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If you’re ever in the Arizona area and you’re looking for a place to dine, you cannot go wrong by choosing one of the restaurants in the Fox Restaurant Concepts group.

They’ve got a variety of different restaurant types—from natural/organic and Italian to Southwestern and Mediterranean—something to suit every mood/taste bud and they’re spread out all around the area (and even into some surrounding states).

On my recent visit, I dined at Culinary Dropout for the first time. The Dropout features unique gastropub fare.

I was told I had to order the pretzels:

The Dropout also features a fabulous Bacon Bloody Mary.


Culinary Dropout (3)

Here are the stats:

Mix: Homemade

Chaser: None

Fixin’s: No messing around—just bacon.

Price: $8

This drink was simple, but one of my favorite Bloody Marys I enjoyed in Arizona. Again, highly recommend the Fox Restaurant Group family!

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with the one you love?

We’re talking about Bloody Marys, of course! We’d been seeing photos of Sobelman’s “Bloody Beast” popping up across the interwebs–with a special heart-shaped pretzel for the holiday–so we decided to check it out.

Sobelmans Bloody Beast (3)

This photo doesn’t really do it justice, but the “Bloody Beast” is a behemoth beverage–the vessel that it comes in is actually a pitcher. Yes, that’s right, a pitcher of Bloodies! (Sobelman’s says it’s the equivalent of five Bloody Marys.) It was even featured on The Chive.

It is served with four chasers and contains a buffet of fixin’s including: 2 sliders (on buns), 4 shrimp, 4 pickles, 4 olives, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, cheeses, beef sticks…and bacon-wrapped tater tots.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot


Here’s another closeup, more of an aerial view:

Sobelmans Bloody Beast (1)


The pretzel is courtesy of Milwaukee Pretzel Company.

Sobelmans Bloody Beast (2)


Sobelman’s uses Jimmy Luv’s as their mix and local vodka from Great Lakes Distillery.

The Bloody Beast will cost you $35, but that’s pretty reasonable considering we couldn’t finish the pitcher and walked away full.

I definitely encourage all Bloody Mary aficionados to try this at least once–fun for a group, too!