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Bloody Mary's on a saturday

yammers Mar 23, 2009 10:53 AM

Hi everyone! i have found a lot of great advice for my upcoming trip to NO. I am obsessed with Bloody Mary's and was wondering where can i find the best? are there any great saturday brunch spots where I can kick back a few bloody mary's? any good prix fix? all you can drink Bloody's?

Thanks for your help!

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    roro1831 RE: yammers Mar 23, 2009 11:08 AM

    I love the BM's at Stanley.

    1. edible complex RE: yammers Mar 23, 2009 11:20 AM

      the N.O. Fairgrounds RaceTrack has good Bloody's; the season is soon to be over, but keep in mind for future travel here.

      Atchafalaya Restaurant does brunch on Sat and Sun w/$5 Bloody's.

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        lillidalla RE: yammers Mar 23, 2009 12:44 PM

        The walk-up bar at The Gazebo Cafe has a very decent Bloody Mary ($6.75). After shopping/milling around at The French Market, my husband and I decided to wait for our friends (who were still shopping) at the little park with fountain across from the Margaritaville Store. The weather was perfect, the jazz ensemble at The Gazebo Cafe nearby provided excellent music, and the drinks we purchased at the walk-up bar made this early Sat. afternoon (March 21) rest stop a very pleasant experience. Enjoy your trip!

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          danieli10 RE: yammers Mar 23, 2009 01:20 PM

          I'm slightly obsessed as well. We will be there in April and we will definitely try Stanley's.

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            nikinik RE: danieli10 Mar 23, 2009 03:07 PM

            I love to go to brunch at EAT! on the corner of Dumaine and Dauphine and it's BYOB...so it's definitely a bargain because they charge you no cork fee!

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              danieli10 RE: nikinik Mar 23, 2009 04:12 PM

              Its on our list too! Can't wait. Looks great for lunch and dinner as well.

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            dianalily RE: yammers Mar 23, 2009 04:21 PM

            Monaghan's Erin Rose on Conti Street in the Quarter. The secret: a wee bit of Guinness in the mix. Scruptious and made to your spice specifications.

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              ScarlettNola RE: yammers Mar 23, 2009 05:53 PM

              Liuzza's By the Track, Molly's on Decatur, Columns Hotel, Carousel Bar.......but Commanders has THE BEST bloody marys hands down.

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                danieli10 RE: ScarlettNola Mar 24, 2009 09:57 AM

                Everyone is making it really hard to not go to Commander's. I don't really have it in our schedule because we don't have a ton of time to wait and generally my crew doesn't eat really heavy lunches - we load up for dinner.

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                  ScarlettNola RE: danieli10 Mar 24, 2009 10:06 AM

                  Now you have a perfect excuse to come back again soon!

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                    Hungry Celeste RE: danieli10 Mar 25, 2009 09:18 AM

                    Why would you need to wait? Commander's is quite good about honoring reservation times.

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                      danieli10 RE: Hungry Celeste Mar 25, 2009 09:35 AM

                      I think I had it mixed up with Galatoire's. I might go ahead and get a lunch/brunch reservation.

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                        danieli10 RE: danieli10 Mar 25, 2009 09:51 AM

                        Done. Reservation for the jazz brunch on Saturday in April. Can't wait. We are going out pretty hard the night before - Tipitina's, etc. So, the bloody mary's will taste great.

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                    Mountaindog RE: ScarlettNola Jan 11, 2012 11:07 AM


                    At CP, are you referring to the special yellow tomato BM or the "classic" ? We are going for brunch, and that is a key question of mine....

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                      roro1831 RE: Mountaindog Jan 11, 2012 04:13 PM

                      Mountain, that post you are replyiong to is from 2009. Looking at Scarlett's profile she hasn't posted here in almost two years, maybe someone else can help you out.

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                    JazzyB RE: yammers Mar 25, 2009 07:05 AM

                    Best BM, Commander's. Close 2nd, Antoine's recently opened bar. BTW, it opens onto the street so you can walk in and pick one up to go. I order them extra spicy. Commander's has a prix fixe and 25 cent martinis at lunch (M-F). They are far better for lunch than dinner. Reserve the garden room.

