Leo Bistro, located inside the Dayton Art Institute, has officially jumped on the Bloody Mary bandwagon.
“We had a large number of requests for Bloody Marys on those days so we said we’d offer it,” said Kris Sommers, the eatery’s guest services manager. “They (diners) can make it their own special way and add a little flavor to it.”
Leo’s basic Bloody Mary is made with an in-house salsa rosa mix.
Customers will about a dozen items to use to personalize their Marys, including spices, hot sauces, celery, pickled green beans, beets, carrot, pickles and summer sausages.
Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery is also among businesses with a special Bloody Mary garnish bar for Sunday and Saturday brunch.
Sommers’ said the Bloody Mary bar will be open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
A select brunch-style special is offered those days. More brunch items are to come, Sommers said.
Leo’s regular menu features an assortment of mostly sandwiches, tacos and salads. Meals range from a $5 wedge salad — green goddess dressing, applewood smoked bacon, grape tomatoes and iceberg lettuce — to the roasted squash and mushroom lasagna and the braised caper chicken for $12 each.
456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.