Best Of 2013: • Indy Pick: Bloody Mary
I believe the secret to a good Bloody Mary is not in the quality of the vodka — it's in the accoutrements. Spicy or mild? Olives, pickles or celery? All personal choices. That's why I love the Dutch Mill Tavern on the weekends. It offers a build-your-own Bloody bar for $5 a round. Start with a generous pour of well vodka over ice, then choose from a nicely spiced house mix, or plain tomato juice, or Clamato to spice up as you like. Pick from among olives (some are even garlic-stuffed), pickles, peppers, celery and spices, or just top your Bloody with as many as you can fit in the glass. — Laura Eurich
Korean-born owner Mi Lee took over here 16 years ago and has added Eastern influences like Asian kebabs and the new kimchi burger (with spicy cabbage inside the meat), as well as a new Thursday Korean dinner. Otherwise, it's bar norms for breakfast, lunch and dinner.