Wicker Park

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Located at: 1469 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Wicker Park is the last place I expected to find frickles on the menu, but I was happily surprised last weekend when we stopped in for a night cap and some munchies. The snack section of the menu has several items for only 3 bucks a pop, and this Upper East Side restaurant and bar could not have surprised me any more! Typically serving the UES casual dinner crowd and weekend drinkers, I was not expecting my favorite deep fried delicacy for next to nothing, especially when my bottled domestic beer was $6. They definitely weren’t the best frickles I’ve ever had, but for a late night bite they hit the spot.

Not our favs, but at $3 you can't beat it.

Texture:      Pickle Chip = 2

Breading was a little soggy and not very flavorful.    

Serving Size:   Huge Ass Pickle   Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)

Big bowl with lots of pieces!

Condiment Selection:       Pickle Chip = 2

Horseradish Cream Dipping Sauce was good, but it was the only condiment besides ketchup.

Wait Time:      Whole Pickle = 4

Took about 10 minutes for our full order, which was 2 sandwiches and 2 appetizers.

Service:      Whole Pickle = 4

Price:    Huge Ass Pickle   Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)

All snacks on the menu are only $3.00!

Overall:      Pickle Spear = 3

 

It is possible Lyss indulged in 1 too many alcoholic beverages.

Southern Hospitality, 2nd Avenue

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Located at: 1460 Second Ave., New York, NY 10075

Southern Hospitality is best known as “that restaurant owned by Justin Timberlake.” While his name will always outshine a reputation for the food, the Memphis style BBQ menu has something to please everyone. All they needed to please us, was a good old Memphis classic which they call, “Deep Fried Pickle Chips.”  The restaurant has more of a New York City feel than southern vibe, and we were lucky enough to snag a seat outside to escape the country music and enjoy our frickles in the sunshine.

BBQ ranch was amazing!


Texture:    Whole Pickle = 4

Lightly breaded with batter and breadcrumbs, but it would fall off when we bit into them.  

Serving Size:    Huge Ass Pickle    Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)

Overflowing crock with 20+ pieces!

Condiment Selection:      Whole Pickle = 4

Several choices of BBQ and hot sauces, but the only condiment specifically for the frickles was a BBQ Ranch. It was effing awesome.

Wait Time:   Huge Ass Pickle    Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)

The restaurant was pretty busy, but our heaping plate came out of the kitchen in less than 5 minutes.

Service:       Pickle Spear = 3

Our waitress was kind of a bitch, but she got our food to us quick.

Price:      Pickle Spear = 3

$6.95 per order. 

Overall:      Whole Pickle = 4


Brother Jimmys, 77th Street

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Located at: 1485 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is a staple in NYC for cheap booze and southern cookin’. With 8 locations in NYC including a prime spot at Yankee Stadium, this was the first stop on our taste tour. Bro Jos is usually packed with the after-work crowd, and stays busy through the night, especially on the weekends. Like the true pickle freaks we are, Bex and I went for our frickles as soon as they opened at 11am. Bex got coffee with hers. To some that may sounds gross, but for those with an addiction to all things pickle (like us), it’s pretty standard.

Notice Bex's coffee in the background.


Texture:    Huge Ass Pickle  Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)

Some of the crispiest frickles out there, loaded with breadcrumbs!    

Serving Size:      Pickle Chip = 2

9 pickle chips per serving. In all fairness, they are more substantial than most other places.

Condiment Selection:      Whole Pickle = 4

Great selection of BBQ sauces, but only 1 condiment was specifically for the frickles. The homemade horseradish mayo is really good.

Wait Time:   Huge Ass Pickle   Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)

We were the only people in the place at 11am, but they still came out of the kitchen in less than 5 minutes.

Service:     Whole Pickle = 4

Price:      Pickle Chip = 2

The plate of 9 pieces was $7.95. Most expensive we’ve found so far.

Overall:     Whole Pickle = 4


Lyss with the awesome condiment selection

The Frickle Chicks’ Blog

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Everything you need to know about fried pickles in New York! This blog will rate our frickle experiences and adventures as we attempt to conquer all the frickles we can get our taste buds on! We will rate several factors on every plate of frickles we encounter, with the following rating system. Thanks for reading, and if you have any comments we’d love to hear em!

Stem

Pickle Stem = 1 (lowest)

Pickle Chip = 2

Pickle Spear = 3

Whole Pickle = 4

Huge Ass Pickle

Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)