Meet Me in the Bar: Classic Drinks from America's Historic Hotels

Meet Me in the Bar: Classic Drinks from America's Historic Hotels


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Every major American city's social life was once defined by its grand hotel bars. Meet Me in the Bar captures and celebrates the romance, excitement, and grace of these American temples of good living. These landmark watering holes are toasted with foolproof recipes for their signature drinks—including the Boston Ritz Fizz and the Carlyle's Old Cuban�as well as classics such as the Manhattan and the Bloody Mary.One part travel guide, one part drink recipe book, Thomas Connors's handbook brings to life the greatest hotel bars, from New York's Bemelmans—with its whimsical mural by its namesake, the author of Madeline—to the gently rotating Carousel Bar at New Orleans' Monteleone Hotel. He relates the history of these venerable haunts, peppered with observations and stories told by the men and women who tend their bars. Meet Me in the Bar is full of historic images of hotel bars during their Golden Age, views as they appear today, as well as stylish color photographs of their appealing drinks. Elegant, sophisticated, and sometimes decadent, these retro drinks will charm lovers of vintage Americana. What bygone skill is more important than mixing the perfect drink?

Author Bio: Thomas Connors is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune's �Good Eating� pages. His articles—on food and drink, architecture, art, and design—have appeared in a number of national magazines, including Bon Appétit, House Beautiful, and Town & Country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584792932
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

The Hotels12
The Northeast14
The Mid-Atlantic28
The South and the Mississippi Valley42
The Midwest52
The West62
The West Coast78
The Drink Recipes102
Drink Recipe and Hotel Indexes125

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