Consider The Irish: Irish Coffee In America

The Irish are a culture unto themselves. They believe in leprechauns, love the color green, are fiercely independent (some might say stubborn), and wear funky-looking sweaters. And oh yeah, they like to drink Irish Whisky. Which brings up a question of paramount importance: Who served the first Irish Coffee in California?

If you’re in California, and if you’re driving up to Yosemite National Park or up to Sonora, which, by the way, has a really retro-cemetery, you pretty much have to pass through a small town with the unremarkable name of Oakdale. When…