September 29, 2014

Yelp Auckland's Maritime Mixer

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Summer is finally on its way and what better way to welcome warmer nights and blue-sky days than with a Maritime Mixer overlooking Auckland’s harbour. Over 100 Yelpers gathered at Generator Northern Steamship to enjoy a variety of treats including freshly harvested oysters, creamy handmade cheese, Spanish charcuterie, American dessert pies and salted caramel fro-yos. Moa Beer and Anitpodes kept the troops refreshed whilst the Brancott Estate Special Reserve wines matched well with the delicious eats offered by our partners. Huge congrats to the winners of the Fuji Film Instax Share photo wall – Grace B & Fran B – their winning snap was nothing short of inspired!

Relive the fun or catch up on watch you missed by reading the reviews and checking out the photos on Flickr!

Thanks to our sponsors:

Generator NSS • Uber • Moa • Antipodes • Brancott Estate • Clevedon Coast Oysters • Puhoi Valley • The Pie Piper • The Black Hoof • Iberian Foods • Fuji Film • La Femme Fleur • Pandora • Chas Wakefield • 90 Seconds • Two Honest Truths

Yelp St. Louis' BBQ Bash

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WildSmoke had 125 Elites, business owners, and media guests out to enjoy samples of gourmet BBQ and mingle with the team behind the business. This honky-tonk themed party threw down with live music from Matt Wynn, Missouri wine from EdgeWild, PBR, and craft cocktails from Beam Global. Yelpers even had the chance to snap their photo with with the man, the myth, the legend: cardboard Clint Eastwood. Click here to read the 5 star event reviews and here to see the amazing photos by Jessie Flori Photography

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Yelp Gets Vertical in Albuquerque

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On Thursday, Yelp Elites scaled walls and played with balays in Albuquerque's newest and largest rock enthusiast palace, Stone Age Climbing Gym. After gearing up in the front, we received hands-on instruction and support by a super friendly group of staffers, and in minutes we were reaching new heights and bouldering with the best of 'em. We capped off the workout with some sammies and salad from Which Wich, and the response was unanimous: this fantastic facility is one of the best ways to workout, have fun and achieve plenty of personal triumphs. Thanks so much for having us, guys!

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

Yelpers Hit The Roof at Neuman's Kitchen

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If you've never had the opportunity to attend an event catered by Neuman's Kitchen, you're really missing out on life. The joy of their business is to start each day handling the freshest, most beautiful ingredients and then to have the privilege of transforming them into deliciously inspired cuisine designed to make an emotional connection with guests of any occasion. Our event last week took place on the private rooftop space above their kitchen in LES and Yelpers had a hand's on experience rubbing elbows with executive chef Julian Alonzo and guests also had a chance to tour the kitchen at Neuman's as well. Some of the tasty treats making the rounds included cheese, bread and Crudite with edible soil, various pasta dishes complete with a pasta making demonstration, copious amounts of beer & wine, plust a dessert station with pies and all American desserts. Yum!

For pictures of the event, click here. Be sure to check out the reviews of the event here

Yelpers Get Crafty at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor

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In their own words, The Arts and Crafts Movement was a cultural revolt against the ideals of industrialization. Like the movement, the concept at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor is a revolt against the standard New York City Sports Bar with its loud music and sports being played on multiple televisions. Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor is the antithesis of a sports bar; rather, it's an extension of your living room, a place to entertain guests with quality conversation in a warm atmosphere over a pint of great American craft beer or a glass of fine wine. It's a cultural center where the art adorning the walls changes as frequently as the 24 beers on tap. A space where monthly tastings and lectures occur ranging from art, to fine wine, to the quest to make the finest Noble Pilsner. With a small, but knowledgeable staff, Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor is a destination for local residents as well as craft beer aficionados and art lovers alike. Yelpers got to experience Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor first hand this past Tuesday afternoon and it seems as though this up and comer on W. 8th will have roots in the Village for generations to come.

Check 'em out online here and be sure to scope pictures of the event here

Elite Event at Taste of Stockholm

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Taste of Stockholm is an annual, 3-day culinary event where restaurants, traiteurs, and foodtrucks in Stockholm show off their signature dishes, give away secret tricks and the possibility to cook and talk with famous chefs. Yelp Stockholm Elites got a chance to experience it first hand on September 26th. The night started off with cooking together in Yelp hats, then a taste tour of Olive oil and to top it off an extraordinary show at Lavazza where they taught us how to eat Amaretto and coffee "Caviar" and drink Kaffa. It sure was a night to remember.

