Storied Bars of New York Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink

Author: Delia Cabe
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1682680479
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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.

Storied Bars of New York

Author: Delia Cabe
Publisher: Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781682680469
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Explore the fabled past and vibrant present of New York s literary bar scene"

The History and Stories of the Best Bars of New York

Author: Jef Klein
Publisher:
ISBN: 1563119714
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book was just announced as the WINNER of the USABookNews 2006 History: Media/Entertainment category!Everything important that has ever happened in New York began or ended in the City's best bars. From the deep mahogany of downtown to the polished brass of uptown, THE HISTORY AND STORIES OF THE BEST BARS OF NEW YORK recounts the drama, character and stories of the City's most important meeting places. Nearly fifty profiles containing vignettes of famous lore and little-known history are accented by stunning duotone images sure to intrigue both long-time New Yorkers and visitors to The City. THE HISTORY AND STORIES OF THE BEST BARS OF NEW YORK is a unique and necessary work, long overdue.

The Big Redhead Book

Author: Erin La Rosa
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250110521
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world—the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population that are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories about what it's like to actually have red hair. It's loaded with everything you'd ever want to know about us reds; how we're scientifically different from the norms (non-redheads), how we've been stereotyped in pop culture, and the do's and don'ts of having a red in your life, among other things! Whether you are a redhead, know a redhead, or are just an enthusiast, this book explores the realities, the myths, and where red hair actually originates (it’s not Ireland). Author Erin La Rosa not only delivers the facts, statistics, and undeniable realities of being a ginger, but she also weaves in her own personal and hilarious stories about being red. Being a redhead is not just a hair color, it’s a lifestyle—and this book is your own exclusive peek into that fabulous world. Some surprising facts about redheads that you will discover include: - The association between redheads and humor came from redheaded slaves in ancient Greece - There are over 30 leading or recurring redhead characters in Disney and Pixar films... that's a lot when you remember we're only two percent of the world's population! - Redhead women allegedly have more sex, more threesomes, and more orgasms than other women... or do they? Let's find out! - Some Egyptian rulers dyed their hair red to assert their power (looking at you, Cleopatra) - And redheads need more anesthesia at the dentist, because they're not going down without a fight

Make Mine a Double

Author: Regina Barreca
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611682134
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bottoms up! This landmark celebration of women and drink chips away at traditional images of gender, one ice-cube at a time.

New York Breweries

Author: Lew Bryson
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811758737
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Revised and updated, this second edition features information for visitors to 89 breweries and brewpubs across the Empire State. • Each profile includes the brewery's story, styles of beer brewed, tours, food served, and special features • Author's "Pick" on the best beer to try at each site • Features on the brewing process, craft brewing, ales vs. lagers, local ingredients, and more

A Chicago Tavern

Author: Rick Kogan
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
ISBN: 9781893121492
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Chicago newspaperman Rick Kogan plunks down at a barstool at the Billy Goat Tavern and tells the tales of the city landmark, which became a haven for newspaper reporters, policemen, politicians, and anyone else drawn to the hospitality and showmanship of hardworking William “Billy Goat” Sianis and his often antic, uniquely comforting establishment. The story begins in the summer of 1934, when a baby goat fell off a truck and limped into a tavern owned by Greek immigrant William Sianis, and a Chicago icon was born. Later, when he and one of his goats were barred from entering Wrigley Field during the 1945 World Series, the Cubs’ eventual loss to Detroit fueled a legend as enduring as their fans’ “Wait ’til next year” mantra. Kogan writes about some of the regulars, visitors, employees, and luminaries found at the tavern, including columnist Mike Royko and the young stars who immortalized the tavern in the Saturday Night Live "Olympia Diner" skit—John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Don Novello—and discusses Sam Sianis, Billy's nephew and the current owner. Let the Goat In! In the summer of 1934, a baby goat fell off a truck, limped into a tavern owned by Greek immigrant William Sianis, and a Chicago icon was born. The Billy Goat Inn became a haven for newspaper reporters, policemen, politicians, and anyone else drawn to the hospitality and showmanship of hardworking "Billy Goat" Sianis and his often antic, uniquely comforting establishment. But did Billy jinx the Cubs? When he and one of his goats were barred from entering Wrigley Field during the 1945 World Series, the Cubs' eventual loss to Detroit fueled a legend as enduring as their fans' "Wait 'til next year" mantra. Today there are seven Billy Goat Taverns, including one in Washington, D.C., and Billy's nephew, Sam Sianis--a celebrity in his own right--oversees what Illinois Senator Dick Durbin called "a national institution." Rick Kogan's affectionate tale plunks you down at a barstool next to some of the Billy Goat's regulars, visitors, employees, and such luminaries as columnist Mike Royko, and those young stars--John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Don Novello--who immortalized Sam and the tavern in the Saturday Night Live Olympia Diner ("Cheezborger, Cheezborger! No fries . . . chips!") skits. "I remember . . . I miss . . .," someone will say, and names and faces begin to float through the tavern air. . . In these echoes Kogan lets you see and hear why taverns remain essential social focal points and lets you understand what makes a Chicago original.

