Thursday, January 19, 2012

A New Year, A New Design

Well, it's a new year...and it was time for a new blog design. It was on my "blog bucket list" for Year Three, and after asking around I ended up using Ashley from Little Leaf Design (who has been very popular lately with the Cleveland bloggers). So...TA DA!

With the new design comes new blog features as well.

1. "About" page, which shares a little bit more of my story and how I landed in our wonderful city
2. Blogroll has moved to its own page (check out some of my favorite Cleveland blogs- only local love here)
3. You can now search by neighborhood/city in the Restaurant Reviews list
4. Touch Supper Club has challenged me to review the taco scene in the Cleveland area, so I'm starting a "Taco Tuesday" ongoing series (which will also be available in the Restaurant Reviews list)
5. Lastly, I'll be launching another new series called "Dining Deals"- meals under $10 (you'll be able to find the posts in the Restaurant Reviews list too)

It's going to be a good blog year, and I'm excited to have a fresh new design to kick it off. Actually, I'm so excited that I want to offer a delicious giveaway to one lucky reader...

- $25 gift certificate to Pearl of the Orient
- $25 gift certificate to Americano
- $25 gift certificate to Creekside Restaurant & Bar

Just leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite restaurant/bar in the area that offers TACOS. I've got to get on this mission! You can receive a second entry by tweeting "@BiteBuff has a new blog design and is giving away restaurant gift certificates at http://tinyurl.com/7c7xe75 ". Make sure that you leave a second comment to let me know that you tweeted. I'll select a winner on Monday using random.org.

It's going to be a fun year for the blog. I hope that you continue to enjoy my adventures in dining, and give me a shout if you want to join me on an excursion! Thanks for everything.

- Katrina

32 comments:

Stephanie Hovan said...

For me, it is a toss up between Deagan's and Touch. Although I do love a good "mom and pop" Mexican restaurant!

Stephanie Hovan said...

tweet tweet

Alana said...

tacos are one of my fav foods...deagan's is pretty awesome!

kakaty said...

Love the new look!

My favorite tacos the Chorizo, Potato & Goat Cheese tacos at Paladar

kakaty said...

*are* the... oops!

tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/kakaty/status/160028889043828736

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

New Year, New Look - love it! My favorite taco spot is Deagan's.

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/EatDrinkClev/status/160029595008106496

Green Dog Wine said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i love it love it love it love it! I didn't even realized you had posted - I just noticed a new pic next to your twitter profile! :)

melissa said...

Can I pick two? I love Zocalo (who even has a Taco Tuesday deal!!) and also Deagan's. Yay for Taco Tuesday - I'm always on the search for a good fish taco (my faves) that isn't deep fried. Can't wait to hear more!

Laura Brewer said...

While not exactly a "taco", Momocho's does out of this world taquitos (which are basically unassembled soft tacos). The happy hour in the bar is the BEST time to go...all of them are 1/2 off and tasty margaritas too.

Laura Brewer said...

I tweeted too: https://twitter.com/#!/LauraFromOhio/status/160031700687130624

Laura Brewer said...

I look forward to reading your reviews for both Taco Tuesday and Dining Deals!

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

Love the new design! Deagan's is great for tacos, but I also love the price and sauces for the tacos at Lincoln Park Pub.

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

Tweeted!

Heather said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! And I'm totally excited about the Taco Tuesdays!!
Deagan's shrimp tacos are hands down my favorite. But maybe that will change once you start reviewing...........? :)

Heather said...

I tweeted, too, yo.

Nikki said...

Momochos and there is something so simple and good about Lincoln Park Pub's taco Tuesdays!

Bite Buff said...

Deagan's and Touch are givens-- great gourmet tacos. How about some bars that offer Taco Tuesday specials on the cheap? Any good fish tacos out there?

Lisa-isms said...

Looks so good babe! Congrats!

rachel said...

I hear the Riverwood Cafe on Detroit has good tacos...never tried them, but have heard good things!

DaniRose said...

The Sachsenheim Hall on Denison Ave. 75 cent tacos!! And a dozen different ones to choose from. You'll love it!

Renee said...

I look forward to the new blog. You have some great ideas!

My favorite taco is when Beach Club Bistro holds their special. I haven't seen it recently, as they've been doing a fried rice night, instead. However, I loved their tacos- delicious, filling and priced well!

CLEshopaholic said...

Lincoln park pub. So greasy and so good.

stuart_spivack said...

lion on lorain
reddstone
griller's pub
and +1 sachsenheim

Bite Buff said...

Thanks for the suggestions! Keep 'em coming. Mmm tacos.

Heather said...

I gotta say Deagan's! Their tacos are the best, plus they use really quality ingredients!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

first, i LOVE the design :)

second, my favorite taco night is major hooples - THE BEST.

AD said...

Deagan's because I love fresh cilantro and they stuff them with lots of it. Nice look, but the link to Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) didn't work for some reason? Maybe just me.

AD said...

I tweeted at you also! I love your blog <3

Bite Buff said...

AD- thanks for the comments. I just tested the Subscribe and it seemed to be okay. Sorry that you had trouble!

mary said...

Hoopples and Parkview Tavern - awesome taco tuesdays. Love the new look of your blog.

Katrina said...

Sachsenheim. It's worth checking out for sure!