North Jersey Elite Celebrate 2020 Badges in Style!

It’s been a busy two weeks of Yelp Elite events in North Jersey, and it’s only just the beginning! Let’s take a look at the epic badge day celebrations that went down, shall we?

Badges at Benares — Benares, Wyckoff NJ

Fifty Yelpers were invited to take a trip around India at Benares! Guests enjoyed a generous small plates sampling of many signature dishes. Passed appetizers like samosas, spicy cauliflower, kebabs, rogan josh and eggplant chaat were only the start! We also chowed down on garlic naan, rice, fragrant chicken tikka and creamy paneer. Two Robbers hard seltzer paired perfectly with the spicy and flavorful meal. Check out more photos and reviews on the event page here

Badges n’ Baos — Tao Haus, Closter NJ

Next we took a trip to Closter to check out Tao Haus! Tao Haus is best known for specializing in Hong Kong and Cantonese eats with a twist. Yelpers were invited to indulge in a variety of their signature dishes. The night started out with crunchy veggie spring rolls, dim sum samplers , soup dumplings and salt and pepper calamari! After that we enjoyed a variety of entrees such as peking style pork chop, beef pad thai and black pepper chicken steak. There was more Two Robbers hard seltzer on deck to quench everyone’s thirst. This was a fantastic evening — be sure to check out the reviews here and the photos here!

Badges n’ Burritos — Tacoria, Morristown NJ

Finally, we rounded out a week of badge day celebrations at Tacoria in Morristown. Tacoria has several locations around NJ and Morristown is their newest venture. We were greeted with nachos, street corn and fried golden avocado… and that was only the beginning! Elites also got to select their entree of choice from Tacoria’s extensive menu. From burritos to tacos to quesadillas and salads there was certainly no shortage of options. Guac? Yes please! Sparkling Ice Seltzer was onsite with a variety of fizzy and cold beverages to enjoy. We’ve had many memorable Yelp events at Tacoria over the years, and it’s safe to say that this is always an event to look forward to. Make sure to read up all about this five star experience here.

Badges n’ Bowls — Chinah, Jersey City NJ

Oh! And we can’t forget to mention that January also kicked off with an epic Elite check-in week at Chinah in Jersey City. Chinah specializes in fast-casual chinese bowls that are authentic, healthy and affordable. Yelpers got to swing by and customize their own bowl! Mouthwatering proteins like kung pow chicken and Sichuan shredded pork and succulent sides such as homestyle eggplant and marinated Chinese okra were only some of the many combinations available! Make sure to check out more on the event page here.

A big thanks to all of our incredible event hosts and sponsors:

Benares — Wyckoff, NJ

Tao Haus — Closter, NJ

Tacoria — Morristown, NJ

Chinah — Jersey City, NJ

Great Heights Photography

Two Robbers Hard Seltzer

Sparkling Ice