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Explore the fabled past and vibrant present of New York’s literary bar scene
Want to know what it’s like to pull up a stool with the likes of Hemingway, Updike, or Capote? Curious how Jay McInerney takes his martini, or where to find Colson Whitehead’s favorite neighborhood bar? For well-read drinkers and boozy bookworms everywhere comes Storied Bars of New York, a photographic and historical celebration of the best literary pubs, cocktail bars, and taverns of New York City. Every chapter profiles an influential bar and comes complete with photographs, a laundry list of the writerly clientele, a recipe for the establishment’s signature cocktail (as well as which authors were likely to order it), and a snapshot of its place in New York culture at the time of its eminence, as demonstrated by quotes from authors and excerpts from magazine reviews.
In a city where there is almost too much to explore, this guide will make finding your favorite erudite-cool drinking spot that much easier.
50 color photographsThis hardcover book clocks in at 308 pages and weighs over 3 pounds. Also within, you'll find: - An enormous section on rum styles, rum science, and practical, name brand advice for your Tiki drinks - All ingredients indexed by recipe - Find what you can make fast!
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