Thank you! I know Citizen Smith quite well, but haven't been there in eons - since they are the most convenient location I will try them. Cook them myself? Are you crazy, this girl just doesn't have bacon grease lyin' around. That scares me! :)
South, on Wilshire in Santa Monica offers both fried green tomatoes and fried pickles. Both are pretty good, although not great. And they have a long "happy hour", should you just want bar food, so fairly inexpensive to try them out.
I believe Citizen Smith has them on the menu, but I have never tried them. There are a couple of stalls at the Hollywood Farmers market that have them right now (saw them on Sunday) so you could make them yourself if you are really craving!