Every day for the past year I have walked by this cute restaurant called Jacob’s Pickles on my way to my office. It’s only a block away from work, but I don’t tend to stick around the area after hours much.
It wasn’t until one of my co-workers started talking about their biscuits and beer that I got intrigued and decided to check out the menu. It only took about 30 seconds for me and another one of our co-workers looking at the menu to decide we needed to make that trip happen ASAP!
The restaurant is super cute inside. Southern charm, mason jars and all!
Something that jumped off the menu to me was their Warm Apple Pie cocktail, made with a spiced blend of ole smoky moonshine & pressed apples. I’d never had moonshine before, but I’ve been talked into watching too many episodes of the show Moonshiners not to give it a try. Of course, as I sipped on my warmed apple blend I couldn’t hold back on my Jim Tom impersonations, it felt necessary. If anything, I entertained my friends for a little bit ;-). I must say, my drink was pretty fantastic! It was served in a small glass inside a mason jar that had hot water in it. At first I was surprised by how small the drink was at about half full, but I soon learned why. That moonshine is strong!
Along with our drinks, we also ordered up some good old-fashioned fried pickles while we were waiting for the grand finale….
When I first looked at the menu I was immediately drawn to their biscuits. There’s a place in Portland that is my favoriteeeee called Pine State Biscuits and the items on the menu seemed very Pine State-ish. I ordered their Honey, Chicken & Pickles which was a buttermilk biscuit with fried chicken, hot sours and clover honey. The bottom biscuit was one of my friend’s, the Southern BLT which was a buttermilk biscuit, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, bacon, and pickle slaw. There is no skimping on the portion sizes here either.. all the biscuits also came with a heaping portion of cheddar grits! Both were mmm, mmm good too! We had a wonderful evening and I must say it’s nice to have my own little NY version of Pine State now!