Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Bloody Mary is...


The Shack's "Meaty Mary." | Courtesy The Shack
  • The Shack's "Meaty Mary." | Courtesy The Shack

The Shack (13645 Big Bend Boulevard, Suite 105, Valley Park; 636-529-1600) recently moved to new digs, but its "Meaty Mary" didn't go anywhere. You voted it the most underrated bloody mary in St. Louis, and as a result, it's definitely on our brunch must list.

See also: The Drunken Vegan's Guide to Bloody Marys: Animal-Free Versions in STL and At Home

The "Meaty Mary" is made with EFFEN cucumber vodka, a Shack-seasoned rim, bacon and a cheese cube, plus you get to drink it out of a beef-jerky straw. There's a veggie version, too, if that's more your thing. Breakfast is served at the Shack every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The most popular write-in was Melt (2712 Cherokee Street; 314-771-6358). Here's the full report:

1. The Shack (13645 Big Bend Boulevard, Suite 105; 636-529-1600): 33.63 percent 2. Sqwires (1415 South Eighteenth Street; 314-865-3522): 25.88 percent 3. Big Muddy Pub (204 State Street, Alton, Illinois; ): 16.81 percent 4. Other: 16.59 percent 5. Soulard Market (730 Carroll Street; 314-622-4180): 7.08 percent

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