A few weeks ago, I went on a little adventure with two people who have you have probably seen me write about before: Jenna and Jordan. These 2 have their own radio show that airs during the school year, and you can listen to it at blacksquirellradio.com and find the slot time for “Alternative Study Break”
They are always playing a diverse variety of alternative bands, so the show fits anyone’s taste. Not only that, but the part I think is the coolest is the fact that they travel all over to get interviews with bands for their show. A few examples would be The Maine, Yellowcard, and Lights.
Our first stop since we were starving was called Tommy’s. From the outside, it looks like just a small little diner, but once you walk in, it is incredible. The booths are carved into the wall like a little nitche, and there is a huge bookstore in the back. I was really in the mood for falafel, so I got a falalfel sandwhich on a pita and it was a-maz-ing. Jordan got a milkshake and that milkshake was one of the best shakes ive ever had. It was like a Wendy’s frosty on steroids. 9/10.
Another place we made a stop at was the one and only, American Apparel, one of my personal favorite stores. As uaual, I fell inlove with everything I saw (except the jelly sandals, but that will be another time). I have made it a for-sure goal to get my hands on one of their matching sets before the end of the summer, so now I know what my paycheck is going towards.
Around the corner was a boutique dedicated to Cleveland called “In the 216”. It looked like it was a newer store in the area and it was charming inside. Everything in the store had to do with Cleveland: from artwork to bumper stickers and jewelry. Again, I bought a sticker for my laptop as well as one for my suitcase.
Now that I have featured the shops, how could I not feature these two?