Outside Cleveland, Snapshots Of Poverty’S Surge In The Suburbs in House prices and the economy Posted October 25, 2011 America, F*ck yeah! Greatest country in the world (NOT!) Well, the US is a big place and it can be very different as you move around. I was in Maryland last week and the local restaurants were very busy even on weeknights. On saturday I went to a restaurant (not a cheap one either) at 6pm to beat the rush and there was a 45 minute wait! That was after coming from Best Buy which was heaving with people buying stuff (including me making my bi-annual splurge). I can only deduce from this that some areas have not been touched by poverty or cut-backs very much at all.