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Here at The Drunken Tomato, we have a slightly unhealthy obsession with bloody marys.  But I am happy to say that we are not alone.  On Sunday, April 27, 2014, New York based bloody mary enthusiasts will converge in Brooklyn for its First Annual Bloody Mary Festival.  Featuring three hours of unlimited bloody mary tastes […]

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Altitude. Proper Poolside Bloody Marys at a Price.

by Shelley Buchanan 4 Celery Stalks
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Last week, I was so LA.  On Friday, I took in the late night sights and sounds of West Hollywood for the first time.  On Saturday, I laid pool side on a hotel rooftop in Beverly Hills.  On Sunday, I enjoyed 85 degree weather.  And on Monday, I was awoken by my very first California […]

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Crazy Steve’s Bloody Mary Mix, Spicy Rim Salt and Cajun Cukes

by Shelley Buchanan 2.5 Celery Stalks
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Today, I woke up early to work.  For some people that means heading to the office, listening to three hour long conference calls, or shuffling around endless amounts of paper work.  But for me, work means tackling the two bottles of bloody mary mix, rim salt and Cajun pickle slices that have been eyeing me […]

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Brophy Bros. A Spicy Yet Balanced Bloody Mary.

by Shelley Buchanan 3.5 Celery Stalks
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Cold, Wet, Wind-Blown Rain I am currently sitting in a twenty year old plum wine colored rocking chair sipping my second cup of hot genmaicha.  The weather forecast for Portland is a 45 degree high with rain followed by heavy rain followed by more rain for as far as my iPhone can see.  I am […]

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A Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar at Casa Drunken Tomato

by Shelley Buchanan Inspirational
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It’s no secret that I adore the spicy, mouth-tingling sensation of a Vintage Vine bloody mary.  So for Super Bowl Sunday, I decided to go big or go home with a massive one gallon growler of Vintage Vine Spicy Bloody Mary Mix. My bloody mary bar contained all the usual fixings: celery, citrus, olives, pepperoncini, […]

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Harlow. A Portland-Worthy Bloody Mary?

by Shelley Buchanan 3 Celery Stalks
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Anyone who knows me knows that Portland is not my favorite city.  In fact, using the words Portland and favorite in the same sentence may still be overkill.  With its “Keep Portland Weird” mantra, you get this guy, this entire HuffPo tag, this guy’s encounter with hobo lesbians scissoring under an overpass, and this.  But […]

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San Francisco: Creole Spices, A Horseradish Bonanza and the Captain Planet of Bloody Marys

by Shelley Buchanan 3 Celery Stalks
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This past Saturday, I celebrated my dirty thirty birthday in San Francisco.  Surprise visits from out-of-town friends, a 90′s dance party, strange half-naked men and even a drunken impromptu hair cutting session filled my weekend.  But I still had time to complete my bloody mary review duties.  Here are my findings. Brenda’s French Soul Food […]

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A Face, A Name, A Brand. The Murph’s Hot & Spicy Famous Bloody Mary Mix.

by Shelley Buchanan 4.5 Celery Stalks
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Just last week, I had my very first newspaper interview.  I was nervous because (1) I didn’t know what to expect, (2) I didn’t know what to say, and (3) I didn’t have a clear vision of exactly what I wanted out of the interview.  I mean, how do you explain your entire life story […]

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Bloody Marys, Oysters, and a Double Decker Bus

by Shelley Buchanan Inspirational
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During my grueling 28-day Kickstarter campaign, I learned three things. (1) I have the most amazing and supportive friends a girl could ever ask for, (2) there is a job I hate more than being a corporate lawyer: marketing, and (3) loan sharks are everywhere, including Kickstarter. But crowdfunding is rough, and not everyone succeeds. […]

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Sex and Brunch: 11 Reasons Why Bloody Marys Make You A Better Lover

by Shelley Buchanan Inspirational
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If you like sex and brunch, you better put down that mimosa and get yourself a bloody mary.  With eleven libido-loving ingredients, this crimson brunch cocktail is your one stop shop for boosting your sex life and making you a better lover. 1. Tomatoes With its super dose of lycopene, tomatoes are used to prevent […]

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Bacon, Bloody Marys and Tang at the Palazzo Las Vegas

by Shelley Buchanan 1.5 Celery Stalks
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Craps, mysterious armpit injuries, fireballs and creepy, costumed men. Yes, such is the stuff of Las Vegas. My friend’s dirty thirty birthday weekend did not disappoint, but I am sorry to say, that the bloody marys of this past weekend may have. Perhaps it’s the grandiosity, the excess, the bacchanalia of Sin City that raises […]

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