Read the reviews, look at the amazing photos and expecially these photos. Curious about what the Yelp reporter's thought of the festival? Don't be, just read their scoop!

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September 28, 2014

Nürnberg meets its first Community Manager Mike

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Friday the 26th - a day like any other? Definitely not! Nuremberg finally got to meet its new Community Manager Mike D. Yelpers and those who were interested in getting to know Yelp more came together at the fantastic Irish Pub O’Sheas, to celebrate the kickoff of Nuremberg’s Yelp community. There was beer, more beer, cupcakes and a great vibe, and for many people it was a chance to meet each other “offline” for the first time.

A cool beer and a great conversation are definitely the best way to dive into the world of Yelp!
And of course there are pictures and great reviews to check out! And remember… Nuremberg, this was just the beginning!

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SF Elites Geek Out at Capital One 360 Café

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'Sup nerds? OK, so most of us in the Bay Area don't ride a one-wheeled unicycle to work or spend their weekends LARPing. But this is San Francisco, and it's OK to let your inner dweeb shine through. At our most recent event, SF Elites grabbed their d20s (or an asthma inhaler if they needed it) to get hot and nerdy at Capital One 360 Café. Our host venue had recently undergone a makeover and invited the San Francisco Squad to see the new digs. Our group played with tech toys, enjoyed some adult beverages alongside Japanese bites, and even engaged in a geeky dance party. Put on your glasses to read the reviews and see the pics!

Thank you to our sponsors: Capital One 360 Café • Onigilly • Brownie Brittle • VitaCoco • Anki Drive • Voicebox • Smilebooth • Cartoon.Guru •  Funkanometry SF

September 27, 2014

An Acupuncture Experience For Rochester Elites

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We all know the daily grind can get the best of us. The Yelp Rochester Elites were able to re-center with a calm, relaxing evening at Stokes Acupuncture’s new location in Webster. They unwound from the work day with mini-stress relief acupuncture and spa treatments. For most, it was their first acupuncture experience, which left many in a euphoric state. In between sessions, they indulged in a variety of treats including sushi, KIND bars, Scratch Bakeshop desserts, and Karma cocktails. For more about the event, check out the reviews here and the photos here.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Bubbles, Beats, and Bites in North Bay

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North Bay kicked off Autumn in style with a Pop-Up Bubbly Bar at Marin Country Mart. 50 lucky Yelpers were treated to a special sunset happy hour, complete with sparkling wine (served in mini-bottles with a straw), gourmet bites from Rustic Bakery's incredible kitchen, and live music by Glenn Symmonds. Guests noshed on a variety of savory treats, including: Gazpacho, Meyer Lemon Chickpea Di, Gourmet Grilled Cheese Paninis, Fresh Salmon Bruschetta, Coucous-Stuffed Red-Peppers, Cheese & Tomatoe Bruschetta, Bahn Mi sandwiches, Savory Deviled Eggs. For those craving something more sweet, Chef Nicholas came out with an assortment of homemade desserts, including decadent dark chocolate truffle tarts, and mouthwatering mini-berry tarts.

Read all the rave reviews here and check out all the fabulous photos from the event.

Thanks to our generous host & partners:

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September 26, 2014

LA East Elite Experience: TASTE at FIGat7th

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LA East Elites went home with loads of leftovers thanks to the generous eateries pumping out delicious mouth happies from TASTE at FIGat7th. One night, 15 stops for bites and bevis, plus two additional pit stops to give the waistline a much needed break from stretching out to epic lengths, live music, plus portable phone chargers so guests never risked a low cell battery made for quite the memorable night! Check out the reviews here and the pics on the FIGat7th Facebook page.

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Elite Event: Urbn St. Brewing Co.

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Last Tuesday, 70 members from San Diego's Yelp Elite Squad and their guests made their way to Urbn St. Brewing Co. for a night topped off with delicious beer, pizza and so much more. With five tasting stations and a buffet table of rotating food, there was no shortage of ground to cover in the beautiful new location, which not only brews incredible beer, but also whips up some picture perfect pizza pies! The mashed potato pizza was the talk of the town and the crowd loved being able to watch all of the pizzas being made behind the glass windows while sipping on one of Urbn's signature brews. A great time was had by all and feel free to read all the reviews of the event here and make sure to peep out all the fabulous photos on the Yelp San Diego Flickr page! 

Yelp Elite Feed The Passion At The Curious Fork!

