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In the 1920s, Happy Hour happened on board a ship. It was the hour when boxing and wrestling mathces took place - an hour to unwind and cut loose from the day's regular activities. Boy have we come a long way since then! I was recently up in Portland, OR, where Happy Hour can be as many as 7 hours long, lasting well into the night. These kinds of Happy Hours are really just excuses to market a different menu featuring food at cheaper prices. In fact, many people in Portland that I spoke to actually feel that the term Happy Hour has come to by synonymous with "cheaper food."

Here in Los Angeles, and also in NYC where I used to live, Happy Hour is typically between 5 and 7 and, yes, has also become an excuse to lure people in with softer pricing before the big dinner rush. It's almost like the phrase "early bird special" has been replaced with "Happy Hour." How about some feedback from you all? What's Happy Hour mean where you live and what's the longest Happy Hour you've ever seen at an establishment? Leave your interesting stories in the comments below. Maybe we'll get a coffee table book out of them, or something.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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