Archive for August, 2018

On a quintessential summer day, we headed to Montrose Beach in Chicago for some watersports, sun and much needed R&R.

Upon taking a break from the lake, we headed over to The Dock for lunch and a Bloody Mary.

Spice: N/A

Mix: Tabasco

Chaser: None Offered

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime

Price: $9

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This bloody mary truly was nothing special and we definitely wouldn’t recommend that you seek out the Dock just to get one…however, while at the beach, this really hit the spot! A little pricey for what you get, but that’s to be expected at a place like this. The atmosphere and weather couldn’t be beat.

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On a recent trip to Atlanta, we brunched at South City Kitchen, a mecca for modern Southern cuisine.  Fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles and she-crab soup will keep you comforted all day long.

We tried their bloody mary. Here are the stats:

Spice: Salted rim, Charleston heat

Mix: Housemade

Chaser: None Offered

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime and an olive

Price: $9

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This bloody was very simple yet tasty and went down easily. We had two.  While there are other more flashy bloodies in the city, if you’re in the area and hankering for some southern fare, stop here and you won’t be disappointed.

I’ve been visiting San Francisco and checking out its bloody mary scene for awhile now, so I feel like I’ve hit many of the major hot spots, especially after my most recent trip.

I finally made it to Foreign Cinema, a place that has popped up on many “best” lists in my research.

Per Thrillist, “In line with the restaurant’s wide-ranging use of spices from all over the world, this mary combines tomato juice, lime, sherry vinegar, South Indian curry, and sumac for a flavorful morning beverage.”

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The stats:

Spice: Sumac rimmed/Persian style

Mix: Housemade

Chaser: None Offered

Fixin’s: Celery, olives and assorted pickled veggies/strips

Price: $12.60

This bloody mary was indeed delicious, but it was so built up in my mind that it was a little bit of a let down by the time I finally got to try it.

The fixin’s were odd in my opinion–they looked like they were there more for decoration than to be consumed and I really couldn’t tell quite what I was eating. The venue/restaurant itself is really cool, however, and it looks like they have a lot of great menu items as well.

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