Archive for August 30, 2013

While in North Carolina, I was checking out the Main Street in Highlands and was told they had just gotten a new pub called the Ugly Dog. We checked it out and it’s a very cute little place with a fun vibe. Of course, I had to try the Bloody!

Spice: Not very.

Mix: Unsure

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s:  Lime and two olives

Price: Unknown

This Bloody was good, but nothing special. In a small town like this where you’re basically the only bar, you could really stand out/make a name for yourself by adding some fixin’s or something unique. Next time I’m in town, I’m expecting more from you, Ugly Dog!

Due South

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
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While in Georgia, I was fortunate enough to dine at a relatively new restaurant called Due South in Peachtree City. Known for their unique spin on Southern cuisine, this Bloody did not disappoint.

Spice: It had a little kick to it.

Mix: Unsure, but they used bacon-infused vodka

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s:  Celery, Shrimp, Olive, Okra, Lime

Price: $9.50

This Bloody was very good and I liked the Southern flare (especially the mason jar—nice touch!), but pretty pricey in my opinion. I’d definitely return to this establishment again and it’s something you should check out if you’re in the area.

Last week, I took a trip to Atlanta, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina.

I had the chance to sample several different bloodies so that I can review them for you, here.

I’m going to start with three bloodies that most folks probably won’t get to try and then separate posts on ones from establishments you can visit if you’re ever in the area.

Planterra Ridge Golf Course—Peachtree City, GA

Spice: It had a little kick to it.

Mix: Unsure

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s: A lemon & a image

lime and that’s it.

Price: Unsure.

This was a pretty basic bloody. It wasn’t bad but it certainly wasn’t anything to write home about (or spend much time on for the blog)—NEXT!

Dave’s Bloody Mary—Peachtree City, GA

Now my father-in-law knows I like Bloody Marys and shares in my appreciation of the beverage to a certain degree, so he could tell I was a little disappointed after the Planterra experience. When we got home that evening, he whipped up some of his famous Bloodies for me.

Spice: A nice kick.

Mix: Zing Zang mix with Tito’s Vodka.

Chaser: None offered

Fixin’s: Cheese, olives, okra, pickle

Price: Free!

Highland Falls Country Club—Highland Falls, NC

After visiting relatives in Georgia, it was time to drive up to Highland Falls, North Carolina to visit more relatives up in the mountains. After playing the Highland Falls Country Club (and winning first place in team scramble might I add), we were treated to an awesome seafood dinner and of course, a Bloody Mary.

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Spice: Not very.

Mix: Unsure

Chaser: None offered

Fixin’s: A lime—that’s all! 

Price: Unsure

Like the Bloody at Planterra, this one was nothing to write home about. Just a very basic Bloody that I probably could have lived my life never having. On to the next!

So there you have it—my next two posts will be about the Bloodies I enjoyed at Due South in Peachtree City, GA and Ugly Dog Pub in Highlands, North Carolina. Stay tuned!