The best fried pickles in Philly – Memphis Taproom

Fried Pickles at Memphis Taproom

Fried Pickles at Memphis Taproom

I would like to sing the praises of the fried pickle spears at Memphis Taproom. Bar none, they are the best damn fried pickles in the city of Philadelphia – maybe the whole East Coast. Full, giant dill pickle spears, breaded in beer batter (recently appearing in a thicker, even more delicious, almost corn-dog coating consistancy), soaking in deep fat oil, and served with a side of horseradish buttermilk dip – these beauties make me want to kiss the chef on the mouth. I’ just lucky that I live far enough away from the MT – I’d easily weigh an extra 10 pounds if I could get these whenever I wanted them. On one fateful weekend I actually had an order around 10PM, and was back at 10AM for another. Shameful.

Tacos Bruncheros

Tacos Bruncheros

I also ordered some “real” brunch food – the cutely named Tacos Bruncheros.  Homemade corn tortillas, roasted peppers, scrambled eggs and potatoes, black beans, a dusting of queso fresco and sides of guac and pico. They were pretty tasty, though I would  throw more spice into the mix. Same for the bloody mary. When I say “hotter than the fires of hell” I mean it. Still, big big love for the on-point food at MT.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. [...] we were doing our Around the Web links bonanza we pulled Veggicurious’  best fried pickles post aside because we’ve kind of become obsessed with fried [...]

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  2. [...] tell me about them. The above fried pickles are from The Khyber. They currently rack as #3, under Memphis Taproom (#1) and El Camino Real (#2). I prefer spears, but most places seems to fry the pickles in chips [...]

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  3. hi there! Any chance I can use this Memphis Taproom pickles photo on Zagat blog? With credit. Let me know

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    • Posted by veggicurious on May 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      sure thing – as long as you credit. Could you also use my name? Erin Gautsche. Thanks!

      Reply

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