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An exclusive group of North San Diego Yelp Elite gathered at The Curious Fork, a new local joint that is focused on healthy delicious food, education and retail. Yelpers found a haven for their food-curious community at this fresh quick-service café for breakfast and lunch, an educational kitchen offering cooking classes and guest speakers, and a culinary retail center, all under one roof. Attendees got to experience delicious menu items like shrimp ceviche, open faced Cuban sandwiches and an array of delicious desserts. The famed Oakland and Brooklyn-based Blue Bottle Coffee was in the house and Elite's buzzed through a "cupping" demo and tasting. In addition Chef Kai taught a crash culinary course on Ahi Poke, stocked full of valuable info and fun!

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Yelp's Time To Wine at Maximum Beverage

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On Tuesday night, Hartford's Yelp Elites were treated to a delicious and educational evening of wine and cheese pairing - plus a few bonus beers and bourbon! Set in Maximum Beverage's truly impressive Farmington store, guests sampled everything from prosecco to robust reds and seasonal beers - all with their best cheese pairings, including a generous selection of brie, manchego, aged gouda, Danish bleu and more. The store's expert staff guided yelpers through the pairings and impressed them with the store's cutting edge technology. Joe B recaps, "When you pick up a bottle of wine, the history, country, and other necessary info will display on the closest screen to you....wow!  It is not just a store, it's an experience." Check out the photos by Nick Caito on Flickr and read the rave reviews here

Slider Burgers and Cheddar Delights for Buenos Aires Elites

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Thursday Night over 70 of Buenos Aires Elites and their guests gathered in Mole Bar in Palermo to taste some great food and drinks. Slider Burgers, Nachos, Fries with bacon, pizzas and all of them held together by delicous cheddar cheese. Some great campari, cynar, aperol and Havana Club drinks were had, along with smiles. You can check the pictures out in our Flickr album and the reviews of the event right here

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Copenhagen Mexi Party @ Tacos Chilangos

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Mexican for a night? That was definitely the challenge thursday September 25th where Yelp Copenhagen's Elites and a couple of potential Elites were having a colorful mexiparty at the small and authentic basement restaurant Tacos Chilangos, which opened in Copenhagen a bit more than a month ago. Enchilados, nachos, tacos and lots of guacamole, salsa and spicy sauces (one with habanero as well) were washed down with margaritas, Negro Modelos and Coronas. And tequila - of course! After the big meal, it was time for a competition: best mexican photo wearing accessories like sombreros, ponchos, mustaches, masks etc. The dessert was the piñata which had to be smashed to pieces - blindfolded -  before the yelpers could have the candy and chocolate inside. We danced and had fun and it was hard to leave this nice little Mexican place in Sværtegade.

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

Mexicansk for en aften? Det var helt sikkert udfordringen torsdag d. 25. September, hvor Yelp Københavns Eliter og et par potentielle Eliter holdt farverig mexifest på den lille og autentiske kælderrestaurant Tacos Chilangos, som åbnede i København for lidt over en måned siden. Enchilados, nachos, tacos og masser af guacamole, salsa og krydrede saucer (også med habanero) blev skyllet ned med margaritas, Negro Modelos og Coronas. Og tequila - selvfølgelig! Efter det store måltid, var det tid til en konkurrence: bedste mexicanske foto med hjælp fra sombreros, ponchoer, overskæg, masker etc. Desserten var en piñata, som skulle smadres - med bind for øjnene - før yelperne kunne få det slik og chokolade der var indeni. Vi dansede og havde det sjovt, og det var svært at forlade det gode lille mexicanske sted i Sværtegade.

Læs anmeldelser og se billeder fra eventet på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook.

En stor tak til vores sponsorer 

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/Camilla S Yelp Copenhagen Community Manager

Richmond’s Autumn Arrival at Bonchon

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With sweltering days being replaced by crisp nights and school in full swing, it seemed prime time for RVA Elites to bid farewell to summer. On Tuesday evening, Bonchon helped us welcome the new season with delectable eats, refreshing sips, and an incredible atmosphere that made us feel truly Elite. From their famous (and award-winning) chicken wings to their scrumptious salmon avocado balls, the awesome array of bites had everyone singing Bonchon's praise, while contests and a coaster-making station kept everyone entertained. Relive the fun or check out what you missed by reading the reviews or perusing the photos.

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LUSH Beauty Antwerpen 100 % Vegetarisch

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The Community gathered on Thursday at Lush, a shop on the Meir, Antwerp's most famous shopping street in town. They are known for their very healthy handmade cosmetics for hair and body who are 100 % vegetarian. You will not find any plastic here and everything is recycled. We made our own soap balls, gave one another hand massages, acted like lion women with healthy hair products en tried out cremes. It was an unforgettable experience.You can read the reviews here and look at the great and funny pictures on our Flickr page. Another big thanks to the LUSH team for an amazing fun healthy night full of great products.

