Sunday, Bloody Sunday

by Renee on May 22, 2011

One of my favorite indulgences on the weekend is a nice, spicy bloody mary. I make a pretty good one at home–usually I start with Mrs. T’s spicy mix, or possibly the Zing Zang–with some Absolut Peppar to give it even more kick. I add some green olives and a little of the juice to dirty it up, some Old Bay seasoning (harkening to my love of Maryland crabs), and of course the requisite celery stalk to stir.

Lately, I’ve been venturing out on Sundays, in search of a good bloody mary bar where I can kick it up even more.  In April, Paul and I joined Brad from Cleveland Food and Brews and his fiancée, Michaelene, for brunch at Touch Supper Club. They had a very extensive bloody mary fixins bar that included a wide variety of hot sauces, pickles, capers and many other garnishes. You can read Brad’s entire review of our experience here: http://www.clevelandfoodandbrews.com/2011/04/touch-supper-club-brunch-edition.html.

Last weekend, my best friend Cami and I decided to start our Sunday at the Burntwood Tavern before heading off to a showing of the movie “Bridesmaids.” (Cami was my maid of honor 9 years ago when Paul and I got married!) While the fixins didn’t take up as much room on the bar at the Burntwood as they did at Touch, the choices were great: fresh horseradish, shrimp, cocktail onions, cheese, pepperoni sticks and even bacon were included in the spread. I felt like I’d eaten a whole meal by the time we were done with two!

My girlfriend Debi in Savannah and I coined the term “salad” for our bloody marys, because of the healthful properties of the tomato juice and other vegetables we stuff into our drinks. One of our favorite places to have one is on the dock of the Bonna Bella Yacht Club–where they rim the styrofoam cups they serve outside with a dusting of spicy/salty yumminess.

Since I’m still on the planet after the uneventful Rapture yesterday, I’ve invited a few of my fellow-heathen friends to Chagrin Falls to sit on the patio at the Burntwood while the sun is shining, and give the bloody mary bar another go ’round. Who knows what I’ll add to my concoction this time! Let me know if you’ve found a great place for a Sunday, bloody Sunday, and perhaps you’ll see me there one of these weekends! Cheers~

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Michaelene May 22, 2011 at 8:17 pm

The bloody mary bar at Burntwood looked delicious and the patio makes it even better! Hope you enjoyed your Sunday! We will have to try it out soon!

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Renee May 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Cleveland Craft Beer Lovers meet up at the Burntwood on Saturday, June 18th–we’ll sit outside on the patio if the weather is good! We won’t mind if you have a bloody mary 🙂

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