Friday, August 10, 2012

Hot Fun In The Summer Time At The West 6th Street Fair


I love August in Cleveland. The month is packed full of festivals, fairs, athletic events and rock concerts. Last Sunday I had a wonderful time exploring the city's warehouse district and attending the West 6th Street fair.

Downtown Cleveland is at the forefront in historic architectural preservation and adaptive reuse.  I took a walking tour of the warehouse district which provided me with a unique perspective of the historical buildings and insight into the recent renaissance of the area making it one of Cleveland's most sought after mixed use urban residential neighborhoods. Its imposing architecture, varied restaurants, clubs, retail shops and its proximity to Gateway and Playhouse Square makes the warehouse district one of the most dynamic and bustling areas to live in Cleveland.

While at the street fair I was able to savor the delicious international culinary delights offered at the various restaurants in the district. Spanish dishes from Mallorca, Italian from Johnny's Downtown and Mediterranean from Taza were a few of the stops I made as I feasted my way through the fair.

The lovely August Sunday was capped off with a delicious dinner al fresco provided by my son Ari and his sweetie Stephanie at her gorgeous condo overlooking Lake Erie. The company was great, the food was delicious and the sunset over the lake was breathtaking. What a wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday in August!