My 4th of July would have been dead all day if it weren't for Tremont businesses who were open. I dropped off Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World at the Library and ran in to Steve and Kathy Smith and Steve Goldberg on the way. I stopped in to Scoops and got a Wild Cherry-Cranberry smoothie while I checked my email on their WiFi. Later, I went to The SouthSide, where I had the most delicious Tremont Burger. I can't remember exactly what the sauce was on it, but I think it was sun-dried tomato aioli. Other fixins included a carmelized onion, bacon, lettuce, tomato and provolone. The fries were good too. Defintely better than anything you could get at Heck's, but a different sort of beast than a Stevenson's. I think in my quest for the best burger in Cleveland, I'm going to have to start categorizing things.
After eating I killed some time riding around on my bike. Tremont was like a war zone, bottle rockets flying overhead, fountains in the middle of the street, those mortar ones making big booms to send dogs barking. I ended up watching the 'works on University Road, along with several hundred other people. The mosquitos feasted, so if there is a sudden outbreak of West Nile, I bet it started there. You can see the rather crummy pics I took of the fireworks here.
[You know, I just realized that my camera has a fireworks setting. The pics would have been much crisper if I had remembered that 17 hours ago.]