Like many unhinged bar owners, the people at Sobelman's believe your Bloody Mary should also function as a meal. And while pizza is a pretty awesome garnish, these guys decided to double down on the protein with this Bloody featuring an entire fried chicken.
This past weekend, the Milwaukee bar debuted The Chicken Fried Bloody Beast, which lives up to its monstrous name in terms of ingredients -- olive, onion, pickle, cheese, sausage, mushroom, scallion, shrimp, tomato, celery, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, lemon, two skewers of bacon-wrapped jalapeño cheeseballs, one whole fried chicken -- and price ($50). Sobelman's will be offering them on Saturdays and Sundays on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the Fall, with $5 of each Beast sold going to local charity Hunger Task Force. So you're not being a gluttonous lush by consuming a fried chicken Bloody Mary -- you're being a philanthropist. Go forth and continue your important charity work this weekend.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and thinks Costco should cash in on this publicity with a rotisserie chicken-vodka combo sale. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.