Yelp's ‘Five-Star Salute’ To Celebrate National Military Appreciation Month In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Yelp and The National WWII Museum are inviting members of the community to partake in a night of revelry on Friday, May 19, at The National WWII Museum U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, 945 Magazine St., from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. during Military Appreciation Month to celebrate local businesses that show their support for those who have served.

         One hundred percent of the donations received at Yelp's “Five-Star Salute” will go to VetLaunch, a local nonprofit organization that provides veterans with the resources to effectively make the transition from military to civilian life; from business start-up help to job training and placement.

         Yelp's “Five-Star Salute” is the crowd-sourced local business review and social networking website’s grand celebration during Yelp Salutes Our Troops, a month-long initiative connecting local businesses to the military and Yelp community through promoting local military discounts, highlighting veteran-owned businesses, donation drives and more.

         Guests will enjoy live entertainment from the vivacious Victory Belles, Rosie and The Swingin' Riveters led by Robert Reynolds and The Doc Holliday Band who recently appeared in the film “Trumbo.”

         Mister Big Shots Photobooth will be providing photo memories, and VR Arcade NOLA will be transporting guests to Hawaii in a virtual reality experience called “Remembering Pearl Harbor,” created using resources from the National WWII Museum.

         Participating restaurants, spirits and beverage companies and raffle prize donors include:


Participating Restaurants

• Maypop

•  Meril

•  Grand Isle*

•  Capdeville

•  The American Sector*

•  Cornet

•  Brugger's Barbecue*

•  Hanley's Foods


•  Mayhew Bakery*

•  Bourbon House*

•  Fete au Fete StrEATery*



• Sailor Jerry* The Aleethia Foundation

• Orleans Coffee + Espresso Bar

• NOLA Brewing*

• NOLA Distilling*

•  Deep Eddy Vodka

•  Oryza Gin and Vodka

•  Small Town Brewery

•  Not Your Mom's

•  Liberty School Wines

•  Sazerac


Raffle Prize Donors

• 504 Craft Beer Reserve

• Barretiste

•  Besh Restaurant Group *

•  Shaolin-Do Kung Fu & Tai Chi

• Biba Isla Salon

• Pole Pro Dance & Fitness

•NOLA Float Tanks

• Audubon Nature Institute

• Pearl Wine Co.

• Maison de Cheveux

• The New Orleans Hotel Collection

• Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza


         Businesses with an asterisk* are confirmed veteran-owned, employ a veteran, or a portion of their proceeds go to military-minded charities.

         See any additions to the list here

         Guests, 21 and over, can RSVP here

         Guests that RSVP will receive an email with a link to Eventbrite where they can purchase a ticket online for $15. Guests who receive an RSVP confirmation, but don’t pay online, can pay $20 at the door.

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