December 2017 Newsletter: Five Questions with...

Alan Kaufman owner of The Pickle Guys on the Lower East Side!

Alan Kaufman owner of The Pickle Guys on the Lower East Side!

 

Are you ready Alan?
As ready as I'll ever be.

Tell me about the difference between New, half sour and full sour pickles?
All are pickles start out the same way.  Salt, water, pickling spices and garlic.  The amount of time they sit in the barrels determine what kind of pickles they are gonna be.  A new pickle is 1-10 days old.  A half sour is at least 2 weeks and a full sour at least three months.

Besides the pickles, which are your best seller what is your favorite item?
Me personally?

Yes you personally. 
I would say pineapple and jalapeno stuffed olives.

OK Alan, who is the nicest person you know?
That would be you, Mr. Nice Guy! (NOTE: I will NOT let anyone get away with this again - I really want to know about the nicest person they know!)

Can you share a tip with visitors to NYC besides, of course, coming to The Pickle Guys?
There's a lot of good food around here on the Lower East side, have Nice Guy Tours take you on a tour.  I would also suggest, what i always suggest, go to the Statue of Liberty because that's the only way I can get into a woman's head!  

What is your favorite thing about NYC?
The people.  What you see and hear about the stereotypes of NYers is not really true.  I think people in NY are friendly if you give them a chance.