Nibbles: Bloody Mary contest on tap

Bloody battle

Bartenders will concoct their favored version of Americans’ popular brunch drink and hangover helper at the Hemophilia Alliance of Maine’s inaugural “Bangor’s Best Bloody Mary” contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.

Registration is free for competitors, who will be assigned a table where they can create their Bloody Mary. All contestants will be provided with vodka from the event partner, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, but can bring their own spices, garnishes and other ingredients to make their own unique drink. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin, Texas.

“If we can collectively build this event, it has the potential to attract people from outside of Bangor as well as support the bleeding disorders community,” said Jill Packard, executive director of the Hemophilia Alliance of Maine. “We’re thankful for Tito’s Handmade Vodka’s support and we are grateful for all our partners in this event.”

To register as a competitor, go to

To buy tickets online, visit For more info, call 992-3822, email [email protected] and visit


A spring toast

A selection of whites, rosés and reds will be available for sampling at John Edwards Market’s May Wine Tasting & Art Show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Pat Hurd is among the featured artists. The tasting will be held in the store’s Wine cellar Art Gallery downstairs at 158 Main St. For more info, call 667-9377.

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