Pickling is gaining in popularity, as evidenced by do-it-yourself brining kits and water cooler chitchat that ferments into tangy gossip. Explore a brined bounty with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a meal for two at Spicy Pickle on Eastern Avenue or at the brand-new location on Amigo Street, just off the 215 near Warm Springs Road (up to a $19.96 total value). The meal includes:
- Choice of two sandwiches, paninis, salads, or Pizzettis (up to a $7.99 value each)
- Two bags of chips and two drinks (a $1.99 value each)
Spicy Pickle uses artisanal breads, quality meats, and an expansive menagerie of 10 types of cheese, 21 toppings, and 15 spreads to cultivate a menu of maw-pleasing sandwiches, soups, and salads. Freshly baked focaccia and ciabatta fold into delectable beds for the sandwiches, which accompany pasta or salad and a signature spicy pickle spear. The Santa Cruz layers roasted turkey beneath Tex-Mex toppings, while the South Side panini showcases roast beef, pepperoncini peppers, and red onions oomphed up with horseradish mayo and regular sessions with a life coach. Toasted hazelnuts, grilled onions, and sundried tomatoes speckle spinach and portobello mushrooms in the Forest salad, which diners can customize by adding roasted turkey, grilled chicken, or a ride on a tire swing. Wash chow down with iced tea or a soda, and choose chips from a selection that includes Ms. Vickie's jalapeño, salt and vinegar, and barbecue flavors.