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Cleveland, OH
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Sep 2009
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  • Mac's Backs, Shopping, Bookstore, 1820 Coventry Road Cleveland OH 44118

    Mac's Backs

    A true gem in Cleveland Heights! Mac's is filled to the brim with both current and classic fiction and plenty of good non-fiction, too. There's also a very extensive Sci-Fi section upstairs (possibly the largest selection in all of Cleveland if you are looking for older Sci-Fi not typically found in a place like Borders or B&N). As a store that gives credit for trade (a rarity these days), you can bring in books you don't need and get some credit toward some "new" used books. It's a wonderful system, and it keeps fresh inventory coming in constantly. There is personal service that far surpasses any big-box or internet store. Folks there really get to know you and what you like to read, and they can truly recommend some good books. If they don't have what you want in the store, they can order in any title that's in print and often don't mind doing a used book search for you if you need it. On top of all this, Mac's hosts authors and wonderful events throughout the year, along with a regular story tellers/writers group, poetry readings and more. Check out their website for what's coming up, and get on the mailing list to find out more. Support your indie book store! While you're at it, you can grab a great sandwich or milkshake at Tommy's, which has an adjoining door to Mac's and then head on over to Big Fun on the other side of Mac's for a trip down memory lane and some silly photos in their photo-booth. Mac's is in the perfect location for a day of fun.

  • Gallucci's, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Gourmet Grocery, 6610 Euclid Ave Cleveland OH 44103

    Gallucci's

    The MOST delicious sauce anywhere...Absolutely amazing place. I went back 3 times in one day once I discovered them. Brought homemade pasta, sauce and bread to a neighbor who agreed that it was a fantastic meal. I can't wait to go back and plan to drive out of my way to keep Gallucci's in my menu planning. Be sure to take home some of their prepared items to stock your freezer (pizza dough, fried eggplant, pasta sauces). You'll never have to cook from scratch again!!

    Vote: Gourmet Grocery

  • Passport To Peru, Shopping, Gift Shop, 1806 Coventry Rd Cleveland OH 44118

    Passport To Peru

    We love Passport to Peru for special gifts like beautiful earrings and lovely scarves. There's also a really nice selection of clothes, handbags and shoes. A wonderful store!

    Vote: Gift Shop

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Great Meals

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  • The Happy Buddha Cafe, Great Meals, Chinese, Seafood, Thai, 2173 South Green Road University Heights OH 44121

    Don't let the tiny interior or informal atmosphere fool you -- this is our favorite Chinese restaurant and we have been visiting for years. Wonderful hosts -- Shirley is the best -- and you will feel well cared for whether you eat in or take out. The food is SO delicious. Never had a bad dish or meal and they know what we like! Visit and you will definitely enjoy your meal!

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Pets

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Shopping

Shopping 1/17 votes
  • Mac's Backs, Shopping, Bookstore, 1820 Coventry Road Cleveland OH 44118

    I don't know where else you can find such an eclectic mix of old and new books. Recently, I found a great new novel to read while my daughter, who is learning Japanese, found a popular Japanese author's novel IN JAPANESE! Wonderful selection of books, little gifts, and of course lovely conversation with Suzanne (co-owner) makes this a special place -- one of the few independent bookstores still around. If you have books to trade, you can even get 50% off the used books in stock with your trade credit. How often do you find a place like this anymore?! Truly my favorite spot in the Heights.

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Weddings

Weddings 2/18 votes
  • Patisserie 42, Weddings, Specialty Food and Drink, Cakes, Desserts, Caterer, 16888 Pearl Rd Strongsville OH 44136

    I don't know anywhere you can find unique, delicious cakes like Diana's. Not only that -- her dessert options to accompany the cake at your wedding or special occasion are phenomenal!!! Order extra -- you won't be sorry you did.

  • The Urban Orchid, Weddings, Flowers, 2704 Bridge Ave Ohio City Cleveland OH 44113

    No one does flowers better than Brandon. You cannot believe the stunning arrangements! There are also great gifts (and lots from local artisans) -- now with two locations!!

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