On Tuesday night, 30 lucky Elite Yelpers got the opportunity to tour the Darden Headquarters and get their hands 'doughy' in the Olive Garden Test Kitchens. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida was on hand to tell the Yelp Elites about the 75 million pounds of food that Darden has donated as a part of the Darden Harvest program and the Elites generously donated $310 for Second Harvest (which, in food bank math, equals $2,790 worth of groceries!). The Chefs rewarded the Orlando Elites for their generosity and hard work with an 11-course tasting of the Olive Garden's new and improved menu! Read all of the reviews of the event here and see all of the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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This past Tuesday, fifty members of the Yelp Elite Flight Club descended upon the NOLA Brewing Tap Room to try four of NOLA Brewing's beers in an epic flight of frothy deliciousness. Whilst a handful sampled brews, the other half enjoyed vigorous games of cornhole, Plinko McDrinko, and giant beer pong only stopping to fill their cups with NOLA Blonde. To keep the Elites' hunger at bay, Phil's Grill served up angus sliders covered in a NOLA Brown-infused cheese sauce and a side of potato salad that's so good you want to put in your pocket and save it for later. Take a big gulp of these event photos, and peruse the reviews on tap for this great event!
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On Saturday night, more than 40 Elites and their guests converged on Marketplace Restaurant @ Theater Square, a chic downtown Louisville eatery that specializes in modern comfort food, as part of Yelp Elite's Frigid Farewell. And despite some cold and rainy weather — Spring's invitation must have gotten lost in the mail — the Elites kept the party going with ample food from Marketplace, a signature cocktail featuring Maker's 46, complimentary copies of the Second Annual Locavore’s Resource Guide and Coupon Book from Edible Louisville, free seeds and bumper stickers from Fresh Start Growers' Supply and door prizes that included tickets to a GonzoFest event and to concerts at Mercury Ballroom, Louisville's newest music venue. Read all of the reviews of the event here, see the photos on the Flickr page and watch the slideshow on YouTube.
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On Tuesday night, Yelp elites in LA West were treated to eight courses of southern Thai Cuisine at Emporium Thai in Westwood. Copious amounts of noodles, curries, meats and salads were served along paired wines and sake. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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We set our paddles in motion Sunday on the Mighty Mississippi aboard the Steamboat Natchez with an exclusive crew of New Orleans Elites. Between an array of appetizing bites and refreshing champagne cocktails, our sailors played YELPO for prizes and gained some Natchez knowledge during private tours of the vessel. Read our travel logs, er reviews, of the cruise here and decide who wore the crabby hat best in our pics on Flickr!
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On Sunday, Elites took an afternoon to spend some quality time with their furrier halves! Olde Towne Pet resort welcomed the Northern VA Elite Squad with open arms -- and open paws -- to give everyone in attendance a taste of the sweet life. There was frolicking, noshing, chatting, and lots and lots of smiles to go around. Check out the reviews of this event here, and peep the photos on Flickr!
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On Saturday, the Baltimore Elites made their way to the Baltimore burbs of Ellicott City to kick off the college basketball season. Elites wore their team colors to cheer on their favorite college teams as they played on the screens at the bar. Read all the reviews of the event here and see the photos on the Flickr page.
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On Tuesday, February 18th, Elites from North Houston enjoyed an event all their own at Pinot's Palette The Woodlands! Noshing on giant pizza slices and KIND Snacks, along with bevs from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Yelpers picked up their paint brushes and did what they knew best – party! Check out the event reviews and Flickr pics.
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On Saturday afternoon, Northern Virginian Elites headed into Arlington but soon found themselves transported to an oasis of relaxation at House of Steep. Between tea tastings, delicious noshes, foot soaks, and hand reflexology, everyone in attendance was able to find their inner peace -- at least for a little while! Find all the captured moments on Flickr and read reviews of the event here.
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On Tuesday night, over 50 Buffalo Yelp Elite gathered for a beer tasting and food pairing course with a spectacular twist: they were sampling some beers that were not even out on the market yet! Lucky yelpers sampled highly anticipated to-be-released IPL Magic Hat's "Dream Machine" along with Labatt's Blue Royale and a half dozen other brews. Guests enjoyed a food pairing lesson with licensed Cicerone Brian while they munched on deliciously fresh catered goods from The Whole Hog Food Truck! Before the night was over, Dave and Brian from NA Breweries gave away dozens of prizes, including a very prized Olympic jersey (look through the photos to see it!). Read all of the reviews here and see the gorgeous photos on the Flickr page.
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On Tuesday night, all twelve lanes at Fulton Alley were filled with Yelp New Orleans Elites and their guests for a night of sips and splits. Amateurs and self-pronounced professionals were bowled over by the great service, delicious bites, and delectable libations enjoyed between frames! Relive the event vicariously through the reviews of this stellar event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.
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