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Located on a corner in a West Allis neighborhood, unsuspecting cars might drive past this gem everyday, thinking it is just another house; however, they are unwittingly missing out on a very special restaurant.

The Farmer’s Wife might just be West Allis’ best-kept secret.

From their site: “The Farmer’s Wife is based on some pretty basic ideas.  Do things like our grandparents did.  Work hard, Eat clean, Spend quality time with people we want to share it with.  That’s all!”

The restaurant sources ingredients from local farmers, meat handlers and RSA’s such as, Kettle Range Meats, Growing Power, LOTFOTL, and West Allis Farmer’s Market. They have also partnered with Anodyne Coffee.

We had been in here for lunch a few times, but today was the first time we checked out their brunch; upon arrival, we found out that here is a Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays from 10am to 2pm!

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They begin by serving you a glass of vodka and a chaser. You use their homemade Bloody Mary mix and your favorite spices to mix your drink–then add your skewers full of toppings!

Spice: Not too spicy, but you can add more spices to appease your palate.

Mix: Homemade

Chaser: Choose from many offerings. Today we had Surly.

Fixin’s: See above for the plethora of options, including cheese curds!

Price: $6

The Bloody Mary was delicious and the price was just right. Our drinks paired perfectly with our most appropriate brunch orders as well: My two dining partners and I enjoyed the Brunch Burger, the Brunch Poutine and the Brunch Wrap and cups of coffee. We all left full and happy…. we will be back!

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We recently visited Dicken’s Grille in West Allis, Wisconsin.

We had been hearing a lot about Dicken’s lately from people in different circles, so we knew there had to be something there.

We learned that they offer specialty bloodies on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm (we learned this the hard way, stopping in at off-time last winter), so we stopped in one Sunday during a Packers game.

The Bloody Marys at Dicken’s are essentially build-your-own… they start at $6 for a pint and the price can fluctuate based on the options you choose.

You get a say in your Vodka/Liquor, Bloody Mix, Spice, Garnishes, and Chaser, all by filling out a little slip of paper and handing it to the bartender. Here’s an example:

Dicken's Grille Bloody Mary

MIX: You choose! We definitely wanted to try their house mix, without any extra spices. It wasn’t bad at all, just nothing special. We also wanted to try Ben’s Bloody Kentucky since that was new to us  as well. We liked that a bit more and will probably stick with that or Zing Zang in the future.

CHASER:You choose! You can even upgrade to a full mug for just $.75! So say you’re having bloodies with someone who just wants to have a beer… you could be kind and just give them your chaser… or keep it for yourself.

FIXIN’S: Four tremendous options to pick from! We can vouch for the Lambeau (perfect for a Packers game!), Meat & Cheese and Surf & Turf, as our party was able to try these three. Apparently, they have limited offerings of the Racing Sausage bloody mary each weekend, so it is recommended that you get there early if you want to try that one (and we do, so we’ll be back!).

PRICE: Starting at just $6

We were very happy with our visit to this hidden gem (or maybe not-so-hidden anymore!) in West Allis. The people were friendly, the prices were fair and the drinks were flowing.

We loved our Lambeau Bloody Mary and will definitely be back for this again (cheesehead wedge cut off in photo!):

Lambeau Bloody Mary

We also enjoyed the Meat and Cheese option:

Dicken's Meat and Cheese bloody mary

as well as the Surf & Turf Bloody Mary:

Dicken's Surf and Turf Bloody Mary

We’ll be back again, banging on the door when they open to try that Racing Sausage option another time.

Besides the excellent Bloody Marys, Dicken’s also offered free chips, cheese and salsa during the game, shots for Packers scores, beaded necklaces for fans, a lengthy beer list and special sandwiches available for purchase.

If you’re a true Bloody Mary enthusiast like I am, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to your list!

 

We recently visited Scott E’s Pub in West Allis, Wisconsin on a Friday afternoon during Happy Hour. From 11am to 7pm, drinks are 2-for-1, including, as we found out, their Bloody Marys!

Scott E's Pub Bloody Mary

Mix: Their own–I asked for it spicy and it was very!

Chaser: Miller Lite

Fixin’s:  Lemon, Lime, Olives and Pickle

Price: $6 but it was during happy hour and 2-for-1 drinks applied to the Bloody!

There was not a lot that stood out about this Bloody Mary, but the taste of the base was good and they get bonus points for the mason jar. However, since most places do not include a Bloody Mary in their Happy Hour specials, this instantly elevates Scott E’s Pub in our books.

They also do $5 Bloody Marys on Sundays from 3-8pm.

 

Club Paragon

Posted: October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
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One day after returning home from Las Vegas, I found myself at Club Paragon in West Allis, watching the Packers game.

While good Bloodies were few and far between on the Las Vegas strip, I walked right into a bar in Wisconsin and found myself staring down a build-your-own Bloody Bar.

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Spice: It’s what you make of it!

Mix: I used Sacramento Tomato Juice, although Zing Zang was another option.

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s:  Beans, asparagus, pickles, olives, mushrooms, pearl onions, brussels sprouts, celery, lemon, lime.

Price: $4.50

Yep. A ‘Stallis bar just bested Vegas. For half to one-third of what most of those Vegas bloodies cost, I got all of this. Still no meat and cheese, but I’ll take it!

It sure is good to travel, but sometimes it is even better to come home.

Cheers!