By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
The Opening Day Bloody MaryIt's often said that every story has already been told, and new ones are just variations on the same themes. Transfer that analogy to food and put it in the competitive pressure cooker of 2013, and you've got the year in food. No one seemed content to create simple, new recipes. Instead, the culinary-minded combined already complicated foods and drinks, with each iteration adding on more and more to one-up the previous ones. Here are 10 epic concoctions that had us talking this year.
1. The Opening Day Bloody Mary
This was the stunt that started it all and made us pay attention. O'Davey's Pub in Wisconsin created this epic cocktail to celebrate the Milwaukee Brewer's Opening Day. For only $5, patrons could get a Bloody Mary topped with a soft pretzel, cheeseburger, nachos, bacon, cheese curds, popcorn, and more.
2. The Cronut
Could anyone have predicted the hysteria that would result when