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September 25, 2014

Greater Toronto Aces Gastro-Beer Class 101

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What happens when you mix one part extra hoppy craft beer with one part finger-licking stick-to-your-ribs gastro-pub style food? Enthused Yelp GTA Elites filled with beer and food — that's what! Last week an intimate group of Yelp Elites traveled to the GTA's north (Newmarket) where a lesson in Craft Beer and Gastro-pub food awaited them! Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

Yelp Indy's Blanc Affaire

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The heart of Indy, Monument Circle, was shining bright September 21 for a pop-up dinner party complete with over-the-top table décor, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 15 local beverage businesses and 1,000 Yelpers dressed to the nines in their frilliest white getups. In celebration of Indiana’s harvest season attendees prepared their own eats using ingredients from local businesses and markets. 

Thanks to our partners who made this special evening possible:

Downtown Indy      Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra     604 Studios     Indever Studios   Swag Truck        Circle City Creations       Handlebar Indy      Farm Works Indy Mile Square Coffee Roastery         Tow Yard Brewing          Easley Winery            New Day Craft    World Class Beer       Scarlet Lane Brewing Company        Oliver Winery          Bee Coffee Roasters              Flat 12 Bierwerks                      Triton Brewing Company        Sun King Brewing Co.       Sage's Simple Syrups    Ruffino Prosecco         Wilks & Wilson Elixirs        Bea's Soda Bar

Don’t miss out on the dazzling photos by 604 Studios and rosy red reviews!

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Bacardi Teams Up With Five Mile Stone For A NOLA Style UES Hang

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Named after the "mile stones" that dotted Manhattan before the invention of the grid system, Five Mile Stone is a cool new tavern on 85th and 2nd that has a bit of a New Orleans flair mixed with the whimsy of New York's yesteryear. Combining great hand crafted cocktails, deep rosters of beer, and food ranging from oysters on the half shell and duck pastrami sliders, Five Mile Stone is an airy new retreat that was ripe for a Yelp Elite hang. 


Of course, no celebration is complete with out an alcoholic partner in crime... and that's where our friends at Bacardi came in. Featuring their 8 year rum, Cazadores tequila, and St. Germain liqueur, it was a perfect pairing for an end of summer feast.

Click here to check out reviews of the event and be sure to scope some photos here

It's A Staycation For Manhattan Elites at NYLO

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NYLO New York City blends NYLO's signature urban, industrial design with the energy, color and fashions of New York's Jazz Era, creating a comfortable, social and stylish hotel experience. Guests will appreciate the location's convenient access to Manhattan's business and leisure destinations, access to the residential amenities of one of New York's best neighborhoods, and three highly fashionable bar and restaurant venues located within the hotel.

Speaking of said venues, we got our groove on in LOCL Bar - NYLO's highly social meeting hub and lounge alongside complimentary sips from Ketel One and Gloria cuveè sparkling wine. 

To relive the experience, click here for photos and click here for reviews. 

Zurich Met The Sparkling Community Manager Aleks

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What a sparkling "Meet the CM" Event in Zurich! The atmosphere was great because of the many different people and live music. And of course the sangria was one of the first icebreakers. Then we had fun with the memory card game and the offline compliment-challenge. Everyone had to make compliments with the yelp stickers and find the person with the same picture - what a cool yelpy mingle!

Check out the cool reviews and pictures on Flickr, Yelp and Facebook. That was a great glittery start for Yelp and Aleks the new CM in Zurich - thank you to everyone for making it that special! And don´t miss the sparkling video

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Yelp Philadelphia Kicks It College-Style

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Last night, the Yelp Elite Squad of Philadelphia headed to JD McGillicuddy's in Manayunk for Yelp's Toga Party, a throwback to college. Everyone who checked-in to the event received a free Yelp shot glass; the perfect souvenir for this party. Party-goers donned their finest togas, college tees and Greek letters to the event, and a fun night was had by all. If you missed it, be sure to check out the reviews and photos!

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Brighton And Hove's Very Vintage Elite Event

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Last night the Yelpers of Brighton and Hove had themselves a 'Very Vintage High Tea' at one of the prettiest venues around; Taj's Tea Parlour. Guests were treated to a host of delicious, home-made British treats, including to-die-for mini scones, with cream and jam, as well as some classic gin and tonics. Jazz hands were a-plenty as The Brighton Lindyhoppers gave a sparkling performance and lead everyone in a mini dance lesson, leaving feet tapping and the atmosphere buzzing. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the photos on the Facebook page.

