Now, this may be secondary to some foodies.. but like some of you may be snobs about certain food items, I am a self-proclaimed Bloody Mary snob!
I live in the KOP area, and frequent Manayunk as well. I used to be a fan of the mary's at the Manayunk Tavern, but the last time I went, they were just ehh. Not at all spicy, even though it was requested. And also to clarify.. when I say "snob" I really just mean about flavor. I'm not looking for a 10 dollar, made from scratch right in front of you (although if I could afford it, I would live on them!) drink. I just need something that tastes good, has a good quantity of vodka, and doesn't taste like bland tomato juice. For example - don't laugh - one of my old favorites used to be a Bloody Mary from Bennigans. For under five bucks, the bartender would fill up half the glass with Absolut, and add extra horseradish, hot sauce, etc just for me.
So.. any recommendations for me, now that my old standby at Bennigans is no longer??