Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails by Duggan McDonnell

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Title : Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails
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ISBN : 1452135258
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Cheryl rated it ★★★★★

April 27, 2016

I don't think I could love a book more than I loved this one. I'm always thinking about my next trip to San Francisco but this book made me want to hop on the next plane! Drinking the Devil's acre is equal parts history book, guide book, and recipe book and will live on my reference shelf for yea...

Erin Lee rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2018

Oh, my. This book has a lot going on within its pages. Physically, this book is dreamy, from its matte cover and heavy, soft pages. Visually, it’s gorgeous. You can tell from the onset all the way through, this book is not merely a book of recipes...it is a love letter to San Francisco and its hi...

Don rated it ★★★☆☆

July 23, 2015

Picked up an Advanced Reader Copy while at conference in San Francisco. One of my favorite places, Tadich Grill, is on the cocktail trail. The hotel where I stayed this time, The St. Francis, has a picture from 1933; alas the saloon is no longer there. Great history of the cocktail in San Francisc...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

April 04, 2016

Having been a bartender in the Bay area I probably can be accused of a sentimental bias regarding this "Love Letter from SF and Her Cocktails." Until a distant murmuring biological clock started tickling in my heart, my dream was to open a bar with a window to the Bay and write a book about it. T...

Brandon rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2015

Great insight into a city and it's culture Great insight into a city and it's culture. I was unaware of all the contributions the City had on the cocktail world. Anyone looking to get a history lesson with a buzz should take the time to read this book. You'll feel as though you're walking through...

Claire rated it ★★★★☆

October 30, 2015

These loving ramblings of life and history in SF roll right off the tongue and beg to be read aloud. A warm host, a natural raconteur and skilled writer Duggan McDonnell shares a love of San Francisco, its checkered history and its deliciously liquid past with lots of stories and cocktail recipes...

Pixie rated it ★★★★☆

March 28, 2016

Yup, this is a love letter to SF. Idk if I'd go as high as 4 stars if I hadn't lived there, but probably. I think the stories would be interesting to anyone, and the recipes certainly belong in the "artisanal cocktail" genre.

Rain rated it ★★★☆☆

September 30, 2015

Part cocktail recipe book, part history-of-San-Francisco-drinking, with some great photos of old SF saloons. Ahhh, those were the days. Except, they're still the days, if the plethora of fancy mustaches within the city limits is any indication.

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

July 05, 2017

Beautiful book, made me fall in love with San Francisco (and her cocktails) even more!!

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