From the revolutionary camaraderie of the Colonial taverns to the saloons of the turn of the century; from Prohibitionâ€”a period rife with class politics, social reform, and opportunismâ€”to a trail of nightclub neon so bright, it was called the â€œConga Belt,â€ Drinking Boston pays tribute to the fascinating role alcohol has played throughout the cityâ€™s history. Includes book sale at the event, which will take place Thursday, March 14 beginning at 6 pm in the Rabb Lecture Hall of the Main Branch of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street in Boston.
Stephanie Schorow serves up a remarkable cocktail representative of Bostonâ€™s intoxicating story: its spirit of invention, its hardscrabble politics, its mythology, and the cityâ€™s never-ending battle between personal freedom and civic reformâ€”all told through the lens of the bottom of a cocktail glass.
Stephanie Schorow wasnâ€™t born in Boston, but the day she moved here in 1989, she knew she had come home. Ms. Schorow is the author of six books on Boston, including, with co-author Beverly Ford, The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, published in December 2011, by the History Press and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, published by Union Park Press on November 1, 2012.