NEBRASKA CITY – Bartenders and owners from around Nebraska gathered in Nebraska City to battle it out for the Bloody Mary State Championship.
Seven awards were handed out at the Fox Center off Central Avenue in Nebraska City Sunday afternoon. Taking home the award for best in Nebraska City was Endzone, with the Best Overall award going to Anthony’s Steakhouse out of Omaha.
Anthony’s Steakhouse bartender Rhonda Yost says they were extremely busy through out the evening, due to the large turnout, and thinks the steak and shrimp combo garnish helped them bring home the title.
Yost says, ” I got to work with my beautiful daughter, which made it a lot of fun, just a good Sunday fun day.”
The competition lasted from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday and officials say the award for people’s choice has yet to be announced, as they have to go through over a thousand ballots. Officials also talked about the possible addition of regional awards for next years competition.
Check out the complete list of award winners below:
Best Individual – Bob Meier
Best Overall – Anthony’s Steakhouse
Best of Omaha – Anthony’s Steakhouse
Best of Lincoln – Jake’s Cigar Bar
Best of Nebraska City – Endzone
Best Infused – Down Under Lounge
Best Presentation – Union Bar and Grill
Best Garnish – Union Bar and Grill
People’s Choice – TBA