You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
A while ago, a friend and I tried going to Honey Pie on S. Kinnickinnic Ave. When we went, it was far too busy and we decided to go somewhere else to catch up (aka INdustri). After my dentist recommended it to me (yes, my dentist. You can envision it… “so what do you like to do on the weekends” “blah blah blah” “oh that’s awesome. Honey Pie is my favorite bloody mary”. Anyway… ). When TJ and I went recently on a late Sunday afternoon, post Packer game, the place was dead… which was great for us! We sattled up to the bar and ordered an appetizer, Classic Coke and a Bloody Mary.
Here’s what I thought about it:
Mix: I’ll be honest, I was a little worried that my bad bloody streak would continue. Honey Pie is owned by the same group that claims Comet Cafe. I’m not a fan of Comet’s bloody mary and was hoping the recipe would be different. Unlike Lowlands Group, this mix was different and individually made for Honey Pie. My bad streak is over… rejoice. This mix was an average consistency; not too watery and not thick. It had a little kick, which was refreshing. There was nothing super crazy that jumped out at my while consuming this Bloody. It went down very smoothly. Mixing this with the pretzel appetizer filled me up!
Garnish: I loved this garnish. It was different and fresh, literally. The carrot, sugar snap pea, potato chunk were all crisp and fresh. TJ loved the sausage chunk and cheese. Pair all of this with your classic lemon and lime and you’ve got yourself a bloody mary, folks.
Chaser: Honey Pie included a chaser of choice with Rhinelander Ale that paired nicely. Side note about Rhinelander Ale: it was really good. We’ve been searching for it since and everyone is out. I mean everyone: Woodmans, Outpost, Discount, Rays. What gives, Rhinelander folk?
Buzz: Yes, I caught a mini buzz at Honey Pie. Not enough where I impulsively bought an entire pie or 6 gigantic cupcakes but enough to put me into a nice little nap at home.
Cost: $8. Very fairly priced.
If you’re in the Bayview area, I recommend Honey Pie. If you catch it on off hours, the wait is minimal. Good food, good bloody… good times.
Extra fun note: In honor of my dentist, please enjoy this Bill Cosby skit.