Ode to the Bloody Mary, in the paraphrased words of the venerable Van Morrison: "Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you there's no one else above you? Take away my (hangover) sadness, fill my heart with gladness. Ease my troubles, that's what you do."
Sing the praises of your favorite breakfast cocktail at Burton's Grill next Saturday (May 23), as Boston's bartenders battle it out for the "B4 Champion" title. (B4 = Boston's Best Brunch Bartender, of course.) We aren't sure who the drink slingers will be quite yet, but the fabulous Lauren Clark from drinkboston.com will be among the judges.
We'll take ours straight up, with a side of something fried, oozy, and cheesy, thanks.
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.