September 24, 2014

YEE: Fine Dining At The Charcoal Room

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Last Monday night a select few of Elites were treated to Yelper-Tinis, a Yelp Whiskey Smash, and the some of the finest seafood and cuts of meat that Las Vegas has to offer. The fixed menu kicked off with a giant platter of ocean favorites; king crab legs, lobster tails, prawns, and buttery oysters. The champagne and elite conversations were flowing as each guest enjoyed a main course of Filet Mignon, seared sea bass, scallops, or Bone-in Rib Eye. This hidden Las Vegas gem, even surprised some of the most savvy Yelp Elites. Take a peek at the reviews here and gaze upon some of the delightful photos on Flickr

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Mucha lucha and tacos in São Paulo

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Some may say "Taco Tuesday" isn't a thing outside the United States, and these folks are wrong. Last Tuesday the São Paulo Yelp Elite Squad went down to Tatuapé, a neighborhood in SP's east side, to try one of the most Yep-loved Mexican restaurants around. La Buena Onda, owned by Arturo Herrera, a chilango of birth and heart, is a cute and cozy spot that serves big flavors. From taco bites and quesadilla, to tequila shots and a hot pepper eating contest, the Yelpers got together, had a good time and spiced up their week. Check out the cool photos and read the reviews, if you want to get a little taste of what it was like. 

Thanks to our sponsors

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Yelp Gets Soaked At Wet’n’Wild

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Adult swim time! A few weeks ago over 50 Yelp Elites got a chance to say goodbye to the summertime in style at Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas. The guests were treated to a fully loaded private buffet consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, mac 'n' cheese, grilled hot dogs, plus a copious array of desserts and beverages. While some Elites enjoyed their meal in the private Yelp Lounge, others took to the water park to enjoy many of the Wet'n'Wild waterslides like the Tornado, Royal Flush Extreme, or just chilled-out in the crowd pleasing Lazy River. Rain did halt the fun for a moment, but that didn't slow down the Elites from writing a raging river of reviews. Read all about the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the flikr page.

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Atlanta Elites Celebrate Much At Woodfire Grill

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On Tuesday, our Yelp Elite Squad gathered in one of Atlanta's finest dining establishments -- Woodfire Grill. There were many momentous occasions to celebrate from Woodfire's 12 years of tenure in Atlanta's dining scene, 6 years with their current owner, Nick Quinones, many birthdays, engagements, and of course, 10 years of Yelp! Spectacular food, wonderfully creative cocktails, amazing wine choices, and a night to remember for all. Check out the photos here and read all of the reviews here.

Yelp Boise's Launch Event at Smashburger

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

Big thanks to our sponsors:

Smashburger and Payette Brewing

Celebrando a Primavera no Rio!

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Last night the Yelp Elite Squad in Rio de Janeiro got together to celebrate the arrival of spring in style. With Copacabana beach as the background, Yelpers got to taste the delicious treats prepared by Dolce & Salato's staff. Crepe, pizza, ice cream and a lot of wine made this another special evening for Yelpers, that also took home a vase of the succulent plant, made by Studio Lily. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Vienna Elites Rocking it Hard

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At yesterday's Elite Event Vienna's one and only brandnew Hard Rock Café welcomed some very curious Yelpers. After everybody's song hint was perfectly matched to the band's tables we were spoiled with huge starter platters, delicious burgers, extra savy ribs and the crowning end, a rich oreo cheesecake which gave the excited Elites a peaceful food coma. But maybe they were simply overwhelmed by all the cool memorabilia and the rocking quiz. Showered with attention of the whole HRC-crew and fantastic prizes everybody was still hard rocking on their way home. Check out the pics and reviews!

Special thanks for having us, dear Hard Rock Café Vienna!

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Meet The New Oslo CM @ Fuglen

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The 23rd of September Yelpers of Oslo came together for a 50's vintage party at Fuglen; the night for Oslo's new CM to finally get to know the Yelpers of Oslo. Some of the guests did even show up in their best vintage outfits. Fuglen served us their homemade punch based on linie aquavit from Arcus Aquavit, and Champagneria made sure our glasses were filled with sparkling bubbles from their best cava.

Surrounded by the authentic 50's interior at Fuglen we had the perfect setting to laugh, mingle and get to know each other. The 50's music playing in the background created a lively and fun atmosphere. All guests were required to pick a carrier pigeon and read the challenge inside of it: "find someone you don't know at the party, and tell them a vintage inspired story". The most original photo documenting a new friendship was celebrated with a price at the end of the night.

