Restaurants risk losing big cash if takeout liquor is off the menu

Jan 7, 2022
Liquor laws have historically been slow to change, but the past nearly two pandemic-years have fostered major updates.
A sign in a restaurant window advertises beer and margaritas for takeout during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City.
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New laws keep alcohol-to-go on the menu after the pandemic

May 28, 2021
Almost 20 states passed or are working on legislation that makes takeout drinks permanent.
According to one expert, "2020 was the most important year for alcohol since the end of Prohibition."
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There are communities where Prohibition still exists, and it's costing them

Dec 5, 2013
More dry counties have been phasing out Prohibition-era laws, in part to attract more businesses.

How political history influences what's on your plate

Dec 13, 2011
What do Prohibition, World War II and immigration policy have to do with your food? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses reasons why American food is what it is today.