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explore Wine & Dine Taste, Savor, Enjoy william Powell (left) and Myrna Loy in The Thin Man an ExTra TwiST want to dive deeper? read The Martini by Barnaby Conrad and The Martini Companion by Gary regan and Mardee Haidin regan. The Magic of the Martini The dos, don’ts (and maybes) of America’s classic and most elegant cocktail. By nick Passmore For H. L. Mencken, it was the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet — “it,” of course, being the dry martini. No other cocktail inspires such awed reverence, or is surrounded by such a panoply of lore, legend, and myth as the American martini. For two generations in the mid-20th century, it was the mark of upper-class sophistication, as exemplified by a story from the 1948 presidential election. On the campaign train of Harry Truman, the man-of-the-people Democrat, the card game was poker and the drink of choice was bourbon, while on the train of Thomas Dewey, the upper- ★ crust New York Republican, the card game was bridge and the drink of choice . . . well, you guessed it. The martini, in those long-limbed glasses with their sublime if impractical lines, conjures up images of impeccably dressed F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker sipping icy see-throughs in elegant art deco bars as the orchestra plays “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and Fred guides Ginger across the dance floor with gravity-defying ease. Dashiell Hammett was not specific as to the precise concoctions Nick and Nora Charles knocked back for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in The Thin Man, but in an early scene in the movie, set in a speakeasy that looks like the first-class lounge of a january 2013 photos (from top) thE KoBAL CoLLECtIoN At Art rEsourCE, Ny ANd stoCKfood/spAthIs & mILLEr 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - January 2013

US Airways - January 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Fantasy Trips
Hub Crawl: Boston Logan International Airport
Wine & Dine: Martinis
Adventure: Scotland Golf
Adventure: Skiing Whistler Blackcomb
Great Escapes: Quintero Golf Club
Gear Up: Pet Gifts
Travel Feature: Aruba — Little Island, Big Presence
US Airways Vacations
Celebrate San Francisco
The Cactus League
Must Read: Because I Said So!
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - January 2013