Saturday, November 14 is National Pickle Day. And we’re here to help you celebrate with some briny, out-of-the-jar options. Pickling should be appreciated for the art that it is, and these restaurants agree with us. Time to get your pickle on.
Whet your appetite with a $5 jar of assorted pickles. CBD does their own pickling, in either cucumber or carrot brine, and switches up the veggies based on season and availability. Featured varietals include carrots, poblano peppers, Brussels sprouts, and, of course, the traditional cucumber.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
Cucumber is already a sushi staple (we all remember our first California roll, right?), why not bring in its better-tasting cousin? Blue Sushi Sake Grill is doing just that with their Cowgirl roll. The roll is stuffed with a tempura fried pickle, sriracha-fried onion strings, and mayo, all wrapped up in a tomato smoked barbecue soy paper. Even though it sounds like the barbecue of your dreams, the roll is vegetarian. Grab a set of 5 of these bad boys for just $6.50.
Ten Bells Tavern
Pickled eggs are no strangers to Southern cuisine, but Ten Bells is kicking it up a notch with their jalapeño curry version. Made in-house, the eggs are dropped in a brine of vinegar, jalapeños, and a truckload of spices. You can grab one for yourself for just $2 a pop.
As it turns out, pickled shrimp are a popular dish on the Dallas food scene at the moment. Check out these three different and delicious takes on the salty snack:
If you’re feeling fancy, Stephan Pyles is offering a pickled shrimp cocktail dish with all the fixins’. The shrimp (pickled in-house, of course) are served atop an avocado mousse, alongside a Bloody Mary sorbet and cumin lavosh, and topped with fresh herbs and a mustard cream sauce. Three of these divine delicacies will run you $18.
This version of the pickled shrimp dish is spicy and sweet, bringing back memories of hot summer days with sugary watermelon, and then kicking niceties to the curb with a hot punch of jalapeño. Pick up this bright dish for $13.
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
Take a culinary adventure down south with Sissys’ take on pickled shrimp. Marinated with onions, tomatoes, and crushed red peppers, these babies will transport your mouth straight to the bayou. The house-seasoned saltines round out the dish, which costs $15.
Pickle on, Dallas.