Liquor - Poppy Z. Brite The story begins in a pre-Katrina New Orleans with two out of work line cooks sitting in a tree while getting drunk. So far, this book is a big departure from Brite's earlier work. So far no explicit sex or gore just lots of great descriptions of New Orlean's and food and life as a line cook (a job I'm glad I never tried out!).

The two out of work drunkards concoct a business idea that might actually work out, a liquor based gourmet restaurant. The book mainly concerns these two, their offbeat acquaintances and the trials and tribulations of starting a business from the bottom up. It was a good foodie read but I have to admit that I greatly miss the old over-the-top Poppy Z. Brite of days gone by.