Thursday, May 30, 2013

11. Ede's and the Angry Pickle Deli

While in Decorah on vacation a few years ago, I ate some great food! Hooray for being a foodie! The first night in town I ate at Ede's and the Angry Pickle Deli. This deli caught my eye with it's unusual name. What in the world is an angry pickle? The name of the restaurant was actually suggested by the owner's son and yes, they do serve pickles.




This deli serves all local foods and the menu is very diverse and sophisticated. The menus change seasonally and owner Mark Rollins creates each one focusing on fresh local foods that are unique to Iowa. When I was there, I had a walnut-mushroom burger.



It was made of a walnut and mushroom patty, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. The bun was fresh and toasted.


The burger was crunchy and full of flavor! On the side was a classic cucumber salad that tasted like it was made with lemon juice and spices.


It was delicious! It was also a nice atmosphere. Clearly a staple of this small Iowa town, the servers greeted me as if I'd lived there my entire life and fun banter ensued throughout my meal. The next time you're in Decorah, I recommend giving this deli a try for lunch or a light dinner.

--d'Artagnan


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