One Stop Shop For Tailgate Goodies In Athens, Georgia

Headed into Athens for game day?!  Well…in case y’all don’t know yet…we opened a store!  Phickles PHUN Foods is located at 720 Baxter Street and we have everything you need to make your tailgate the tastiest in the parking lot! Bloody Mary mix from chef, Linton Hopkins mixed half ‘n half with our pickle juice is our go-to for game day and we have all the fixings to garnish your cocktail:  pickled okra, celery, green tomatoes, carrots, jalapeños, beans and more!  Our new cheese spreads, HOT MESS & SOUTHERN CHARM pimento cheese are always in stock and pair perfectly with NUT-THINS gluten free crackers.  We also prepare in-house our signature Chicken Salad, Boiled Peanuts & fresh SALSA!  All are available by the pound to please a hungry crowd.  Wash it all down with HOOCH bubbly limeade mixer with your choice of vodka! 
11822354_10206556843177252_2530473242633013001_nSo…. let us help you enjoy game day stress free!  And to top it all off… there are spaces in our parking lot available to purchase for game day parking.  We provide a clean restroom and a TV in our store for the pregame show.  See y’all soon and GO DAWGS!!!  SIC ‘EM! 

To be sure we have enough chicken salad…. you can email us to order ahead.  Please email orders by Wednesday so we have time to get the chicken on the grill! Email orders to:

If it ain’t PHUN….don’t do it!

Pickled Pepper Pot Roast


It’s fun to just go with what you’ve got on hand and create something tasty. Here’s an easy pot roast recipe using our Hotties (pickled jalapenos) and our pickled sweet peppers. We don’t always have our sweet peppers on hand…but when we do, they are a fun addition to recipes.
Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Then heat a dutch oven pot to medium high heat. Rub a chuck roast with olive oil and pepper and place in the heated pot. Use tongs to flip roast to sear all sides until golden brown.

Once the roast is brown on all sides, remove it from the pot and place on a platter. Pour 2 cups bourbon (I used Makers Mark) and 2 cups chicken stock into the pot, scraping the bottom of the pot to loosen browned bits of goodness.

Reduce the heat to low. Chop 1/2 cup Hotties (pickled jalapenos) and 1/2 cup pickled sweet peppers, 1 large scallion, 3 garlic cloves, 1 cup of button mushroom and add all vegetables except for mushrooms to the pot. Turn heat up to medium and bring liquid to a boil.

Turn off heat and add roast back to the pot. Top with the chopped mushrooms. Pour in a teacup (about a cup) of the brine from the Hotties. Cover the pot and place in the oven.

Bake for 2 hours. Transfer roast to a platter. Serve with a salad like our Wedge Salad garnished with Okies (pickled okra) and drizzled with a red wine vinegar and olive oil.

We made simple scalloped potatoes baked at 325 degrees for 45 minutes with pats of butter between each layer with a half cup of chicken broth and salt ‘n pepper to taste. You’ll need the potatoes to balance out the spice of the pot roast!

Don’t forget the potlikker from the pot to drizzle over the roast and potatoes on your plate…and any of your favorite condiments. I added a spoon of Savannah Bee Co. honey to my plate…which balanced out the heat of the Pickled Pepper Pot Roast perfectly! I’m no chef, PHriends… so just play with this. You really can’t go wrong!

Chicken Salad with Wedgies

The possibilities are endless with leftover rotisserie chicken. Here’s an easy recipe that can be made with any of our pickles. Today, we used our Wedgies!

Get rid of the bones of the chicken and use kitchen shears to cut chicken into bite sized chunks. We ended up with 2 cups of chopped chicken. Place chicken in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise. We used Duke’s. To that, add 1 cup diced Wedgies (pickled green tomatoes,) 1/2 cup diced onion, the juice of 1/2 a lemon, and 15 twists of your fresh pepper grinder….and DIG IN TO THE PHUN!

Spotlight On A Phickley Spot – Savi Urban Market Atlanta & Brookhaven


Atlanta folks living in the historical Inman Park neighborhood and the Brookhaven area are fortunate to have this market serving as a larder for all things charcuterie, wine & beer, and an abundant specialty foods selection which includes Phickles Pickles! Savi Urban Market offers wine by the bottle and enomatic wine by the glass…which insures it’s FRESH! We love delivering to Savi with its old time feel of a local grocery store…where patrons nosh on house made meals from the deli and sweet treats from Savi’s in-house baker. The cheese case is stocked well with offerings from Georgia’s own Sweet Grass Dairy which pair quite well with our pickles! Chocolate fountains beckon to drizzle over fresh fruits, bacon, beef, and cheese…and if beer’s your thing…Savi has the best craft and artisan beers available to go in your growler. Cap it and take it home fresh from the tap! When Paul Nair opened this market in 2009, he picked the name ‘Savi’ because of its meaning: Health and Well Being. Gotta love that!

