Yelp Elite Event Headquarters, San Diego, CA

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Come here.  Let me tell you a secret.  Yelp Elite Events have free food, booze, and swag.  Let me show you the wonders of being a Yelp Elite.  They are quite particular and you have to get on the exclusive guest list in order to get into an event.  This event was held at the Headquarters at Seaport in a special roped off area.

 

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Yelpers getting their name badges and wristbands.

 

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Gift bags for Yelp Elites.
Free swag I scored. Chris Brake t-shirt, Kitson makeup bag, eraser stick, Yelp stick, coupons for free food.
Free swag I scored. Chris Brake t-shirt, Kitson makeup bag, eraser stick, Yelp stick, coupons for free food.

These are classy events.  Often there is live music.

The band.
The band.

The nicest people are here to give you free food and drinks.

Once in a lifetime photo of a nice bartender with nobody in line for free booze.
Once in a lifetime photo of a friendly bartender with nobody in line for free booze.

Sometimes the food looks too good to eat.

Artist with her dessert creation courtesy of Seasons 52.
Artist with her dessert creation courtesy of Seasons 52.
Cannoli courtesy of Seasons 52.
Cannoli courtesy of Seasons 52.

Delicious combination of crunchy fried pastry and creamy sweetness.

Okra meatballs courtesy of Seasons 52.
Okra meatballs courtesy of Seasons 52.

Okra meatballs were delicious.  I’m not a huge okra fan but the light okra flavor was a nice addition to these meatballs.  Also I discovered there was a bit of duck which also added to the unique flavor of these meatballs.

Potstickers courtesy of Eddie V's.
Spicy shrimp and pork potstickers courtesy of Eddie V’s.

Excellent flavor from the shrimp, pork, and soy sauce.  I was afraid they might be too spicy but they turned out to be just the right amount of spice for me.

Gelato Paradiso menu.
Gelato Paradiso menu.
Mango gelato
Mango gelato
Plum gelato
Plum gelato
Mango and plum gelato.
Mango and plum gelato.

In addition to the food booths in the courtyard some of the shops were also providing samples.  I tried the mango and plum gelato from Gelato Paradiso.  Gelato was colder than ice, thick, and rich.  Little pieces of fruit added to the already delicious flavor of gelato.  This is some of the best gelato I’ve had.  🙂

The event was arranged by the Yelp Community Manager Brad B. and his faithful assistant Sandra.  Hopefully I haven’t said too much and they find me sleeping with the fishes in the morning…

 

The Headquarters at Seaport
789 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

 

4 Comment

  1. Faye says: Reply

    Look who’s blogging a write up so quickly after an event! Go Go Soo 🙂

    This was a fun event. I enjoyed the Puesto taco but really loved the gelato. Thank you for making me turn around to get the anime eraser from Geppettos.

  2. Soo says: Reply

    You inspire me to post faster Faye! I’ve noticed you are posting almost everyday!

    It was an excellent variety of shops to check out. You are welcome! I couldn’t believe you were leaving without that cute eraser!

  3. i’ve haven’t tried any of those three places yet. i am envious of your elite status and food opportunities. i am especially eyeing that gelato right now! what free food coupons did you get?

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Lynn,

      Are you on yelp? I can plus one you! Also I can let you know when they have open to all yelper events.

      I have coupons for gelato, Puesto tacos, and Seasons 52. 🙂 The gelato was awesome! You should go and try it.

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