Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Taste of Cleveland

For the past few weekends Jeff and I have experienced the many cultures of Cleveland, most of which center around food. We went to Little Italy's Feast of the Assumption after a giant rain storm. We walked the streets in search of a good meal while local children splashed barefoot in the resulting rivers flowing down the road. We made sure to try some gnocchi and chocolate dipped cannolis and were not disappointed.

The Greek festival was the following weekend. There was a live band, traditional Greek dancing, and of course food. We had gyros, french fries, and Loukoumades, which are Greek Honey Dumplings smothered in honey sauce and sprinkled with walnuts. YUM!

This weekend we decided we couldn't be truly Cleveland cultured until we had some good BBQ. So yesterday we went to Hot Sauce Williams. All the locals talk about it and it has even been on TV a couple times. It's an old pink building with blue trim and is famous for its meat smothered in BBQ sauce. The sauce was amazing and left your lips with a slight tingle. Here is the aftermath. We ordered WAY too much food.

We finished the night off with a visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art. I was like a little kid in a candy shop when I saw the museum's collection. They had works from Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, Salvador DalĂ­, Alexander Calder, and Jackson Pollock. The best part is we only went through a small section of the museum! I can't wait to go back.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Big Bugs

No one told me the bugs were bigger in Ohio. I swear! The flies are ginormous and somehow they keep getting into our house. I think they are sneaking in under the hallway door that leads outside. Luckily Jeff's mom protected us and killed six in one day with her rolled up folder. Those flies didn't stand a chance. Today Jeff's parents bought us a fly swatter and a roll of fly tape. So far they've been put to good use.

That fly on the wall,

Never saw it coming.

The good news is we also found a huge butterfly. Now that I can handle. We went on a walk with Jeff's parents up by Lake Erie and found this little guy.