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Farrah Akhtar
Houston, TX
Yelp Houston, Community Manager
Interests: Running, yoga, camping, queso and my dog Tex!
Recent Activity
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Yelp Houston Elites celebrated their new 2016 badges Go Texan style! On a Thursday evening, Elites made way to Yellow Rose Distilling – Houston's first and only inner city whiskey distillery – for a night of boots, chaps and cowboy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Yelp Community Blog
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Seasons 52 at CityCentre welcomed the Houston Yelp Elite Squad to a special celebration of the restaurant's launch of their new seasonal Winter menu. Yelpers noshed on generous servings of the Lobster Cognac Ravioli; Butternut Squash Soup; Braised Beef Short-rib... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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On October 28th, Cacao & Cardamom invited 35 Houston Elite to celebrate National Chocolate with a whiskey and chocolate tasting. Curated by Cacao & Cardamom owner and chocolatier Annie Rupani, Yelpers sampled an assortment of chocolates like their Houston Rodeo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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On Monday, October 26th, 35 of Houston Elites kicked off fabulous fall weather with a patio steak-cation at The Capital Grille at CityCentre. At this cocktail reception, Elites were treated to apps – like Lobster & Crab Cakes, Lollipop Lamb... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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The Durham House takes a kicked-up version of Southern Coastal cuisine boasting a seasonal, farm-to-table, and chef-driven menu created by Chef Don Schoenburg. And Gold badge Elites were invited to check out the new restaurant weeks before its highly anticipated... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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New to Houston is Piada Italian Street Food, and they invited 80 local Elites to check out the resto which boasts a menu of fresh-made Italian wraps (piadas), Italian sandwiches (tascas), bowls, salads and more! Check out the event reviews... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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In summer of 2015, Blaze Fast Fir'd Pizza – a fast casual restaurant known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas – opened two Houston locations in Woodlake Square and Sugar Land. And October 12th and 13th, Elites were super stoked to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Haute on the Houston culinary and nightlife scene is Tarakaan, a Pan-Asian restaurant turn high energy lounge. And H-town Elites were invited to an exclusive VIP tasting complete with bites created by Chef Micah Rideout – delectable items such as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Welcome to Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. Today we meet Kate H, a Yelp Elite since '13 with a whopping 108 reviews and 185 local biz pics... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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As the Yelp Houston Community Manager, I often get asked by business owners, newbie Yelpers and other members of the Houston community: "Who are these Elite Yelpers?" Aside from being the most authentic, social and influential members of the Yelp... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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As the Yelp Houston Community Manager, I often get asked by business owners, newbie Yelpers and other members of the Houston community: "Who are these Elite Yelpers?" Aside from being the most authentic, social and influential members of the Yelp... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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As the Yelp Houston Community Manager, I often get asked by business owners, newbie Yelpers and other members of the Houston community: "Who are these Elite Yelpers?" Aside from being the most authentic, social and influential members of the Yelp... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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They say a picture is worth a thousand Yelps! On July 11th, Yelp Houston hosted its first ever community-driven photography exhibit featuring 80+ inspiring photos of local businesses in Houston. Yelpers nominated their favorite photos, and a team of jurors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Yelp Elites from all across Houston and the Greater Houston area celebrated July's National Grilling Month at four different LongHorn Steakhouse locations. Each event was an intimate 20-Elite dinner composed of four delicious courses, adult signature beverages, and prizes using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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For the first time in Yelp Houston, Elites donned their chic summer whites for a 'Blanc de Bars' pub crawl in the legendary Montrose neighborhood. First stop was at Pistolero's where Elites sipped on Wild Berry 'Ritas and enjoyed an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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One of the city's most anticipated openings what that of Fluff Bake Bar, created by Rebecca Masson – 'Sugar Fairy' made famous by "Top Chef's Just Desserts." Gold Badge Elites got a private tasting of her creative confections – the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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It was our second installment of Yelp Kicks Butt Elite Events, and Revolution Studio's newest Houston location opened its doors to some very eager Elites! Yelpers experienced a full-throttle, pumped-up, 30-minute spin class instructed by owner Kim Syma, followed by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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The Yelp Elite Squad celebrating Spring with some bling! Welcomed into Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring Store, Houston Yelpers sipped on Deep Eddy Vodka and Topo Chico Agua Mineral and noshed on bites from Maggiano's Little Italy Houston, P.F. Chang's China... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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The spring installment of Yelp's Flight Club took place at Ninfa's Original on Navigation featuring Herradura Tequila! Flight Club members enjoyed a welcome cocktail – the Horseshoe Pineapple – followed by a Herradura Tequila 101 presentation and a flight tasting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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It's no secret that Yelpers love wining and dining, but in Houston, Elites equally love burning those cals! New in town is RYDE - River Oaks, a chic cycle studio created by Houstonians Ashley Gooch and Andrew Pappas. Thirty-two Elites... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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As the rest of the Houston food and social scene await the highly anticipated opening of PESKA Seafood Culture, the Houston Elite Squad – Gold Badge Elites – were invited to an intimate restaurant preview. Elites noshed on Tiraditos and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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The Houston Yelp Elite Squad made way to Downtown's Prohibition Supper Club & Bar, housing its swanky digs in the historic ISIS Theatre – Houston's first theatre built in 1912. Elites donned 1920s ensembles as they entered through the private... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Houston Gold Elites enjoyed a very special, intimate show at Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna." Within arms reach of the stage, Gold Elites were wowed by high flying acts, mystical song and acrobatic dance. Check out the event reviews here. Photo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Elites celebrated their 2015 badges at Downtown Houston's South African gastropub The Springbok – complete with Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails, a Studio 31 Hair Lab glam station, DnN Photography photo booth, Ashu's Henna Art and music by DJ Scoop. Photos... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Houston Yelpers celebrated the final Elite Event of the 2014 year at Radio Milano, the city's newest craft cocktail lounge located at CityCentre. The posh lounge treated guest to classic cocktails – Cane Frizzante and Bravissimo – along with a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Yelp Community Blog