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NOVEMBER 2017

INSIDE THE COMBAT ZONE:

The Stripped Down Story of Boston's Most Notorious Neighborhood

by Stephanie Schorow

 

APRIL 2017

MY KITCHEN CHALKBOARD:

Menu Planning for the Modern New England Family

by Leigh Belanger

Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits

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Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits

18.50

STEPHANIE SCHOROW | 288 pps

From the camaraderie of the Colonial taverns to the saloons of the turn of the century; from Prohibition—a period rife with class politics, social reform, and opportunism—to a trail of nightclub neon so bright, it was called the “Conga Belt,” Drinking Boston pays tribute to the fascinating role alcohol has played throughout the city’s history

Teasing out this curious relationship—in particular, the clash between a constrained Puritanism (lingering like a hangover today) and a raucous revolutionary spirit—Drinking Boston introduces the cast of characters who championed or vilified drinking and the places where they imbibed, legally and otherwise. Visiting some of Boston’s most storied neighborhood bars, this pub crawl ends with Boston’s distinct recipe for the current cocktail renaissance sweeping the nation.

Stephanie Schorow serves up Boston’s intoxicating story: its spirit of invention, its hardscrabble politics, its mythology, and the city’s never-ending battle between personal freedom and civic reform.

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