Although the “brews” and bacon were just added for the first time this year, Destination Sturgeon Bay’s Bloodies, Brews, and Bacon event drew a large crowd to Sonny’s Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria Sunday morning.
The event was a hit from the moment tickets were sold, and it gave local businesses an opportunity to showcase and show off what makes their bar or restaurant so special. Destination Sturgeon Bay’s Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski mentioned how the event was in its third year, but just brought in the other two options, as before it was just a bloody mary event. Ehlers-Kwaterski mentioned how it gave more local people a chance to test what Sturgeon Bay and Door County has to offer.
The taste testers' opinions and values were put on full display as they were able to grab drinks from many different vendors, and then vote on which one had the best bloody mary, and which vendor had the best garnish. In the end, the best bloody mary of 2023 in Door County was the Door County Fire Company, and the bar and restaurant that had the best garnish was Stone Harbor.