Heartland Brewery

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Location: 50 5th Avenue, New York NY 10001

This fried pickle tasting was a total surprise to us, and we couldn’t have been happier about it! We were in the city to attend a presentation where Mama Frickle Chick was being honored, and we are so so proud of her! That being said, it was an excruciatingly long evening, and all 3 of us ducked out of the event early in search of food. The closest dining establishment in sight was Heartland Brewery, so we rushed the door and demanded food. (We waited to be seated and then ordered drinks.)

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Gang names: Left- FrickLyssious, Center- BrineyBecca, Right- Rosie the Relisher

We were not expecting fried pickles to be on the menu, so we were psyched to be on an unintended frickle tasting. We ordered them right away, and this beauty came out of the kitchen faster than a group of hungry women fleeing a boring awards show. 

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Chive and sweet pepper garnished these scrumptious sours.

They were really really good! Since Heartland Brewery is a bit of chain restaurant, we weren’t expecting this level of deliciousness, but they were awesome, and so was everything else we ordered. Fried pickles, alright!

Texture:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Homemade and very crispy, yet juicy when we bit in. They were dill pickles, not sour, which was a nice departure from the norm. The plate was garnished with chives and sweet red pepper, which was a great touch. 

Serving Size:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

5 average spears. 

Condiment Selection:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

Just one condiment, a nice “cool ranch” dipping sauce. 

Wait Time:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Everything we ordered came out of the kitchen super fast! Fricks took about 5 minutes.

Service:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

We didn’t seem to have one server, there were 3 or 4 different people helping us… and we had to ask more than one of them for an extra side of ranch, which never came. 

Price:

Pickle Chip = 2

Pickle Chip = 2

$8.25 for each order. 

Overall:  

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

These frickles were AWESOME! We loved them, but the price was a bit high and the serving size was a bit low. Lack of condiment options wasn’t great either, so we can’t give them a perfect score.  

BLT Burger

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Located at: 470 Sixth Avenue, @11th St., New York, NY 10011

Good morning Fricklers! You might be asking yourself, “Why on Earth is this post being pressed before 9am when the FrickleChicks typically post around 11pm or so?! I thought these bitches were vampires.”  And we’ve got a good answer for you. This week we’ve teamed up with the stunners from BurgerWeekly.com  to bring you a joint frickle-hamburger review from BLT Burger on 6th Avenue. Not only are the boys from BurgerWeekly.com  a pair of real charmers, they also have their act together and get things done during daylight hours.

Brad and Matt of BurgerWeekly.com

BurgerWeekly.com is written by Brad and Matt from NYC. As official “Burgermeisters of the evening, we had the pleasure of joining in on a “Burger Adventure” (See Burgermeister Dictionary.) And while the entree of the night was juicy and delicious, our attention was stolen by the delectable appetizer of mouthwatering frickles. We may have even converted the Burgermeisters to a life of fried pickles. They definitely seemed enamored at the time.

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Texture:         Whole Pickle = 4 

These babies where super crispy from the tempura batter, but not chewy or crunchy. It was like they were inside of a fragile tempura shell. Super yummy, but the only problem was the excessive amount of grease dripping off each one.

Serving Size:      Whole Pickle = 4 

8 large pieces.

Condiment Selection:    Pickle Spear = 3

The ranch-chili paprika dipping sauce was pretty stellar, but that was the only offering other than ketchup. 

Wait Time:      Whole Pickle = 4 

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

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

Waitress Nicole was awesome. She kept our glasses full, brought out our special requests for ketchup and napkins ASAP, and was super friendly without being annoyingly chipper.

Price:       Pickle Spear = 3

$5.00

Overall:      Whole Pickle = 4 

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