Who Has the Best Bloody Mary in Buffalo?

Food & Drink


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on March 10, 2017

Sophia's Restaurant - "Sammy's Simple Bloody Mary"

Sophia’s Restaurant’s “Sammy’s Simple Bloody Mary”

The 2017 Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest presented by Compeer brought over 1700 people to Buffalo RiverWorks on Sunday afternoon for a Sunday Funday of epic proportions. After a long and bloody battle, attendees voted to crown Sophia’s Restaurant the winner of the coveted “Buffalo’s Best Bloody Mary” award with their “Sammy’s Simple Bloody Mary” recipe. Deep South Taco took the crown for the remaining two awards, “Best Garnished Bloody Mary” and “Most Creative Bloody Mary.”
The second annual sold-out Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest presented by Compeer and hosted by Step Out Buffalo brought together ten local bars and restaurants to showcase their best Bloody Mary concoction, all made with award-winning vodka from Buffalo’s own Tommyrotter Distillery. The ten bars and restaurants who participated were Billy Club, Colter Bay Grill, Deep South Taco, Lloyd Taco Factory, Pasión Latin Cuisine, Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., SEAR, Sophia’s Restaurant, The Grange Community Kitchen, and Winfield’s Pub.

Attendees were invited to try all ten of these unique Bloody Mary concoctions, which were then voted on right on their smart phones. In addition to watching the votes tally up in real time, attendees were also able to enjoy DJ Christian Martinez throughout the event, as well as appearances by ADK Bloody Mary Tonic, Buffalo Collective, Fab U Bus, Krista’s, SPACE, Studio Hue and Yelp.

Deep South Taco’s “Buffalo Traditional”

In addition to our collaborations with Tommyrotter Distillery and our Presenting Sponsor Compeer, the event was also sponsored by All Season Rentals, AT&T, Arctic Ice, Balloon Masters, Buffalo Brunch, Buffalo Spree, Compeer, DENT, D & M Refrigeration, Mountain Glacier Water, Orangetheory Fitness, Print2Web, Rolling Hills Asylum, Visual Eyes, and Zoladz Executive Transporation.
Wanna see more pics? Check out the full album with THOUSANDS of Bloody Marys right here.
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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.


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