To Evade Pre-Prohibition Drinking Laws, New Yorkers Created the World's Worst Sandwich
It was everywhere at the turn of the 20th century. It was also inedible.
This covers prohibition and was a great read on unintended consequences. Come for the history, stay for overly righteous folks getting frustrated.
“For the libertines of New York City, Zacks writes, the second half of 1896 was “too good to be true, a drunken daydream.” The hotel carve-out allowed drinks to flow at all hours. There was no obligatory last call, and the city’s liveliest drinking spots now offered cheap beds mere steps away. For Raines and the law’s other architects, this was the most alarming unintended consequence: their efforts to make New Yorkers virtuous had caused a spike in casual sex and prostitution.”Posted on 2019-06-09T03:44:03+0000