7 Best Bloody Marys In L.A.
|Bloody Mary At Joe's Restaurant|
3. Cole's. Anything that gets a 24-hour rest to develop flavor (sourdough bread, Jacques Torres' chocolate chip cookie dough, we could go on) is usually more complex than its just-mixed cousin. As a cocktail case study of that theory, we offer Cole's Bloody Mary. The secret to the tomato base is juice from the house-made "atomic" pickles, plenty of horseradish and the clincher, the same in-house rub the kitchen uses for their meat (not as odd as it sounds, if you think about the flavor parallels). Give it a 24 hour rest, add some vodka, and you've got one of the best Bloody Marys in town. Maybe even the best, depending on the day of the week you ask us. 118 E. Sixth St., Downtown, (213) 622-4090.
Daina Beth Solomon Bloody Mary With Atomic Pickle At Cole's
2. The Hungry Cat. Seafood, really good seafood. And really good Bloody Marys. You get the idea. Any Bloody Mary at The Hungry Cat is excellent on its own, preferably with a side like the crab cake Benedict, chorizo frittata or main lobster roll. But we're partial to that Maryland Mary with a spicy-salty rim and served with an oyster. Ingeniously simple, fresh, and just a touch different, as with every other Hungry Cat cocktail we've sampled. Another half dozen oysters on the side? Sure, why not. 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood, (323) 462-2155; 100 W. Channel Rd., Santa Monica, (310) 459-3337.
Daina Beth Solomon Maryland Mary At The Hungry Cat
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