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.

The Frickle Dance of Love

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 

Everyday I'm Frickling

 


The Peekskill Brewery

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Located at: 55 Hudson Avenue Peekskill, NY 10566

The Peekskill Brewery, located right across from the Peekskill train station on the Hudson River, is a frickle spot we have been trying to get to for quite some time. When we heard frickles were added to the menu, we knew we had to try them, but wanted to give the chefs some time to perfect their recipe and they came pretty close! The menu item is served as half fried pickles and half fried jalapenos, each coated in a delicious tempura batter that we thought slightly resembled fried dough. The chef was nice enough to give us a complimentary ‘Pot of Pickles’ which consisted of pickled seasonal veggies (cauliflower, carrots, celery, baby pickles, golden beets, and onions), toast and sea salt butter.  It was very unique and delicious! (This frickle gig has really been paying off for us lately 😉    !)


Our huge ass serving of frickles!

Texture:      Whole Pickle = 4

Crunchy and crispy tempura breading. These frickles were delicious and full of crispy goodness, but we thought that the pickle slices were too thin and should have been a bit thicker so that they wouldn’t get lost in the taste of the breading.

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

Amillion and one pieces, including jalapeno slices.  An overflowing bowl full of crispy fried love.

Condiment Selection:    Pickle Spear = 3

Homemade Ranch-Parmesan Garlic dressing- YUM! (One of the best ranch dressings I’ve ever had!)  But… as we are both condiment lovers, we were a little upset that no other condiments were offered.

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) 

Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful.  Besides the fact that the chef gave us a complimentary ‘Pot of Pickles’ which was delicious, he also made an appearance at the table to check up on how our food and our frickles were treating us! Great service!

Price:       Pickle Spear = 3

$6.00 They were great quality and great serving size, but seemed a little pricey in comparison to our other frickle adventures.

Overall:     Whole Pickle = 4

We would definitely go back to the Peekskill Brewery for some frickles and jalapenos, as well as to enjoy one of the many handcrafted beers.  

Lyss and guest-star Stroker, frickling their lives away.

Off The Rails

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Located at: 1754 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Off The Rails is a solid go-to spot for 3 things:

  1. Sexy bartenders (Hi Albert)
  2. Cheap booze
  3. Booty calls
A romantic evening with your sweetheart after a night at the theater? Not so much. Your best friends birthday at 1 am after a night of bar-hopping? Off The Rails. Having adopted the motley crew of derelicts that once frequented The Big Easy on 92 and 2nd Ave (myself included), before it shut down, Off The Rails feels like the dive-bar equivalent of a home away from home. Your creepy uncle is in the corner by himself, yet somehow it’s weirdly comforting.

Happy birthday Kristina! Honorary Frickle Chick of the day!

I was a little concerned that this establishment serves food, but after taking a tour of the kitchen accompanied by the head chef, I can honestly say the kitchen is in tip-top shape. The chef indulged me by letting us watch him make the frickles from scratch, and even snapping a few photos of the process. All in all, these were mighty fancy fried pickles, carefully dipped in tempura and fried to a golden brown. A wonderfully tasty surprise!

A very serious chef hand-breading the pickles. I don't think he was ready for his close-up.

 

Texture:       Whole Pickle = 4

The batter was tempura, rather than buttermilk or breadcrumbs. It was very yummy, but not what you think of when you envision a fried pickle.

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

We got the special treatment with 2 full trays… a typical serving is probably 1 tray.

Condiment Selection:       Pickle Spear = 3

Came with a yummy barbecue-ranch, but there were no other condiments in sight.

Wait Time:      Whole Pickle = 4

Our frickles were hand-made to order, served in about 10 minutes.

Service:       Whole Pickle = 4

Our waitress was a little all over the place, but it was after midnight at a packed bar, so we can’t fault her too much : ]

Price:       Pickle Chip = 2

$7.00 per order! Ouch!

Overall:         Pickle Spear = 3

These frickles were good, but tempura just isn’t a TRUE fried pickle to these chicks. Especially at $7.00 an order. However, if you are looking for a fancy fried pickle in a not-so-fancy bar, this is your spot.

This isn't the flash, it's God shining down on fried pickles.