The West 25th Street neighborhood on Cleveland's near west side is at once historic and tragic and vibrant as well as being home to some great shopping, including the best open air market around.
And if you come to Cleveland, I will meet you here. We will have a cubano. Or a shish tawook. Or a falafel. We will buy salted licorice and incense and pita bread to take home. We will sigh over the gleaming Buddy's precisely lined up over at Cleveland Scooter. We will laugh and I will tell you the stories. This is where I am from. This is who I am.
God, I Iove this place.