Mickey Lyons, M.A. Website Title: Contributing WriterLocation: Detroit, MichiganEducation: M.A. in English Language and Literature, Boston CollegeExpertise: Cocktail history, food history, bars, food writing, recipe writing- Author of two history booksExperienceMickey Lyons is a Detroit-based author, historian and writer. Her work focuses on the intersections of culture, congregation, food and drink. Her writing has been published in NBC News, Eater, World Literature Today and Punch. She's carved out a niche in the social and material history of bars and alcohol—or, as she likes to call it, barchaeology.Mickey is passionate about history—especially Detroit history—and has given lectures at historical societies, private clubs, museums and libraries. She is the author of two history books: Wicked Detroit: The Scoundrels and Charlatans Who Founded Detroit and City on a Still: Detroit During Prohibition (forthcoming). About EatingWell EatingWell, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, has been publishing award-winning journalism about food, nutrition and sustainability since 1990. Our mission is to share flavor-packed recipes from around the world, celebrating fresh ingredients and the farmers, artisans and chefs who bring them to our table. Through science-backed nutrition advice and smart stories about sustainability, we help readers live their best lives. Learn more about us and our editorial process.