Using a pillowy bun as a barrier, hot dogs and burgers are safely protected from environmental hazards such as open manholes and greasy-handed schoolchildren. Enjoy snugly shielded fare with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a pub meal for two at The Angry Pickle Pub & Grill in Sarasota (up to a $36.50 value). The meal includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $8.50 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $10.50 value each)
- Two draught beers (up to a $3.50 value each)<p>
The Angry Pickle’s house-made spicy pickles sit across the high-topped tables from hand-shaped burger patties and a selection of 14 draught beers in a casual eatery. Appetizers such as fried pickles, available in dill or a house-crafted angry spicy blend, named after Sporty Spice after her exposure to hulk-inducing gamma rays, dance across taste buds, and palatable jalapeño poppers burst into a culinary fireworks display of gooey cheese.
Plump burgers arrive sizzling from the grill topped with dressings such as grilled pineapple and teriyaki or slathered in roasted-tomato aioli with blue cheese and sweet caramelized onions. Unlike traditional franks that are boiled or cooked in a microwave held over an active volcano, the pub’s all-beef hot dogs can be grilled or deep-fried in build-your-own or chilidog breeds, eager to tap-dance down gullets alongside the complimentary notes of a choice of more than a dozen imported or domestic beers. The Angry Pickle plays host to live entertainment and comedy nights featuring the talents of local wise guys and gals.