Archive for December 3, 2012

Matty’s Bar, New Berlin, WI.

Today was a very special day. Today marked the first time ever that my dad had played golf in all 12 months of a calendar year (a big feat in Wisconsin)! Yes, as Molly was enjoying her Bloody at Wilde in Chicago, dad  and I hit the links at Morningstar Golf Club just after 12p.m. this afternoon.

We both played pretty well, so we decided to hit one of my favorite Bloody Mary spots, Matty’s Bar, to celebrate and of course, add to the blog.

Brian introduced me to Matty’s sometime last year; it is near his office out in New Berlin. I promptly fell in love with the huge, fixin’-filled Matty Mary and look for any excuse to go to this place which is usually pretty far out of my way.

Spice: The bloody itself is not very spicy, but it is very, very good. The salt around the rim is mixed with a barbeque-like seasoning, which reminds me of Kruncher’s BBQ potato chips (in a good way).

Mix: Matty’s makes its own mix from what I understand, and uses their own vegetable-infused vodka. Another one of my favorite bloodies is also made with veggie-infused alcohol (Juniper 61 in Wauwatosa)….maybe that’s a secret to success?

Chaser: A mini stein of Miller Lite.

Fixin’s:  A mini-beef stick, pickle, asparagus, Brussels sprout, two olives, pepperoncini, pearl onion, cherry tomato, celery stick and string cheese.

Price: $8.50

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Wilde Bar & Restaurant in Chicago.

I started this blog because it became known in my circle of friends that I was a Bloody Mary connoisseur. People would come to me for recommendations, ask me to rank my favorites, etc.  Thus, it became necessary to formalize my review process in some way. Now, since starting this blog, I’ve often received submissions from friends and family. It seems that when they’re drinking bloodies, they think of me and that makes me feel happy.

Today was once such instance. My friend and colleague, Molly, was in Chicago for the weekend, checking out Wilde Bar & Restaurant, when I got a Vox from her.  (Vox is a voice/text/picture message sent through Voxer, a really cool app that Molly introduced me to).  This Vox was a photo of a bloody. The accompanying text said “Bloodys at Wilde in Chicag. Thought you’d like to know for future reference they’re pretty good ones.”

I asked her to write a  guest review. Here you go!

Spice/Mix: Molly rated the mix and 8/10… “Just the right spice for me!” she said.

Chaser: “A baby Miller Lite! I give it a 7/10 but only because of the adorable little glass bottle.”

Fixin’s:  “I give the topping a 1/10. Pitiful. Celery stick, some strange pepper (we think it may have been a pickled cherry pepper (?) courtesy of Google images) and a lemon wedge.”

Price: $8

Thanks, Molly, for thinking of me while you were enjoying your brunch, and for adding to the Out for Bloodies blog! Hope you had a nice trip!

For everyone else, don’t hesitate to pass your recommendations and reviews on to me! So many bloodies, so little time, I will never get to them all myself!