Hot Tomato APPROVED!

Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy logo, Hot Tomato Portrait Studio & Parlor, 200 Putnam St. Ste. 300, Marietta, OH 45750

A note to area businesses: There are HUNDREDS of Hot Tomatoes in this sweet Valley of ours! These women know what they want and they don’t mind indulging! As a business owner, I know that no matter who your target demographic is, this is a desirable quality.

SO with the help of the amazing Hot Tomato community, I will be offering a monthly HT APPROVED article featuring our very favorite local places for eats, entertainment, wellness, and style!


  • You must be a verified Hot Tomato.
  • Please limit to actual places of business in the MOV (No Direct Sales)
  • Never be afraid to ask for exactly what you want or need. Good business owners and staff are always willing to go the extra mile for a customer.
  • Be generous and kind to the establishment staff. (Hot Tomatoes are always excellent tippers!!)
  • Have fun! This is an adventure to compile a list of the BEST places in town!
  • Submit a brief review including your name, the business name and what you LOVED about your experience.
  • Send your review to or shoot it to us on fb!

We can’t wait to hear from you!!


Witchy Woman

Anyone out there that has worked closely with me through a winter season, might note that I am often consuming a very different kind of cocktail from the fair weather standards of Bloody Mary’s, Gin n’ Tonics and the Old Fashioned.


This is the time of year when my “Earth Mama” comes out to play! This hippie trait has been in development since I was about 5 years old. I had a babysitter named “Swampy”. This joyful, bearded fellow would take me on long walks pointing out different edible wild flowers and talking about the ailments they could cure. He would collect green leaves in a leather pouch and boil them in water when we got back to the house. These were called, simply “pot herbs”. He said they were his vitamins. Vitamins?? The only vitamins I had ever seen were pastel, chalky and molded into the shapes of Flintstones characters! But I loved Swamp and I happily took some of his vitamins too.

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Mary Mary

A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, beef consomm√© or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt. It has been called “the world’s most complex cocktail“.


Well, Hot Tomatoes happen to know a lot about complexity not to mention spice!

Want to mingle with all the spicy tomatoes this coming Friday? GOOD! Because there is one heck of an event hitting the Marietta scene on Jan 29th!

Doors open at 6:00PM. Get in line.

Music starts at 9:00PM. Cover the dance floor. Cherry on Top

This is a first come-first served situation!

Tickets are available on ($10 in advance, $12 day of show)
Tickets include 6 Bloody Mary tasters submitted by our competitors and admission to see the phenomenal rock band, Cherry On Top!!

Six entrants will been chosen to compete and the competitive force really came out as some really unique, spicy concoctions poured in!

Popular opinion will narrow the field down to three and the winner will be chosen by our own Hot Tomatoes!! (I mean, who better right?)

Once the whole gorgeous panel has sipped, slurped, poured, chugged and sipped again, a napkin will be politely applied to red lips and a winner will be announced!

THIS lucky individual will receive a 2016 All Event Pass, have their drink featured at The Galley bar and have the very appreciative attention of a sweet smelling, corset clad group of sexy ladies!

We are looking most forward to welcoming all of our favorites through the door to clink glasses and engage in a popular past time…judging the worth of a tomaoto-based cocktail!


“The Bloody Mary is above all other cocktails is my personal favorite. Sweet liquor concoctions are for the very young, the very old or those lacking passion.” Madame

We asked a brilliant group of friends to write a haiku about the saucy beverage. Here are a few of our favorites!

A Bloody Mary…
A fine drink for all people,
Tomato and spice.
Courtney Alden

When the nights too hard
Refresh with Bloody Marys
Morning after bliss
Deb Cannon

Celery, onions and booze!
Good on a snow day.
Gil Moore

Tomato puree of heart.
And horseradish tease.
With bacon and pickle please!
Brianna Bodie

O Virgin Mary
Art thou envious of thy
vodka-soused cousin?
Dave Gill

Thanks, Doves!

See you all FRIDAY!!!