You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
The Milwaukee Public Market is one of our favorite spots in the city. It’s so versatile so TJ can get tacos and I can get sushi. For as long as we’ve been going there, we’ve never visited the Cutting Room which is a little, hidden bar in between the deli and sushi.
The bartender let me know the Bloody Mary is a house blend, so I opted in! Here’s what I thought
Mix: I actually wasn’t feeling 100% when I drank this but I fought through it. I’m glad I did… I loved it. The mix was spicy (in a good way) and a little sweet. It was thick and full of flavor! I sat tried pin pointing what exactly was standing out to me. I’m not a professional, but I do eat a lot! I noticed there were full mustard seeds in the mix; I’ve never seen that before. TJ and I agreed that even with the spicy kick, the mix tasted very fresh… “garden fresh” were his exact words 🙂
Garnish: The Cutting Room decorated with a green olive, pickled brussel sprout, mini pickle, tomato, a mozzarella ball and a large pickle spear. Oh, of course, don’t forget the lemon and lime.
Chaser: The choice was mine but I left it up to the bartender to pick for me. I like to see what thy select. He gave me a Lakefront Brewery, Eastside Dark. I loved it.
Buzz: Since I wasn’t feeling well, I didn’t know how this would sit. Prior to drinking the bloody mary, I had a large smoothie and a salad so my stomach was pretty full. I did not catch a buzz at the Market though!
Size: 16 ounces
Cost: Apologies, a friend paid for our round and I forgot to ask him how much my drink was. If I had to guess, I’d say $8 would have been a very fair price.
While the Cutting Room isn’t really a place you want to “go meet friends”, it’s definitely a cute spot for just a few people. I think there are 8 spots at the bar, and not a lot of standing room. I felt super secretive in there, and felt like we found a little hidden gem. If you’re at the Market, find the little, hidden bar!