It's a known fact that the Yelp Elite Squad are an active, vital and extremely passionate group of Yelpers who love sharing their local knowledge of local businesses – be it through the many quality reviews, pics or Tips they share on Yelp and Yelp mobile. But there's an even more exclusive group within the Yelp Elite Squad that takes it to a whole new level – and that's the Gold Badge Elite Squad: Elites who've earned their badge year after year for at least five consecutive years.
This month, the Gold Badge Elite Squad was invited to Houston's newest and most buzzed about Southern Coastal cuisine restaurant – Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar – for an evening of signature cocktail tastings and a spread of tantalizing bites provided by Chef Kevin Bryant and his team. Elites first made way upstairs to the private event room where they were greeted with the resto's refreshing cocktails – the Donkey Punch and the Eleven XI Cherry Limeade – both a summer splash!
Gold Badge Elites also noshed on a spread of braised barbecue pork shanks served over a bead of broccoli slaw; grilled Gulf oysters topped with Parmesan Reggiano, diced tomatoes, Texas pecan pesto and apple-wood smoked bacon; shrimp cocktail with their signature "blazin'" horseradish sauce; along with off-the-menu items like mini versions of their Moz & Tom sandwich and gourmet corndogs!
Thanks, and SYOY (see you on Yelp)
Yelp Houston Community Manager
pictured with Eleven XI General Manager Joe Welborn