Archive for April, 2013

A shoutout to all those who alerted me about this article on JSOnline this morning. I had, surprisingly, missed it! Add this Bloody Mary from O’Davey’s to my Bloody Mary Bucket List and look for the review to come hopefully in the next few months on the blog!

Last night, I headed to McCormick and Schmick’s for their very-awesome Happy Hour.

While I’ve been here before, I’ve never tried their Bloody and so, even though it was one of the only drinks not listed on their Happy Hour menu, I had to have it.

Spice: Not very spicy.

Mix: Unsure

Chaser: None

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Olive, Celery

Price: $8

I have to admit I was a little disappointed. It wasn’t bad, but I was hoping for more from a seafood place. In my experience, seafood restaurants and steakhouses tend to have excellent bloodies. Oh well, I was one and done there. Next time I know to partake in the other Happy Hour specials instead (including a full list of appetizers!)

Tonight I had dinner at The Noble, a relatively new restaurant in Walker’s Point, a very tiny restaurant where the menu changes weekly and they do not take reservations.

While that sounds like a recipe for disaster,the eccelectically decorated space has a very homey feel to it, a place where you’d like to go and linger over your dinner (which I did tonight).

Of course, I was thrilled to find they have not one, but three different Bloody Marys on their menu:

I tried the Afternoon Tea and I love that they took liberties with my beloved Bloody!

I’m not a purist when it comes to the Bloody Mary, I think places SHOULD put their own spin on it, so this was very much welcomed.

Spice: Not very spicy.

Mix: Homemade, I think.

Chaser: None

Fixin’s: Beet, Kalamata Olive, Cauliflower, Garlic Clove, Lemon & Lime

Price: Approx $9

I highly recommend that you check out this place while it is still a relatively well-kept secret; I bet come late summer there will be a long wait to get in. I also hear the Monday Brunch is amazing!

I headed to Bullwinkle’s in Brookfield to take in Marquette’s Elite 8 game.

Good thing the Bloodies were good, because the game? Not so much.

Spice:Perfect amount!

Mix: Homemade

Chaser: Miller Lite

Fixin’s: Pickle, Celery, Olive, Asparagus, Mushroom and Onion

Price: Approx $6.75

I had never been to Bullwinkle’s before and I will tell you that I will be back. Besides a pretty good bloody, the Mediterranean Wrap that I had and the wings we enjoyed were both out of this world.

The next night, I took in March Madness at Jimmy’s Island Grill.

It was Good Friday, so I had to head to a place where I knew I would get some good seafood—and a yummy bloody to boot!

Spice:Perfect amount; Absolut Peppar really helps!

Mix: Homemade

Chaser: Offered, but refused at the time

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Pickle, Vegetable Skewer (Olive, Peppers, Pepperoncini, Cherry Tomato) and a Shrimp!

Price: $8.00

In sum? An excellent Bloody in a place where you’d be more inclined to order Daquiris and Pina Coladas!

In the thick of March Madness, I was able to review multiple Bloodies as I took in the Marquette Games.

To watch the Sweet 16, I headed to the New Berlin Ale House. I have been here and had their bloody before, but somehow I missed reviewing it.

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Spice:Perfect amount.

Mix: Unsure, but good.

Chaser: Miller Lite

Fixin’s: Pepperoncini, Olive, Pickle

Price: Unsure

The verdict? A tasty bloody, a yummy meal and a sweet victory for MU!