“Read-off” of humor-filled true tales of Marin at its cocktailing and dining best… by Marin IJ’s “Barfly” and Chalet Basque Waitress Extraordinaire!
5/20 Tuesday 7pm – 8:30pm:Marin History Museum ● 1125 B Street ● San Rafael, CA 94901 ● 415-454-8538
“Shaken not stirred” we have all heard the saying. It is part of what makes Ian Fleming’s super spy James Bond so super. It is not the fact that he drinks martinis, it is how he drinks them that matters. Cocktails are about style and in today’s complicated world of drink many of us need a lifestyle guide. Twenty Years Behind Bars is that guide; part trade manual and part psychological introspective, it combines real life observations (by a real life bartender) with facts and information in an amusing and irreverent fashion. Take one part Mr. Boston’s bartending guide, one part Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, a dash of Steve Dublanica’s Waiter Rant, combine and you have the pure entertainment that is Twenty Years Behind Bars.
Linda Hepworth speaks of Marin County – historic places, restaurants and people that help to make this such a special place. Twice published, her first book, If These Tables Could Talk, is a collection of short story memoirs, a history of Le Chalet Basque Restaurant in Santa Venetia, working at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, and some interesting and lovable customers. Linda’s second book, Turning the Tables contains stories of Linda’s experiences, using humor to describe how to be a waitress, as well as what not to do. We’ll hear her tales of familiar establishments: Le Chalet Basque, the former Hilltop Cafe, in Novato, Sally Stanford’s Valhalla in Sausalito, and even the unassuming Denny’s in Corte Madera.
Location: San Rafael Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Avenue, San Rafael