So I hear there’s a job opening in Italy. Not quite entry level. Do you think Average Joe could be the next Pope? I might not have the professional experience that they are looking for, but I am a Catholic who does his best to practice no meat on Fridays during Lent. Which is why I will be spending another Friday night at the South End Tavern (or as my Dad taught me at a young age, Marty Burke’s). The menu tonight, like every Friday, will feature a variety of seafood dishes ranging from Haddock to Scallops to Shrimp. Not practicing Lent? Well you have quite the menu to take advantage of. Is there anything better than bar food?
A little history about the South End Tavern for the 7 of you who have never been. The Tavern opened in 1934 and is currently run by its third generation of the Marty Burke family. The most recognizable trait of the South Troy Tavern is the famous “Ladies Entrance” sign that hangs out front. Of course you can bring the Mrs., this sign has some history dating back to the 1930s when bars were considered to be “men’s territory.”
I’ll warn you though, I won’t be the only customer spending my Friday night at Marty Burke’s. If you can’t make it tonight, I highly recommend you put this at the top of your list. The Tavern has been known as a great spot for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, which are only right around the corner….