Tucson Yelpers Celebrate Local with Why I Love Where I Live

Yelp events are all about spending time with our fellow community members while connecting with amazing local businesses in Tucson. Members of the Yelp Elite Squad and their guests celebrated all things local with Why I Love Where I Live at the MSA Annex; an expansion of the Mercado San Agustín, beautifully housing locally owned shops and eateries inside modified shipping containers. Attendees explored the Annex via a photo scavenger hunt while enjoying sips & bites from these amazing vendors: Westbound, Kukai and Beaut Burger. Doma’s Delights Catering also joined in with savory arepas and jamaica prickly pear Tajín sorbet made just for our guests!

We capped off the evening with a little storytelling from each business. And everyone went home with a custom swag bag courtesy of Why I Love Where I Live! Our four lucky Yelp giveaway winners each went home with “Explore Your City” gift bags each packed with different Yelp goodies and Why I Love Where I Live merchandise, one of which included a $25 gift card to Westbound!

Need we say it? It’s Neat To Be Elite!

Read all of the 5-star love here and check out the event photos on our Facebook album.

Thank you to our event host, Why I Love Where I Live 

Founded by Kristin and Alex Tovar, Why I Love Where I Live exists to encourage others to love where they live and engage in the local community! WILWIL does this through storytelling, photo sharing, selling merchandise that celebrates our city and hosting community events. 

Food + Drink Partners:


Brought to you by Rebecca and Scott Safford, founders and owners of Tucson’s beloved Tap & Bottle. Westbound offers beer, wine and cocktails on tap! They also have a tiny but mighty bottle shop! Be sure to checkout their top notch selection of wine, spirits and beer. Stay tuned on their Instagram page for tasting events and more!


Is a traditional Japanese eatery brought to you by the same family behind Samurai. Their menu has everything from Onigiri to Donburi, Takoyaki, Ramen on Thursdays and more. Follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date on their specials!

Beaut Burger:

Tucson’s first 100% vegan burger shop! Beaut Burgers are made in-house, of grains, beans, vegetables, walnuts and spices, served on a slow-fermented bun, baked fresh daily. 

The best part? MSA Annex is a shared space, so you can enjoy these businesses all at once! Place your order at Kukai or Beaut while you enjoy a beverage from Westbound or shop at the local retailers. 

Doma’s Delights Catering:

Doma’s Delights is brought to you by personal chef and dessert maven, Dominique Stoller. Keep up to date with Doma’s Delights on Instagram for upcoming pop-up dinners or catering.