Best Bloody Mary

Sundays are sadder when they don’t involve the consumption of a great Bloody Mary. The Ultimate Bloody Mary at Big T’s Saloon (2007 Third St., Eau Claire) was voted the crème de la crème of the Chippewa Valley. This elaborate tomato juice-based beverage is loaded with all kinds of munchies: a turkey sandwich, bacon, cheese, vegetables, pretzels, and a Laffy Taffy. The Bloody Mary at Girolamo’s Court’n House Bar & Grill (113 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire) may be simpler in terms of garnish, but it packs a flavorful punch and is sure to satisfy. Milwaukee Burger Company (2620 E Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire) offers a variety of Bloodies, with six unique flavors to choose from: the Bacon Bloody, the Big Mil Bloody, the MBC Bloody, the Brew Town Bloody, The Pickle Me Crazy, and the Jalapeno Lime Bloody. — Taylor Reisdorf