It was Local Restaurant Week this week, so we had dinner at Bacchus, which we hadn’t been to in about 5 years, and we noticed Frankie Primo’s +39 across the street and realized we had never been there. I’m not even sure how long it’s been open. Having just eaten dinner, we headed over to have a few drinks.
We weren’t sure if they would serve their Bloody Mary on non-brunch days, but bartender Alycia C said no problem and whipped one up for me.
Using a house made mix, they jazz it up with Diavolo sauce from ETS (Elmwood Taco and Subs), olive juice, and cherry pepper olive juice. Garnished with lemon, lime and 3 blue cheese stuffed olives, I re-discovered that I still hate blue cheese, and olives. Ha!
But the bloody itself, pretty pretty good! It had the perfect thickness, not too watery, not too thick and chewy. The ETS sauce and cherry pepper olive juice gave it a good spice level, without being overwhelming and it wasn’t full of vinegar. The tomato base had a good taste, but maybe a bit salty from all of the olive brine.
It was tasty, and I would definitely drink it again, some time in the future when we venture there for a meal. Their menu looks great, and they have a very nice looking patio for warm weather. Cheers!