Event – 3rd Annual NYC Bake-Off OCT16 – we’ll be judging there

It’s Back!

What: A bake-off where you pit your baking skills against others and the best amateur baker wins!

And since sharing is caring, once again there will be an ask for donations as part of The Great American Bake Sale to Share Our Strength (http://www.strength.org) – a national organization that works towards making sure that no child in this country ever needs to go hungry.

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Event – 3rd Annual UYE Bake-Off OCT16 – we’ll be there

A lil birdie told me Jeff is judging this year again… :) KEEP CHECKING THIS LINK FOR UPDATES

What: A bake-off where you pit your baking skills against other bakers and the best amateur baker wins!
And since sharing is caring, once again there will be an ask for donations as part of The Great American Bake Sale to Share Our Strength (http://www.strength.org/) – a national organization that works towards making sure that no child in this country ever needs to go hungry.

When: 1pm-4pm

Where: TBD

Check out their site for more info! And please follow this link for donation information: http://join.strength.org/

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Event – Parked! 30+ Food Trucks @ South St Seaport AUG20

On top of our 30+ food trucks we’ll have a beer garden, a mainstage with incredible bands and DJs, face painting, cooking demonstrations and a playground on site for kids, and you can even buy a PARKED! pass which gives you reduced price food at the trucks and one free drink!
Want to see which trucks are going to be there?  Check the list out HERE

Event – 5th Annual NY Date Auction for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MAY4-9

Nina C and Joolz do a wonderful job every year hosting this event to raise money for a good cause. All in good fun, it doesn’t matter if you’re single or not. It’s all about making new friends and hanging out. Whether you’re a bidder or being bidded on, it’s all gravy! This is a UYE, or Unofficial Yelp Event.

Nina C. says:

It’s about that time and I’m putting a call out for volunteers once again for…

The Annual NY Date Auction to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Every year, the auction brings a week of non-stop fun to Yelpland. It brings out the generosity in people, their competitive spirit and the person inside all of us that just loves to have fun while helping others.

So, with that said, we’re looking for this year’s volunteers to be on the auction block. Please note that to be on the auction block, you MUST have a picture of yourself AND at least ten reviews up! You’d also be joining the list of illustrious auction alums.  Even yours truly was once on the auction block!

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Yelp Elite @ Club A Steakhouse MAR21 – we’ll be there

UPDATE: It was way too hectic in there to breathe. We left after half an hour, one crab bite later. No, not the STD kind, TYVM. This just in: an embarassing email to Elite Yelpers who are outright savages, with words used such as ‘degenerated’, ‘detract’, ‘ fight tooth and nail’, ‘camp out’, and ‘feeding frenzy’. Continue reading

Event – Yelp Elite @ Nolita Mart MAR3 – we’ll be there

UPDATE: Blue Marble Ice Cream, Blue Point Beer,  Moho Chocolate, Castleton Crackers, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, oh my! Did we mention…Stumptown Coffee? Yup, all gratis. Oh, there was some cool schwag to go around as well :) Continue reading

Chefs vs. Foodies

UPDATE #2: …and another article

UPDATE: Here is yet another recent article published about this

We came across this article today which preempted ours…

Foodie Only? Chefs hate you. You know what? Even other Foodies hate you for using the term ‘Foodie’ just now. Chef only? Foodies will tear you a new rectum without hesitation. What if you’re both though? IMHO, the good Chefs are the ones appreciate honest feedback. Often times they have too many sycophants who worship them and want to drink their bath water. Little do you know, most Chefs do not break the six-digit barrier in terms of salary and it’s not that glorious. Sure, some may have an equity stake in the restaurant as incentive to work harder but if you divide up the pay by the hours worked, we’re talking slave labor hourly rates here, especially if you’re low on the totem pole. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how good YOU think your food is if the masses think otherwise. As a Foodie, be respectful of the Chef’s wishes in the Dining Room. If he says no cameras or cell phones, honor it or eat elsewhere and yes, your sh*t DOES stink.
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2011 Elite Yelpers to follow – They’re kind of a big deal

We love shouting out the underdogs here. The peeps who toil in front of their keyboards but never get enough credit. Part-Time Yelpers, Full-Time gourmands. We have compiled a list of five Elite Yelpers that you should follow while they are ‘pre IPO’. Why? We feel that at pace, they have the food know how along with the writing prowess to go further in life than their current state. They are ‘going places’, as they say. This article doesn’t do these guys and gals justice, for dating it ‘2011’ implies they are fleeting like a Hanson one-hit wonder. Rest assured, we don’t think they’re going away anytime soon. Without further adieu, to 2525 and beyond, in alphabetical order… Continue reading

Welcome Liz – our Editor

Our Editor Liz is on board and eager to get started! Although she doesn’t cook, she can (proverbially) help trim off any fat on our site to keep it tip-top shape. Her writing style is unparalleled, allowing for readers to realize her poignant descriptions of food. Liz, an Elite Yelper, will be taking us through the journey and unveiling the history/origins of ingredients, demystifying much of what we eat daily. She will also be conducting interviews with Industry Executives, up to and including Chefs/Owners. Liz is currently living in the new Culinary Wonderland across the river known as Williamsburg. Be sure to check out Liz’s Profile, including what she Recommends and her 5toTry monthly. Say hi!