Archive for August 3, 2014

There I was in Target last weekend minding my own business, picking up the usual Target-run goodies (paper goods, food stuffs on sale, the occasional cute top, etc.) when I stumbled on these: Archer Farms Bloody Mary Pickles!
Bloody Mary Pickles


I’m not sure how I’ve never come across such a thing (of course, I’ve probably had thousands of pickles served in my Bloody Marys in my lifetime, but never Bloody Mary mix in the pickle jar!).

So, yes, I bought them and tried them–sans Bloody Mary. I wanted to be able to rate them as a stand alone product.

Overall, very good, but they just make you want the whole drink and putting them in your bloody is kind of redundant, so I’m not really sure if they serve a great purpose, at least for me.

Now don’t get me wrong, these weren’t bad. In fact, they were quite tasty. Maybe good for someone who wants the hint of a Bloody Mary without the drink itself…but I’m not friends with those people. 🙂

Today I visited Stormy’s Tavern & Grill in Northfield, IL on the way down to visit with family-stopped in here for a quick bite and, of course, a Bloody.

Stormys Tavern


Mix: Homemade

Chaser:None offered

Fixin’s: Celery, Lemon, Olive, Pickle

Price: $6.50

The verdict: Stormy’s gets points for having a homemade bloody mary (they use pretty much all of the ingredients shown in the photo), but even though it’s not too far across the Wisconsin border, no chaser was offered. The fixin’s were pretty standard and I found the price high for an average Bloody served on a weekend morning.