Bud & Alley's Wins First Place at Bloody Mary Festival

September 30, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The popular Bloody Mary cocktail poured by the team at Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant won two awards at the first annual Bloody Mary Festival held at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach on Sep. 19.

Bud & Alley’s competed against 14 Northwest Florida restaurants and bars who all were asked to concoct a Bloody Mary with Cathead Vodka. Bud & Alley’s rendition included the restaurant’s house made signature Bloody Mary mix garnished with Cherrywood smoked bacon, spicy gulf shrimp, spicy pickled bean and a pickled okra. This spirited, savory cocktail earned the First Place Judge’s Award and Second Place for the People’s Choice Award.

“I'm so bloody proud of my GM, Kirk Williams, front of house manager, Grant Hill and our incomparable bartender, Mo Moseley, for their good work in creating the winning Bloody Mary as we enter our 30th season in Seaside! We will happily carry this title until next year’s wonderful event,” said Bud & Alley’s founder/owner Dave Rauschkolb. 


This inaugural charity event was attended by 500 people who in addition to sampling Bloody Mary’s also sipped on mimosas, craft beers and enjoyed light bites and live music. Proceeds will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast, which marks its 10th anniversary season in 2015-16.

Founded in 1986 in Seaside, Florida, Bud & Alley’s has become a revered gathering place by local patrons and visitors known for “Good Food. Good People. Good Times.” Over the years, Bud & Alley’s has garnered numerous awards including Florida Trend Magazine’s Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Award, designating the eatery as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Florida. 

Read more about Bud and Alleys Restaurant in the SoWal Dining Guide, see photos, stories, reviews and ratings.


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