Archive for September 11, 2014

I’m not sure when it started, but suddenly it seemed like everywhere I went, I was seeing images of the Saz’s State House‘s BBQ Bloody Mary.

Seeing that mouth-watering photo of a 20-oz Bloody mary, along with the differentiator–a Baby Back Rib–quickly led to me visiting the restaurant.

Zing Zang is one of the better mixes out there, so the overall flavor of this drink was good; I am also a fan of salted rims, so the smoked sea salt was a nice touch. However, as I surmised, what sets this Bloody Mary apart from the competition is the Baby Back Rib. Afterall, how many Bloodies are served with a wetnap?

Saz's BBQ Bloody Mary


Mix:Zing Zang


Fixin’s: Smoked Sea Salt Rim, Pickle, Olive and Baby Back Rib

Price: $12


One Sunday morning the ladies went to brunch at the County Clare Inn near Milwaukee’s East Side.

The County Clare is a very cute bed and breakfast, with a fantastic Irish Pub and, I had been told, excellent Bloody Marys.

County Clare Bloody Mary

Indeed, these Bloodies lived up to their reputation. There are two different Bloodies to choose from on their Brunch Menu, the County Clare Bloody Mary and the Bloody Maire, which adds a splash of Guinnesss and Whiskey. During this visit, I reviewed the classic version.

CC Brunch Beverage List

Mix: Homemade

Chaser:Yes: Guinness

Fixin’s: Beef stick, string cheese, pickle, three olives, a homemade pickled potato, lemon, lime

Price: $?

This is a cute little place to come for brunch and it’s also great for live music on the weekends; the atmosphere is cozy and fun. I would definitely recommend checking it out and grabbing a Bloody while you’re there!