On Wednesday, January 30th, 70 members of the Yelp Elite Squad came together to celebrate the annual Yelpies. Hosted by Isabelle’s Coconut Grove at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, the Yelp Community mingled under the stars in a beautiful garden setting to recognize those most outstanding members of the Elite Squad in 2018.
As the Elite Squad arrived, glammed up for the big event, they were greeted with a welcome drink and ushered into the brand new garden at Isabelle’s, only one week after their grand opening. The night flowed through periods of award-giving, munching, mingling, and moving to beats from Joey Tracks. Chef Abel kept the food coming, and grilled shoyu marinated beef satay skewers to-order for the squad. Other favorite bites included the truffle mac n cheese, tuna tartare, and ceviche with leche de tigre.
As the signature cocktails and wine flowed, the awards were distributed to some amazing members of the squad, including this year’s Yelptime Achievement Award, which went to Sergio F. Overall, the Yelp Miami Elite Squad enjoyed an incredible food/cocktail-filled night in the gorgeous setting of Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden for the Yelpies 2018. We would like to congratulate all of the nominees and winners of the evening! See the full list below:
- Reviewer Of The Year: Mark M
- Photographer of the Year: Ivan H
- Complimenter of the Year: Sean M
- Keeping Yelp Useful: Monica G
- Trailblazer Award: Sergio F
- Rookie of the Year: Rolo C
- Couple of the Year: Vanessa L & Jose P
- Friendliest Yelper: Angelo R
- Funniest Yelper: Dan C
- Veteran Impact Award: Paul W
- Newbie Impact Award: Neil C
- UYE Host of the Year: Wendy A
- DALE Award: Alexa C
- Yelptime Achievement Award Recipient: Sergio F
Yelp Miami would like to personally thank the incredible team at Isabelle’s and LDV Hospitality, including Nicole Frankel, Chef Abel, Iman, and the hard-working servers and bartenders, for their world-class hospitality, ensuring all guests with a remarkable experience.
We would also like to thank Eileen Camejo from EC Connects for providing the stage and lighting, and Joey Tracks for providing the beats. They both helped make the Yelpies a spectacular experience all around.