Earlier this month The Huffington Post started a blogging initiative where celebrities offer reflections on their home cities and the local people that define those areas.
The series is called The Love Letter Project, and on Wednesday Cleveland’s own Michael Symon penned a love letter to the city of Cleveland.
In the letter Symon writes;
“I met my wife under your watchful eye, opened restaurants in neighborhoods that you tried to forget about and stayed around to watch you grow again. I observed with joy as that you opened your arms too new beginnings like the unbelievable Rock Hall, the dozens of green markets and the chef-driven restaurants that can now stand up to any city’s eateries.”
The Iron Chef later goes on to write;
“I don’t care that you are misunderstood by many and love many more. Hell, I don’t even care that you have multiple personalities, calling yourself both “The Mistake on The Lake” and “The Best Location in the Nation.” To me you will always have more integrity, soul and guts than cities twice your size. That is why I will always love you.”
Symon is the third celebrity to be featured with The Love Letter Project. Writer Ann Patchett previously wrote about Nashville, while actress Marlo Thomas wrote of Beverly Hills.