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Industri Cafe

Posted: August 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Last weekend, after much prompting, I finally visited Industri Cafe in Milwaukee. I’ve been told my numerous people that their Bloody is the best and, sure enough, when I showed up, there was much ado about their Bloody:

Even their website says, “Wisconsin’s Biggest and Best Bloody Mary.  This 24 ounce mammoth is a salad & an appetizer in a glass!  It comes with everything, but the kitchen sink.”

I thought all of this was pretty bold to begin with, but then I saw that they were also handing out postcards featuring the beverage!


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After enjoying a delicious dinner and draining the 24oz glass, I have to say this Bloody was pretty darn good…but BEST? That’s a pretty bold statement.

Let’s check out the stats:

Spice: It had a little kick to it.

Mix: Homemade

Chaser: Yes—I choose a cider!

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Beefstick, Cheese Curd, Olives, Pickle, Mushroom, Onions, Pepper, Deep-Fried Prawn

Price: $13

This was a delicious Bloody and I’ll definitely be back to Industri, but I’m a little hesitant to bestow any awards. For one, it’s pretty pricey compared to most (although it is almost the size of two drinks) and two, while they had a lot of fixin’s, I felt they could have been a little more creative….And I was not a fan of the deep-fried prawn, I would have preferred a skewer of raw shrimp instead.

If you love Bloodies, you should definitely put this on your list and make your own decisions!

Today, I went to the  Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary Party at Great Lakes Distillery. This was the third year for this event, and the third year for us attending it as well. Each year, there are more and more people attending, which is a great sign. This year was especially great as Great Lakes Distillery has added on a fantastic bar in the last year, adding more seating and ambiance to the venue.

For just $5 and a donation of food to Hunger Task Force, you get part of a 100 gallon Bloody Mary made with Rehorst Gin or Vodka and Jimmy Luv’s mix. It comes with a pickle, olive and Klement’s beef stick.

This year, they added in a garnish competition. Trocadero and INdustri Cafe sold skewers of items that you could add to your Bloody. I purchased a skewer from Trocadero (pictured above—cheese, peppers, pepperoni and olives).

There were also samples of pickled asparagus and beans from Steppin’ Out Foods, as well as extra cheese cubes and teriyaki beef sticks to try at another table.

Needless to say, the Bloodies were flowing and they were awesome!

The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages made an appearance at the event and raffle prizes were given away throughout the day.

In addition to the donations of food, all proceeds from the event benefit the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee.