Prosperity Social Club to Host Two Prohibition-Related Events


Prosperity Social Club has just announced the details for its annual Prohibition Repeal Party that includes live music, dinner specials and drinks.

This year’s event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. The event is free, and attire reminiscent of 1930s moonshiners, rumrunners, trigger men, teetotalers, coppers, gumshoes, politicians and popular entertainers is encouraged.

In addition, Prosperity will serve up classic cocktails and old school platters like "city" chicken with sweet-and-sour red cabbage. The locally based vintage blues, swing and jazz act Hollywood Slim will perform as well.

Then, from 5:30 to 8: p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, the bar and restaurant will host an “intimate retro cocktail evening” with Stephen Harrison, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Curator of Decorative Art and Design. Harrison will talk about The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, the current CMA exhibition. Prosperity will offer a special high society drink menu inspired by recipes from The Savoy Cocktail Book, a collection of drink recipes by Harry Craddock, a bartender who worked in Cleveland and New York before heading to Europe during Prohibition.

“Harry Craddock was one of the most famous bartenders of the era and his 1930 guide to mixed drinks is part of The Jazz Age exhibition,” says Prosperity Social Club Owner Bonnie Flinner in a press release announcing the event. “Eighty-seven years later, the drinks he detailed, including the White Lady and Corpse Reviver No. 2, still pack a punch.”

Prosperity will offer a special menu that will include house-made, era- appropriate items such as honey pecan-crusted ham with glazed pineapple and cherry chutney with potato hollandaise and Brussels sprouts, chicken ala king and Waldorf salad. The Akron-based Django Reinhardt-inspired French gypsy band Mustache Yourself will perform at this event.

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