Now here’s an awesome Bloody Mary

Which reminds me, we should have another Bloody Marython one of these days, right? Any new contenders?

[via Bad Kids]

Rad new spy vs spy horse mural soon adorning Pop’s


Our pal Aaron noticed this happening across the street from his house, and it reminded me that damn, it’s been a while since I had a Bloody Mary at Pop’s Sports Bar. Perhaps it’s Bloody Marython season again!


Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Trouble with the Law

Every week, photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us. He picks the best 13 photos and we post them here, and it’s called “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos.” Here’s what Joshua has to say about this week’s installment:

That first one and tenth ones are of Ashley Ording, fashion vixen from the Golden Collective. Ran into some trouble with the law recently, the cityscapes are results of trips to and from the courthouse & downtown. A homeless man appeared several times through these walks. ‘”Quit following me,” he said to me at one point. Then he tried his pitch at selling me a leather jacket again, too mobster so no thanks. Made with a Yashica-D TLR on Kodak Portra 160 VC.

Thanks, Joshua! Ten more shots after the jump, beginning with a haunting portrait of our BFF Lizzy Courtois, taken during our most recent Bloody Marython:


Hot new look for spring: These glasses

They’ve really got their work cut out for them here, but they’re doing the trick — because Stella looks great even though her face is contorting as part of an adverse reaction to the ketchup-and-vodka quality of the Bloody Mary at Nap’s. (More on that, and all the Bloody Marys we sampled yesterday here.)

Mission Mission Bloody Marython Part III was a bloody success

And this short video will surely prove it:

Thanks for coming, everybody! We’ll do it again soon, on another sunny Sunday, with another epic route. Suggestions (and demands) welcome!

After the jump, a tweet-by-tweet and tumbl-by-tumbl breakdown, including pics, of a lot of what happened:


MM Bloody Marython is back this Sunday!

The first heatwave of Spring is officially upon us, and that means it’s time for another Bloody Marython! Join us this Sunday as we make the rounds through the Southside of the Mission, with plans to hit up the Attic, El Rio, Iron & Gold, and the Knockout! It better be a shitshow by the time we get to the end, so don’t disappoint!

We’re gonna start at the Attic at Noon, and you can follow any moves we make by checking out our Twitter. Also, don’t forget to tip well! See ya there! RSVP and invite your friends!

[Photo by Ariel]


Famed bloody mary recipe making public debut at Knockout this afternoon at 5PM

A little birdie told us our buddy Josh Yule is covering the happy hour shift at the Knockout tonight, and serving up his famed bloody marys til he runs out of supplies. Josh pickles his own okra, and his ladyfriend pickled carrots, green beans and radishes just for this auspicious occasion.

Bartenders all over town have been telling Josh to take his marys public for years. Today is the day. See you all there. RSVP and invite your friends!

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Our favorite hangover elixir, illustrated

The Bold Italic compares the city’s Bloody Marys, complete with cross-sectional illustrations. Almost half of them can be found in the Mission, including several past contenders of the Mission Mission Bloody Marython. It makes perfect sense that the city’s most vibrant neighborhood would be responsible for the best in the world’s most complex cocktail.

MM Bloody Marython Sunday edition: The Phone Booth


We wrapped up our liquid brunch adventure at the Phone Booth in the capable hands of bloody maestro Chris Southgate, who calmly took in our order for 40 bloody marys with a smile and went to work.  Utilizing a recipe that included Guinness and horseradish in addition to the normal ingredients we’ve come to expect, Chris served us a simple drink without all the bells and whistles of some of the other bloodys but with a particular zest and freshness that hit the spot perfectly (while also administering an impressive yet cleverly disguised alcohol content).


MM Bloody Marython Sunday edition: Pop’s

Our second stop of the day was Pop’s, and after the long walk in semi-summer weather, a bloody mary is exactly what the bartender ordered. Tommy, the resident bloody expert, was ready for our crew and had the bacon sizzling by the time we walked in.

Cranking out 12 at a time (!!!), they were able to appease the growing crowd with their mixture of the standard bloody ingredients, also throwing in a splash of Guinness, green beans, asparagus, olives, a pickle, and my personal favorite, a wedge of pepperjack cheese. Overall, between the extremely patient bartenders and the expertly made Bloody’s, I’d say Pop’s is definitely a worthy destination for a Sunday drinking adventure.