PHriends! Support this locally-owned Atlanta treasure of a market!
Two Locations: in Inman Park at 287 Elizabeth Street NE
and in Brookhaven at 1888 Dresden Drive

20130202-110049.jpgIf it ain’t fun, don’t do it! ~angie

Pha la la la laaaaaa

Hi phriends… Today was our last day shipping out orders to arrive in time for Christmas. If you’re in need of a phix, we hope you’ll check out the ‘retail locations’ tab at the top of our page and go visit a phickley spot near you. Thanks for making this holiday season so phun for us…and bizzy! We are opening our pickling facility all day next Tuesday…with a Cash ‘n Carry sale on everything we have left in stock! Come by anytime from 10am-2pm Tuesday, December 18th at 100 AthensTown Blvd Athens, GA 30606. Again…we will not be shipping out anymore orders until after the new year. If your order was confirmed by today, it will be shipped out by Monday, Dec. 17th. Thanks, phriends!

20121215-175240.jpgIn light of the tragedy that took place in Connecticut yesterday…we hope our phriends will join us in praying for the victims, their families, and their friends. We all could use a little Christmas. Thank you, ~angie

We Ship Phun!

Thanks to Georgia Magazine, we are getting a lot of calls and emails about ordering!
Here’s what’s available for shipment at this time….

Pickled Okra, Green Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Snap Beans, and Carrots

Shipping Prices including Shipping and Handling:

4 jars mixed however you wish for $40
6 jars mixed however you wish for $54
10 jars mixed however you wish for $80

NOW FEATURING OUR PHAB FIVE! 5 jars for $45 which will include one each Okies, Wedgies, Stix, Snaps, & Hotties.

Email to order!

Once your order is confirmed… Send a check to:
100 Riverdale Drive
Athens, GA. 30605

or include your credit card number, expiration date, security code and billing zip code in your email.


We look forward to shipping the PHUN to you!


Easy Kale Casserole With Pickled Green Tomatoes

Social media can really be phun when it instigates tasty dishes that can be phickled up! Today, I ‘repinned’ a recipe I found on Pinterest for Kale Casserole and since I had a bag of kale in the fridge …decided to try it out! The original recipe came from …however, I didn’t have the italian sausage the recipe called for on hand …so I diced up ham instead. Either way… yum!

First… I washed and sliced two russet potatoes as thinly as possible with my amateur cutting skills. And…as the recipe instructed, I left the skins on the potatoes.

Next, I had fun layering the sliced potatoes in a round 9 inch casserole dish that I’d pre-buttered. Between the layers (3 of ’em,) I put a few pats of butter…just to be sure the potatoes would be moist and yummy. I put the potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees…

Then I browned about a pound of ham. It was a ready-to-eat version from Smithfield. Not fancy…but quite alright.

I removed the ham from the frying pan…and added in four cups of chopped curly leaf kale.

I thought this would be a good dish for some pickled green tomatoes. So… since this is a fairly small casserole, I only used four Wedgies ….but more would also be fine!

While the kale was cooking in the juices from the ham …and a little olive oil I added to the pan, I diced the ham and sliced the Wedgies. Then, once the kale had reduced and I’d decided it was perfect by trying it a few times… I added the ham and pickled green tomatoes to the kale in the pan.

20121011-191254.jpgAfter the potatoes had cooked for about 20 minutes, I removed them from the oven and topped them with the kale/ham/Wedgies mixture and a cup of cheddar cheese on the top. Then…I put the dish back in the oven for 10 minutes to melt everything together.

The end result was yummy! …and a little smear of sriracha was the only thing I added. There was enough seasoning from the ham and the Wedgies. Now…. I’m thinking about all the ways I could make this differently! It would be great at Thanksgiving with turkey instead of the ham, on New Years Day with collards instead of the kale, and with Spicy Italian Sausage (as the recipe on Pinterest suggested) with feta instead of cheddar! However you make it…. make it Phun!

20121011-191504.jpg ~angie