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Ben B.
Sydney NSW
Yelp Sydney CM
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What a burger blowout! Ilker, Gee, Hakan and the team at LASHINGS hosted a crew of Yelp Elites and the gents from OMPTY.COM and man, did they deliver some delicious food. From chips, wedges, salads and their famous dips –... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Yelp Community Blog
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La Perouse is a stunning part of the world! There's Little Congwong Beach (*cough* nudist *cough*), Bare Island AKA "the one Tom Cruise assaulted on a motorcycle in Mission Impossible 2", and BARE GRILL & CAFE, home to a giant... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Yelp Community Blog
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Sydney Burger Passport kicked off at Inferno Grill & Cafe in Maroubra, an eatery famous for "The Clucking Pig", a southern fried chicken burger with slaw, bacon, chilli and aoli. Owners and brothers Anthony and Michael are two of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Yelp Community Blog
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What comes to mind when you think of Sydney? The Opera House, usually. Or the Harbour Bridge. And hey, they're both great, but there's so much more to the Emerald City than Bondi Beach and Harry's Cafe de Wheels. Like... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Ever hear of a sushi coma? Last night we found out what it one was. Yelp Elites were treated to SUSHI HUB's phenomenal hospitality, professional service, and above all their fresh and delicious sushi. We got to witness chef Evis... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Welcome to 24 Hours in... Sydney, where Yelp talks to a local influencers about spending a perfect day in Sydney. Ah, the Emerald City! One of life’s great pleasures is flying into Australia’s Unofficial Capital on a glorious sunny day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Heeeeey batter batter, scha-wing! On a beautiful sunny day Yelp Elites headed out to Blacktown International Sports Centre to watch the SYDNEY BLUE SOX ravage grudge match ABL rivals the Brisbane Bandits from prime position in the 3rd base beer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Yelp teamed up with Laneway Learning for an Elite Event where Yelpers got to try Indian sweets and samosas then cut loose on the D-floor Bollywood-style! Under the expert guidance of instructor Dharsha we mastered the lotus, the peacock, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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What a show the Vapiano team put on! From delectable antipasto platters to a smorgasbord of hand-made pasta and pizzas made with their famous commitment to fresh ingredients, Yelpers were treated to incredible hospitality and learned the 3 things Vapiano... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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In what may have been the trend-setting Elite Event for 2015, Elites gathered in a secret Redfern warehouse space for a wine-tasting to remember. The legends at Use Our Place helped us discover Studio Neon in Redfern, Sydney's coolest studio... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Take Sydney's only Berlin-style post-industrial multidisciplinary creative space, fill it with Yelpers and throw in art supplies and a wonderfully professional nude model, and you get Yelp's Life Drawing Elite Event! Located in the beating heart of Redfern, 107 Projects... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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On a chilly winters night five wonderful local producers held Yelpers in rapt attention as they spoke on the theme of “single origin” and how it pertains to urban honey, artisan chocolate, first harvest green tea, pure dairy, and sourdough... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Last night 180 Yelpers gathered at Cinema Paradiso for an exclusive preview of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival's 2015 program. The festival is designed to showcase ideas 'at point' in contemporary independent film and find a place for them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Mama says “Eat, enjoy, and never leave the table hungry!” and Sydney’s newest Mama’s Buoi restaurant & bar did just that. Upon entry Elites were handed Lemongrass Mules and Viet Express cocktails infused with honey, vanilla nougat, kahlua and Vietnamese... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Some of the finest minds among the Yelp Elite crew tested their detective skills at Escape Hunt Sydney, which boasts 137 live rooms around the world with city-specific mysteries designed by a psychologist in their Game Design Academy in Bangkok,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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A hundred Yelpers discovered one of Sydney’s small bar secrets last night at Balcony Bar, a charming two-story terrace run by Zoe, who ditched the music industry to chase the dream of owning her own bar! Guests sipped on stunning... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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This month there was no happy shiny Elite Event dripping with beer and canapes. No, this time we locked Elites in a series of custom-built Escapism rooms and all they had to do was find a way out. Sound easy?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Two teams of intrepid Yelp Elites took on the best and brightest bloggers Sydney has to offer at #YourBrainMattersTrivia at Hotel CBD last night, all in aid of raising dementia awareness in support of Alzheimer's Australia. The battle of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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What a way to celebrate Taste of Sydney’s opening night! The ultimate foodie festival kicked off with a bang, with Elites enjoying the grassy surrounds of Yelp’s own private Garden Suite, with an open bar and wonderful service courtesy of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Newtown was the happiest place in the world on Saturday morning when Elites and their little furry buddies gathered at cafe hotspot Cuckoo Callay to get their wag on and sample signature menu items like #Hashtag Browns 2.0, a crispy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Yelp Community Blog
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Seriously you guys, can Elite Events get any better than that? The team at Chefs Gallery really know how to impress a crowd. Hostess with the mostest Yardley helped guests try their hand at Chinese calligraphy, and big bad Tony... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Yelp Community Blog
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What a way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon! Yelp’s best & brightest gathered at Brasserie Bread’s beautiful Banksmeadow café for a masterclass on fermentation, cultures and sensory analysis from some of the best in the biz – master baker... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Yelp Community Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Yelp Community Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Yelp Community Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Yelp Community Blog