Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled drinks

From: George Upper (
Date: 13 Sep 2001

--- John Williams <> wrote:
> Curiously Robicheaux drinks not Dr Pepper but Dr Nut
> (a Louisiana variant)
> and Jax beer - neither of which have been available
> in Louisiana (or
> anywhere else) in years - all of which tends to add
> substance to my personal
> view that the Robicheaux books are really set in the
> 1950s and only
> ostensibly in the present.

I don't know about Jax, but Robicheaux does NOT drink Dr. Nut. He refers to it as no longer available and tries to replicate the taste by adding citrus, etc. to Dr. Pepper.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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