Salad in a Glass

by Julie on October 10, 2012

in Cleveland,Restaurants

Hi guys!

Thank you Katie, for the wonderful guest post yesterday! Also, Cleveland friends or visitors, don’t forget to check out my Movie Gala giveaway! You have until Thursday night to enter.

One of my favorite spots in Lakewood, Ohio is the Buckeye Beer Engine. When I first moved back to Ohio, several of my friends recommended it for a good beer and their fried Macaroni and Cheese Sticks (which are ah-mazing!). Everything is good there, down to the black bean burgers. Anyways, my pal Sarah celebrated her birthday their this weekend for a birthday brunch.

They have a decent good brunch, regular food and Bloody Mary’s. In fact, the Bloody Mary Bar is so good that it actually takes up most of their brunch menu. You have a choice of vodka’s and tons of choices to stuff into your glass.

Buckeye Beer Engine Menu

Normally, I’m not a huge fan of Bloody Mary’s because they are either too spicy or taste off for me. I guess I’m picky in the Bloody Mary department. But when I saw the option for a Bloody Mary Bar, I was sold. The waitress brought over a glass generously filled with vodka. One of Sarah’s friends, Catherine, told me she doesn’t like spicy Bloody Mary’s either so she helped me with my beautiful concoction.

Here’s what went into my glass:

- tomato juice

- worcestershire sauce (a little)

- sriracha sauce (a couple drops)

- some pepper

- a dash of salt

- lots of love

Bloody Mary Buffet

After the liquids were in place, I went to town with the veggies. In went olives with stuffed feta (’cause feta makes everything beta…), celery, carrot, pickles, green beans, red peppers, tomatoes, lemon, and lime. It was a glorious salad in a cup + alcohol. Perfect for a simple Sunday morning with friends.

Bloody Mary Buffet

My masterpiece was awesome. I think it’s safe to say that I like Bloody Mary’s now… if I get to make them myself! ;-)

Bloody Mary

So, who wants to go to Buckeye Beer Engine with me next?

<3,

Julie

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Katie O October 10, 2012 at 8:33 am

Pick me, pick me!!! They have the BEST fried pickles..actually, Eddy and Iggy’s does, but theirs are SO GOOD too. They also have a burger with a peirogi on it! #PolishGirlLove
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Alicia October 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love a good Bloody Mary! And I’m with Katie, those fired pickles are the best!

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Bite Buff October 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

Both Touch Supper Club and Deagan’s have build your own on Sundays as well. It’s the only way I like them too. Let’s brunch together!
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Bari October 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Me!!! I love Buckeye Beer Engine! Too bad it’s so freaking far away :(
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Jen October 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I will drive to Lakewood for a bloody mary bar!! Back in my bar tending days, these were my specialty. YUM!

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Nidhi October 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I want to go! Alcoholic salad sounds amazeboobs.
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Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland October 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

Ok, I’ve never been to Buckeye Beer Engine and I love fried pickles – I need to get there soon! I’m not a fan of bloody marys but maybe if we call them salad in a glass, I could change my opinion. They always SOUND so yummy but I hate tomato juice. I guess w/ enough vodka and veggies…
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