You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
Quivey’s Grove is literally in the middle of nowhere. We went there recently for our Q edition of ABC’s of Milwaukee Dining. Read Nick’s full post about Quivey’s food and service. We got lost getting there because it’s so settled back into … well… no where. Since we were there, I decided to order a Bloody Mary. It felt weird ordering it so late in the evening (I think it was 8PM). I was so hesitant, I first asked the bartender if he had to specially make it or if they even served them this late. He was happy to make me one so I took him up on it.
Mix: Guys, Quivey’s kicked off my hotdog flavored Bloody Mary binge. It seemed like after I had this one, I couldn’t kick the taste of it for weeks! Actually, I disliked it so much that I’ve been dreading writing a review. The truth is, Quivey’s Grove is actually really cool! I just did not like their bloody mary at all! Maybe the mix was old. Maybe the bartender mixed it wrong. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and say they’re not always this bad but I don’t know. And I probably won’t be back anytime soon. The mix wasn’t thick but it did have a lot of spice in it. A lot of spice mixed with something that tasted like meat.
Garnish: Pickle spear, two green olives, a picked mushroom and a celery stalk. Pretty bland.
Chaser: No, this did not come with a chaser.
Size: Average 16 ounce glass
Buzz: No buzz from the Bloody Mary. I actually only drank about 1/4 of it and I felt so badly. My friends bought it for me for driving us to Madison and I couldn’t drink it. Actually, not one out of the seven of us wanted to drink it. I washed the bloody down with a few beers which set off my buzz pretty well. After those and a very filling rack of ribs, I fell asleep on the way home.
Cost: I’m not sure, as I didn’t purchase this one for myself. However, I wouldn’t recommend this one if it was $1.
If you’re in the Madison area and looking for a cool spot to have dinner, I’d recommend Quivey’s. The atmosphere, simply, can not be beat. Quivey’s Grove is two century-and-a-half-old buildings housing two distinct dining options–the Stone House and the Stable Grill (both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places). It’s really a cool place… just don’t get the Bloody Mary.