South Side Irish

I have always maintained that my dad was right-off-the-boat Irish, by way of the South Side of Chicago. Despite his love of all things Irish, he never took us to either parade. He despised the north side parade and I think going to the south side was just too busy to get to.

This is where I’m going to be all day. It is supposed to the second largest st pats parade in the world.

good bye sids

Tonight, The Dive Bar on the South Side is closing. Sids has been my Wednesday night destination for the past year. The owners have been good to us, but the money hasn’t been good to Sids. It reverts back to the original owners tomorrow.

There won’t be another SIDS. I don’t think there will ever be a bar like this one.