Suck on This Beef Stick

I’ll admit it—sometimes I’m not so innocent and a night out on the town gets away from me. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good dirty martini. Another weakness? The Bloody Mary.

I’d like to think of myself as somewhat of a connoisseur of this “morning after” staple. Almost two years ago, I had my first Bloody Mary—New Year’s Day 2010 to be exact—and I was hooked, embarking on a Boston brunch tour each Sunday, looking to find the best one. I’ve learned that the spicier they are, the better, and when you come across a make-your-own bar, take advantage. Kudos to Eastern Standard, the old Six Burner, East Coast Grill, Stella, and Tremont 647 for having some of my favorite concoctions.

Something I have yet to try? A beefy Bloody. Sure, Lolita threw a cold piece of bacon in the one I had a few months ago, but it wasn’t really my cup of tea. No, no, I’m talking infusing a Bloody with beef while drinking. Introducing Benny’s Bloody Mary beef straw. Forget plastic— that shit doesn’t add any flavor. What essentially seems like a hollowed out stick of beef jerky is apparently becoming the next big thing.

Only problem with this? While a Bloody Mary may soothe a mean hangover, this beef stick might just encourage last night’s dinner to make an appearance.

Posted by Haley

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