Having been bestowed the Yelp! Elite badge for my third year in a row now, I am now officially interested in keeping up with it because Yelp Austin throws awesome parties. I struggled with how to make Yelp! work for me, but after some fits and starts, I think I am officially a Yelping machine.
You see, Yelp allows you to rank businesses on a star rating of 1 to 5, 1 being bad and 5 being the best. They even have a suggestion for what each should mean but I invented my own rubric:
- Bad food, bad and borderline berating service. I.e.: it offended me from how bad it was. I am not an easily offended person. Never, ever going back.
- Bad food, bad service. Not going back anytime soon unless I get a weird craving or am with friends who insist on it.
- OK food, OK service. Some spots of brilliance but overall this is probably how they normally operate and they are unlikely to get my continued patronage. Would consider visiting again but likely wait a few months before trying again.
- Moar, please. I really like this place and get giddy plotting my next visit and what I will try on the menu next time.
- Everything about this experience was amazing: from the host to the service to the food. I will likely treasure this experience for a long time and will be able to taste the food that sat in my palate during this dining experience when I tell others of this tale.
Note: most of my dining experiences will be either a 3 or 4.