Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bloody Marys...Rankings

So the Washingtonian came out with a list of the best bloody mary bars in DC. I love when prominent magazines hire schmucks to do what could be amazing articles. I have found that bloody mary quality is actually an objective thing. You taste a good one, every one agrees. The only curve ball are the people that somehow prefer Clamato juice...I like to call them novices.

Now, my problem with the Washingtonian is that they ranked Clyde's rather 'so-so'. I am fine with that for their average bloody, but how did this guy not hear/try/see the Bloody Maryland?! It's loaded with extra goodies including Old Bay around the rim and a jumbo shrimp on the side. A picture of the Bloody Maryland was actually my cell phone wallpaper...before I smashed it against an alley wall in San Diego (different story). How many bloodies have you had where your brain sent a message "Take a picture of this!". I'm guessing ZERO.

I digress. This Washingtonian piece reminds me of that one prominent newspaper that had their writer (71 year old Jewish man who wrote about politics) travel the country ranking America's best ballparks. He constantly degraded the stadiums that were too rowdy. Pathetic. Anyway, the point of this story is get your ass to Clyde's and have a Bloody Maryland.

Note: The bloody pictured has bacon it which I regrettably have not tried but am curious to.


Billy said...

Or just go to the Dubliner (where we were on June 21st for Bloodys) and have one of the "best" instead of Clyde's crap-ass impostor. Shrimp? Nice try. I'm not impressed (though I bet the cost is impressive).

Joe said...

Well said. What about the Bloody Mary Bar in Redskins stadium? It's actually impressive for a ballpark.
Perhaps we haven't checked out all the Bloody's that DC has to offer. I recommend starting with Camelot.

ahern said...

Billy, so you're knocking the Clyde's one and haven't tried it either? The Skins club level bloodies are a Starboard franchise. Very good, but they don't make the cut because they give you a 6 ounce glass. Sucks. After the ice and celery, there's barely enough to get your tongue wet (that's what she said).

John said...

High marks to Clyde's Bloody Maryland. Its probably the best thing that they serve. I hear Georgia Brown's makes a Bloody that's similar to Clyde's, but I've never had that one.