You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
Just a few months ago, Bumstead Provisions opened in Bayview. The building at 2671 S Kinnickinnic Avenue was empty for quite some time and the new grocery store/restaurant is an exciting addition to the area. When we visited a while back for dinner, the bartender sold us on coming by for brunch sometime. So… we did.
Mix: While we talked, the bartender mixed up the Bloody Mary. I wish I were paying more attention! I did see that he poured it out of a mixer container (not a store-bought bottle). The consistency of this mix was a bit thin but I didn’t mind it. However, there was a unique taste to it that I could not put my finger on. The mix had a lot of texture and heavy on garlic, horseradish and pepper. The pepper added a little spice but other than that, it was pretty mild.
Garnish: Bumstead kept it super simple with a lemon, lime and green olive.
Chaser: Yes, included a chaser of Grain Belt!
Buzz: Well, I have to admit, I didn’t drink the whole Bloody Mary. Therefore, I did not catch a buzz.
Since this was during the week, I’d love to give Bumstead another shot to try their weekend brunch menu. Can’t wait for this summer, as we heard rumors of Crafty Cow coming into the “other” side of Bumstead. It would be interesting to see how/if the two concepts mold together.