Devon Avenue, Chicago
Jul. 11, 2010 11:24 pm
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010 10:03 am
Devon is just a street in Chicago, but it makes my heart swell every time my family visits.
They say that the U.S. is a melting pot, and Devon is proof of that. It's an amalgamation of diasporas. It's culture and religion and race and a reminder of the humanity of us all.
It's also a place to get some seriously good food. And jewelry and a sari too, if that's your thing. (It's totally my thing)
I can't do it justice with my words, and I don't think pictures can capture the feel of the street, but here they are anyway.
Here's the Georgian bakery where I had my first hachipuri and almost died from bliss on the spot.
Here are some of the sights.
Here is a reminder that history is what we live, and not just what we learned in school.
Here are a few of the bargains I picked up today:
A box of mangos for $5.00
A 16 oz. jar of tahini for $3.00
My boys love this candy from Turkey.