Doc Liquor This was my first PZB book and I must try another soon I ve never read a book about the restaurant life and it was a gre
Doc Liquor This was my first PZB book, and I must try another soon. I've never read a book about the restaurant "life", and it was a great change to my typical reads.. Liquor go inside Kindle New Orleans natives Rickey and G man are lifetime friends and down and out line cooks desperate to make a quick buck When Rickey concocts the idea of opening a restaurant in their alcohol loving hometown where every dish packs a spirited punch, they know they re on their way to the bank With some wheeling and dealing, a slew of great recipes, and a few lucky breaks, RickNew Orleans natives Rickey and G man are lifetime friends and down and out line cooks desperate to make a quick buck When Rickey concocts the idea of opening a restaurant in their alcohol loving hometown where every dish packs a spirited punch, they know they re on their way to the bank With some wheeling and dealing, a slew of great recipes, and a few lucky breaks, Rickey and G man are soon on their way to opening Liquor, their very own restaurant But rst they need to pacify a local crank who doesn t want to see his neighborhood disturbed, sidestep Rickey s deranged ex boss, rein in their big mouth silent partner before he runs amok, and stay afloat in a stew of corruption in a town well known for its bottom feeders.A manic, spicy romp through the kitchens, back alleys, dive bars, and drug deals of the country s most sublimely ridiculous city, author Poppy Z Brite masterfully shakes equal parts ambition, scandal, l powder, cocaine, and murder, and serves Liquor straight up, with a twist.From the Trade Paperback edition.. Poppy Z Brite born Melissa Ann Brite, now going by Billy Martin is an American author born in New Orleans, Louisiana.Born a biological female, Brite has written and talked much about his gender dysphoria gender identity issues He self identifies almost completely as a homosexual male rather than female, and as of 2011 has started taking testosterone injections His male name is Billy Martin.He lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Athens, Georgia prior to returning to New Orleans in 1993 He loves UNC basketball and is a sometime season ticket holder for the NBA, but he saves his greatest affection for his hometown football team, the New Orleans Saints.Brite and husband Chris DeBarr, a chef, run a de facto cat rescue and have, at any given time, between fifteen and twenty cats Photos of the various felines are available on the Cats page of Brite s website They have been known to have a few dogs and perhaps a snake as well in the menagerie They are no longer together.During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Brite at first opted to stay at home, but he eventually abandoned New Orleans and his cats and relocated 80 miles away to his mother s home in Mississippi He used his blog to update his fans regarding the situation, including the unknown status of his house and many of his pets, and in October 2005 became one of the first 70,000 New Orleanians to begin repopulating the city.In the following months, Brite has been an outspoken and sometimes harsh critic of those who are leaving New Orleans for good He was quoted in the New York Times and elsewhere as saying, in reference to those considering leaving, If you re ever lucky enough to belong somewhere, if a place takes you in and you take it into yourself, you don t desert it just because it can kill you There are things valuable than life.. Bestseller Kindle Liquor PZB goes from writing cult teen horror novels to writing about chefs in New Orleans? We'd passed around Drawing Blood in high school like it was treasure, savoring the angst and the blood and the angsty sex and the artsy blood and gore, and then I was 30 years old and in a tourist shop in New Orleans and her new series was featured on a prominent table? PZB featured in a gift shop full of mainly southern tourists? Never mind that Anne Rice is writing about Jesus in the first person. Is this an alternate reality? Am I that old? Despite serious misgivings, and probably only due to the fact that New Orleans had worked its magic on me and that it was February, the worst month in San Francisco or just about anywhere, I decided to give it a try. It was actually good. I really enjoyed it. The perfect light, pick-me-up read. I may just rip through the rest of the series.