Archive for March 22, 2015

While it is a chain, Yard House is one of our favorite spots to hit in Arizona.

They have an amazing selection of food and beverage options and we’ve yet to try something we don’t like.

A favorite? The BBQ Chicken Salad–so good you’re almost afraid to try anything else because it might not live up to how good that salad is and you’ll regret not ordering it in the first place.

But we’ve also tried tacos, dips, flatbreads, etc., so don’t worry, we’re pretty sure you can’t go wrong here.

They are well known for their beer selection of course, but we had to try a Bloody Mary for the sake of the blog:

 

Yard House Bloody Mary

 

Mix: They make their own

Chaser: Miller Lite

Fixin’s:  Bacon, olive and lime

Price: $?

This Bloody Mary was pretty good, but here, we’d rather explore their beer offerings, or have another Old 43, a specialty drink that we highly recommend.

 

We recently visited Scott E’s Pub in West Allis, Wisconsin on a Friday afternoon during Happy Hour. From 11am to 7pm, drinks are 2-for-1, including, as we found out, their Bloody Marys!

Scott E's Pub Bloody Mary

Mix: Their own–I asked for it spicy and it was very!

Chaser: Miller Lite

Fixin’s:  Lemon, Lime, Olives and Pickle

Price: $6 but it was during happy hour and 2-for-1 drinks applied to the Bloody!

There was not a lot that stood out about this Bloody Mary, but the taste of the base was good and they get bonus points for the mason jar. However, since most places do not include a Bloody Mary in their Happy Hour specials, this instantly elevates Scott E’s Pub in our books.

They also do $5 Bloody Marys on Sundays from 3-8pm.

 

This morning, I had brunch with friends at Burke’s Lakeside in Oconomowoc.

For just $12.95, you can access a full buffet with all kinds of breakfast and lunch foods, including made-to-order omelets and pasta.

The food was good, but we really came to try the Wisconsin Supper Club Bloody Mary, aptly named because is served with fixin’s on a Lazy Susan:

Burke's Lakeside Supper Club Bloody Mary

To get the full effect, you really have to watch this video, which offers a 360 view:

Here’s a slide show:

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Mix: They use Zing Zang.

Chaser: Lagunitas Ipa

Fixin’s:  See photos… bacon, hardboiled egg, pickle, pepper, celery, shrimp, cheese, pepperoni, pickled veggies, tomatoes, tater tots and shrimp

Price: $10

Burke’s is a pilgrimage every bloody mary fan needs to make at least once. The Wisconsin Supper Club Bloody Mary is only served on Sundays, so you’ll want to make the most of your trip and plan on staying for brunch. Cheers!