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Third annual East Side Bloody Mary Competition returns Saturday

The East Side Business Improvement District is excited to announce the Third Annual Tomato Romp! Saturday, September 12, 10 AM to 4 PM on North Avenue between Prospect and Oakland Avenues. The event will feature the Third Annual East Side Bloody Mary Competition, a special East Side Green Market with live performances and the highly anticipated caged rotten Tomato Fight.

The third annual East Side Bloody Mary Competition, presented by Pinnacle Vodka, will take place among the district’s favorite bars and restaurants from 11 AM to 2:30 PM.

Those of legal drinking age can purchase an official Tomato Romp! Bloody Mary ballot at The East Side Green Market for $10 and receive 5oz. samples from participating establishments. Guests are not required to visit all 14 competitors to vote.

Chasers, provided by Lake Front Brewery, will accompany the Bloody Mary samples for an additional $5 to the ballot purchase.

2009 List of Competitors as of 08/19/2009:

  • Cans
  • Cush
  • Dogs Bollocks
  • Eastsider
  • G Daddy’s BBC
  • Hooligan’s
  • Hotch-a-do
  • Live!
  • Rascal’s
  • Twisted Fork *
  • Vitucci’s *
  • Yield
  • Y-not III

* indicates past winners

Judging will take place at 3 PM. with the crowning of East Side’s Bloody Mary Champion and the fan favorite. will announce the winner on its Twitter page @milwaukeefoodie Monday, September 14th.

Tomato Romp! will cap off with Milwaukee’s very own Tomato Fight presented by Maglio & Company at 3 PM. Those wishing to participate, and are aged sixteen and above, can fill out a waiver in the East Side Green Market between 11 AM and 3 PM.

Space is limited, so come early! Wristbands will be given to the first 180 people with signed waivers who’ve submitted their minimum $2 donation to America’s Second Harvest of Wisconsin.

Second Harvest Donation:

Your minimum $2 donation will help Second Harvest’s mission to feed the hungry. Through their Milwaukee distribution center they provide food to nearly 800 non-profit programs, and feed more than 172,000 people.

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