Food & Drink

Repeal Day Dinner

When: Mon., Dec. 5, 5-7:30 p.m. 2011

If you look at American reform movements that have been successful — women's suffrage, civil rights — they usually arise from the protesters' desire to be granted the same privileges enjoyed by the rest of society. By contrast, movements aimed at restricting behavior generally get less traction. So it's pretty anomalous that the temperance movement was successful in banning the manufacture and sale of alcohol for more than a decade. The repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933, was cause for celebration by many — and still is. If you're among them, toast the anniversary of Repeal Day from 5 to 7 this evening at the Blue Star (1645 S. Tejon St., thebluestar.net). For $35, barman Nate Windham will serve up pre-Prohibition cocktails and fill you in on this "sacred social custom." — Bill Forman

Price: $35

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