You can read the reviews and check out the photos from the night at Facebook and Flicker.

A great thanks to our sponsors: Fuglen - Arcus Akevitt - Champagneria

Tirsdag 23. september spilte 50-tallsmusikken opp til vintagefest på Fuglen. Oslos nye CM var på plass for endelig å bli kjent med Oslos yelpere. Noen av gjestene møtte til og med opp i sine beste vintageantrekk. Fuglen serverte hjemmelaget punsj basert på linjeakevitt fra Arcus Akevitt. Champagneria sørget for at alle glass var fylt med forfriskende cava.

Omfavnet av Fuglens autentiske 50-talls interiør, hadde vi en perfekt setting for koselige samtaler, latter og fuglesang.

Gjestene ble utfordret til å plukke en brevspurv hver, og lese kveldens utfordring; finn noen du ikke kjenner og fortell en vintage inspirert historie. Gjestene lastet opp sine mest originale bilder sammen med sine nye venner. Kveldens ypperste fotograf bla kåret, og vant diplom for sitt sylskarpe blikk.

Les anmeldelsene fra festen og se bildene fra den fantastiske festen på Facebook og Flicker.

En stor takk til våre sponsorer: Fuglen- Arcus Akevitt - Champagneria

See you on Yelp!

Maria S

Yelp Oslo Community Manager

 

September 23, 2014

Yelp's Clue Whodunnit at the W Austin

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Murder, mayhem and martinis were afoot at Yelp's Clue Whodunnit at the W Hotel in Austin.  

Yelpers dressed  as their favorite clue character for a night of delicious cocktails and fabulous bites in the Records Room and Secret Bar at the W Austin. Lamb kebobs, duck nachos, brisket sliders & veggie empanadas were featured and passed. The W surprised elites with open bar for the first hour (yeah!) and incredible specialty cocktails for the remainder of the party.

In the end, we agreed it was the Yelp Elte Squad with the Rio Grande Cocktail in the W Hotel. Read the reviews and peep the fantastic pictures from Ronny at CrossNDot Photography. 

Sponsors: W Hotel | Living Room Lounge | Secret Bar | Ronny Galmadez

 

Calgary Gets Sparktacular!

Posted by Dale E.

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Calgary yelpers partied it up science-style at TELUS Spark to celebrate the city's smokin' hot local scene and kick off Calgary's 5-day celebration of art, science and technology - Beakerhead! The snowy, September night was a smash-up of giant robots, 3-tonne tricycles, explosive science demonstrations, planetarium movies, local bands, DJs and of course, interactive experiences from some of Calgary's best businesses heating the local scene to white hot temperatures. 

Click here to see the photos and the 5-star hypothesis conclusions to this exciting Calgary experiment.

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Boston Elites Say Hi Fall! at Highball Lounge

Posted by Damien S

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On what could be the most highly anticipated day of the year, more than 120 members of the Boston Yelp Elite Squad and their guests ushered in the autumn equinox Monday with copious cocktailing, old school board games and punch bowls as far as the eye can see at Highball Lounge in the Nine Zero hotel. Plaid was spotted, taters were totted and Jenga skills were lauded, as Yelpers bid summer a big "Sayonara!" See all the event photos from Tatsu (tag 'em on Facebook), and check out the reviews from the party! And, yes, there were 40s.

Milano: Dal Piemonte con furore

Posted by Claudia R

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Can you imagine a better start after summer holidays, than having a full hamburger tasting night with loads of artisanal beers and a super sweet ending of home-made tiramisu? Well, in Milan we actually can't, as it was the best "back to the city" night we could imagine, in a cozy 50s home environment full of happy Yelpers who had tons of stories to tell about their holidays adventures and future plans. If you still can't believe it... well, have a look at the wonderful pictures here and come and read the passionate reviews about it!

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September 22, 2014

Yelp's Doughnut Dedication

Posted by Michael T

Blog coverLast week, it was super sweet to be Elite in Reno, as the community came together for a doughnut dedication at Rounds Bakery! Teams of Elites competed for the ultimate in bragging rights, a featured spot on the Rounds Bakery menu board as the October special! The night kicked off with a few rounds of Common Cider and a behind the scenes tour of this awesome local bakery, where Elites and their guests learned the secrets to making these decadent and delectable treats. Then they all had the chance to create one of their very own using our pantry, which was stocked with all sorts of crazy toppings like pretzels, Pop Rocks, pistachios, and even chili peppers and specialty glazes made from Common Cider, as well as the secret ingredients they brought just for the occasion! 12 entries were presented to our panel of esteemed judges, and after careful deliberation, the Harvest Glow, a blood orange glazed doughnut topped with marshmallows, pretzels, and pumpkin pie spice, was chosen as the winner! 

