Bloody mary – Barracuda Sushi

Bloody mary - Barracuda Sushi
Spicy bloody mary with vodka and special house made bloody mary mix, garnished with lemon and cucumber. $8
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

This bloody mary was pretty good. It could have used a little more spice for my taste but it had a lot of flavor and substance.

Hyena graffiti mural
Hyena graffiti mural, SOMA.


Crawfish beignets – Brenda’s French Soul Food

Crawfish beignets - Brenda's French Soul Food
Spiced with cayenne, scallions and cheddar. $8
Brenda’s French Soul Food, San Francisco CA

Crawfish beignets - Brenda's French Soul Food
OMG, these were frickin’ amazing! These crawfish beignets are definitely heaven sent pouches of flavorful goodness. The filling is a cheesy gooey mess with chunks of delicious crawfish, and the beignet dough is wonderfully light and fluffy and covered in slap-yo-face spices. The addition of the scallions in the filling puts it over the top. These puppies are super rich, but you really can’t have just one! 🙂

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012

Creole Bloody Mary - Brenda's French Soul Food

Creole Bloody Mary: garnished with creole spices and pickled okra. $7
Ugh, this bloody mary was a major let-down. IT was all tomato juice with no hint of alcohol and it wasn’t spicy AT ALL! It didn’t have any creole flavor and was actually bland. We had to add lots of hot sauce to make it somewhat decent. Lame!

Gazpacho – The Whole Beast

Gazpacho - The Whole Beast
Mmm, this was pretty refreshing on a warm Sunday morning at Picnic in the Presidio, and Off The Grid weekly event. It had good flavor and I liked the texture of it too.
The Whole Beast, San Francisco CA

Bloody mary - Picnic in the Presidio

Bloody mary – Picnic in the Presidio stand. It could have been a little stronger, but hey, it was still morning. 🙂 I did like that they used paper straws!

Picnic in the Presidio
As it approaches noon, the crowd increases at Picnic in the Presidio.

Eggs benedict – Cote

Eggs benedict - Cote
Ham and poached egg on a toasted muffin with homemade hollandaise sauce. £7.50
Cote, London ENGLAND

This tasted ok, but it was kinda cold. Cold hollandaise sauce is not appetizing to me especially when it starts congealing, ew! Actually, everything we ordered at Cote was just ok and nothing special. You win some, you lose some I guess…

Bloody mary - Cote
Bloody mary: Absolut vodka (50ml) with spicy tomato juice and celery. £3.95
Ugh, this tasted gross! It was pretty much just watered down, bland tomato juice. There was absolutely no spice (or alcohol) in there! 😦

Condiments - Cote
Condiments. Brown sauce is completely lost on me, lol!

Rugby (BT Broadband) ad
Rugby (BT Broadband) ad, King’s Cross St. Pancras station. And don’t forget to “MIND THE GAP”! 🙂

Breakfast cocktails – Luna Park

Breakfast cocktails - Luna Park

Pimm’s cup and Bloody mary. Each $12.75
Luna Park, San Francisco CA

This restaurant can sure get busy for weekend brunch, but I guess the same holds true for most restaurants in SF. SF’ers are serious about brunch. After waiting in line, it’s always a great idea to order a good cocktail (preferably bottomless, lol). We actually arrived at Luna Park early on to avoid the crowds. It’s a familiar feeling place, but you can’t get served alcohol at their sidewalk tables. Oh well, we had no problem drinking these indoors.

Hiking at Purisima Creek
Hiking at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Breakfast cocktails – Balancoire

Mary cocktail - Balancoire

Mary: Reposado tequila, spicy tomato blend. $10
Balancoire, San Francisco CA

Since our food and service experience at this restaurant was a disaster, we were hoping that they could at least make a decent cocktail. Unfortunately, they couldn’t. The mimosa was super low quality and the bloody mary had a weird aftertaste. Boo!!!

Mimosa - Balancoire

Mimosa. $6

Redwood sorrel
Redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregana, Oxalidaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Chalet spicy bloody mary – The Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

Chalet spicy bloody mary - The Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

House made tomato mix with all the fixings and jalapeno vodka. $11
The Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant, San Francisco CA

These drinks were really cute! A bit cheesy, but cute. I don’t think I’ve ever had my bloody mary garnishes made into a face before, hehe. The drink itself was pretty tasty, but for some reason neither of us could finish it. It wasn’t very spicy (we can handle spicy!), but it seemed very filling for some reason.

Sutro Baths
Sutro Baths site, Point Lobos Avenue.

Joule bloody mary – Joule

Joule bloody mary - Joule

Potato vodka, house made mary mix, pork belly, sesame salt. $9
Joule, San Francisco CA

This place was super cute and the service was friendly although we had a large party so our waiter was a little scarce once we got our food. My bloody mary was tasty, but the pork belly description was a bit misleading and the cocktail was fairly small.

Angie's Umbrella
Angie’s Umbrella, Jim Pridgeon and Benson Shaw, 2003, Belltown.

Brunch cocktails – Chambers Eat + Drink

Spa collins cocktail - Chambers Eat + Drink

Spa collins: gin, basil, mint, cucumber, orange, citrus, ginger beer. $11
Chambers Eat and Drink, San Francisco CA

I loved brunch cocktails, especially when they’re expertly made. These cocktails were ok. The Spa Collins was on the tart side and the Bloody Mary was on the bland side. I did really enjoy the Lucky Lemonade though!

Lucky lemonade cocktail - Chambers Eat + Drink
Lucky lemonade: bourbon and house made lemonade. $8

Bloody mary cocktail - Chambers Eat + Drink

Bloody mary: the traditional favorite made with house sambal and vodka. $9

Bloody mary – Escena Lounge & Grill

Bloody mary - Escena Lounge & Grill

Garnished with olives, lemon, lime, and celery. $8
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

We came here for a late lunch after a morning of shopping and we were surprised how nice it was. It’s just down the road from the PS house, so it was nice to discover a new nearby place to eat and relax. It was super sunny on the patio so this bloody mary was welcomed! It was on the large side and very tasty – score!

Escena Golf Club
Escena Golf Club. With a view like this, you can’t help but eat and enjoy yourself.

Bloody mary – Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand

Bloody mary - Hula's Bar & Lei Stand

Happy hour $5
Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, Honolulu HI

Hula’s is a pretty low key bar situated near Waikiki Beach. It’s a great place to relax during the day and they have great happy hour prices – heck yeah! At night, it gets super busy but I’m usually buzzed by then and back at the hotel sleeping. 🙂

Hula's balcony
View from Hula’s balcony.