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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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema- Yonkers

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Location: 2548 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710

Forget everything you thought you knew about movie theaters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema brings the movie watching experience to a new level, intact with deep fried deliciousness in the form of frickles.

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These dead pickles have been reincarnated to golden sticks of frickle joy.

The movie theater has benches across from each seat, so you can enjoy a meal from a full dinner menu, served by a wait staff during and throughout the movie. There’s also a full bar that you can enjoy before the movie, or order from during the feature presentation. It’s so awesome, we had to create a new word to describe this next-level amazingness. It was fricktastic.  

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The fricktastic bar/ticket area

We saw Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which was also completely fricktastic. We’ll be back on September 25 for the Clueless Quote-Along, and maybe a fried pickle or 2. All in all, this was one of our top frickling outings! So much fun, great movie, great appetizers, and great company.

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Becca with celebrity guest frickler, TamTam McBirthdayGirl.

Texture:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Once again, Lyss got her favorite kind of frickle served up! SUPER crunchy (so crunchy I was self-conscious about making noise during the  movie), and perfect consistency so the pickle stayed put in the batter without falling out after each bite. Score.

Serving Size:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

6 spears per serving.

Condiment Selection:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

There was only one condiment, but it was a thick and creamy buttermilk ranch that was delicious.  

 

Wait Time:

Pickle Chip = 2

Pickle Chip = 2

It took about 15 minutes to come out. Now before you think I’m being too harsh, I ordered before the movie even started, and there were only about 10 people in the theater. Room for improvement.

Service:

Stem

Pickle Stem = 1 (lowest)

FRICKLE FAIL. The waiter committed the worst crime in the history of the Frickle Chicks. He grabbed the plate away and scampered off before we were finished, and we couldn’t stop him. There was an entire frickle left on the plate. That frickle died in vain. 

Price:

Pickle Chip = 2

Pickle Chip = 2

$7.50 for the order. That’s a lot.

Overall:  

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

Although the fried pickles themselves were mighty tasty, they took a while, were snatched before we were done, and also kind of expensive. But don’t get it twisted, we’ll definitely be back.

 

 

 

Savannah’s Southern House

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Location: 3901 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Savannah’s Southern House just opened up in Yorktown recently. It’s a good looking space with a nice sized bar and two floors for dining. The only menu item I sampled was the fried pickles, and they were very good.

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A vision to behold.

Although I went for the frickles, I was also looking forward to a having a beer, since the website advertises 10 beers on tap! I was bummed out when I got there to see 3 of the drafts were empty, and I wasn’t feeling the (mostly hoppy) other options. But I still got my frickles, super fast and super yummy, so I was a happy Frickle Chick!

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WARNING: Do not try the black cherry hard cider unless you are a huge fan of cherry coke.

Texture:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

This is Lyss’s favorite kind of fried pickle! Thick spears with the ideal crunchiness factor. It held together perfectly, and the pickle stayed put in the batter without falling out after each bite. Not an easy feat to accomplish. Two thumbs up.

Serving Size:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

8 big spears per serving.

Condiment Selection:

Pickle Chip = 2

Pickle Chip = 2

The only condiment was a mustardy house remoulade, which didn’t go great with the frickles. Luckily there was a house BBQ sauce and hot sauce on the bar. 

 

Wait Time:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

Our order came out in about 10 minutes.

Service:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

The bartender was very sweet, and let me taste a few of the beers on draft. 

Price:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

$6.95 for the order, pretty standard. 

Overall:  

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

Would definitely go back for a nice filling plate of frickles, suitable for sharing.

 

 

 

Celebrity frickle guest, Drew, daintily frickling away.

Celebrity frickle guest, Drew, daintily frickling away.

Drew's incredibly arsty frickle shot. #Amazing.

Drew’s incredibly arsty frickle shot. #Amazing.

Brazen Fox- White Plains

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Located at: 175 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains, NY

Long  time no see, our long lost frickle fans.  We know an update is long overdue, and we apologize for making you wait.  But fear no longer, here is our latest post about some damn fine frickles.  

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While strolling down Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains, some outdoor tables set up with Heinz Ketchup and Sriracha sauce caught our eyes right away.  First delicious condiments, then seeing frickles on the menu, they didn’t have to try much harder to lure us in to their establishment.  Once inside we were lead to a table in the back, which was not too bad, except for the overwhelmingly loud music.  We enjoyed some ice cold margaritas served in mason jars, while we waited for our fried pickles.

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Alas! Our Frickles have arrived! They were steamin’ hot and ready for our bellies! Or was it that our bellies were ready for them?

Texture:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

They were yummy and crunchy, but not TOO crunchy.  They were thin and still a little soft, is crunchy and soft possible at the same time? I suppose today it is.

Serving Size:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Seemed to be close to 25 frickles? Is it even possible!? We were so stuffed we couldn’t even finish all of them ( I know, I know….)

Condiment Selection:

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Pickle Stem = 1 (lowest)

I hate to say it, but the condiment was very unsatisfying.  Although the menu read horseradish and ranch, the 1 condiment served, tasted like a boring and bland ranch, nothing special.  For those who know us, also know we love our condiments, so were not very happy about this option. Luckily, we did manage to get our hands on some ketchup and sriracha sauce to make up for the sad ranch.

Wait Time:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

Wait time was very short and we were pleasantly surprised when the fricks popped up at our table so quickly!

Service:    

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

Our waitress was…. mehhh.  She wasn’t very friendly, but also wasn’t rude. She didn’t do anything to impress us, but neither did she do anything to make us talk smack.  Just an overall meh experience.

Price:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

$7.00, for 25 chips, was certainly a good price.  It was pretty average range for the frickles we have seen around, but we also got a lot more for our money at the fox.

Overall:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

The frickles were definitly yummmy, but didn’t blow us out of the water.  They had a good texture, but were a bit too salty for both the frickle chicks, as well as the frickle guest that joined along for this visit.  Overall, we did enjoy our frickle experience and the frickles are definitely worth checking out and enjoying if you’re in the neighborhood, and enjoy a good crunchy bite.

 

Westchester Burger Co.

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Located at: 106 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

Westchester Burger Co. is located right across from The Westchester Mall in White Plains, and a great option for dinner when you are starving after a day of shopping, yet desperate to leave the mall. It is a casual atmosphere with spacious seating, as well as a full bar against the back wall. Slightly reminiscent of Pizzeria Uno’s, it kind of felt like a chain restaurant, yet for some reason we really enjoyed it anyway. The fried pickles were to die for… they truly made our top 5 list. And of course, the best part, the condiment, was amazing. A mayo-based paprika/pickle remoulade with a hint of cayenne pepper. At our next cooking extravaganza we can guarantee we will be hijacking this little trick and putting chopped pickles into all of the sauces!

Pickle chunks in the sauce- nice touch!

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

These frickles had the perfect consistency. The outside was perfectly crispy and the inside had a very light layer of doughy breading. They were similar to Go Burger’s frickles, only less cakey. Love love love.

Serving Size:      Whole Pickle = 4 

12 generously sized peices.

Condiment Selection:        Whole Pickle = 4

There was ketchup and mustard on the table, and the frickles came with an AWESOME paprika/pickle remoulade, made with a mayo base and real live chunks of pickle.

Wait Time:      Whole Pickle = 4 

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

Service:         Whole Pickle = 4 

Our lovely Irish waitress was friendly, but not overly-perky.

Price:       Pickle Spear = 3

$6.00

Overall:      Whole Pickle = 4 

We will definitely return to Westchester Burger Co. for fried pickes! One of our faves!

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


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.