Monday, December 16, 2013

I'm Celebrating 500

Today is a good day in my blog world. This post is #500.

When I started this little ole blog in 2009, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was just started as an outlet for my passion for writing, and I was enjoying exploring the new city that I had started to call "home." I wanted to share my dining experiences beyond the in-person conversations that I was constantly having with friends, family, and co-workers about our restaurant scene, not knowing if anyone would really be reading or not.

Well, almost five years later, I'm still here and so are you. Let's celebrate!

It's no secret that Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen in Broadview Heights has become a favorite of mine since they opened this year. Have you been yet? If so, then you've probably fallen in love with their food as well. I haven't had a bad meal there yet. Haven't been? Well, here's your chance...

In celebration of blog post #500, I'm giving away a $25 gift certificate to Cork & Cleaver.

There are a few ways that you can enter:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post, suggesting a restaurant for my 2014 To Dine Challenge. I'm looking for restaurants that I haven't been to yet, that you want to see me visit in the next year. I'll select 10, and announce them on January 1st as my New Year's Resolution, of sorts.

2. Tweet: "I want @BiteBuff to send me to @CorkCleaver in celebration of number 500. You could win too at http://tinyurl.com/kntuo9d." Leave another comment on this blog post, with a link to your tweet.

3. "Like" my fan page on Facebook, and "like" Cork and Cleaver Social Kitchen too. Leave another comment on this blog post, telling me that you like both.

You can enter the giveaway using one or more methods. I will select the winner using random.org on Friday, December 20th.

Truly, thank you for reading and sharing in my experiences. This blog is such a source of fun and adventure for me, and I'm thrilled to have reached 500. Good luck!

46 comments:

ohfortheloveofallthings said...

Happy 500th post!!!!

ohfortheloveofallthings said...

I tweeted!! hey_cle

ohfortheloveofallthings said...

I like you both on FB although Cork and Cleaver is new to me. I will have to check it out!

Rachel said...

I know I already recommended Sweet Melissa on another post, I'd also recommend checking out Fat Heads in North Olmsted in 2014.

Rachel said...

I also like both pages. I'd love to try out Cork & Cleaver, I haven't been there yet!

@LauraFromOhio said...

Treehuggers cafe

@LauraFromOhio said...

I tweeted 12-16-13

deanna said...

I think you should try the new Peachtree Southern Kitchen in Hudson.

Heather said...

Tweeted. :)
Congrats on 500!

Anonymous said...

The Rail at Great Northern Mall

John said...

Have you been to Ray's Place in Kent. Great beer and better than bar food.

AbbeDe said...

Happy 500th post.
I already like you and C&C on facebook :-)

I think you should give SoHo another try. We just 'kinda liked' it on our first visit, too. But have found the food and service just got better each time we went - and it's now one of my favorite places. Also, although it's not a restaurant - Rising Star Coffee Roasters with a Cleveland Bagel Company bagel.

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Many congrats!!!
You know, I STILL haven't been to C+C!! What is wrong with me!?!?

My recommendation is Edwins.

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/412719536169693184

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I like both of you on FB already :)

terrid614 said...

happy 500th post! I 'like' you on face book!
I am recommending bar 145 in kent! amazing food and the build your own burger has lots of yummy choices!!!

elinor said...

Corso's in North Olmsted or Nuevo Acapuclo also in NO, two of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

I'd suggest trying Toast. - Sarah Sbret37@gmail.com

fmayse said...

You should try Le Petit Triangle in Ohio City. Great brunch, great crepes. Really nice place!

fmayse said...

I tweeted. https://twitter.com/fmayse/status/412948745643233280

fmayse said...

I like both!

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

Congrats on 500 posts! My restaurant suggestion is Michaelangelo's in Little Italy (I don't see it on your dining roll).

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

Oops...forgot the Twitter link. Here you go: https://twitter.com/WhyCLE/status/412985133679906816

Brian said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/BrianMusick/status/412989791668432896

Christina Herrick said...

You've got to visit the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern for Sunday brunch. Their cocktails and pancake de jours can't be beat!

Sarah @ Cooker Girl said...

Congrats on the major milestone! I don't see The Mad Greek or Vero Bistro on your list yet.

Christina Herrick said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/MissSwiss/status/412645196514344961

Sarah @ Cooker Girl said...

I tweeted.

Christina Herrick said...

I like both!

Sarah @ Cooker Girl said...

I'm a fan of both on FB.

Anonymous said...

Try the Hot a Dog Diner.

Anne
Astiph45@hotmail.com

Beth @ CraveableCleveland said...

Congrats Katrina! I tweeted :).

Cleveland Chick said...

Happy 500! Keep on bloggin!

Jessica @ Anchored in CLE said...

Tweeted!

Jessica @ Anchored in CLE said...

I like both on FB :)

Jessica @ Anchored in CLE said...

It's sort of a fast-casual take on Mediterranean but it is so good (from what I've had there), so I'm recommending La Kabob in Strongsville, OH.

Ryan said...

My vote, even though it may not technically be its own restaurant, is Phat Daddy's Kitchen inside of a Riverside Pub in a West Park. Wild Boar tacos are out of sight!!

Ryan said...

I like your page and Cork and Cleaver's.

Ryan said...

Tweeted it! https://mobile.twitter.com/CLECraftBeerRun/status/413121781168218112?screen_name=CLECraftBeerRun

Rachel said...

OK so there's this COMPLETELY random teeny tiny little place called Asian Gardens and Tea Room in Portage Lakes/Akron, and they have THE best Pho and homemade egg rolls of all time. This guy and his wife bought the tea room a couple of years ago and turned it into the combo tea room/asian garden. She's vietnamese and makes the best pho ever. Hands down. ;) No one even knows about it.

Rachel said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ItsAHero/status/413123645590876160

rachel@itsahero.com

Rachel said...

& i like both on FB

Nikki Schiro said...

Steve's Hotdog Lunch at 1am. I haven't been to Cork and Cleaver yet. I heard I have to try the chicken wings!

Anonymous said...

Beth at btrump@gmail.com

Lola

Stephanie Hovan said...

Congrats on 500!!
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/HungryInCLE/status/413501789036494849

Stephanie Hovan said...

I like you and C&C on FB