Archive for July 21, 2014

This weekend, I also visited Riverfront Pizzeria for a birthday party. While waiting for the rest of the group to arrive, I decided to try their Bloody Mary.



Mix: Homemade


Fixin’s: Pickle, Celery, Olive, Pepper, Lemon

Price: $?

The drink was decent, but nothing special. I couldn’t tell if it was especially spicy or if it was just my reaction after eating the pepper. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to order this one again, but if you do stop here, you MUST get the Cheeseburger pizza.

It tastes like a McDonald’s cheeseburger in the very best way possible. Trust me on this one, I wouldn’t steer you wrong!

On Friday night, I visited Trocadero for dinner. As I’ve said in previous reviews, all of the Lowlands Group restaurants have a fine selection of Bloody Marys.

I was very pleased, however, to be offered two specialty Bloodies this weekend. The first was a “Guacamole Bloody” and the second was a “Bacon Bloody.”

Trocadero Guac

It’s a bummer that these two aren’t regulars on the menu as they were both delicious. Just another reason to keep on coming back to these places–you never know what they’ll think of next!


On a recent outing to Jefferson, Wisconsin, we tried to find a local watering hole. Thanks to Yelp, we found Wayside Inn, an old school supper club of sorts.

It had received great reviews so we were a little surprised when we pulled up to a somewhat ramshackle building in the middle of nowhere.

However, just like you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t always judge a bar by its facade.

Wayside Inn

The drinks here were strong, tasty and cheap.

Mix: Homemade


Fixin’s: Olive, mushroom, pickle

Price: $4

Not a place I’d go out of my way to visit, but definitely a sleeper spot!

Last week, I took a day trip to Lake Forest, IL to play golf.

Following the round, I had asked for a recommendation of a bar to check out in the area and was told to stop by the Lantern.

Lantern (2)

Mix: Homemade


Fixin’s: Celery, two olives and a lemon

Price: $8

The verdict? This bloody was decent, but definitely not one that I’d go out of my way for in the future.