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Meeting the Pickle Maker

Dinner, Drinks, New American, OutdoorsLizComment

Visiting Jacob's Pickles on the UWS

My team decided to go to dinner together last week at Jacob's Pickles on the Upper West Side. I don't go to the UWS as often as I should - there is a wealth of incredible bars and restaurants. I'm glad I got the opportunity to go and bond more with my group!

This spot doesn't carry many of the brands my company owns, so I had to go with Tito's in my Pickled Martini. This was a simple cocktail made with vodka, Dirty Dill Pickle Brine and pickled green beans. The first half was great while the second half got a bit too picklely for me! 

  Dirty Martini with Pickle Brine: the "Dirty Aphrodite" 

Dirty Martini with Pickle Brine: the "Dirty Aphrodite" 

We started with some appetizers - one of the many perks of dining with a group! The pickles were fantastic and so were the fries. 

  Special Sour Cukes

Special Sour Cukes

  House Fries with House Ketchup, House Mayo and Big Dill Pickle Brine

House Fries with House Ketchup, House Mayo and Big Dill Pickle Brine

Jacob chatted with our table and sent over some fried pickles. I've never had a corn dog but this reminds me of one. The coating was light and fluffy and not drenched in oil. If you have a chance to speak to the owner, go for it: he is awesome!

  Complimentary (from JACOB!!!) Fried Pickles with Spicy Red Mayo

Complimentary (from JACOB!!!) Fried Pickles with Spicy Red Mayo

Out of all the entrees we split, I LOVED the Chicken & Pancakes. It was a knock-out dish. If you're going for a healthy option, don't get the salad - just don't come here! To enjoy the food, you need to indulge a bit...or a lot! The salads were tasty but a bit heavy handed on the dressings. The chicken sandwich was yummy with PLENTY of pickles! The mac and cheese was ENORMOUS. Just ridiculously sized. I wanted to try it but was too full from all the pancakes!

  Apparently, this is a "salad" - it seems more like a layer of spinach with bacon, buttered mushrooms, poached egg, blue cheese. Presenting the Spinach Salad!

Apparently, this is a "salad" - it seems more like a layer of spinach with bacon, buttered mushrooms, poached egg, blue cheese. Presenting the Spinach Salad!

  CHICKEN & PANCAKES!!! Buttermilk fried chicken, bacon and homemade syrup!

CHICKEN & PANCAKES!!! Buttermilk fried chicken, bacon and homemade syrup!

  Honey Chicken & Pickles Sandwich

Honey Chicken & Pickles Sandwich

  Country Wedge - a bit heavy handed on the dressing

Country Wedge - a bit heavy handed on the dressing

  Mushroom Mac & Cheese: for 1 or 100?

Mushroom Mac & Cheese: for 1 or 100?

This is an AWESOME spot. I didn't even look to see if they have dessert since I couldn't physically move. I had to roll out of there. I imagine whatever is on any menu is delicious here! Also, there is outdoor seating! 

Cheers,

Liz