Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Pickle Shack 11-10-2013

Location: 256 4th Ave. BK
Time: 1pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: Brooklyn Brine pickles + Dogfish Head Brewery = Delicious pickle-centric, vegetable focused establishment without all that nasty fake meat. With Runner and Stone's bread, large selection of infused beer and all house made condiments, this place is a perfectly delicious Gowanus/South Slope destination.

The fried pickles ($6) are a must. Battered in cornmeal and served in a small cast-iron skillet, the dish is not too greasy or salty. They are just right and the sour dipping sauce is a perfect compliment. Various hearty sandwiches ($9-$14) are also available as well as pickle plates, fries, pretzels and usual pub favorite with a twist. The artichoke sandwich is divine. Fluffy rustic bread, chipotle carrot pickles, grilled artichoke with babaganoush-- a true match made in vegetable heaven.

RB's mushroom and egg sandwich is very nice indeed--the cantrell mushrooms have a great flavor and texture, and the bread is wholesome and fluffy.

When the weather is nice, their 40-seat backyard would be ideal for a lazy outdoor gathering that is oh-so Brooklyn. Regardless of the temperature outside, the good people of the Pickle Shack will take a great care of your food and beverages.

If you order fries, definitely ask for extra house made ketchup that is tangy and sweet. We were ready to buy it right there, but it was sadly not for sale. Dear Brooklyn Brine people, please sell this ketchup immediately.

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