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Yelp Elite Spotlight: Doreen H. Shares Her Favorite Hamburg Hangouts



On this leg of the Elite Spotlight journey, we’re hopping over to Germany to meet a bubbly Elite who’s always on the lookout for the next best discovery. Join me in saying ‘guten tag’ to Hamburg’s very own Doreen H!

Hamburg Community Manager Mareike Bruns says that Doreen is not only “sweet, witty and fun to be around,” she also “loves to discover her own city and the rest of the world through Yelp.” From her hilarious reviews, like this one of a recent visit to a Thai massage salon, to her contagious personality, Doreen consistently adds color to the Yelp Hamburg community and beyond. Mareike asks, “Could there be a more amazing Elite Yelper?” We’ll let Doreen’s charm speak for itself…

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What does it mean to you to be part of the Yelp Elite Squad?

Being an Elite Yelper has changed the way I look at my city when I walk around town. I now notice places I didn't before and am always on the hunt for new and undiscovered places. My idea of a city map doesn’t only consist of city districts and road maps, but also of burger diners, cafés and romantic spots to take in the sunset. I have made great new Yelper friends and am meeting new and interesting people through Yelp all the time!

What are the top 3 local spots you’re loving in your city right now?

1) You just gotta love Das Porezellanfräulein (translation: "the Porcelain Lady"). Lounging in this cute and old-fashioned tea room, you can get creative by decorating your own ceramics with colorful paintings. You can also sip on a cappuccino or a glass of champagne on the side to help your thoughts and paintings flow freely.

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2) St. Pauli is the perfect place to explore any time of the day. Die Pauline (translation: "Lil' Paula") has something for every hungry tummy! You’ll feel like you're sitting in your mom's dining room as you enjoy a variety of different breakfast options, eat a cheap and yummy meal for lunch, or enjoy a piece of homemade cake while sipping on one of the delicious coffee options. There are also weekly themed buffets that will not fail to surprise or satisfy you! Die Pauline will never disappoint a hungry guest!

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Photo via Pauline on Yelp

3) The trade house Laegel is a must-do for everyone who is passionate about making delicious food! You can find all kinds of handy kitchen utensils and a wide variety of baking dishes, cute aprons, sugar garnishes to please the eye and the taste buds, as well as everything you need to make your own chocolate.

Describe your most memorable Yelp moment.

Wow, that's a tough one! I've had many great moments with Yelp, one of them definitely being when the judges for the "Yelp's crazy ice cream contest" event tried the ice cream I designed and mixed on the spot. It contained cheesecake, matcha and sunflower seed crunchy. I was so excited! I didn't win the contest in the end but I will never forget this event!

Yelp is more than just a restaurant review site. What else have you discovered on Yelp?

Is there anything you can't find on Yelp? I discovered a hole in the ground in the city of Bremen through Yelp that will reward you by making animal sounds once you throw a coin into it – no kiddin'! I’ve also found a café where the main activity isn’t drinking coffee or eating cake, but knitting with other fellow wool-lovers! Lastly, I found it comforting to discover that most of my Yelp contacts are just as crazy about food and addicted to enjoying exciting culinary delicacies as I am!

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Now that’s what we call local flavor! Drop a coin into the Bremer Loch in Bremen and you’ll be rewarded with an animal noise. Photo via Die Zwei M. on Yelp.

 

 

Yelp Elite Spotlight: Doreen H. zeigt uns ihre Hamburger Lieblingsplätze

In diesem Teil der Elite Spotlight Reise begeben wir uns nach Deutschland, um eine quirlige Elite Yelperin zu treffen, die immer auf der Suche nach der nächsten Entdeckung ist. Lasst uns gemeinsam “Guten Tag” zu Doreen H. aus Hamburg sagen!

