Happy hour at The Corner in East Village definitely makes me a happy girl! My co-workers and I went out to downtown for some snacks and a drink after work the other day.
Kristine and I did most of the ordering since we were the early birds. We started with tater tots, mini corn dogs, and sweet potato fries. Once the rest of the gang arrived they added on a plate of fried pickles.
Tots are always a good time, but I couldn’t finish my corn dog. It reminded me of my days in college where that is all I could afford and ate too many of them back in the day. I think I am scarred for life.
I usually despise sweet potatoes, but these fries actually won me over. I was really surprised that I liked them so much. They were not overly sweet and the dipping sauce disguised them more like a normal french fry.
I had already gorged myself on enough fried food for the month, but had to take a bite of the fried pickle for research reasons of course. These were not a typical fried pickle. I’m used to seeing little slices, but these were the whole pickle spear. I was told by our server that many guests come in and request a specific chef to make them because he does it the best. My bite the crunchy fried coating came off, which I was ok with and just ate the pickle. Interesting dish.
The Corner is a great local hang out, I highly recommend checking them out!