tchaves's blog

What's your opinion on the upcoming election/candidates?

Submitted by tchaves on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 17:56.

Hello Real NEO,

I am in the process of writing an article for Yahoo! News regarding the Ohio elections on November 2. I would like to feature the comments/opinions of 7 to 10 different voters, particularly regarding the races for U.S. House, U.S. Senate and the governor's race and any major ballot issues which are important to you.

I cannot use anonymous quotes (they won't be accepted without a full name, occupation and city)

Cleveland-Area Free Giveaways and Reviews

Submitted by tchaves on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 15:09.

My sister-in-law is studying ESL this summer in Parma, and we happened upon Sittoo's, a "faster food" branch of the Aladdin's Eatery chain, only more affordable.  We've been going there weekly (or more) all summer long and haven't been disappointed!  Full Article.  ---------> more

Dinner for Two to the Cabin Club Steakhouse in Westlake

Submitted by tchaves on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 12:41.

Get to know an independent, local business or restaurant on Tricia's Dish.  Win free dinner for two ($100 value) to the Cabin Club (through Friday) here.  Two-three new giveaways posted every week (in the upper-right hand corner of the site).  No spam, your information won't be shared & it is totally free.

A Week's Worth of Free Cleveland Fun {Ongoing Events}

Submitted by tchaves on Thu, 07/16/2009 - 13:06.

There are tons of free things to do in Cleveland this summer.  I am particularly excited about all of the live music that can be enjoyed outdoors.  

Check out this schedule of the free events during the next week & beyond {here}.


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Father's Day and Weekly Giveaways: Blue Point Grille and Jewelry

Submitted by tchaves on Fri, 06/12/2009 - 01:51.

I wrote about a wonderful local jewelry designer recently called Susan K.

Cleveland's Pitt Bull Ordinance

Submitted by tchaves on Sat, 05/30/2009 - 13:53.

Only Enforced Once it's Too Late

It'stime the city implement a proactive approach to control what's becoming an epidemic, rather than standing idly by waiting for the next Pitt Bull attack to be reported.  Full Article.

Spam on the Site

Submitted by tchaves on Sat, 05/30/2009 - 01:00.

 There have been some discussions recently about the integrity of my posts pertaining to my giveaways and reviews, and accusations of "spam".  If you'd like to understand my intentions, the review/giveaway process or to win prizes, read full article.

Two Local Jewelry Designers to Check Out

Submitted by tchaves on Fri, 05/29/2009 - 22:46.

Ana, of anabananajewelryinc, is a Lakewood flight attendant who brings natural stones from around the world back to the area to create handmade statement pieces you'll love.  You can purchase Ana's pieces on Saturdays in Westlake at the North Union Farmer's Market and online at  Read More.

Tricia's Dish Invites Entrants in the Dish...Make Me Over! Summer Makeover Contest

Submitted by tchaves on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 00:50.

Win a Free Makeover & Photo Session This Summer

Cleveland-native Handcrafts Green, Original Journals

Submitted by tchaves on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 11:23.

Light Bistro Delights with Inventive, Local Food

Submitted by tchaves on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 11:19.


Ultimate Brownies of Rocky River Make a Great Father's Day Gift (or a Treat for Yourself!)

Submitted by tchaves on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 11:16.

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Melt Bringing Grilled Cheese & Jobs to Cleveland Heights

Submitted by tchaves on Mon, 05/11/2009 - 23:37.

 It’s not just the loyal group of Melt fans that continues to grow. Since opening in September 2006, Melt Bar and Grilled opened a patio, then expanded the restaurant in summer 2008 to accommodate the droves of hungry Clevelanders, excited to bring an out-of-town friend or spend a mundane any-day enjoying some true laid-back comfort—in the food, drink and vibe.