Monday, June 13


New from Oxford University Press is America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops. 

This new book from Christine Sismondo may sport the best title of any academic work published to date. 

Know of a better one? 

We've ordered a copy for SFA HQ.

Soon, we'll now how it stacks up against some of our favorite booze books, including Imbibe! by David Wondrich, and The Last Fine Time, Verlyn Klinkenborg's loving homage to George and Eddie's, a working class bar in Buffalo, NY, that any citizen of New Orleans would claim as his own. 

For now we're just reveling in the genius of that title.