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DTW - where to get deep fried pickles

momskitchen Mar 2, 2012 09:18 AM

I love deep fried pickles - many moons ago, I started a thread on the subject, but it's time to consider it again, because I am noticing more and more restaurants are serving them. Where is southeast Michigan can I get some?

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    BobRe RE: momskitchen Mar 2, 2012 10:25 AM

    The Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti has them.



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      charlesbois RE: BobRe Mar 2, 2012 11:31 AM

      seconded, although they are spears. If you want deep fried pickle chips, blue tractor in A2 does them well

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      missmind RE: momskitchen Mar 2, 2012 11:18 AM

      Traffic Jam. They're amazing. I believe they even make their own pickles? I go to lunch there almost every week with a friend and we get them every single time, they're that good.


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        boagman RE: missmind Mar 2, 2012 11:20 AM

        Since I've never had the item in question, nor to my mind, even the opportunity to have them, can someone please explain to me whether we're speaking about dill or sweet pickles, here?

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          missmind RE: boagman Mar 2, 2012 11:23 AM

          Dill. Hot pickles sound disgusting, but they're not. Especially when they're in a crunchy, tasty batter and dipped into yummy spicy ranch dressing. Much better than it sounds and/or the sum of its parts.

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            tokyo RE: missmind Mar 2, 2012 01:49 PM

            *drool* - I love fried pickles. I like the spears instead of the chips because I think you get more pickle flavor. But most of the places where I have seen chips they are of the frozen prepackaged variety, not homemade like Traffic Jam's!
            I like Sidetrack's and Union Woodshop's, but would give Sidetrack the edge. Both have a good batter and use the garlick-y Claussen-type pickle. (we are not talking Vlasic pickles here- that would be gross! Has to be a crunchy pickle!)

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            momskitchen RE: boagman Mar 2, 2012 12:52 PM

            @boag, you will have to try them - they are very good. Hot and crispy on the outside, tart and spicy and salty on the inside. I like them dipped in ranch dressing.

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          Markcron RE: momskitchen Mar 2, 2012 11:30 AM

          The Woodshop in Clarkston also has them.

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            momskitchen RE: Markcron Mar 2, 2012 12:50 PM

            I had some last week at the Blue Tractor in A2. They were chips, not spears. Also, Red Smoke in Greektown has them, too.

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            gan911 RE: momskitchen Mar 2, 2012 08:00 PM

            Black lotus has spears...
            So nobody in dtw has chips?

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              momskitchen RE: gan911 Mar 4, 2012 04:25 PM

              I just wrote that Blue Tractor and Red Smoke had chips, not spears. Chips are way more common than spears.

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              garryd451 RE: momskitchen Mar 3, 2012 03:19 PM

              The Old Tavern Inn over here on the westside of Michigan has great fried sliced pickles


              1. coney with everything RE: momskitchen Mar 5, 2012 05:19 AM

                Rosie O'Grady's does fried McClures chips and they are good.

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                  GrueLurks RE: coney with everything Mar 6, 2012 11:26 AM

                  +1 to the McClures! I like making them at home with the Vlasic Zesty Dill Spears.

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