Fried pickles (spears) and fried pies
My SO and I just returned from a holiday road trip in the South, and he's become obsessed with finding good fried pickles and fried fruit pies in the LA metro area. I searched the LA board, and came up with the following possibilities for fried pickles:
Monty's in Woodland Hills
OC fair (ask for pickles to be fried at Corn Dog booth)
Here's my questions:
--Do any of these places (other than the OC fair) offer fried pickle spears -usually, about a quarter or third of the whole pickle -- rather than chips? In our travels, we never had them served as chips.
--Which of the places have the best food other than the pickles? My sense was that Beachwood BBQ was a clear favorite, but I thought I'd check again.
--Any place in the Los Angeles metro area where you can get fried fruit pies? I checked the desserts on a few of the Southern-style restaurants on the board, but I couldn't seem to find any.
I first tried fried pickles in Kansas City, and they were, in fact, chips, and not spears. They have fried pickles at Alondra Hot Wings, though I have not tried them. And I don't know if they are chips or spears.
The Umami Burger at the Grove has very good fried pickle spears. I don't know if the other locations have them on the menu as well.