Obituary Cocktail The Great Saloons of New Orleans
List Price: $35.00
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 12.00" wide x 12.00" long x 0.75" tall
New Orleans is host to more than 3,000 'gin joints'--more per capita than any city in the United States. This lavishly illustrated volume uses more than 200 photographs to provide a glimpse into the architectural and cultural treasures among these many historic saloons. Filled with the lurid tales that hide in these dusty rooms, and accompanied by classic recipes for long-time favorites--among them the Obituary Cocktail itself, not tasted for over 100 years--this volume captures the romance, mystery, and utter uniqueness of the great bars of New Orleans.
Romanian-born poet and essayist Andrei Codrescu, who also utilizes the pen names Betty Laredo and Maria Parfeni, emigrated to the United States in 1966. Codrescu earned a B.A. at the University of Bucharest, and has taught at numerous academic institutions including Johns Hopkins, the University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University. Codrescu worked for National Public Radio as a commentator and has been featured on ABC News' Nightline. Some of Codrescu's short stories and novels include his first poetry collection, License to Carry a Gun and a memoir entitled In America's Shoe. Throughout the years, Codrescu has been awarded many honors including the Big Table Poetry Award, General More...
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