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With over 90 in-depth reviews, The Drunken Tomato is the definitive guide to finding the best bloody marys in LA and the OC.
With over 90 in-depth reviews, The Drunken Tomato is the definitive guide to finding the best bloody marys in LA and the OC.
40 backers pledged $3,003 to help bring this project to life.

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The Mission

I drink bloody marys. I write about them. I post my bloody mary fueled musings on my blog for all to see. But after almost two years of blogging, it’s time to do more.

The Drunken Tomato takes you on a bloody mary filled journey through the best cocktail-slinging bars and restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County.  With over ninety in-depth reviews accompanied by detailed, full-color photos, you’ll know exactly what to expect and where to find your next savory tomato cocktail.  Welcome to a life with no more bad bloody marys!

The Highlights

You'll love The Drunken Tomato because it is:

1. A unique city guide. The Drunken Tomato is the only comprehensive bloody mary city guidebook in the United States.

2. For locals and tourists alike. The Drunken Tomato features reviews of bloody marys from well-known restaurants to obscure dive bars, offering both first time visitors and long-time residents a fresh look at Southern California’s best tomato-based cocktails.

3. All-inclusive and easy to use. Each chapter of The Drunken Tomato focuses on one area of the city, providing detailed reviews and full-color photographs of the neighborhood’s top bloody marys.

Watch this video for more info about The Drunken Tomato and my awesome rewards.

The Details

I am self-publishing The Drunken Tomato in both digital and print versions. The digital version will be available in both Mobi and ePub format. The print version will be an 8.5 x 8.5 inch full-color paperback. Each chapter will cover a specific area of the city:

  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • East LA and the San Gabriel Valley
  • Northeast LA
  • Hollywood and West Hollywood
  • Mid-City and Beverly Hills
  • Malibu and the West Valley
  • The Westside
  • South Bay
  • Long Beach
  • North Orange County
  • South Orange County

And each review will include detailed information about the bar or restaurant along with pictures of their awesome bloody marys.  For a list of bars and restaurants visited, please visit my blog.

Your support will help pay for ISBNs, editing, formatting, and a professional book cover design as well as printing the physical books.

Your Pledge Options

1. Get the E-Book - $10

You will receive a digital copy of The Drunken Tomato in the format of your choice (Mobi or ePub).
You will receive a digital copy of The Drunken Tomato in the format of your choice (Mobi or ePub).

 2. Get the Print Book with Bookmark - $20

You will receive a signed, first-run print edition of The Drunken Tomato, PLUS a handmade, letterpress bookmark. (Yes, I made it with my bare hands!)
You will receive a signed, first-run print edition of The Drunken Tomato, PLUS a handmade, letterpress bookmark. (Yes, I made it with my bare hands!)

  3. Get the T-Shirt - $25

You will receive a limited edition “eat more veggies, drink bloody marys” T-shirt.
You will receive a limited edition “eat more veggies, drink bloody marys” T-shirt.

 4. The Book Package - $30

You will receive (1) a digital copy of The Drunken Tomato in the format of your choice, (2) a signed, first-run print edition of the book, and (3) a handmade, letterpress bookmark.
You will receive (1) a digital copy of The Drunken Tomato in the format of your choice, (2) a signed, first-run print edition of the book, and (3) a handmade, letterpress bookmark.

  5. The Bloody Mary Enthusiast Package - $50

You will receive (1) a digital copy of The Drunken Tomato in the format of your choice, (2) a signed, first-run print edition of the book, (3) a handmade, letterpress bookmark, and (4) a limited edition “eat more veggies, drink bloody marys" T-shirt.
You will receive (1) a digital copy of The Drunken Tomato in the format of your choice, (2) a signed, first-run print edition of the book, (3) a handmade, letterpress bookmark, and (4) a limited edition “eat more veggies, drink bloody marys" T-shirt.

  6. The Sponsor Package - $100

You will receive everything in the Bloody Mary Enthusiast Package, PLUS your name will be published in a special acknowledgements section of both the digital and print versions of The Drunken Tomato.
You will receive everything in the Bloody Mary Enthusiast Package, PLUS your name will be published in a special acknowledgements section of both the digital and print versions of The Drunken Tomato.

Thank you for backing my book and sharing this project with your fellow bloody mary enthusiasts!

Remember, Kickstarter is all or nothing.  If I don't reach my goal, I don't get any funding.  So please pledge now!

And don't forget to 'like' The Drunken Tomato on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and contact me anytime!

Kicking It Forward: If this project is successful, I will pledge 5% of the profits from my finished project back to the Kickstarter community to help fund the dreams of others.  Read more at http://www.kickingitforward.org/

Music: Dirt (Jahzzar) / CC BY-AA 3.0

Risks and challenges

The Drunken Tomato will be my first published book, and as such, I foresee many challenges. I am quickly learning a lot along the away, but delays in editing, book design, printing and shipping are all possible. I have incorporated these challenges into my timeline and remain deeply committed to completing this book before for the winter holidays.

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