What s Your Creative Type

Author: Meta Wagner
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580056385
Format: PDF
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The greatest creators in human history--from Mozart to Meryl Streep, Jackson Pollock to Jay-Z--don't just have talent--they also understand their motivations for pursuing art. What's Your Creative Type? helps artists do the same in a fun and witty way. Stepping away from the hyper-focus on how people create, What's Your Creative Type? instead explores why. By identifying your creative motivation type, you'll be able to find renewed energy, overcome creative blocks, and release the artist within. Drawing from creativity theory and personality typology, each chapter of the book is devoted to a creative type, from the A-Lister seeking recognition to the Activist who wants to change the world. What's Your Creative Type? is peppered with pop-culture studies of famous artists and illustrates each type with entertaining examples from legendary figures. Whether you're a seasoned artist or writer in search of inspiration or simply looking to explore your budding creative talents and motivations, What's Your Creative Type? has fresh and reliable advice and insight for you.

Drinking with Men

Author: Rosie Schaap
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603127
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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NPR “Best Books of 2013” BookPage Best Books of 2013 Library Journal Best Books of 2013: Memoir Flavorwire 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct lure of the camaraderie and community one finds drinking in bars. Rosie Schaap has always loved bars: the wood and brass and jukeboxes, the knowing bartenders, and especially the sometimes surprising but always comforting company of regulars. Starting with her misspent youth in the bar car of a regional railroad, where at fifteen she told commuters’ fortunes in exchange for beer, and continuing today as she slings cocktails at a neighborhood joint in Brooklyn, Schaap has learned her way around both sides of a bar and come to realize how powerful the fellowship among regular patrons can be. In Drinking with Men, Schaap shares her unending quest for the perfect local haunt, which takes her from a dive outside Los Angeles to a Dublin pub full of poets, and from small-town New England taverns to a character-filled bar in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. Drinking alongside artists and expats, ironworkers and soccer fanatics, she finds these places offer a safe haven, a respite, and a place to feel most like herself. In rich, colorful prose, Schaap brings to life these seedy, warm, and wonderful rooms. Drinking with Men is a love letter to the bars, pubs, and taverns that have been Schaap’s refuge, and a celebration of the uniquely civilizing source of community that is bar culture at its best.

Blue Guide New York Fifth Edition

Author: Carol V. Wright
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781905131709
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide to New York City that works for residents and visitors alike. This new edition of the essential Blue Guide takes you on a meticulous tour of the well-known, lesser-known and almost unknown sights of the city as well as being a discerning guide to where to stay and eat. Ideal for on-street use and at-home reference, the depth of coverage is second to none: this is a mini-encyclopedia of a multi-layered city. Blue Guide New York forms the basis for study for accredited NYC tour guides. With excellent detailed maps and plans.