For the hangover brunch set, the Bloody Mary provides miraculous relief, a possibly spicy and certainly nutrient-rich cocktail that heals most of last night’s transgressions. At the lively Todd English P.U.B. on the Las Vegas Strip, the signature Bloody, known as All About Mary, packs a bit more punch.
Sure, it starts as a tasty blend of Tito’s vodka and a savory, house-made Bloody Mary mix, and yeah, there are garnishes of stuffed olives, pickled asparagus and crisp celery. But then there are the other garnishes. A beef slider with caramelized onions and Thousand Island on brioche. A crispy, meaty chicken wing coated in English’s signature hot sauce. A plump, chilled shrimp, clearly missing his brothers from that other kind of cocktail. And a little whimsy tacked on, a corn dog pup. Mission accomplished.
All About Mary is that perfect meal before the morning after, an ideal way to close out a wild Vegas night. It might just be your best last bad decision, and it’s a great one.
Todd English P.U.B. at the Shops at Crystals, 702-489-8080; Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-midnight, Saturday 9:30 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m.