Posts Tagged ‘Bloody Mary Burger’

Our State Fair is a great State Fair… From cream puffs and fried stuff on a stick to micro brews and beersicles, there is a ton of great food and drink to be enjoyed.

Each year, the vendors seems to try to one-up each other and themselves by creating the most outrageous concoctions.

This year, the Mountain Man Bloody Mary Burger from the Exotic Meats stand caught our attention.

Mountain Man Bloody Mary Burger

The Mountain Man Burger, for the uninitiated, contains “5 Animals in 1 Patty!” Yes, that’s right, the patty was comprised of Antelope, Bison, Boar, Elk and Venison blended in a 1/3 lb. patty, seasoned like a bloody mary. The patty is topped with a special bloody mary sauce and celery salt, and served on a gourmet bun. It was then garnished with a skewer of celery, pickle, olive, bloody mary cheese curd, bloody mary meat stick and marinated mushroom.
Mountain Man Bloody Mary Burger

So, we shelled out the $13 for this delicacy and gave it a try.

We have to admit, we were a little disappointed. While not too gamey-tasting (like I was expecting), the patty seemed small and quite dry. There was definitely more bun than meat. The best part about this was the garnish, but we would have rather had that on top of a real bloody mary, rather than this burger–especially for the price tag.

Sorry, guys. We really wanted to like it! Next time, you’ll find us sampling a drink instead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Absolut Vodka and Food Network’s CHOPPED are on the search for the country’s perfect Bloody Mary and the bartenders who create them.

Recipes have been submitted online, the public will have their say and finalists will be brought to NYC to shake, stir and pour the spiciest, most elaborate and delicious bloodies in the 50 states.

I was contacted by the Harley-Davidson Museum’s Motor Bar & Restaurant. Their Beefy Bloody is in the Top 5 (in #2 position as of this writing) and voting ends tomorrow. They invited me to come out, taste the Bloody, write my review and help spread the word.

So, today, I headed downtown to the restaurant where I have dined many times before (I love their Smoke House Chicken Salad), yet have somehow have never tried their Bloody Mary.

I have been missing out.

MotorMix: The key to this Bloody is their homemade mix. It is very flavorful; there is not a lot of hot spiciness–instead, there is almost a hint of sweetness, in a delicious way.

Chaser:Yes

Fixin’s: Beefstick, celery, pickle, olive, lemon and lime

Price: $8.99

Like I said, loved the mix and it would be great for a local place to move on in the competition, so I highly encourage you to click here and vote for Motor!

Now, I will warn you that the Bloody Mary featured on the site is not the one they have in the restaurant; this was a special recipe created for the competition. It sure looks delicious though, doesn’t it?

Beefy Bloody Mary

 

As fate would have it, Motor’s September Burger of the Month is a Bloody Mary Burger; this was not planned as part of the competition, just serendipity. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to try this, too!

Motor 2

The burger is soaked in their same delicious homemade mix and it’s topped with pickles and celery and all sorts of Bloody Mary-related goodness–and fixin’s! Absolutely fantastic. This should be on the menu year-round, but right now it is not. Be sure to get there soon to try it, but first make sure to cast your vote for Motor’s Bloody Mary by Monday, September 15.