned-barbecue-joints of Central Texas with their distinctive, dry-rub style. Read the reviews and check out photos from the event here.
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Tulsa Elites were treated to a four-course steakhouse dinner at LongHorn Steakhouse, complete with signature appetizers (Wild West Shrimp, Sweet Corn Fritters, Spicy Chicken Bites and Housemade Kettle Chips), hand-chopped salad (seasonal Grilled Watermelon Wedge Salad), their choice of expertly grilled steak dinner with side and seasonal dessert (Peach & Raspberry Tart and LongHorn’s signature Chocolate Stampede). All the while, management educated Elites on all sorts of steak with prizes galore for the new 'steakperts!' Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos by Cheyenne Butcher on Flickr.
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What a spectacular way to kick off a wintery Saturday night! Yelp's most glamourous ladies arrived at Carclew's Grand Ballroom on August 2, ready for night of shimmying, shaking, and twirling. Welcomed with a glass of Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Moscato and Steve The Bartender's Peach Collins cocktail, guests quickly warmed up. Scrumptious Enzo's At Home hot tarts and arancini and Cupcake Girl's spectacular cupcakes also helped energise our ladies in time for their class with Peaches 'n' Gin Burlesque. Read the reviews and check out the beautiful photos from the event here.
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With a decade of reviews under our belt, it was time for the Bay Area Community team to pull out all the stops as Yelp celebrated the big 1-0. San Francisco is where it all began, and from July 31 to August 3, the 10-Year Planning Committee whipped up an action-packed weekend bursting with parties and events to bring together and celebrate the Yelp community. From our golden soirée at Yelp HQ and a wondrous wine country getaway, to the most bangin' boat party on the Bay, the 10th Anniversary Celebration was epic.
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Who says you have to leave home to enjoy a Summer getaway? Last week, 70 Elites and friends took a stay-cation in Charlotte. Our gracious host Leroy Fox rolled out pimento cheese quesadillas, chicken tenderloins with mashed potatoes, banana pudding and coming to the menu soon: chicken and dumplings! Along with New Belgium brews, Yelpers sipped on lemonade and tea cocktails made with Skyy Peach and Tito's Handmade vodkas. Guests took home sweet treats from The Secret Chocolatier and swag bags filled with goodies. Two lucky winners also scored tickets to a Knights game in our social media contest. Check out all the reviews here and the amazing pictures on our Flickr.
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