Fried Pickles

Your weekly serving of local foodie news!

  • Voting is open for the “best of” local restaurants in 6 categories. This is a tight race folks, so be sure to vote for you favorites. The poll will remain open though next Tuesday, and winners will be announced on Wednesday!
  • And because your opinion matters, while you are in survey taking mode, hop on over and complete this short poll on Local Food in Huntsville by Southern Foodscapes. This is your chance to help shape how our burgeoning local food community develops.
  • Schnitzel Ranch has added both funnel cake and goulash soup to the menu while Thai Garden has added Thai Shaved Ice.
  • Tonight is the 3rd annual seed sharing event! Donations are gladly accepted, but all are welcome. Proceeds will benefit Sand Mountain Seed Bank, based in Albertville and food and drinks are being provided by lots of great local names.
  • Making Mardi Gras plans? I’ve rounded up lots of great local King’s Cakes options over at Our Valley Events. While you are there, check out their tips for enjoying the Mardi Gras parade.
  • The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is getting ready to launch this year’s #ihearthsv campaign. Remember last year, where it was 14 days of awesome giveaways? I suspect this year will be even better. It kicks off next Monday with a Tweetchat at 8:15pm. I’ll be there! (Who doesn’t love an event you can attend in your jammies?)
  • Speaking of hashtags, you may have noticed the shiny new instagram widget in the sidebar. Simply tag your instragram photos with #hsveats and they will automagically appear on the site.
  • I was sad to miss Piper and Leaf’s tea brewing class on Monday, and reading The Jealous Crumpet’s review just made me that much more determined to catch the next one. FIVE different brewing methods! Until then, this primer will have to tide me over.
  • If you or someone you know is considering starting a food business, you may be interested in this Co.Starter’s course in Nashville. Lots of good stuff there.
  • Today I was struck with a craving for 3 Skillet’s fried pickles. Sadly, when they combined with Sandwich Farm those didn’t carry over. So tell me, who in town has your favorite fried pickles?

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