Sundays have become synonymous with brunch, and in turn synonymous with Bloody Marys. Each restaurant has its own mix and its own spin on how to garnish the drink. (Cornish game hen, anyone?) Ten different Rochester restaurants will duke it out to be crowned "Rochester's Best Bloody Mary," "Best Garnished Bloody Mary," and "Most Creative Bloody Mary" at the 2017 Rochester Bloody Mary Fest. The festival is hosted by Step Out Buffalo, which has run the same festival with success on its home turf. VIP admission will get you tasting tickets, as well as a special VIP entry, and access to the VIP lounge with a private cash bar and food buffet. General admission gets you one Bloody Mary Taste from each participating bar.
The Rochester Bloody Mary Fest will take place Sunday, October 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Main Street Armory (900 East Main Street). $60 for VIP; $35 for general admission; and $5 designated driver. Ages 21 and over only. rocbloodymaryfest.com.