Cheers: Mallie’s mixes up an insane Bloody Mary

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Mallie’s Sports Grill and Bar in Southgate is known for doing things in a big way.

They’ve already garnered national attention for making a record-breaking 350-pound cheeseburger, and they sell about 15-20 of their famous 10-pound burgers a week. (You get $100 and your meal comped if you finish the whole thing by yourself in two hours.)

Now the casual downriver joint is celebrating its 10 years of business with a monster drink to go with their massive burgers. The “Monster Bloody Mary” is a one-gallon drink that is served with a spout so you can share it with friends.

It’s garnished with not only the classic pickle spear, olives and celery, but also with fried chicken wings, cheese sticks and mini tacos. There’s also a version with a burger and onion rings attached.

Owner Steve Mallie says the giant cocktail, which he started selling last week, is already a popular menu item. The Monster Bloody Mary is $39.99, or $49.99 for premium vodka. Give your server at least 15 minutes to get it ready.

Mallie’s, which also serves salads, pasta, seafood, steaks, pizza and nearly two dozen burgers and sandwiches, is located at 19400 Northline in Southgate. Call (734) 287-0800.

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The Grilled Series at the Whitney Garden: Four course meals paired with wine. This Saturday the theme is vegan food. Salmon and Chardonnay will be served Aug. 22 and beef and Burgundy on Aug. 29. $65 per person, not including tip, tax or valet. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

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Melody Baetens