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Monday, February 6, 2012

Perfectly Pickled

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM

As far as I am concerned there are two perfect foods in this world of which I will never tire: fresh, hot, salted pretzels and pickles. Clearly the people behind the Dill Pickle Club—the quasi-historical society that puts on a full calendar of fun, interactive events all about "Portland's past, present and future"—agree with me at least on one count. Not only are they named after that noblest of briny spears, but their annual fundraiser, The Perfect Pickle, revolves around the competitive creation of them.

For the second year running, they've rounded up some serious culinary talent (Biwa, Brass Tacks, Chop, DOC, Grain & Gristle, Olympic Provisions, Paley’s Place, Picklopolis, Salt Fire & Time, Unbound Pickling, Verde Cocina, Yume Confections) to compete for the title of "perfect pickle." (Last years defending champion is Chop). And while the official judges include assuredly qualified names (including Erin deJesus from EaterPDX, Dave “Killer Bread” Dahl, and Byron Beck), the general public is encouraged to sample the entries, jars of which will also be on sale for $25. YUM.

Plus, music from Pete Krebs, Denver, Cécilia und die Sauerkrauts (har), and DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid provide the soundtrack, OK Comedy will unveil a new video, and Voodoo is concocting a dubious sounding "perfect pickle" donut. EW. It kicks off at 6 pm at Holocene, with MC Joe Haege presiding and all proceeds to support the DPC's programming for the coming year. Get yer $10 ticket here.

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