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Eastern Standard and Prohibition Book Talk/Drinks?

BlueTrain84 Sep 16, 2009 11:47 AM

Just read the bostonchefs.com email about the Prohibition event going on at Eastern Standard next Wednesday evening. Does anybody know anything about this, or is considering going? It seems from the email like it will be a book talk followed by appetizers and Prohibition-themed drinks for sale.

  1. BobB Sep 17, 2009 07:47 AM

    Interesting - I know nothing about it but wonder what constitutes "Prohibition-themed drinks"? Bathtub gin?

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    1. re: BobB
      hynespb Sep 17, 2009 08:57 AM

      mint julep? I think that's from the Great Gatsby.

      1. re: hynespb
        BobB Sep 17, 2009 10:15 AM

        The mint julep is a classic cocktail that's been around since the 17th century, there's nothing especially Prohibitiony about it.

      2. re: BobB
        BlueTrain84 Sep 17, 2009 09:03 AM

        Apparently you have to call ES and ask to be put on the list, then they'll give you a password for the door, like at a speakeasy.

        1. re: BlueTrain84
          BobB Sep 17, 2009 10:15 AM

          Now THAT says Prohibition! Of course, the effect will be kind of spoiled by the fact that the entire front wall of the restaurant is glass. It's not the same without somebody opening up a little sliding panel in a solid door to ask for the password ;-)

          1. re: BobB
            Canadian Tuxedo Sep 17, 2009 11:35 AM

            What would be even better is if halfway through the event some "cops" showed up to bust up the illegal drinking establishment.

      3. BobB Sep 21, 2009 01:04 PM

        A bit more detail on the event: http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaur...

        Rather bizarrely, the article is datelined 9/22 and speaks of the event (on the 23rd) as happening "tomorrow." But it's still the 21st as I write this. Somebody jumped the gun.

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        1. re: BobB
          jgg13 Sep 21, 2009 01:14 PM

          That happened to me last week w/ something else. I did a google search which turned up an article on boston.com which was dated the next day (it was late in the evening, but ...). I forget the specific reason but I only noticed it for a similar reason as you did here (date references not adding up)

          1. re: jgg13
            Canadian Tuxedo Sep 21, 2009 01:25 PM

            There seems to be a growing trend in online editions of newspapers to publish some articles online a day early (or sometimes several, as in the case of the lead story in the NYT Sunday Magazine). So that piece on the ES event might show up in tomorrow's print edition of the Globe appropriately datelined, but they got it out early online.

            Just a guess.

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