Owners Jason and Hallie Alfonso opened Pickled Restaurant & Bar in December of 2020, as their latest restaurant creation. If their names sound familiar to you, its because they have owned several restaurants on the Treasure Coast, including 121 Tapas on the Water in Fort Pierce and Savor in Vero Beach, which was re-opened this past July 2021 after a short shutdown due to the pandemic. If you’ve been a long time fan of Chef Jason’s cuisine, then the menu here will be familiar and you won’t be disappointed. It’s southern inspired with dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp & Grits (featured below), and Chicken & Waffles. Because of it’s location in Downtown Fort Pierce, most of the parking is on the street, but there is a community garage (free) just about a few blocks away. Upon entry into the restaurant, the dining room is very spacious as is the ceiling height. It has that semi-industrial chic vibe with the open ceilings and air ducts exposed. One of the main features is the large bar with a TON of comfy bar stools to choose from.
If you haven’t heard the latest news, Jason and Hallie moved to Colorado and purchased a restaurant there called Odyssey Italian Restaurant. They plan to revamp this place and put their own spin on it. I don’t have the details of when they plan to officially announce the opening (or re-opening) of the restaurant, but if it’s anything like Savor and Pickled, Coloradans are in for a treat! For those concerned about the two local places, they will still VERY MUCH be involved with Picked and Savor, Jason will remain the Executive Chef and have influence over the menus.
Now let’s dive right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!
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