Courtesy of Prosperity Social Club
A “noble experiment” that banned the consumption and sale of alcohol, Prohibition thankfully came to an end with the ratification of 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933. To mark the occasion, Prosperity Social Club
holds an annual Prohibition Repeal Supper Club party.
This year’s event will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.
“It’s been 85 years since the production, transport and sale of alcohol was criminal in the United States, but I’d venture to guess that for most people — definitely for restaurant, club, pub, brewery, winery and distillery owners — the end of mandatory temperance and the crime, brick wine and bathtub gin that came with the ban is still very worthy of a toast,” says Prosperity owner Bonnie Flinner in a press release about the event.
The special menu for the event includes vegetable egg rolls and Thai dipping sauce, pecan crusted pork chops served with scalloped potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts, and creamy chicken a la king over a fluffy homemade biscuit. Drink specials include daiquiris, sidecars, champagne cocktails and P.O.C. Beer.
“We’ll also have Corpse Reviver No. 2 on the menu,” says Flinner, referencing a drink chronicled in pages of Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book
. “Corpse Revivers started out as hair-of-the-dog ‘day after’ drinks, but as it turns out, many of them are pretty tasty the night of too.”
Local hero Hollywood Slim will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission is free, but dinner reservations are recommended. Flenner also suggests coming costumed as moonshiners, rumrunners, teetotalers, movie stars, gumshoes, crooners or politicians to keep with the event's theme.