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HELP - Good Half-pickles in Los Angeles?????

1913massacre Mar 30, 2002 07:22 AM

Do any chowhounds know a place in LA with supremely delicious half-pickles? Other than Jerry's 'Deli Wasteland' Restaurant, I have either gotten shrugs, pickles cut in half, or soggy, cucumbersome attempts at half-pickle perfection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Filmfreaketta RE: 1913massacre Mar 30, 2002 08:16 AM

    I am all about the half-pickle, can't stand the khaki-colored ones. Give me green anytime.

    Try Nate 'N Al's in BH, everything there is divine and the waitresses are of the classic variety.

    Nate 'n Al's Delicatessen
    414 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

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      Yawn RE: 1913massacre Mar 30, 2002 09:59 AM

      What is a half pickle, other than one cut in half? Do you mean a Half Sour Pickle? If so then no wonder no one knows whatcha talkin' 'bout.

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        1913massacre RE: Yawn Mar 30, 2002 11:23 AM

        you say half-sour, i say half-pickle,
        you say half hour, i say don rickles,
        half-sour, half-pickle,
        half hour, don rickles,
        let's call the whole thing half.

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          Filmfreaketta RE: Yawn Mar 31, 2002 01:11 AM

          I think everyone who responded figured out what he was asking for.

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          KeikoG RE: 1913massacre Mar 30, 2002 01:40 PM

          I'm not sure what a half pickle is, but Weiler's Deli in Woodland Hills serves pickles that are remarkably green & crisp--more toward the cucumbery end of the spectrum for texture & color and the flavor is lighter than most pickles I've had.

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            soccerdad RE: 1913massacre Mar 30, 2002 06:35 PM

            I am not a fan of half-sours (if I want to eat a cucumber, I can get one at Ralph's) - much prefer full sours; but I had lunch at Factor's Deli (Pico just west of Beverly Drive) the other day and asked for some pickles, and they brought a platter of the type that you are looking for.

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              KeikoG RE: 1913massacre Mar 31, 2002 03:16 PM

              Last night I was in the Ralph's on La Brea near the Trader Joe's, and the person in front of my had a jar of pickles--Kosher with a red label, and it was marked "Half-Pickles"...tried to remember the brand, but I forgot, sorry...

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                Ray RE: KeikoG Apr 1, 2002 01:40 PM

                The red label jar you saw was likely from Trader Joes. I believe it is their own brand. My wife really likes them so I have bought them many times from TJs. Note: for the last month or so they have seemed to be very low in their stock. Good Luck

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                  KeikoG RE: Ray Apr 1, 2002 07:45 PM

                  it wasn't Trader Joe's...I was in line behind someone at Ralph's when I saw it in their hand--I don't think the Trader Joe's brand is sold outside of their stores, but good to know they have them...Actually, I'm not even sure what a half-pickle is...just coincidence to see the question posted & then later the very same night see a stranger with the mystery item...now I'll have to try 'em! Thanks for the tip.

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                LisaN RE: 1913massacre Mar 31, 2002 09:43 PM

                Abe's Deli in Northridge. Or the Ba-tampte ones are the ones referred to at Ralphs. They are very tasty. Von's carries them as well.

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