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Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails Hardcover – September 15, 2015
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"The title of McDonnell's book is misleading in that it would seem to confine interest in the work to a Bay Area audience. This is not the case ... Readers will find themselves yearning to have a drink with, take a guided tour from, or be taught cocktail making by McDonnell. VERDICT Not just another cocktail recipe book but a great read peppered with drinks to be made. Highly recommended where books on cocktails are popular." --Peter Hepburn, Library Journal
"Even as London and New York were exploring their pre-Prohibition cocktails and speakeasies in the mid-2000s, San Francisco was establishing itself as a center for craft cocktail innovation. .. San Francisco's influence goes way back: the Devil's Acre was a boozy, saloon-filled block in the city's raucous Barbary Coast section in the late 1800s, while just a few blocks away, posh drinking halls attracted the cocktail set. McDonnell weaves together essays, cocktails and 500 years of alcohol-fueled history into precisely what he claims the book to be: a love story." - R. Haynes-Peterson, AskMen
"McDonnell's book is an impassioned and hyperbolic account (with recipes) of what San Franciscans drank in her earliest days, and what they drink today in craft cocktail lounges." - San Francisco Chronicle
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*bonus! It also gives the history on downtown SAN Fran's "Devils acre" a line of saloons from long ago. Something cool to learn about while trying new recipes.