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Re: “Local Artists Work to Reroute Cleveland Narrative Ahead of RNC

Sometimes, like during RNC, artists need to just accept their own irrelevance. No one needs to convince anyone that Cleveland still has some bad neighborhoods.

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Posted by cobear on 03/25/2016 at 4:35 AM

Re: “Besides a New Pop-Up Series, Mely’s Kainan Is the Only Place in NEO to Score Filipino Cuisine

Will DOUGLAS please do a bit of research before pretending to know what the Filipino food situation is in Cleveland? Nipa Hut not only has a Saturday buffet, it has daily restaurant service -- a Filipino style dining room with a large selection that diners can order from a walk-up a counter. Really, this Is at least the second time that Douglas has written about Filipino food in Northeast Ohio and neglected to mention this popular restaurant component of a popular Filipino grocery store.

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Posted by cobear on 11/26/2015 at 11:17 AM

Re: “New Twice-Weekly Pop-Ups at Spotted Owl Will Introduce Diners to Filipino Food

Sorry, make that DOUG, not Dave, and it should be "grocery store," not "grocery story."

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Posted by cobear on 11/04/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “New Twice-Weekly Pop-Ups at Spotted Owl Will Introduce Diners to Filipino Food

It's nice to here more news about Filipino food offerings in Northeast Ohio, but Dave should have done his homework:

In addition to take-out places in Parma and Elyria, there is a long-standing restaurant with daily counter service and fully dining room (with a full buffet on Saturdays), which is part of the Filipino grocery story Nipa Hut.

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Posted by cobear on 11/04/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Cleveland Named One of America’s Best Cities for Sweet Tooths

With Chicago, Minneapolis and Kansas City also on the list, why does Cleveland -- a city a few hours away from the New York border -- get the hoary "heartland" cliche?
I'm glad Cleveland got on the list, but I wish the author was as good a writer as ice-cream eater.

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Posted by cobear on 04/08/2015 at 11:10 PM

Re: “More Casino Employee Complaints

Funny how people with actual casino experience are commenting that this employee bruhaha is nothing unusual -- a simple weeding out process of people who were unaware of the rigors of working at a casino, and customers who are angry because the casino is obviously crowded and they can't get money simply by pulling the slot lever. Rock Gaming could have easily brought in more workers from out of town and avoided a lot of problems, but is taking a chance on local workers.

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Posted by cobear on 06/05/2012 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Lots of People Already Quitting Their Jobs at Cleveland Casino

The "news" of disgruntled new employess with no previous casino experience leaving a working body of more than 1,600 people isn't troubling at all -- rather something to be expected. As other bloggers pointed out, Gilbert could have hired experienced casino workers outside the area, people who already had their licenses and would obviously know the rigors of the job, but didn't, and employes finding out the gaming life wasn't for them is a natural result. It's in fact a result that Rock Gaming is taking in stride more than Scene or sensationalizing Channel 19, which clearly admits using this column from Scene as its main resource.

I am not sure what institutions that require licensed employees -- from hair salons to hospitals and clinics -- readily pay for their employees' licenses and training (imagine picking up the tab for med school). But casinos never do, and it hasn't been a problem -- even for the thousands of people who knowingly grabbed the chance to enroll in the casino workshops. I also don't know of many businesses that offer vacations before obviously foretold trial periods.

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Posted by cobear on 06/01/2012 at 3:24 PM

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