Die Hamburger Community Managerin Mareike Bruns erzählt uns, dass Doreen nicht nur “liebenswert, charmant und amüsant ist”, sie liebt es auch “ihre eigene Stadt und den Rest der Welt durch Yelp zu entdecken”. Mit ihrer ansteckenden guten Laune und ihren extrem unterhaltsamen Berichten, wie diesem von ihrem Besuch in einem Thai Massage Salon, macht Doreen die Yelp Hamburg Community jeden Tag ein wenig bunter. “Könnte es ein besseres Beispiel für einen beeindruckenden Elite Yelper geben?”, fragt Mareike. Wir lassen Doreens Charme für sich selber sprechen…

Was bedeutet es für dich, Teile des Yelp Elite Teams zu sein?

Seit ich ein Elite Yelper bin, sehe ich meine Stadt mit anderen Augen. Wenn ich spazieren gehe, bemerke ich Plätze, die mir vorher nicht aufgefallen sind und ich bin immer auf der Jagd nach neuen, unentdeckten Geschäften. Ein Stadtplan besteht für mich nicht nur aus Straßennamen und Stadtteilen, sondern aus Burgerläden, Cafés und romantischen Örtchen, an denen man den Sonnenuntergang genießen kann. Ich habe wunderbare Yelp-Freundschaften geschlossen und ich treffe jeden Tag neue und interessante Leute durch Yelp.

Welche Top 3 Geschäfte gehören momentan zu den Lieblingsplätzen in deiner Stadt?

1) Das Porzellanfräulein muss man einfach lieben. In diesem süßen, altmodischen Teestübchen kann man sich kreativ austoben, indem man sein eigenes Geschirr mit bunten Bildern verziert. Dazu kann man sich einen Cappuccino oder ein Gässchen Champagner gönnen, um die Kreativität anzuregen.

2) Auf St. Pauli gibt es immer etwas zu entdecken. Die Pauline bietet für jeden hungrigen Magen genau das Richtige! Egal, ob du dich für eines der vielseitigen Frühstücksangebote, ein köstliches und günstiges Mittagessen oder einen der hausgemachten Kuchen zusammen mit einem leckeren Kaffee entscheidest, du fühlst dich direkt wie zu Hause bei Muttern im Esszimmer. Außerdem gibt es jede Woche ein thematisch wechselndes Buffet, das überrascht und glücklich macht. Die Pauline wird einen hungrigen Gast niemals enttäuschen.

3) Laegel ist ein Muss für alle, die gerne selber leckeres Essen machen. Hier findest du allerlei praktische Küchenutensilien, eine große Auswahl an Backzubehör, süße Schürzen, Zuckerdekorationen, die das Auge und die Geschmacksknospen glücklich machen, sowie alles was du benötigst, um deine eigene Schokolade herzustellen.

Beschreibe deinen denkwürdigsten Yelp-Moment.

Wow, das ist schwierig! Ich hatte so viele großartige Momente mit Yelp. Einer davon ist sicherlich der, als die Jury für “Yelp´s Crazy Ice Cream Contest” meine eigens kreierte Eissorte probierte, die ich vor Ort selbst gemixt hatte. Mein Eis bestand aus Käsekuchen, Matcha und Sonnenblumkernkrokant. Ich war so aufgeregt! Ich habe den Wettbewerb zwar nicht gewonnen, aber dieses Event werde ich nie vergessen.

Yelp ist mehr als eine Restaurant Seite. Was hast du sonst noch so auf Yelp entdeckt?

Gibt es irgendwas, das es nicht auf Yelp gibt? In Bremen habe ich durch Yelp ein Loch im Boden entdeckt, das dich mit Tiergeräuschen belohnt, wenn du eine Münze hinein wirfst – kein Scherz! Ich habe auch ein Café gefunden, in dem man sich nicht hauptsächlich zum Kaffee trinken und Kuchen essen trifft, sondern, um gemeinsam mit anderen Wollfans zu stricken. Zu guter Letzt finde ich es aber sehr beruhigend zu wissen, dass die meisten meiner Yelp-Kontakte genau so verrückt nach gutem Essen und kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten sind, wie ich!

 

 

 

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