Celebrating Local Legends in Coastal Virginia

This week the Hampton Roads Yelp Elite Squad will be putting their party hats on for two experiences in honor of Yelp’s 15th Birthday!

To kick off the week of celebration, The Yelp Elite Squad will visit Tijuana Flats in Suffolk. This evening is all about unlocking the many secrets of Coastal Virginia. During Yelp’s Night of Tijuana Secrets, Elites will devour a four-course Tex-Mex feast featuring Tijuana Flats’ limited time secret menu item, Double Stack Cheesy Tacos. Elites will connect to share their favorite hidden gems through an experience that is sure to leave them in party mode–and full of delicious food, too!

Yelp Hampton Roads Community Manager Anne Furlow with Gather Owner Polly White

Later this week in Newport News, members of the Yelp Elite Squad will come together to celebrate 15 years of local love at a party “bursting” with fun they won’t forget!

Gather recently opened their second location in Coastal Virginia in the up and coming Tech Center Research Park in Newport News. The Gather team will guide Elites through their 27,341 sqft co-working space featuring private and shared workspaces, podcast booths, meeting spaces, and more. During the tour, Elites will get to experience an immersive tribute to Hampton Roads’ local legends. 

NEST Kitchen and Taphouse, located at Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort, will be providing Elites the chance to indulge in bites from their new menu. NEST is a favorite spot for foodies on the Peninsula, compliments to their all-scratch menu that changes seasonally.

It’s not a birthday party if you don’t have a birthday cake; Sweet Kream Bakery in Chesapeake is creating a one of a kind cake for our celebration! 

About the Yelp Elite Squad: The Yelp Elite Squad is our way of recognizing people who are active in the Yelp community – people who are role models both on and off the site. Elite-worthiness is based on a number of things, including well-written reviews, high quality tips, and a history of playing well with others. Elites must use their real name on their account, have a real (and clear!) profile photo, and be of legal drinking age in their country. You can read more, and even nominate yourself at