King's Hardware. Cheap and Restorative.
Last weekend, I went to a Bikram yoga class for the first time. Now, I know this probably won't come as a surprise to many of you, but, Bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga, is well, really, really hot. Like, stuck in a New York subway station in the middle of July hot. Like, I didn't know I could actually sweat out of some of those places hot. And sure, the website says it's 105 degrees and 40% humidity, but seriously, those numbers mean absolutely nothing until you actually experience the very terrible idea that is Bikram yoga. I swear, the only thing getting me through that class was (a) the fact that they lock the doors (WTF!?!) and (b) my dazed fantasy of being rewarded for my suffering with a deliciously salty Seattle bloody mary. Of course, my Saturday was completely shot after lying around on a hot cement floor for 90 minutes, but as soon as Sunday rolled around, I was ready for my restorative drink.
King's Hardware is the kind of place you want to go after a near death experience. They'll pick you up, put a damn fine burger in your hand and restore your will to live one 25 cent Skeeball game at a time. And on Sundays, they'll even serve you $4 bloody marys all day long.
But don't let the price tag fool you. With its pickled green bean, carrot stick, olive, celery stalk, lemon and lime wedge , these bloody marys are fully garnished with all the veg a bloody mary enthusiast could ask for. Fragrant celery salt, a hint of horseradish and black pepper bits float around a super hip mason jar, and the mix itself is smooth and balanced with a medium spice level. It's the kind of bloody mary that's easy to drink and easy to order two of. In fact, it's exactly the kind of restorative drink that will reawaken your senses and bring you back from the edge of even the most grueling yoga induced coma.
For its cheap and restorative Sunday bloody mary, King's Hardware earns 3.5 Celery Stalks.