Thursday, July 3, 2008

So, You had a Bang-Up 4th, or Maybe Fifth...Try One of These Bloody Marys to Cure the Common Hangover and Help You Ease Back Into Life

July 4th means friends, family and good times.....maybe too good of a time. If you went overboard on your celebration of the red, white and booze, let some of the metro-area eateries nurse you back to health with a dose or two of their hangover-halting Bloody Marys. Save this list of who-has-what in their special version of the classic hangover cure!
Aqua Blue in Roswell swizzles with gorgonzola stuffed olives, lime and salt ($7.50). 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell; 770-643-8886.
Bonefish Grill hooks the citrus-fresh zest of lime garnish in its Bloody Marys ($7). Johns Creek: 11705 C. Jones Bridge Road, 770-475-6668. Buford: 3420 Buford Drive, 678-546-8240. Gwinnett, The Avenue Webb Gin: 1350 Scenic Highway 124, 678-344-8945.
Canoe anchors it all together with lime, celery and olive ($7.50) and serves it riverside for a sunny dose of the great outdoors. 4199 Paces Ferry Road, NW; 770-432-2663.
The GLOBE goes classic metro with green olives and celery ($5). 75 Fifth Street, NW; 404-541-1487
La Tavola Trattoria incorporates Fris Vodka and an olive garnish in its version of the saucy drink ($6.50). 992 Virginia Avenue, NE in Virginia-Highland; 404-873-5430.
Marlow's Tavern complements its modern tavern fare with refreshing Bloody Marys served with limes ($7). Now open at Northlake in the Doubletree Hotel: 4156 LaVista Road; 770-938-1026. Alpharetta: 3719 Old Alabama Road; 770-475-1800. Kennesaw: 745 Chastain Road, NW; 770-425-8777. Midtown: 950 West Peachtree Street; 404-815-0323. Vinings: 2355 Cumberland Parkway; 770-432-2526.

Both locations of South City Kitchen® add a little kick to their extra-spicy Bloody Marys and give you olives and celery so you can continue to stir things up a bit ($8). Midtown: 1144 Crescent Avenue; 404-873-7358. Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway; 770-435-0700.
VITA blends a healthy mix of seasonal flavors in its Bloody Mary, but the secret ingredient is the pickled green bean with which it's served ($7.50 or $5 at their Bellini brunch).2110 Peachtree Road; 404-367-8482.

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