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foreverfoodie79 May 5, 2009 07:56 AM

I am on a mission to find the best bloody mary around the area (DC/NoVA). Any suggestions and what you like about the bloddy mary?

  1. The Chowhound Team May 27, 2009 11:56 AM

    We split off a request for Bloody Mary recipes to a new thread on the Spirits board. You can find that post here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/623007

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      Bigcitywine May 27, 2009 11:17 AM

      Logan Tavern is the best I have come across and you are able to choose what you want in your from a long list.

      1. ITIS ME2222 May 26, 2009 12:06 PM

        FOR MY MONEY THE BEST I HAVE FOUND IS MAMMA'S ON THE HALF SHELL IN CANTON SQUARE.........NOT SKIMPY, GREAT GARNISH AND SEASONINGS AND QUITE REASONABLE, IN ADDITION, IT IS NOT GONE IN ONE GULP.....MMMM I COULD USE ONE NOW. evanette1@aol.com

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          foodandwinesnob May 8, 2009 01:18 PM

          Hook in Georgetown has a bacon Bloody Mary- I haven't gone for it, as I prefer a more simple yet spicy BM, and they have those too. Also good for BM's is Founding Farmers.

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            dining with doc May 8, 2009 04:56 AM

            The bar at the Hyatt on the Chesapeake makes a wicked bloody mary in a large glass rimmed with old bay garnished with a large celery stick as well as a jumbo spiced shrimp.

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              littlew1ng May 8, 2009 08:15 AM

              NICE TIP. driving by here tomorrow, i will most definitely stop and check it out. any more suggestions on/toward the eastern shore?

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                gremlintummy May 26, 2009 10:12 PM

                do you have an address or a link? we're visiting in june. would be great to find the best bloody on a budget as well. thanks.

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                  dining with doc May 27, 2009 05:47 AM

                  google the Hyatt on the Chesapeake in Maryland and you will find it but this place is not for the budget concious. The hotel as well as the drinks are expensive but it is a very nice place right on the water

              2. littlew1ng May 5, 2009 01:07 PM

                i forgot to mention morton's. not a *huge* fan of their steaks but had a great bloody there.

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                  CDouglas May 5, 2009 01:01 PM

                  I am a Bloody Mary purist - less is more. If you are interested in the history of the Bloody Mary and the best local places to find them try this article:
                  http://www.washingtonian.com/articles...

                  Their consensus is that The Dubliner has the best Bloody in town.

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                    monkeyrotica May 8, 2009 03:55 AM

                    Not a fan of the Dubliner's bloody mary or Washingtonian. Sign of the Whale has a huge bloody mary bar with a ridiculous amount of sauces and add-ons.

                    Bar Pilar used to have an excellent bacon mary, but I haven't been in years.

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                      CDouglas May 8, 2009 11:23 AM

                      I personally have not had the one at the Dubliner but I have had them at Morton's and the Hay Adams and thought those were good examples of what I look for in a Bloody.

                      Peter at Sign of the Whale has personalized many Bloodies for me in the past and they were always good. At one point he even had a can of beef consomme behind the bar to move in the Bloody Bull Shot direction.

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                    Jeserf May 5, 2009 11:40 AM

                    the one at Tabbard Inn is very good.

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                      Elyssa May 5, 2009 09:51 AM

                      Acadiana makes a reallly good bloody mary. (They also have a great brunch to go with the bloody mary :) )

                      1. littlew1ng May 5, 2009 08:17 AM

                        i love bloody marys. my favorites so far have been at olives on k street, oval room by the white house, and (don't laugh) mccormick & schmicks. i have to add pepper to M&S's usually. these all made my list because they're nice and spicy and well-balanced and made with good vodka.

                        whitlow's on wilson and front page in arlington both have bloody mary bars during their weekend brunches...this is usually where i go for it because i like to make my own.

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                          Doh May 5, 2009 08:42 AM

                          I find a lot of places around here make them with old bay, which I don't really mind but I was pleased to get one the other day (at the Willard maybe?) without it.

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                            abovethewaves May 5, 2009 11:14 AM

                            old bay should only be used to rim the glass

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