Photo by Melissa Miller Bloody Well Right Check out this photo of the Bloody Mary in a, what, quart jar? Intense! It may be cooling down outside, but a Bloody like that means hot business. On Oct. 6, a slew of Milwaukee restaurants will offer their finest Bloodys and more in the Heat It Up! […]


                                                               Photo by Melissa Miller

Bloody Well Right
Check out this photo of the Bloody Mary in a, what, quart jar? Intense! It may be cooling down outside, but a Bloody like that means hot business. On Oct. 6, a slew of Milwaukee restaurants will offer their finest Bloodys and more in the Heat It Up! Milwaukee’s Bloody Mary & Chili Challenge. Blue’s Egg, Club Charlie’s and Buckley’s Bar & Restaurant are among the Bloody Mary competitors. For chili, Maxie’s Southern Comfort and the Pfister Hotel are on board. But there’s definitely room for more. Click here if you’re like to be a participant. As for judging the goods, 20 bucks will get you unlimited Bloodys and chili. Otherwise, it’s $4 per Bloody Mary sample; $2 per chili sample. Don’t forget the Pepcid. Cathedral Square Park. Saturday, Oct. 6: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Slam Session
WMSE’s Annual Food Slam is just a really good excuse to load up on samples from 26 area restaurants. It’s also a fundraiser for WMSE 91.7 FM, the radio station that got me through many a night back in college. Which food joints are part of the slam? Beans & Barley, Bolzano Meats, McBob’s, Outpost Natural Foods, The Rumpus Room, Purple Door Ice Cream, and many more. Click here if you want to buy an advance ticket. Friday, Oct. 5, 6-10 p.m. Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Location: The Grohmann Museum at MSOE, 1000 N. Broadway.

Catch to the Weekend
Catch 22 Bar & Grill lives in the one-time home of the bar Zim’s (770 N. Milwaukee St.). Sliders is Catch 22’s claim to fame, but on weekend mornings, they roll out breakfast. You can order from the breakfast buffet (for $9.95). Add an entrée — like Southern crab cake Benedict, red velvet chocolate pancakes or corned beef hash O’Ryan — for $4.95. You can also partake of the Bloody Mary Bar, a festival of condiments including the obligatory beef sticks, cheese curds, green beans, pepperoncinis, etc. Cost is $7.22 per Bloody. Served Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (414-915-5548)

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