Kara Guyer Contributing Reporter
This winter has been one of the worst, most hateful showings toward Cleveland in Mother Nature’s history. It has some of us (read: all of us) thinking: “Why did we decide to go to school in Northeast Ohio again?” Well, I have no idea how to answer that question. However, here is a list of awesome things that might make good ideas:
· Get hot cocoa or ice cream at Sweet Moses in Gordon Square – An old fashioned Soda Fountain with delightful treats!
· Sokolowski’s University Inn on West 14th Steet – Fan of pierogis and Polish music? Like a good kielbasa? Some of the best Polish food you never had is being served up right here in Tremont. Check it out.
· Happy Dog – Located in West 65th St. in Gordon Square, this popular hot dog place allows you to top hot dogs, fries and tater tots, or any of their other 100 crazy toppings. From your average chili and hot sauce to cream cheese and potatoes, is there a better way to fuel the munchies?
· Grumpy’s in Tremont – Best breakfast, lunch, dinner, artsy place to eat ever.
· The Cleveland Cavaliers – Tickets are relatively cheap and you can stay warm while watching your favorite basketball team beat ours. Plus you can take the Rapid into Tower City and never have to step outside walking to the game.
· West Side Market – This place has everything, from fresh home grown fruits and veggies to those awesome gyro’s that made the Food Network. If you are a home cook looking for inspiration, say no more. Spend one hour at the market looking at all the fresh meats, breads and pastries. Remember to bring cash though.
· Movies – When was the last time you saw a movie at a place that wasn’t your couch? You can take a Rapid to Tower City, or if you have a car check out one of Cleveland’s other theatres. Protip: If you join the MARquee Rewards program you often get free popcorn, drinks and movie tickets.
· Visit a beach – Okay, so Cleveland’s beaches aren’t that clean, but a new revitalization project could turn all of that around. Make sure to pop by some of the sandy stretch along Lake Erie during the warm spots in Cleveland’s perpetual winter.
· Concerts – Cleveland’s music scene is off the walls. Whether it’s the Grog Shop, Beachland Ballroom or House of Blues, a live concert is a necessity.