Best Bloody Marys in St. Louis: A Roundup
(212 North Kingshighway Boulevard; 314-454-9000)
The notion of a bottomless bloody mary may sound dangerous to some, but when paired with the insane brunch buffet at Café Eau, you'll have enough food in your stomach to handle it. Seriously, that buffet is insane. But with the purchase of the buffet you get infinite trips to the bloody mary bar, which features all sorts of vegetables and garnishes. The bar also offers horseradish, which we felt was missing from some other bloody marys in town. Also, did we mention the buffet?
Julia's Market Café
(730 Carroll Street; 314-581-5125)
Julia's Market Café is a little shack of a place in Soulard Market. It's not the kind of joint you'd expect to serve a delicious bloody mary. But they do. They really, really do. We honestly don't know what it is about Julia's bloody mary that makes it so incredible. It could be the "secret seasoning" they add. Or the asparagus. Or the green beans. Or the celery. It's all so good! And, at $4 each, you can't beat the price. At Gut Check, we love to root for the underdog, and in this case, the underdog totally comes out on top.