Know Your Roots

September 4, 2014

If you live in Chicago, you know Roots Pizza in Ukranian Village for its Quad Cities-style pizza made from local & organic ingredients.  But you probably didn’t know they have a ridiculous drink selection, as well as a solid bloody mary. Using a housemade mix with Finlandia vodka & topped with mozzarella, salami & pepperoncini skewer, […]

Two of my favorite things…

August 1, 2014

…that would be my daughter Olivia and a bloody mary, of course! Enjoying this bloody on a gorgeous afternoon on the patio of Logan Bar & Grill in Logan Square.  Definitely recommended…flavorful & light homemade mix.  A winner!


July 15, 2014

When making a bloody mary at home, we can get into routines. We will buy the same bottled mix or use the same vodka. Why not mix it up?  Instead of buying a bottled mix, try making your own mix using a seasoning. I tried Sweet Is The Spice “Secret Spice” seasoning with some tomato juice […]

My New Favorite

July 14, 2014

I have a new favorite bloody mary.  In my opinion, the long, undisputed winner in Chicago was the Road Rash Bloody at Twisted Spoke.  This might top it….even though it could be a distant cousin of it (I’ll explain later). While exploring my new neighborhood, I stumbled into Floyd’s Pub (1944 N. Oakley) in Bucktown.  It happened […]


Bloody Mary > Peanuts & Cracker Jacks

July 10, 2014

The Cubbies are back in town after a road trip.  Yes, their season is over after their fire sale trade but nothing beats a Friday afternoon game at Wrigley Field. For years, every Friday game would start at 1:20 pm CST.  But now game time is at 3:05 pm CST and those working downtown with summer […]


Drink The Juice

July 7, 2014

I guess it’s not gross to drink the pickle juice from the jar anymore… Target is now selling pickle spears in bloody mary mix through their Archer Farms brand.  The mix is not bad…pretty spicy actually.  Makes for a perfect quick snack when you don’t want a whole bloody mary.  I wish I had thought […]


We’re back…..

June 30, 2014

A Lot Of Bloody Good is back!  Expect more wholesome bloodiness in the coming days! Pictured here – a bloody mary from RJ Grunts in Lincoln Park yesterday.  They are known for their brunch & the bloody mary is a perfect complement.  Little known fact – RJ Grunts was the very first Lettuce Entertain You […]

The Complete Cutler Cure

A Quick Cutler Cure

December 15, 2013

If you’re in Chicago and anything like me, you have been lamenting the Chicago Bears’ decision to start Jay Cutler all week. Well… he’s done a great job not surprising this gal with an interception within the first few minutes of the game. By half-time, while tied, we aren’t looking too hot. What does all […]


#airportbloody (by guest writer Ken Sabino)

November 13, 2013

Traveling for a vacation on a 3-day weekend is a thing of beauty.  There are a few things that define the trip like the packing process, making sure all your friends know where you are going so they can be jealous and the airport Bloody Mary.  There is something about that drink that just starts […]

Stu's Kitchen "Perfect Bloody Mary" concentrate


September 11, 2013

Tired of the same bloody mary mix options at your grocery store or liquor store?  Grab some tomato juice and use some of Stu’s Kitchen’s “Perfect Bloody Mary” concentrate. Pour one part concentrate to three parts tomato juice & vokda. This concentrate has an amazing blend of spices and pickle juice.  If you like heat, […]