On
Newsstands
Now
Current Issue

Fried Pickle Chips Make A Tasty Springtime Snack

|

While it was the promise of a perfect burger that first drew me to Merle‘s in Old Town Littleton, it’s the fried pickle chips that bring me back.

Sure, the two burgers I tried–a build-your-own and a veggie topped with shredded cucumber, avocado, and dill cream–were fine, but the ho-hum flavors weren’t much competition for my staples at the Cherry Cricket, CityGrille, or Larkburger.

Advertisement

The pickle chips, on the other hand, were spectacular–crispy and crunchy in a tempura-like batter that tasted of cornmeal and black pepper. I alternated between dunking the goods in ranch dressing and popping them plain. Paired with a cold beer, this app has the makings of an ideal happy hour–especially on a spring day when Merle’s garage doors are flung open and the rooftop patio is happening.

Warning: When the basket of pickles arrives piled high with pipin’ hot slices, use restraint, lest burn your fingers.

2609 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-797-6008

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

Recommended for You

Newsletter Signup

Keep me up to date on the latest trends and happenings around Denver. 5280 has a newsletter for everyone. Sign Up