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Also in Hollywood, we checked out a place called Hungry Cat on another recommendation by the Drunken Tomato.

Hungry Cat has three California locations and specializes in seafood and raw bar.

 

 

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That’s why it’s only natural that you can choose to add an oyster to your bloody mary:

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Mix: Homemade

Chaser: Yes

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Carrot, Celery, Oyster and ??

Price: $15 for “Matchbox,” plus $3 for the oyster

Usually, we agree with Drunken Tomato on what constitutes a good bloody, so I’m going to say that maybe I just had a bad shake… As you can see by the photo, this Bloody Mary was almost translucent, so it was quite strong. Maybe not a good vodka-mix ratio.

We also still aren’t sure what the pink item in our drink was. It looked like ginger, but was rock hard… and we couldn’t place the taste.

The oyster was good, but it wasn’t served in a shell.

Finally, at $18, this was the steepest price we paid for a bloody.

We’d give Hungry Cat another shot for dinner, but think we’ll skip the bloody mary next time.

 

 

 

On our trip to Los Angeles, we visited The Belmont Cafe in Hollywood for brunch on a Saturday morning.

We found it to be uncrowded and scored a primo spot on the patio.

On weekends, Belmont has a build your own bloody mary bar, which we naturally had to check out.

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Mix: Choose from the Belmont’s own mix, Clamato, or tomato juice

Chaser: None offered

Fixin’s: So many hot sauces to choose from! In addition, lots of olive varieties, celery, pickles, homemade bacon bits, beans and more. (This is California though, so no cheese chunks or beefsticks or fried somethings to be found!)

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Price: $12

Here’s the masterpiece we created:

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We adored the Belmont Cafe. In addition to the obvious perks of the Bloody Mary bar, their brunch was top-notch. We had the Avocado Breakfast Toast, which was very California and simply amazing:

The Belmont (1)Definitely a great spot to check out when you’re in town!

 

Posted: March 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Last night, I had dinner at a cute little upscale diner called Kitchen 24.

Of course I had to try their Bloody Mary, otherwise known as the “Charm City.” It was excellent, as was the food (I had the After School Special—tomato soup and a provolone grilled cheese.)

My only complaint? The table tents advertised a free cupcake for performing a variety of actions on social media (i.e. following on Twitter, checking in on Foursquare, etc.), which of course, I did… the only problem is that they were out of cupcakes! #fail

Spice:Perfect amount.

Mix: Homemade with an Old Bay salted rim!

Chaser: None.

Fixin’s: Lemon, lime, celery and an olive.

Price: $10 (not part of their amazing Happy Hour which lasts pretty much all night, but worth it.)

If you’re ever in the Hollywood area, take the Walk of Fame right down to Kitchen24 and you’ll be glad you did!