MSG Presents: Caffeine, Cocaine & the Soda of a Nation

MSG Presents: Caffeine, Cocaine & the Soda of a Nation

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Where: Littlefield
622 Degraw St
Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Free w. RSVP

Caffeine, cocaine, and a little bit of fizz were all it took to hook America on a brand-new beverage. At this month’s Masters of Social Gastronomy lecture, they’ll dissect Coca-Cola’s namesakes, exploring the now-illicit ‘Coca’ and the Africa-sourced ‘Cola’. What joined these two bitter, unappealing flavors into the most iconic of soda flavorings?

But don’t forget the runners-up – second-tier drinks, represent! Learn the strange journey of sarsaparilla, and how the drink of choice for archetypal Western cowboys found a second life across the world. Discover the government plot to steal root beer away from Americans, and the corporate conspiracies that swirl around the failure of New Coke.

And, of course, we’ll take a look at New York City’s very own fizzy drink – the mysteriously-flavored Dr. Brown’s Cel-ray!

Doors open at 7:30pm sharp, with talks beginning at 8pm. Littlefield is a bar, so don’t forget your ID, and 21+ only, please.

About Danielle Clarke

Danielle started Livingfreenyc when she was just a poor New Yorker trying to find a good party without hurting her pockets. Nowadays she can afford her own way but still loves to find a good deal! Danielle is currently the senior social media strategist for a PR firm but is still dedicated to helping NYC party for FREE!