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Brunchfaced: 4th of July Weekend Brunch Guide

Fireworks, food, friends, family and freedom! What could be better!? I’ve put together the ultimate guide on where to get brunchfaced for the 4th in San Diego! From kid-friendly, all day block-parties, or somewhere to grab a bite and some cocktails (because you went hard on Wednesday night) there’s something for everyone on this list!

Brunchfaced: Summer is on it's way, weekend brunch guide

No more RAIN!!!! It might still be a little foggy this weekend, but finally, for the foreseeable future, the rain went back to wherever it came from! Summer is finally on it’s way!! Here’s my top picks on where to get brunch faced on this rain-free weekend!!

$5.00 House-Made Bloodys at Eureka!

Eureka! A bloody mary that is house-made, wallet-friendly and tastes really freaking good! Bloody marys and mimosas are only $5.00 every Saturday and Sunday at Eureka! Now I know in some places that might be a standard price, but to find a $5.00 Bloody Mary in San Diego that isn’t rubbish, is an absolute pleasure!

Woody's Wharf

I was thoroughly pleased when I read the specialty cocktail list and I saw, The Ultimat Bloody. I was quite surprised when my bloody arrived to our table. The bloody is garnished with a slice of crispy bacon, olive, lime, the most delicate looking stalk of celery and a jumbo, jumbo shrimp. The largest pieces of shrimp I’ve seen on a bloody mary garnish, ever. The bloody is served in a pint glass and rimmed with bacon salt mixed with Ultimat Vodka, hence the name. Despite there being a lot of flavors going on, there is an ease to drinking the bloody mary and the flavors are well balanced.

Aloha, Honeymoon Bloody Marys at the Hyatt Regency, Maui

Sugar, spice, and everything nice, is the best way to describe this bloody! Sweet and tangy and a little on the thick side. I've heard they put brown sugar in their bloodys, but I wasn't able to confirm. The spice was more peppery than horseradish and the tabasco flavor was prevalent. The skewer had some scrumptious treats. A lime pin wheel, bacon, pepperoncini, olive, celery and an old bay rim seasoning. I was very thankful for the waiter who went out of his way to bring me this bloody, that’s 5-star service! The icing on the cake this breakfast was the scenery, waterfalls and swans wading in a pond, with the palm trees and the ocean as a backdrop!

Road Trip Bloody Marys at a Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

It was dreadfully hot and humid during our stay so after spending hours being tourists and walking for miles, we headed back to the Wicker Park area and decided to get some pizza and found Piece Pizzeria and Brewery. I got the menu and saw they had a bloody mary, and while all the house beers on tap sounded delicious, my inner tomato-loving self once again told me to go for it, and I wasn’t disappointed. It was cool and refreshing, just what I needed after all that walking.

Jacked Up Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar at Hell's Kitchen, Minneapolis

After accidentally ordering just a “regular” bloody mary, finally, my mug of vodka and Hell’s Kitchen original bloody mary mix arrived so I could high-tail it to the 35-foot long black icicle hallway. I couldn’t believe my eyes! This is no ordinary build your own bloody mary bar! Over 200 different kinds of hot sauces and a smorgasbord of goodies! I didn’t add any extra hot sauce to mine, but I sure did load up on the food. I did a celery salt rim, olives, cherry tomatoes, pickles, capers, garlic, green, red and yellow peppers, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, asparagus, cucumbers, olives, extra horseradish, corn, and 2 chicken wings, one honey bbq flavored and the other coated with a dry rub. They have no limit to how much you can stuff in your mug as long as the skewers fit in your glass!