The Backer and I were reunited last night! For those of you who don’t know what The Backer is, it’s by far my favorite South Bend establishment. It’s sketchy, sure, but it’s wonderful.
I missed The Backer. The sticky floor, crowd, townies, smoke, and the pole. But this post is not to declare my love for the backer. It’s to show for those of you who’ve been to The Backer my new favorite photo of this fine establishment:
Yes, that’s right. It’s clean. The tables are out. The smoky haze isn’t present. You can actually see what’s on the walls. You see… this is the backer I know and love:
Full of people. Can’t usually see very well where your friends are so you plan out ahead of time to just go to the corner you usually meet in. And need to sneak in past the townies sitting at the bar to order a drink. This is the backer I know and love.
But I forget that during the day food is actually served. Which is why the second picture in this post – the clean backer – is my new favorite. Next football game I think I’ll attempt a backer meal. Just because.