Bloody Mary, Quite Contrary
Is it a drink or a meal? The city’s most outrageous Bloody Marys
Prudently topped with green olives and a lime wedge, the michelada-esque concoction at The Pikey stars Deschutes Porter as the semisecret ingredient. » 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, thepikeyla.com.
Beef broth gives Musso & Frank Grill’s Bloody Bull a murky brown tinge. It tastes better than it looks: salty, tart, and peppery—perfect for when you’re feeling bullish. » 6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, mussoandfrank.com.
The house version at the hungry Cat gets a dash of Maryland spice mix and a freshly shucked oyster garnish to become the Maryland Mary. » 1535 Vine St., Hollywood, thehungrycat.com. Also at 100 W. Channel Rd., Santa Monica.
Rimmed with bacon salt and festooned with a thick bacon slice (or two), the Bacon Mary at Fig proves that America’s favorite breakfast meat doesn’t have to stay on the plate. »Fairmont Miramar, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, figsantamonica.com.
The farm-to-table Tasting Kitchen serves a Bloody (made from heirloom tomatoes juiced in-house) that looks like a garden and eats like a salad: celery, olives, and pickled asparagus. » 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, thetastingkitchen.com.
Fries with That?
You have to consume the onion ring, bacon-wrapped jalapeño, brussels sprout, and mini burger before you can start sipping Franklin & Company’s forkworthy Bloody Royale. » 5923 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, franklinandcotavern.com.