Welcome to Meet The Elite, where we let you in on the lives of some of our top community members. Today we meet Kate H, a Yelp Elite since '13 with a whopping 108 reviews and 185 local biz pics counting.
Why did you first start yelping?
When I first moved to Houston, my group of new-to-Houston girlfriends frequently struggled to find new, fun places to do happy hour and dinners. This regular struggle annoyed me, so I took it upon myself to do the research and become the expert among us. Yelp was the perfect vehicle for researching, recording and remembering the spots we loved…
What do you love most about Houston?
I love that Houston does not have to 'try' so damn hard, like certain neighboring cities… This center of diversity is growing and developing with such grace and cleverness. It is exciting to witness this coming of age tale, but more so to participate in it!
Best kept secret in Houston:
Hollister Grill: This is a pint-sized, mom-and-pop shop that floats in the nether region between the Loop and the Beltway. Every dish there tastes so lovingly prepared, as if by a good friend at a dinner party.
What's your favorite Yelp memory to date?
After the Green6.2 race in CityCentre, I was approached by a random person I didn't recognize. They told me they recognized me from my Yelp profile and really enjoyed one of the reviews I had written! I was so astounded that they recognized me (despite my rabid sweaty appearance) and overjoyed that my review helped someone!
People who love ___ should follow me on Yelp!
Hummus and pizza
Want more? Keep up with Kate H's reviews, photos, lists and tips at ookate2oo.yelp.com
What does being a Yelp Elite mean? Aside from a sparkly badge that you get to rock with pride on your Yelp profile page, you'll get the opportunity to attend exclusive events, meet Yelpers from your community in-person, and discover a variety of local businesses you may not have previously tried. You can read more, and even nominate yourself or a fellow Yelper at yelp.com/elite