Michael Sideman

January 12, 2006

Post #1910 – 20060112

Daniel, I return to Chicago every summer for a visit and to eat hot dogs. Roscoe St. is still there. The South side of the street is unchanged. How about a back yard tour one of these days? Mike

Daniel replies:

Mike, I must repeat the warning I always give--treat those Chicago hot dogs with the same respect you'd give a loaded gun. (It's recorded that during the 20s, several gangsters were rubbed out by means of Maxwell Street Polish sausage sandwiches). Current work-in-progress has descriptions of Roscoe Street, the Nettelhorst School, and those very back yards of which you speak. Let me know when you next plan to play hot dog roulette--I''ll check with my doctor.