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Fried pickles (spears) and fried pies

roz Jan 22, 2009 09:14 PM

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:

8 oz
The Counter
Beachwood BBQ
Monty's in Woodland Hills
Johhny Rebs'
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.



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    justagthing RE: roz Jan 22, 2009 09:37 PM

    Beachwood is great for the smoke and Johhny Rebs' is great BBQ (for the sauced type).

    1. AngelaE8654 RE: roz Jan 23, 2009 12:23 AM

      Hi Roz,

      I will ask my husband about the fried pies. He was born in Los Angeles and lived there for 48 years.

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      1. re: AngelaE8654
        ax8l RE: AngelaE8654 Mar 11, 2011 02:50 AM

        I am from Los Angeles too, and I am not a picky eater when it comes to pies :)

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          zakenu RE: ax8l Jan 8, 2013 07:33 AM

          I am from New York and I'm happy to read this!

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          jerrymcph RE: AngelaE8654 Apr 27, 2011 12:31 AM

          Ever tried Sbarro with their fried pies? It's so delicious. I was born in Los Angeles too.

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          attran99 RE: roz Jan 23, 2009 07:48 AM

          The L.A. fair has the fried pickle spears you seek...and they are quite tasty!

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            huaqiao RE: roz Jan 23, 2009 08:20 AM

            Lucille's BBQ has fried pickle spears.

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              stopurmakingmehungry RE: huaqiao Dec 30, 2010 09:25 AM

              Lucille's are pretty tasty - served with an a nice mayo-based dipping sauce.

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                Das Ubergeek RE: stopurmakingmehungry Dec 30, 2010 12:46 PM

                Yes. Just had them the other day. The Lucille's that was the express, on Chapman and Lewis across from the Glassed-In Godbotherers, is now a full-on Lucille's and has the pickles.

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              gilroi RE: roz Feb 12, 2010 03:42 AM

              Fried pickle spears? Sounds * ack * However it intrigues me so I might try it.

              1. Hughlipton RE: roz Feb 12, 2010 06:29 AM

                My recollection is that Monty's serves good sized spears and they were really good.

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                  parpas RE: Hughlipton Dec 29, 2010 08:06 AM

                  Sounds really tasty!

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                  Bruin2 RE: roz May 24, 2011 11:12 PM

                  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.

                  1. orionhunter1986 RE: roz Jul 30, 2012 11:11 PM

                    No need to check, Beachwood BBQ is the best!

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                      linuxpa RE: roz Dec 4, 2013 11:45 AM

                      thanks for this recipe

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                        BHAppeal RE: roz Dec 4, 2013 03:45 PM

                        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.

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