We headed over to renowned Packers bar, Kettle of Fish, in Greenwich Village.
I couldn’t help thinking that a Packers bar might have a Bloody Mary up to Wisconsin standards… no such luck.
Mix: Made from scratch.
Chaser: No (spoiler alert—none of the NYC bars offered a chaser)
Fixin’s: One lonely lime.
This Bloody Mary was flavorful, but severely lacking in “fixin’s”-no olives were harmed in the making of this beverage!
The bar itself was very cool, a very relaxed, homey feel (it even had a little “den” set up with couches/TVs for football watching) and the staff was the friendliest of any place we visited on our trip (what else would you expect from a bar with a Wisconsinite owner?).
And not just a Wisconsinite owner… Patrick Daley was working at the bar the day we stopped in; we got to talking and I found out he used to live less than 6 blocks from where I currently reside. Small world!
We also discussed Bloody Marys. I tried convincing him that he ought to bring Wisconsin-style Bloodies to the Kettle, that there would be a market for it, that he would stand out even more. He said he had tried that in the past, hosting a build your own type of bar as a special in the past, but there really wasn’t a market for it. Hmmm… I’m not sure. I’d give it another go if I was him, but maybe that’s just me. 😉
Thanks so much to the staff for their kindness on a rainy Tuesday evening. We’ll be back!