The Penrose

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Location: 1590 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10028

I stumbled across The Penrose by accident a few weeks ago, completely expecting it to be one of my old stomping grounds, the sports bar, Ship of Fools. Sadly, my favorite dive bar had closed it’s doors, but I decided to give this new fancy pants spot a chance. Although the beer pong area was unrecognizable now that the place had floors, the menu looked great, and it was kind of nice to sit in a chair that wasn’t held together with duct tape.

Kristina Rose King. #FriedPickleModel

Kristina Rose King. #FriedPickleModel

Kristina is the perfect companion for all things related to eating. Also perfect for having fun, going out, staying in, and life in general. And before you say that I’m crushing on her… guess what… WE’RE LEGALLY MARRIED CIRCA 2007 BY AN ONLINE ORDAINED FRESHMAN MINISTER. So yeah, I know I crush on her, but it’s justified. 

These are the first set of balls that Kristina didn't find gross.

These are the first set of balls that Kristina didn’t find gross.

The frickles were great, made with McClure’s Brooklyn Pickles, in a fluffy beer batter. The best part of the frickles were the huge pickle chunks inside each one. Another menu item worth an honorable mention: breadcrumb battered fried Brussels sprouts in buffalo wing sauce. 

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Healthy serving of pickle chunk

Texture:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

This is Becca’s favorite kind of frickle, super fluffy! Lyss also loves a good beer batter. Perfect combo of the two.

Serving Size:

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

There were only 8 frickles, but each one had a nice big pickle slice in it, and they were very filling.

Condiment Selection:

Pickle Chip = 2

Pickle Chip = 2

Womp womp. Just one condiment, a smoky sauce, and it was rather ordinary.

Wait Time:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

The usual. Just about 10-15 minutes.

Service:

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

Huge Ass Dill = 5 (highest)

This is 100% biased because the bartender was so ridiculously good looking. Sorry, but I have no idea how the service was. I was completely distracted by the perfect human specimen in front of me.

Price:

Pickle Spear = 3

Pickle Spear = 3

$7 for each order. 

Overall:  

Whole Pickle = 4

Whole Pickle = 4

Becca gives them a 4.5, Lyss gives them a 3.5, so we settled on a solid 4.