One of the perks of working in Tech Square is the access to a variety of restaurants on a weekly basis. This is extremely convenient for me because I get to run downstairs, order a hot meal, and go back upstairs and continue working. That was how I was introduced to The Pickle on Tuesday.
I’d glanced at The Pickle’s website briefly before coming downstairs, but it was nice to be reminded of their options on the way down. I wasn’t in the mood for sweets and because I don’t eat chicken, I set my sights on the black beans and white rice.
It was a breezy day, so there wasn’t much of a line when I walked down. In less than 5 minutes, I placed my order and began to wait.
During that time, I got to talk to someone that works on the truck. She told me that The Pickle was Atlanta’s first food truck, with its origin dating back to the summer of 2004. The truck (or van, to be quite accurate) was also featured in one of Martin Lawrence’s “Big Momma’s” franchise films. That was when the van was beige, though.
Soon after that, my food was ready and I returned to my office to eat. Sadly, my black beans seemed a bit burnt but the flavor was good enough for me to want to try them again the next time they return.
What’s good? The Pickle has a rich history and is staffed with extremely personable employees. The aroma of the food lures you to the van and the prices are so affordable, you don’t have to break the bank. They’re gaining popularity in the area and will probably be at a festival or event near you when the weather gets warmer.
If you try one of their options, let me know how you like it!