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Fried pickles accompanied by a side of ranch dressing are a staple on many a pub's menus, so recently, I decided to give them a try at one of my favorite spots, Barclays. With their salty goodness (think salt and vinegar chips), they complemented my pint of Guinness. However, I wouldn't dare to eat an entire plate of them, it's too much sodium for my taste. Would you give this crunchy and salt-laden pub delicacy a shot?
My favorite bar in San Francisco, 15 Romolo, recently got a makeover where they installed a kitchen. Now, they not only offer innovative cocktails, but they're making scrumptious bar snacks as well. The best dish on the menu are the crispy dogs.
They take a hot dog, stuff it with cheese, wrap a tortilla around it, deep fry it, and serve it with a spicy chili sauce. The result is insanely tasty. It's spicy, crunchy, salty, and porky — everything you need in bar food. After taking one bite, I knew I could chow down multiple crispy dogs in minutes, especially when paired with a Rio Grande cocktail. How about you? Do these dogs sound delicious or disgusting?
A couple of weekends ago, I attended a deep-fry party at my favorite bar in San Francisco, 15 Romolo. The fiesta was celebrating the inauguration of their new deep fryer and everyone was asked to bring an ingredient to fry. There was a delicious assortment of crispy goodness including Snickers, game hens, cheesecake, bacon (my contribution!), arancini, and crab cakes.
There was also a selection of more outlandish items like fried durian, oranges, squab, and mealworms. Typically used for fishing bait, mealworms are the larvae of a beetle. They are perfectly OK to consume, so being an adventurous eater, I popped a few in my mouth. They tasted earthy, with a chewy texture similar to calamari. If you had been attending the party, do you think you could have stomached them?