Boy, could we use a bloody mary. Our Gut Check readers nominated several places -- we have some work to do. We narrowed it down to the top for, and now it's time for a vote.
Big Muddy Pub (204 State Street, Alton, Illinois; 618-463-1095):
Eric Nell: Christopher Wade Keidel makes makes a killer one at the Big Muddy Pub in downtown Alton, IL. Best day is Sunday there with the Bloody Mary bar. It's got salami chunks (think summer sausage), cheese cubes, pickles, stuffed olives, and a mix that includes a bit of guiness and horseradish.
Soulard Farmers' Market (730 Carroll Street; 314-622-4180):
JV Johnston: Soulard Market. The best bloody Mary's by far!!
The Shack (3818 Laclede Avenue; 314-533-7000):
John Kiefer: The Shack. Bloody Marys served with a meat straw.
Sqwires (1415 South Eighteenth Street; 314-865-3522):
Ashley Tabor: Sqwires! Best blood Mary bar!
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