This event was truly five star fun, and the reviews and photos dough-nut lie! Thanks to Rounds Bakery, Ashley Brune Communications and Chris Holloman for making this event awesome! 

Brisbane's Rock of Ages

Posted by Lani P.

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Brisbane's Yelp community was asked to rock, and rock they did at the Rock of Ages Yelper Party at The New Globe Theatre. Warming up with cheese, chocolate and wine, Yelpers took to the stage to belt out classic power ballads, country and good old fashion hard core rock tracks before refuelling with a few brews and succulent slow-roasted ribs. 

Read the reviews or head over to Flickr to see all the back-stage action. 

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Masterful Malaysian Sydney Style at PappaRich Parramatta

Posted by Ben B.

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As far as feasts go, PappaRich Parramatta really know how to turn it on. The hordes of people lining up outside the restaurant all come for a very good reason – sumptuous, flavoursome Malaysian fare. From fluffy roti canai to decadent fried chicken skin, curry chicken laksa to a sinful sago pudding so creamy and sweet it defies belief, PappaRich’s (super extensive!) menu had lucky Yelp Elites purring like kittens. It might be only 3 months old, but this is one business destined for big things. Special thanks to our exemplary host Allan and his team of wonderfully friendly and attentive staff for a superb meal that showcased the best of Malay cuisine, and even got one Elite behind the grill trying his hand at roti-making (Dan H's verdict: wayyyy harder than it looks!). Check out the PHOTOS and REVIEWS!

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Back To School Cool For The Triad

Posted by Holly

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The Triad area Elites were treated to some back to school fun at New Town Bistro last Thursday. From adult coloring books, lamb sliders, to TOPO Vodka cocktails, Elites left happy and full. No one left empty handed either! New Town put together an awesome goodie bag featuring local area businesses, and Elite's were able to grab some of the group's favorite childhood snacks for a grab bag of sorts. Be sure to check out all the awesome reviews here and great pictures here

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Yelpers Experience Uptown Whittier While Raising Funds for a Local Non-Profit!

Posted by Ryan C.

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Yelpers from OC and LA East headed to Local Fixture in Uptown Whittier last week for a night of shopping, bites and mingling while raising over $450 for The Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter, a local non-profit organization providing important, education and advocacy services for adult and children survivors of domestic violence. Not only were attendees treated to the sweet sounds of Lovell’s Records very own Home Snake Collective, the guests enjoyed bites from popular local eateries while sipping some great cocktails and coffee affogatos during the evening. Read the reviews and see all of the attendee's photos of the event here!

Thanks to the hosting venue and participating sponsors:
Local Fixture
Village Sweets
The 6740
Bizarra Capital
The Bottle Room
Solid Coffee Brewers
Lovell's Records
Veev
Stella Rosa
Caba Horchata

Please click below to find out more about the non-profit beneficiary of the evening:
Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter

Madrid Elites take a taxi to Manhattan

Posted by Lolo R.

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Last Sunday the Yelp Madrid Elite Squad took a taxi to Manhattan, to celebrate de arrival of the autumn. More than eighty Elites were treated with bubbly wine, white wine and beer, but also with lots of food including a eat-with-your-fingers Cesar salad, boneless chicken wings, marinated salmon, a delicious cut of "presa ibérica" and a great creamy chocolate brownie among other delicacies. While eating, Yelpers had the chance to meet each other more deeply, while playing the Yelp Trivia. The event also featured a pop-up magician show that left everyone with their mouths wide open. Do you want to know more? Then do not hesitate to take a look at the reviews and the pictures from the event!

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Yelp's Doors Open Day Party at Alston Bar & beef

Posted by Briony C

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The scene was set for an underground party like no other – we were heading underneath Glasgow Central Station to enjoy delicious gin tasting and steak samples at the hottest new addition to Glasgow's dining scene, Alston Bar & Beef. To celebrate the weekend of Doors Open Day, Yelpers received a key upon checking in – Sara T was lucky enough to win the £50 meal voucher for Alston. Yelpers then followed the tasting map around 6 stations of gin – featuring Darnley's View, Caorunn, Brockmans and Fentimans. Canapés were presented and then followed up with some delicious cuts of meat – rib-eye, rump, sirloin and fillet from the Scottish Borders. 

