Archive for March 21, 2015

We just told you about our experience at Four Peaks Brewing Company, but another local brewery in Arizona earned a visit from us as well on our most recent trip. That’s O.H.S.O. Brewery and we visited their Arcadia location for dinner and drinks.

The atmosphere here was very cool. We especially loved their back patio, where bringing your canine companion is encouraged.

The food was delicious, as was the beer (extra points for having pumpkin!) and we had to try the Bloody Mary for good measure:

O.H.S.O. Bloody Mary

 

 

Mix: Homemade spicy mix

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s: Asparagus, lemon, lime, olive

Price: $8

We were a little disappointed that the Bloody Mary was missing the beef jerky that was promised via the menu, but other than that, it had decent flavor. However, again because this is a brewery, if you have to choose, we say stick with beer.

Spend any amount of time in Arizona and you’ll quickly learn about Four Peaks Brewing Company.

We checked out their Tempe location on a recent visit and, while they’re known for their beer and good food, we had to give their Bloody Mary a shot, too:

Four Peaks

Mix: Homemade

Chaser: None…but we ordered a Short Hop on the side.

Fixin’s: Two olives, lemon, lime

Price: $?

This Bloody Mary was good, but I suggest sticking with beer if you have to make a choice; that’s what they’re known for, after all. The food is also delicious at this hot spot, so come hungry!

I can’t believe we haven’t come across these earlier… Bloody Mary Cheese Curds!

Bloody Mary Cheese Curds (2)

Made in Wautoma, Wisconsin by Stoneridge, these cheddar curds are seasoned with tomato powder, worcestershire powder, celery salt and jalapeno pepper juice.

We were excited to try these; however, while they were good (have you ever had a bad cheese curd?), had we not known they were Bloody Mary flavored, we wouldn’t have guessed that was what they were trying to achieve. Perhaps some horseradish or pickle juice would help?

Still, we recommend–a great addition to your build your own Bloody bar!

 

 

It’s a chain restaurant and we’ve been there before, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t post another time about the Ultimate Bloody Louie—Bar Louie’s Bloody Mary.

Bar Louie

Spice: The menu describes it as “a little spicy, a little tangy and a whole lot of flavor.” I would concur.

Mix: Unsure, but likely homemade. The bloody also is made with Absolut Peppar, Guinness Stout and Tobasco.

Chaser: None provided, but the bloody itself contains Guinness Stout.

Fixin’s: lemon, lime, two olives, pickle, celery stick, bacon and a piece of provolone cheese

Price: Approximately $10

We’ve already reviewed the Bloody Mary at Storyhill BKC in Milwaukee, but on a recent visit, we discovered a new addition to their menu… the Bloody Mary Salad!

Storyhill BKC Bloody Mary Salad

 

Storyhill BKC Bloody Mary SaladFilled with tomatoes, salami, baby kale, cured olives, cubed cheddar cheese, pickles, capers and shaved celery, then mixed with a tomato vinaigrette and soft croutons, this salad is a masterpiece. You almost don’t even miss the vodka.

I highly recommend ordering this salad for brunch/lunch and washing it down with one of their bloodies, of course.