Bareburger- Hartsdale

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Location: 265 Commercial St, Hartsdale, NY 10531

In an unprecedented move, never before seen by the eyes of a Frickle Chick… a restaurant has placed TWO different styles of frickle on one menu. Finally. The world is catching on. Not only are there two types of fried pickles at Bareburger, the whole menu is fantastic, organic, creative, delicious treats. Becca took approximately 4 hours deciding what to order for her entree since everything looked so good. 

Left: Panko Crusted Butter Pickle Chips Right: Cornmeal Crusted Spicy Pickle Spears

Left: Panko Crusted Butter Pickle Chips Right: Cornmeal Crusted Spicy Pickle Spears

The condiment selection was on a level all it’s own. If the Frickle Chicks did an award show (which maybe we should consider) Bareburger would definitely get the Condiment Award of the Century. Hands down. Every dish came with it’s own selection of multiple, hand-mixed condiments.  

Finally! A dining establishment that gets it.

Finally! A dining establishment that gets it.

 To be fair, we have to rate the texture of each type of frickle individually. They each had their own merits worthy of distinctive recognition. These ratings were established with the help of celebrity guest fricklers, Jennifer and Justin.

The secret to a happy marriage? Feed each other frickles at least 1 time per day.

The secret to a happy marriage? Feed each other frickles at least 1 time per day.

 

Panko Crusted Butter Pickle Chips Texture:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

These frickles had hot pepper flakes mixed into the batter, which was outrageously delicious. Even though the spears are supposed to be spicy, we thought the chips were much spicier. The batter was great, but they were a little too crunchy, somehow. 

 

 

Cornmeal Crusted Spicy Pickle Spears Texture:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

Still very good, but the spears weren’t spicy, as advertised. The batter tasted yummy, but some of it fell off when you took a bite. There were also two spears that were only battered on two sides, so the unbreaded area was a little burned.

Serving Size:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

Nice healthy servings of both. 

Condiment Selection:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Each serving of fricks came with 2 homemade sauces, and there were multiple sauces that came with the other dishes. Our favorites were the Thai Chili Mayo and Buttermilk Ranch.

Wait Time:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

Pretty average. A little over 10 minutes.

Service:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

Our waitress was nice and attentive.

Price:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

$6.95 for each order. 

Overall:  

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

Bareburger is out of this world. We could eat here every day for the rest of our lives and be happy little Frickle Chicks. They even have brunch. Brunch?? Brunch!

But we are here to rate the fried pickle portion of the evening, and must stay focused. They were great, not the best we’ve ever had, but the overall experience was stellar. 

 

 

 

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Frickle fun for the whole family.

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Buffalo Wild Wings- White Plains

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Located at: 1 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

Fried pickle cheers!

Have any of you ever been to the Buffalo Wild Wings in White Plains? It’s so cool, it’s in a bank! The architecture of the building is gorgeous both inside and out, and while I’d rather see that kind of facility turned into a theater or artistic venue, getting served fried pickles from the kitchen (which is inside the renovated vault) is pretty freaking cool.

Buffalo Wild Wings is notorious for their wide array of condiments and hot sauces, so obviously, we were excited before we even walked in the door. As all of our adoring frickle fans know (or as Lady Gaga calls them, little fried monsters) for us, condiments can make or break the overall experience. This time, the condiments were the saving grace of our dining experience, as the fried pickles left much to be desired. The biggest problem for us was the cornmeal-batter. Neither of us are fans of cornmeal on anything to begin with, and with the bulk of the batter made from cornmeal/hundreds of miniature rock-like substances, we were more excited about the variety of 20 sauces and seasonings than our actual dish.

18 golden pucks of cornmealy glory

Texture:         Pickle Chip = 2

We know some people love it, but we thought there was way too much cornmeal. They were also extremely salty, but the creamy condiments balanced that out. 

Serving Size:      Whole Pickle = 4 

18 peices.

Condiment Selection: Huge Ass Pickle  Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest) 

20 various sauces and seasonings, as well as Southwest Chipotle Ranch that came with the frickles.

Wait Time:      Whole Pickle = 4 

Moderate.  The wait time was pretty average, not too quick and not too long.  

Service:       Pickle Spear = 3

Our waiter was headed for a 4 until he left us waiting 20 minutes for the check! Ugh. Sorry buddy, down to a 3.

Price:       Pickle Spear = 3

$5.99

Overall:      Pickle Spear = 3


Neely’s Barbecue Parlor

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Located at: 1125 First Avenue, New York, NY 10065

To our faithful Frickle Fans: So sorry for extended hiatus. Since our last post we have been super busy with life: graduating from Grad School, moving across the state, traveling extensively, celebrating countless weddings, job hunting, apartment hunting, and working a crazy amount of overtime. Alas, it is no excuse to have slacked off to our wonderful fans, especially since we frickled through all the highs and lows of the past few months. We’ve got a stack of reviews higher than a bucket of brine, so check back regularly for new posts from your favorite Frickle Chicks!

Now, down to business: Neely’s Barbecue Parlor located at 62nd Street and First Avenue on the Upper East Side. Here’s what we’re dealing with:

It's hard to tell in the picture how big each pickle slice is. They were thinly sliced, but about 3-4 inches across.

Neely’s has a truly authentic, classy, Southern vibe (at least we think it does, since neither of us have ever been to the real south, just Florida and the Carolinas) but if we close our eyes and imagine a swanky dining establishment straight out of N’awlins, you’ve got Neely’s. A chic dining room, lounge and bar manage to make BBQ elegant… well as elegant as dripping Baby Back Ribs can be. This place is perfect for a business dinner or nice night out. I felt a little self-concious in my tee shirt and jeans, but the staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Overall we loved the atmosphere and had a great time, but the frickles fell a bit short of our expectations.

Lyss steals the last frickle staying true to the Frickle Chick motto: "Never Leave a Pickle on the Plate."

Texture:       Pickle Chip = 2

Here’s the thing… these puppies had a lot of love in them. We could tell they were hand-cut, battered in a hand-made concoction of spices, and deep-fried by someone straight out of a Tennessee kitchen, and we feel really guilty giving them a 2… but they just weren’t that good. We had high expectations from the looks of them, but the spices and the taste of the batter just didn’t do it for us.

Serving Size:      Whole Pickle = 4

17 pieces cut from a big-ass Texas dill.

Heaven. 15+ condiment varieties.

Condiment Selection:    Huge Ass Pickle   Huge Ass Pickle = 5 (highest)

There was a hightop table devoted solely to the purpose of displaying condiments and hot sauces. There are no words.

We also had a selection of 3 barbecue sauces at the table (original, sweet, spicy) and the plate of frickles came with a “secret sauce”. Our experienced taste buds guess that it was some variety of horseradish mayo.

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

Our frickles came out of the kitchen in under 5 minutes.

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

Our waitress was awesome. She was quick, nice, and didn’t give us dirty looks for just ordering soda and frickles. She was also participating in a fundraiser for breast cancer, pledging to donate 100% of her tips in the month of October to the Susan  G. Komen foundation, along with shaving her head at the end of the month in support of women currently struggling with breast cancer. A true role model.

Price:       Whole Pickle = 4

$5.25 per generous order.

Overall:        Pickle Spear = 3

We loved everything about this place: the server, the atmosphere, THE CONDIMENTS, just not the fried pickles. We probably wouldn’t go back for them.

BACON. HOT. SAUCE. yes.

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