An Iris Blossom
When I left for school this morning, no blossoms, when I got home, here it was, the first iris of summer. Does my Louisa side gardener Pam have iris blossoms? No. Only me.
Mediterranean Shawarma and Grill
The Mediterranean Shawarma and Grill is the latest business to make a go in one of the city's business death spots. The last enterprise to try this store-front on Gladstone around the corner from Bell Street was the Windy Side Cafeteria. I had their spicy chicken and fries a few times, but it was they weren't very good and it was so obvious that they weren't going to make it, I got depressed going there.
The Mediterranean has lots of tables. Everything is clean. And empty. I was the only customer. The man at the counter talked on a hand-held phone putting it down only long enough to tell me how much to pay him and pour me a glass of water. So, I thought I was going to be giving you folks a bad review. But I actually enjoyed my $4.00 chicken shawarma. Fresh pita, crisp lettuce, the garlic sauce had a bite without being overwhelming, and they'd cooked the chicken just right. I'll be going back if they last long enough.
Wedel: Where I score my chocolate
Living a block from Bell Street has a number of perks. For instance, if you like fire trucks, you get to see a few every week or so. Also, police cruisers are generally within earshot. A less known perk is Wedel. It's a tiny little shop selling East-European food items in what used to be somebody's living room.
I'm not worried about these guys going under. They're around the corner from the Polish church.
And their chocolate selection is impressive. Today, I picked up a 100g bar of Wawel dark chocolate (90% cocoa) for $1.99. It's one serious chocolate hit, and surprisingly smooth and creamy.