Originally Posted by Huntsman
Cleveland! I love Cleveland and think of it as my home -- just finished a long weekend there. Severance Hall, the Flying Fig, Lola, Light Bistro, Cleveland museum of art, much shopping, Westside Market, Tremont, incredibly beautiful indoor spaces, good cheap food (read: Souper Market), Ohio City, beautiful bridges, cheap apartments, and the very best bar on the planet earth: The Velvet Tango Room.
Glad to hear that we have such an ardent fan. You really have hit many of the best spots our fair city has to offer.
I would agree with you that in many ways the Cleveland area is really overlooked and has a lot to offer. Outside of a few neighborhoods (Downtown, Ohio City, Tremont, most of the area within Cleveland city limits is pretty sketchy. Once in you include some of the surrounding areas (Coventry, Lakewood, etc.), however, it's a very nice place to be. Traffic is non-existent. Housing is remarkably affordable. World class arts. World class health care. Up and coming food scene. Three major sports team (granted none of them are very good at the moment).
I do wish the shopping was a little bit better here.
Also, the Souper Market