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Food Porn #1: Half-Sour Pickles
April 30th, 2009 by plumpdumpling

This is my best friend, Tracey, very sexily enjoying a pickle at Cozy Soup ‘n’ Burger on Broadway in the West Village, my absolute favourite burger joint in the entire world.

Or pretending to enjoy it, at least. That’s because Cozy, like most other New York City diners, serves half-sour pickles. These are pickles that have been cured in a lower-salt brine so that they don’t ever become full-on delicious dills but remain nearly cucumbers.

Cucumber-lovers seem to like half-sours because they taste sweeter than the regular full-sour pickles you find in stores. But for people like me who only dine on cukes in sushi joints because they’re less gross than fish, a pickle in limbo is not a pleasant thing.


5 Responses  
  • Unapologetically Mundane » Two Other Things of Note writes:
    April 30th, 200911:36 amat

    […] Food Porn #1 on my food blog […]

  • Tracey writes:
    April 30th, 200912:24 pmat

    Not only is that a less-delicious pickle, but I’m licking the END of it! How can you stand looking at this picture?

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      April 30th, 200912:46 pmat

      Actually, it looks like you’re licking where a piece was randomly sliced off the side. Which may actually be freakier than licking an end. Because who knows what sorts of things pickle interiors can soak up.

  • curly wurly gurly writes:
    May 4th, 20098:06 pmat

    incidentally, after we parted ways on saturday, i was driving down second avenue…and passed a restaurant that i found extremely blog-worthy…it was called HOT AND CRUSTY. nothing says medical affliction quite like that, no?

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      May 5th, 20099:40 amat

      One of my friends swears by that place, but like you, I’m terrified of the name. It happens to be right down the street from Artichoke, which is supposed to be the best pizza in NYC, so why anyone would choose Hot & Crusty is beyond me.


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