Posts Tagged ‘sprecher’



Lay’s has been hosting a contest to invent a new flavor of potato chip over the last couple of years. I’ve submitted Bloody Mary to no avail. But aside from not winning the $1,000,000 prize, I’m not bummed because McClure’s has come up with the same idea and was able to execute it expertly.

Unfortunately, these chips are not available near me, but a good friend who lives in Brooklyn was able to track them down. 

Bloody Mary ChipsThese chips have a tomato and pickle essence and are surprisingly spicy. McClure’s also has Garlic Dill Pickle and Spicy Pickle varieties as well. 

They are quite delicious and worth picking up a bag when you are lucky enough to spot them. I also recommend pairing them with Sprecher’s Beer flavored Kettle Chips as a chaser!



Bloody Mary Chips and beer Chips

This past weekend,  was finishing up some holiday shopping at Bayshore Mall and decided to pop in to the new Sprecher Restaurant and Pub for lunch.

To my surprise (and delight), I realized their drink menu also featured a special Bloody Mary: The Bloody Boot.

Spice: Very spicy, taste-wise and the amount of pepper/spices floating in the drink itself.

Mix: Unknown

Chaser: No (VERY surprising considering Sprecher is a brewery afterall)

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lemon, Celery, Olive, Pickle Slice, Cheese Curd

Price: $8 for the 28-oz boot (which you get to keep, well, to boot!) which entitles you to $5 refills, or $5 for pints.

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Sprecher had a specialty Bloody Mary. I also very much liked the look and feel of the place and the menu is very “Sconnie” yet broad, so there is sure to be something for everyone. I highly recommend you check it out next time you’re over in the Bayshore area!