Local Eats: The Filling Station - Greensboro, NC

Fried Pickles - with Chipotle Ranch
I'm new to the fried pickle scene, but I like to think I know a little something about frying things. Who was it that thought to bread pickles and deep fry them. I swear they were a foreign idea not to long ago and now it seems like every trend setting restaurant has to have them. It doesn't bother me of course because I happen to love them. If you've never tried them, think of a salty moist pickled cucumber that is slightly warm and has a nice crunchy outside. How could that be bad?

Fried Green Tomatoes - with Pimento Cheese and Chive Ranch
I feel like I'm sending the wrong message with all this fried food. And what is that pimeniento cheese AND ranch served with these fried green tomatoes! Alright kids, do not eat like me. It's a terrible habit to get in to. Ok, now on to the food. Pete bought these anyways. But tell me this isn't a brilliant idea!

Englewood - Crab Cake Sandwich w/ Jalapeno Tarter Sauce, Bermuda Onions, Lettuce and Tomato
When crabs are in season in NC it's always a good idea to get crab cakes. You've never had such sweet blue crab meat in your life. It's delicious. The crab was really the star but the fillings made it a little too salty for my liking. Still a great sandwich.

The Berkshire - Angus Meatloaf, Provolone, Sautéed Mushrooms, Fried Onions
My cousin Brian went with this interesting wrap. Usually "wraps" are synonymous to "healthy", not this wrap. It tastes much like Italian sausage that was put in a wrap so you could get more of the sausage per bite. Soft meat and yummy fillings though, make for a tasty meal.

Cheers,
--Joe Kwon

For more information on The Filling Station check out their website.