Archive for June, 2016

In San Francisco, we took a trip down the Embarcadero, which led us to the Ferry Building, which led us to Hog Island Oyster Co. on a whim.

Now, we love Oysters and you know that seafood in San Francisco will be especially delicious. Plus, where you find oysters you often find… Bloodies!

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MIX: The Hog Island Bloody Mary is made with vodka, organic tomato juice, Tobasco and “Hog Wash,” whatever that is.

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Two olives and some spices(?)

PRICE: $11

The Hog Island Bloody Mary was quite delicious. There’s just something about a Bloody Mary that compliments the oysters and seafood so well.

I highly recommend you check out Hog Island for their bloody mary, their oysters, and their awesome view of the Bay!

We recently visited popular San Francisco establishment Mama’s on Washington Square.

This place always has a line out the door and on weekends, it is not uncommon to wait hours to get in.

On this mid-week visit, we only had to wait about 30 minutes to order and be seated. After reviewing the menu, we could see why people make the trek here. We couldn’t decide on what to order, so we went with the French Toast Sampler and, of course, a Bloody Mary.

Neither disappointed.

The French Toast was amazing, especially the Banana version–whose idea was it to make French  Toast out of Banana Bread?! Pure genius.

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Mama’s reminded us a lot of Honey Honey Cafe, so we were fully prepared for a similar Bloody Mary experience. In fact, we almost skipped the Bloody altogether in favor of one of Mama’s fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies or coffee beverage, but when we saw the listing, we decided we had to try it.

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We have never had a Bloody Mary made with Soju before…in fact, we’ve never had Soju period. So we had to give it a shot. Upon Googling of Soju, we found out that Soju, for those similarly uninitiated, is a “Korean vodka,” except it’s not really vodka.

They also hooked us with Uncle Cy‘s secret spicy mix…

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MIX:”Secret” Bloody Mary Mix, made with Soju

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Lemon, Lime & Celery

PRICE: $7

This Bloody Mary was very good. It definitely had a seafood-type taste to it, so we are guessing it contains one or all of the following: Clamato, Old Bay, actual crab.

It was spicy as billed, but definitely not TOO spicy. As for the Soju? I don’t really think it had much of it’s own taste, so it worked well in the beverage. Overall, it was a nice compliment to the sweetness of the French Toast.

Our only real complaint about the experience? Mama’s doesn’t take credit cards. We could have ordered another drink if only we’d had enough cash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a recent visit to San Francisco, we stopped at Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery for breakfast.

We absolutely loved this place. It had a line out the door the entire time we were there, but it was well worth the wait.

On this visit, we sampled an Athena Omelette and a Baklava Crepe. Of course, we had to try their Bloody Mary as well!

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MIX:Tabasco

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Lemon

PRICE: $4.75

This drink was modestly priced at $4.75, but you get what you pay for. There was nothing special about this drink. You could tell Honey Honey does not serve many of these drinks and probably keeps them on their menu because they feel like they have to offer it as a breakfast/brunch venue.

This is not to say that we didn’t absolutely LOVE Honey Honey, however. We just don’t recommend checking them out for their Bloody Mary… the rest of their menu is a different story! Be sure to check them out if you’re in the Bay area!

Back to Atlanta again… this time to Bantam + Biddy in Lenox Mall.

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MIX: Homemade mix

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Salted rim, celery, olive, lemon

PRICE: $5

At a modest $5, you cannot go wrong ordering a Bloody Mary from Bantam + Biddy, even if the drink itself wasn’t something super special. It was your average bloody–not amazing, but certainly not bad in any way.

 

On a recent trip to Atlanta, we dined at the Brake Pad in College Park.

Although we were there for dinner, we were pleased to see the “BP” Bloody Mary on the menu for ordering at any time of day.

MIX: Absolut Peppar and Guiness added to their mix!

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Bacon, Celery, Pickle, Olives & Lemon

PRICE: $?

This Bloody Mary was quite good. It had a nice kick to it and even though you couldn’t exactly taste the Guinness itself, it did add to the overall flavor.