Each week after husband plays football we go out for pizza. Usually we head to The Seneca Street Saloon, a major Midwest Rampage sponsor, but last weekend my in-laws really wanted to go to Pickles Pub in Kamrar, so I thought it was a great opportunity for an area restaurant review.
I didn't order the pizza that night, however. I ordered something that I think is even better. What do you get when you combine cheese, steak fries, jalapenos, cheese, bacon, and more cheese (and in my case, a side of ranch)? You get heaven, that's what. Or "Pickles fries." A dear colleague introduced these to me several years ago before a school event, and I have been in love ever since. I can't eat a whole order by myself (even though I've tried), so I recommend sharing an order with a friend. Or getting a to go box. Either way, you can't leave without having these fries, or you didn't do it right.
To give you an idea on size and ordering, we had a party of 6 adults (3 men, 3 women) and 3 kids, which included drinks, fried pickles, Pickles fries, and two large pizzas. We had about half a pizza left to take home. The meal was a little pricier than some, but this is one of those instances where you get what you pay for - deliciousness. Complete, utter deliciousness worth every penny.
Finally, and this was new, each of my kids received a Pickles whistle for safety! It was suggested that they keep it with their bikes or on the playground. First of all, I thought this was great marketing - the kids love it and were so excited. Second of all, this is such a practical thing to give away. The kids can't wait to go to the playground and take their whistles. For the record, it didn't take long for E to figure out how to operate his whistle. In the car. Right behind my father-in-law. Oops!
What's your favorite thing to get at Pickles? Any tips from locals for people visiting?