Downtown Roswell is quickly becoming well-known for its restaurants – featured in Southern Living as Roswell’s “Restaurant Row”, Canton Street features some delightful choices, ranging from casual cafés to upscale eateries.
The Fickle Pickle is located in a charming late Victorian cottage and specializes in “Southern classics and comfort food with a modern twist”. The first time I visited I tried the Brie B.L.T. (made with arugula and a delicious basil pesto) and I couldn’t get over it! I couldn’t wait until I could go back and have it again – so of course, the next couple of times I visited I had the Brie B.L.T. I finally had to change my order just so I could try something else – the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich (portobello mushroom, zucchini & red pepper with goat cheese and basil pesto on sourdough bread – I ordered it hot, but it’s also available cold) – delicious again!
The menu is chock-full of enticing salads and sandwiches, like fried green tomato sandwich and a yummy twist on chicken salad, with hazelnuts, dried cherries and tarragon. The hot, freshly-made potato chips are served with house-made ketchup and bleu cheese. The dinner menu adds more specialties, like shrimp and grits and big, juicy burgers. But the pièces de résistance is the signature fried Cajun pickle served with Creole Rémoulade Sauce (pictured) – the batter has a little kick to it and the Rémoulade is the perfect complement.
The Fickle Pickle is open Monday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM (closed on Sundays). Now that the weather is warming up, the patio is a great place to sit – especially on Thursday nights when there is live music for your entertainment! And though I have not tried their breakfast menu yet, it looks good – and it’s on my list of places to try.
WHERE: The Fickle Pickle Café – 1085 Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075