When it comes to brunching, the Bloody Mary reigns in the cocktail arena. Bloody Mary is now the go-to breakfast drink and the hangover cure for New Year’s Eve partying (or just from another weekend of partying) which can also be a savory meal in a cup. January 1st is dedicated to National Bloody Mary Day and here are a few Phoenix spots around the Valley with some outlandish cocktails:
The Hash Kitchen, a creative breakfast and bar spot is an abode to a build-your-own Blood Mary bar that is owned and operated by Executive Chef Joey Maggiore of Maggiore Culinary Concepts. An “Instagrammable” and creative DIY Bloody Mary bar is the centerpiece of the 4,000-square-foot creative breakfast restaurant and bar. The Bloody Mary bar serves various in-house infused vodkas including bacon, pickle, cilantro lime, and jalapeño. Brunch enthusiasts can pile unlimited toppings high for just $10 with over 50 playful options including: mini cheeseburger sliders, pickled eggs, egg rolls, corn dogs, spicy asparagus, “Pigs in a Blanket,” beer battered onion rings, corn dogs, oysters and king crab. The Hash Kitchen is open from 7 am to 3 pm everyday and is located at 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale at The Shops at Gainey Village.
The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen is a culinary retreat and bar owned by Chef Aaron May, Dylan Vicha, and Carolina Panthers player Jared Allen and adjacent to Downtown Tempe’s Farmer Arts District and Mill Ave. On Jan. 1, The Lodge will offer its big foot-inspired breakfast menu (think Lumberjack French Toast and Tonto Forrest Skillet) to complement the boozy Bloody Mary. The Lodge’s Bloody Mary ($7) concoction is made with Whiskey Willy’s Bloody Mix and Smirnoff Vodka and stacked with a cherry tomato, green olive, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, salami, pepperoncini, and lime skewer. With a comfortable lodge experience in reminiscent to a cozy ski and hunting cabin complete with a stone fireplace, the restaurant encompasses a dining room, a large patio, and lounge area with entertainment including 30 televisions for a sports viewing experience (cue football season) and interactive games such as Jenga, corn hole, darts, and bocce ball . Staying true to its sasquatch aesthetic, the décor consists of custom-carved sasquatches, stuffed wild animals, whiskey barrels, and antler chandeliers. The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen is located at 26 South Farmer Ave and can be reached at (480) 967-0578 for more information. The Lodge will be open from 11 to 2 am on New Year’s Day.
Goodwood Tavern is Executive Chef Aaron May’s restaurant and bar located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale. Amongst playful and tounge-and-cheek cocktails such as “The Natalie Wood” and “The Tiger Woods” is Goodwood’s Bloody Mary made with tomato juice, black pepper, garlic salt, celery salt, wing sauce, horseradish and worcestershire sauce. The food, cocktails and décor are influenced by old Hollywood, vintage classic cars and a gentlemen’s racing event in London. From happy hour (3 to 7 pm) to late-night grazing and everything in between, Goodwood Tavern’s high quality libations and food will be available from 3 pm to 2 am on Jan. 1. The restaurant and bar is located at 7330 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale and can be reached at (480) 990-2388.