                    1. uptownlibrarian RE: yammers Mar 25, 2009 08:08 AM

                      Could we not refer to Bloody Marys as "BMs?" Thanks.

                      They make a good one at the Seahorse by the track, and of course at the track itself.

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                        roro1831 RE: uptownlibrarian Mar 25, 2009 08:34 AM

                        Whatever you want uptown

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                          danieli10 RE: uptownlibrarian Mar 25, 2009 09:17 AM

                          Good call. LOL.

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                          midcity RE: yammers Mar 26, 2009 04:59 PM

                          When I lived in New England, I became a sucker for clamdiggers--essentially a Bloody Mary with clamato. Anyone know of a good one around here, or maybe some New Orleans version that uses some other kind of seafood liquor?

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                            edible complex RE: midcity Mar 26, 2009 05:43 PM

                            I have a friend known for packing her own beef broth for Bloody Bull's, so you might want to pack a Clamato when going out. I can't recall seeing it, but then I don't order it either.
                            The bartender at the Rib Room Bar might be able to accommodate if you BYOC.

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                              unocal RE: midcity Mar 26, 2009 09:02 PM

                              midcity, did they use pickle juice in their bloodies? i really dug how i got them at this one place in midcoast maine, w/ pickle juice, a pickle spear, celery AND green olives. man was that an awesome drink; a meal in itself!

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                                JazzyB RE: unocal Mar 27, 2009 05:30 AM

                                I prefer an extra spicy bloody Maria.(tequilla)

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                                  midcity RE: unocal Mar 27, 2009 04:30 PM

                                  No pickle juice that I know of, but that sounds awesome!

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                                  nikinik RE: midcity Mar 27, 2009 12:36 PM

                                  I thought that was called a Bloody Caesar? I love Clamato!

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                                  kibbles RE: yammers Mar 27, 2009 04:54 PM

                                  dunno about sat, but on sunday the Marigny Brasserie has a brunch w/ drink specials -- used to be $2 mimosas or bloody marys. i think it may have gone up recently, but last time i was there we must have downed a dozen of them.

                                  1. Pigeage RE: yammers Apr 5, 2009 04:28 AM

                                    I have to mention Fay's bloody mary at Coop's. 1109 Decatur. I love the place - I wish I was there now.

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                                      amazonwoman RE: yammers Apr 5, 2009 12:06 PM

                                      Cooter Brown's has the BEST and I am a huge bloody snob!

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                                        ShanDeez RE: yammers Apr 6, 2009 07:13 PM

                                        I'm a big Clamato fan as well. And while Lucy's doesn't use Clamato, the Bloody Mary was the stuff dreams are made of! It was $4, to make things even better.

                                        1. Bill Hunt RE: yammers Apr 6, 2009 07:42 PM

                                          Personally, I am a big fan of the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone. Besides the setting, the BM's are great. Hope they still use the pickeled green beans - nice touch.


                                          Monteleone Hotel
                                          214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                                            gouda RE: yammers Apr 8, 2009 10:14 PM

                                            What a great question. I read the reply that said EAT and I do like to go there for brunch. But FIRST, I head to Cafe Lafitte in Exile a block a way and get a spicy Bloody with all the fixins. The combo of pickled veggies and the great, homemade mix make it one of the best in NOLA--at least to my way of thinking.

                                            Cafe Lafitte In Exile
                                            901 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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                                              ScarlettNola RE: gouda Apr 9, 2009 12:31 AM

                                              Kudos. My uncle loves the bloody marys there and they are excellent! In fact we went there the last time I was in town. I did not think about that place but you are so correct.

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                                                ScarlettNola RE: ScarlettNola Apr 9, 2009 08:05 AM

                                                Okay wrong Lafittes....I was referring to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. I realized that I read the post incorrectly.

                                            2. cinzia RE: yammers Apr 9, 2009 04:08 PM

                                              I seem to recall having a pretty wicked bloody (mary or ceasar, can't recall - go figure) at Port O'Call.

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                                                Ipswich_vol RE: yammers Jan 12, 2012 11:47 AM

                                                Mothers in the quarter
                                                401 Poydras
                                                New Orleans, LA 70130

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                                                  kysurvivor RE: yammers Jan 13, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                  I never like bloody marys til i had one at Jagerhaus on Conti about a block off Bourbon

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