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Pickled: Florida Southern Cuisine & Bourbon Bar Restaurant Review

Pickled, a Florida Southern Cuisine & Bourbon Bar, has undergone a captivating transformation under the leadership of a new managing partner, Ned Nichols. Originally established in December 2020 by Jason and Hallie Alfonso, the restaurant quickly became a culinary gem on the Treasure Coast. With a rich history of successful ventures like 121 Tapas on the Water, the Alfonso duo showcased their culinary expertise through Pickled’s Southern-inspired menu.

Front entrance of Pickled Restaurant & Bar located in Fort Pierce Florida

However, a new era has dawned with Ned Nichols taking the helm. With an impressive background as the Kitchen Manager at the Hard Rock Cafe and Director of Restaurant Operations at several different restaurant groups, Ned brings a fresh perspective to the table. Embracing the restaurant’s roots, Pickled has been reborn as Florida Southern Cuisine & Bourbon Bar, offering a fusion of traditional Southern flavors and innovative culinary creations. From classic favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp & Grits to the ever-popular Pickled Board, the menu tantalizes taste buds with each bite. Complementing the delightful cuisine, the restaurant boasts an extensive bourbon selection, inviting guests to embark on a bourbon-tasting extravaganza. The spacious dining room with its semi-industrial chic ambiance and inviting bar area creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for diners to savor their meals and drinks.

Inside dining room of restaurant Pickled Restaurant & Bar located in Fort Pierce Florida

Under Ned’s guidance, Florida Southern Cuisine & Bourbon Bar promises an elevated dining experience that celebrates the best of Southern cuisine and the rich nuances of bourbon culture. With his expertise and passion, this new chapter for the restaurant holds immense promise, enchanting both loyal patrons and newcomers alike. Florida Southern Cuisine & Bourbon Bar is poised to become a culinary destination that showcases the vibrant flavors and hospitality of the Sunshine State’s Southern heritage.

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Now let’s dive right in and see what this restaurant has to offer and what I had to eat!

Whole Hog Wedge salad as served at Pickled Restaurant & Bar located in Fort Pierce Florida

The Whole Hog Wedge is a salad that features a delightful combination of country ham, crispy pork belly, smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, and a housemade buttermilk vinaigrette. Alongside its vibrant colors, the flavors are bold, with the perfect balance of saltiness, sweetness, and tanginess. The lettuce retains its refreshing crispness, the tomatoes impart a natural sweetness, and the house made dressing adds a delicious touch to the overall experience.

The Pickled Charcuterie board as served by Pickled Restaurant & Bar located in Fort Pierce Florida

The Pickled Board (serves 2) is a captivating creation that features an exquisite assortment of house pickled vegetables, pimento cheese, artisan meats and cheeses, all accompanied by grilled French bread. Prepare yourself for an explosion of bold flavors that will leave your taste buds in awe. Standout elements on this charcuterie board include the creamy pimento cheese, the delightful candied nuts that add a touch of sweetness, and the star of the show—the pickled curry cauliflower, which offers a remarkable and unique flavor combination.

The Pimento Burger and Cajun French Fries as served by Pickled Restaurant & Bar located in Fort Pierce Florida

Introducing the Pimento Burger & Cajun Fries—a true delight for your taste buds! Brace yourself for a messy, yet undeniably satisfying experience. This tantalizing burger boasts freshly grilled-to-order beef, complemented by their homemade pickles, zesty chipotle aioli, famous pimento cheese, and fiery cowboy candied jalapenos, all served on a toasted brioche bun. Accompanying this extraordinary burger are the lightly fried, thin, and crispy Cajun fries, seasoned just right with a delightful Cajun spice blend.

The Sliced Teres Major steak as served by Pickled Restaurant & Bar located in Fort Pierce Florida

Sliced Teres Major—a lesser-known cut of beef that promises an extraordinary dining experience. The Teres Major, sourced from the cow’s shoulder, is a relatively unknown cut of beef. Its tenderness and flavor profile rival that of a filet mignon. It’s grilled to perfection, sliced, and topped with a Bearnaise sauce (Oscar style as featured above for a slight upcharge) and accompanied by a side of creamy garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus spears, which completes this culinary masterpiece.

Pickled Restaurant & Bar
Address: 201 N 2nd St, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 448-4239

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Thomas Miller

My name is Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” and now the host and producer of the brand new show called Holy Grail Eats! I’ve been a professional food blogger for the past 9 years and I’m very passionate about finding “Holy Grail” dishes and supporting local mom-and-pop and one of a kind restaurants! I’ve reviewed over 300 local restaurants in the last 9 years and my food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on my website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Level 8 Local Guide, I have submitted over 4,000 photos that have been viewed over 90 million times. My foodie following is over 125,000 strong on the Treasure Coast and my Foodie dining experience events are some of the Top Culinary experiences on the Treasure Coast!

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