Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Farewell to the dark side

I loved the "dark side" of Odessa and was sorry to see it close this last weekend.  On a Friday or Saturday night, it was a haven amidst the mayhem of Avenue A. 

Goodbye Odessa

This last St Patrick's Day, I sat quietly at the bar and watched the snow fall all afternoon.  For me, that was heaven.


I enjoyed the casual cozy atmosphere - snug and warm in winter, dark and cool in summer.


I liked to go in when Leo was working.  He played the best funkadelic music and mixed a mean greyhound.

Last call at Odessa

The crazy decor...


And, yes, the FOOD.  Say hello to the chicken parmesan, big enough to share and take home.


Here's to another memory.

See more Odessa photos here.