Check out the photos, and read the rave reviews

Thanks to our sponsors: Alston Bar & Beef, Darnley's View, Caorunn, Brockmans, Luscious Liquid, Fentimans

Yelp Hampton Roads Pleys at the Plex

Posted by Xerxes N

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What do you get when you have 200+ Yelpers celebrating wonderful eats from some of the 757's finest restaurants and a football field full of outdoor activities? PLEY AT THE PLEX! On Thursday evening, the Yelp community came together at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex to party it up for the second Yelper party in Hampton Roads. Yelp Elites, along with new and seasoned Yelpers, enjoyed everything from shooting water guns, basketball, football, wiffleball, soccer, corn hole, bowling, and darts, winning raffle prizes while satisfying their bellies with tasty bites.

It was an evening of perfect weather but most importantly, the Yelpers of Hampton Roads raised over $800 for the Virginia Beach SPCA

If you didn't get to "pley" it up with us check out the reviews and photos and be sure to make it to our next party!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Cilantro Bangladeshi BistroLemongrass GrilleAzar'sDuck DonutsFruitiveThe Lucky Peach, Sushi KingRajput Indian CuisineBaiBig Dreams Entertainment, our photo booth, Boardwalk Photo Booth CompanyOnelife FitnessDave & Buster'sBackyard Sports ClubDominion Derby GirlsSouthside Pro WrestlingBeach Ambassadors and last but not least, our very own Yelp photographer, Jason Hillian of All You Photo.

3 Freizeitparks An Einem Tag

Posted by Olli

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What a September Elite Event in Köln. Or wait, this thine we went beyond borders. We left our beloved city with almost 100 Yelpers and went on a one hour journey to Oberhausen. We were up for a treat. Sea Life, Legoland and Oberhausen Abenteuerpark were waiting. Yelpers could bring their whole family and spend a fabulous day in three parks and join for exclusive Yelp tours. And we even got to enjoy great Burgers. Check out the first reviews of happy Köln Yelpers and the photos by our great photographers.

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September 19, 2014

本の森に迷い込む朝

Posted by Rika Nakazawa

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"Spending a morning by getting lost in the forest of books", that was the theme of the latest Yelp Tokyo Elite Event.  Over 60 sleepy eyed Yelpers gathered at "Mori no toshoshitsu" (Mori's Library) in Dougenzaka, Shibuya.  Their eyes lit up with a sip of a free bottle of Red Bull.  Emporio Express Daikanyama provided a delicious bowl of Acai as a healthy breakfast.  Yelpers picked a book they liked and shared their thoughts among other Yelpers. 

Checkout reviews, photos and our facebook! (Photographed by Hidenori Morikawa)

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Les meilleurs cheesecakes de Lyon selon les Yelpeurs

Posted by Camille L

10 yelpeurs, 9 cheesecakes, 1 testing : Let's go ! Fin août, quelques heureux élus parmi les Yelpeurs Lyonnais ont participé au premier testing de cheesecakes à Lyon - le Club des Yelpeurs Testeurs, édition Cheesecakes ! Récit par Serena A !

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Étaient en compétition : Dorodi Pastry, A Chacun sa Tasse, Butcher Brother, Raconte moi la terre, Candy&Cookie, Little, Best Bagels, Starbucks (l'intrus), le Betty's.

Les écarts entre eux furent très grands, tant pour le goût que l'aspect et la texture !

Au final, après des débats houleux et un léger coma diabétique, nous sommes parvenus à un consensus avec en trio de tête :

  • Dorodi Pastry : aérien avec une crème au délicieux goût de citron vert.
  • Butcher Brother : Adulé pour son biscuit au spéculoos.
  • A Chacun sa Tasse : Globalement très équilibré avec un biscuit excellent et un appareil au goût de crème brûlée.

 

Rendez-vous fin septembre pour tester les grands absents (mois d'août oblige), Laureline's Corner et Thé Où, afin de voir s'ils dépassent nos préférés !

Lire les avis sur le Club des Yelpeurs Testeurs, édition Cheesecakes

Merci à Serena A, assistante CM Yelp Lyon, au Beers pour son accueil et bien sûr aux Yelpeurs pour leurs estomacs à toute épreuve !

September 18, 2014

Una noche de malteadas en Mexico City

Posted by Mario M

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Last night, select yelpers from the Mexico City Elite Squad were invited by ShakeAway Mexico to get malted. Guests got to check out the Santa Fe location and play with 180 flavors – flavors they later got to enjoy in the form of milkshakes!

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