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feature photo- Anejo Philadelphia by Kris Kennedy
Bartenders were working in their restaurants late one night, when from their bars to their streeteries they beheld an eerie sight. The city’s top Bloody Mary began to rise, and suddenly to their surprise the top foodie neighborhood did the mash. Neighbors and visitors are doing the Monster Mash. The Northern Liberties Bloody Mary Challenge will be a true spooky-season smash. With tons of great brunch spots all in a row, the competition caught on in a bacon-infused flash!
From restaurants lining North Second Street and even Jerry’s to the East, one by one from Urban Village and El Camino, did the vampires crave a feast. With Figo and Anejo showcasing their humble abodes, the neighborhood will get a jolt from the winner’s red-hot electrodes.
Zombies over 21 will be having tons of fun, but as the locals know brunch season has only just begun. The scene has been rockin’ with vibes off the chart, and as sweater weather takes over remember to tip well and then depart. Guests will include Wolfman, Dracula and anyone in your pandemic pod. No matter who you bring, though, don’t forget to come thirsty with everyone in your squad.
Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is doing the Monster Mash. This second annual event is a not-so-spooky Halloween smash. Look for pesto, bacon, hot sauce and pickles too. Get ready for a twist on the Bloody Mary unlike any you ever knew.
Monster Mash: Northern Liberties Bloody Mary Challenge is set for the weekends of Saturday and Sunday October 15th & 16th and Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd 2022. This unique event solidifies Northern Liberties’s place as the best Philly neighborhood for tomato-based cocktails. Make a brunch reservation and get ready to vote for the winner. Don’t forget to order delicious food with your drink, and come back another day for night time dinner.
Northern Liberties Business Improvement District, with sponsor Faber Distilling, presents the Monster Mash with help and support from each participating restaurant and bar. Each eatery will feature one themed Bloody Mary as they compete head-to-head in this fun and light-hearted neighborhood spar.
Participating competitors will include the following, While there can be just one winner, the other restaurants will be wallowing. They are all doing the Monster Mash. Come and join them in the new Northern Liberties Monster Mash:
Eztli (Axtec for “bloody”) Mary – Fresh tomato juice, lime juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and horseradish with a pinch of salt
Bourbon & Branch
“Trick or Treat” Bloody – Pick between (2) options “Trick” (spicy) or “Treat” (sweet and sour)
Trick – “Ghost” Tequila (a ghost pepper infused blanco tequila), house bloody mix, ginger, lime juice, spicy rim, assortment of spicy garnishes
Treat – Faber tequila, house bloody mix, sweet thai chili, lemon juice, chili-sugar rim, assortment of garnishes
Cantina Dos Segundos
Sangre de Nagual – Inspired by the Aztec story of the Nahuales, a group of powerful sorcerers that drank human blood, stole and destroyed property, killed livestock, and spread disease, this smokey chipotle bloody mary, made with New Liberty Distilling Powderhorn vodka is vegan friendly!
El Camino Real
Birra Bloody Mary – A bloody Mary mix laced with Birria consomme and topped with a birria taco, picked jalapeños and carrots and a spicy tajin rim
Pesto Bloody Mary – Faber vodka, tomato water, basil pesto, cherry pepper brine, caprese skewer & pizza garnish, balsamic drizzle
Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Pickle infused Faber vodka, house made bloody mix, olive, tomato, pickle garnish
Vitamin Sea Demon – Freshly made Bloody Mary mix made from roasted tomatillos, cucumber juice, Aloe Vera juice, jalapenos, El Yucateco hot sauce and lime juice laced with Faber Tequila and garnished with chamoy and tajin rim, banderilla, chicharrón, grilled sausage “Octopus”, sausage “finger,” Aloe “tentacle,” tajin-spiced lime wedge, cucumber slice and of course of piece of celery
El Chupacabra – Jalapeño infused tequila, cholula flavored bloody mary mix, salt and jalapeno rim, garnished with a stuffed pepper, celery, and green tomato garnish
Uptown Ghoul – A deconstructed Bloody Mary of sorts, a dirty vodka martini with bloody mary skull shaped ice cubes and a tajin rim
Silk City Diner
Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffles Bloody Mary – House Bloody Mary mix with black pepper infused vodka, Old Bay, mustard seed, ancho peppers, chipotle, and hot sauce, garnished with a Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffle!
Murderous Mary & The Hellhound – New Liberty Powderhorn Rye Vodka with spicy tomatillo Bloody Mary mix, Sriracha rim, shave celery & black salt…plus a Butcher fresh treat for your pooch!
Mary…Bloody Mary – New Liberty Distillery vodka martini (shaken not stirred), bloody skull cube, black obsidian salt rim
Urban Village Brewing Co
Bloody Caesar – New Liberty Agave, house seasoned Clamato juice and house rim, Montreal spiced rim garnished with a bat winged jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese
Visit www.explorenorthernliberties.org for a full list of details and updates. Plus find a list of other retail shops to share with your mates. They are doing the mash. The new Northern Liberties Monster Mash.