The Bloody Mary Showdown coming up Sunday, January 27th at the Mandalay Banquet Center, is a competition amongst area bartenders seeking to find Dayton’s features Chicago’s Bloody Mary. Guest will get to sample the bloodies from the competitors and vote on their favorite, crowning Dayton’s best Bloody Mary. The competition is sponsored by Svedka Vodka, which will be provide to all the contestants, the mix and the garnish will be where each bartender can differentiate themselves.
In the first showdown, Mack from Mack’s Tavern was crowned champion, the next year there was a tie between Mack and Scott Conrad from The Vue.
Last year Scott Conrad reigned supreme and this year Scott has retired from competition to promote and distribute his RADS award winning mix, but will still be on sight sampling his Bloody Mary.
That leaves the field wide open in for bartenders eager to showcase their coveted concoctions to claim the crown
in this 4th year of competition. Besides bragging rights, the winner walks with $500. Prizes are also awarded for best Garnish and best table decor.
Participants for the 2019 Showdown are:
|Aaron and Victoria||Archer’s Tavern|
|Aimee Plesa||Bargo’s Grill and Tap|
|Gina||Brixx Ice Company|
|Shaun Craig||Calypso Grill and Smokehouse|
|Dan Mahoney||Dewberry 1850|
|Mary Van Kirk||Fifth Street Brewpub|
|Nick Brandell & Brad Hull||Jimmie’s Ladder 11|
|Nik Hunt||Meadowlark Restaurant|
|Shawn Pence||Miami Valley Gaming|
|Charlynda Scales||Mutt’s Sauce LLC|
|Vicki Wedworth||Papi Joe’s Tennessee Pepper Sauce Company|
|Jenna Reinhard||The Barrel in Springboro|
|Jenn Elsass||TJ Chumps|
|Brook Paxson||Troll Pub|
|Mary Grahm||Trolley Stop|
|Brittany Nicely||Tuty’s Bar & Grill|
|Drew Mains||Wheat Pennny|
Tickets for the Showdown are available online and proceeds of the Bloody Showdown help a different nonprofit each year. In previous years the event has benefitted ARC Ohio (now Equitas) the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, The First Tee of the Miami Valley and for 2019 FilmDayton will be the beneficiary.
VIP Tickets $50
Include a buffet breakfast, entry at 11am and 12 tastes
General Admission Ticket $25
include entry and 8 tasting tickets
Designated Driver $5
This ticket gives you entry into the event but does NOT include drinks.