Pittsburgh, PA: Luke Wholey’s

Posted: April 21, 2015 in Uncategorized
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I recently visited the fine city of Pittsburgh. Prior to my trip, I did a quick search to find the best Bloody Marys in the city. Google was not helpful in my quest. No one place stood out, so I headed to the city thinking it would be a dud in terms of beverages.

However, I do believe in fate because I was walking down the street one day and came across this sign in front of a place called Luke Wholey’s:

Luke Wholey's

They also had a sample Bloody Mary set up on a cart. That grabbed my attention and got me in the door.

I quickly learned they are known for their seafood topped Bloody Marys and according to Earl, my bartender, they’re even been ranked #1 in the city by Pittsburgh Magazine (I could not find an online link to confirm, but he was so friendly I will give him the benefit of the doubt).

Anyway, he gave me the scoop on their bloodies, of which it is obvious he takes great pride in. He says they plan to offer a Bloody Mary menu at some point to feature their different varieties and house-infused vodkas.

By the time I arrived on a Saturday morning, they had sold out of the Crabby Mary simply because their shipment of crab is limited and the drinks are popular. I was still able to get this one with prawns:
Luke Wholey's Bloody Mary

Mix: Homemade–and spicy. They use Clique, a local vodka, and house infuse it with peppers to make a 5-alarm vodka.

Chaser: Nope.

Fixin’s: Celery, lemon, lime, olives, 2 prawns, 1 pickle

Price: $9

This drink was delicious and I highly recommend you check them out if you’re in the area. The restaurant is located in the Strip district and you’ll find many fun things to do right around there, like eclectic shops, farmer’s markets and other nearby cafes and restaurants.

Hopefully next time I’ll get to try a Crabby Mary or another variety!

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