Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Bloody Mary that started it all...

Years ago, my wife and I were looking for something to get us (more me than her) out of the house on a regular basis.  We were fortunate enough to stumble upon the Sunday brunch at Timber Lodge in Medina Ohio and we've been going every week since when we are not traveling.

The Timber Lodge brunch Bloody Mary is not going to make the top of my list, but it holds a special place for me since it was the reason why I started to drink them in the first place.  At .99 a glass it is probably the least expensive I've had, and I dare say that it is better than some of the more expensive versions of this drink that I've come across.

It's no secret that this beauty is made using a commercial mix as it would be impossible to make it from scratch at the volume and price that it is served at Timber Lodge.  Go into the restaurant any Sunday except holiday's and you'll see one or more on almost every table.  The taste is good, the garnish simple, and the price is unbeatable.

What makes this Bloody Mary special is Timber Lodge itself.  They offer a brunch menu that is unmatched in North East Ohio, with an excellent staff, and a regular menu that is 5 star it is a great place to visit if you have a chance.

Presentation:  6
Taste:             6
Garnish:         5
Ambiance:     9

Total Bloody Mary Score:  26

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Getting Started: The search for the Perfect Bloody Mary

I never used to like Bloody Mary's, I think it was a holdover from my disdain of tomatoes as a kid.  Today, I love tomatoes and I REALLY love a good Bloody Mary.  After tasting many different takes on this drink during our travels around the country I have decided I need a place to record my opinions on them and the places where I've ordered them.  I'll try to post a new one each week