Today was Pickle Day. Where else but on Orchard Street. The block on Orchard between Broome and Grand was closed off. This was a true street fair because the vendors were all local. Of course, Rick of Rick's Picks was there giving out tastes, selling t-shirts (Fred got a Mean Beans t-shirt) and selling their savory condiments.
Fred and I went down there without the kids. The kids all had work to do and it is so hot today, I don't blame them. Hot and humid. Tons of sweaty people with a sweet smell of brine in the air. But it was fun.
I happened to meet the original owner of Gus' pickles who told me that the pickle consumption is on the rise. Glad to hear it. He was a hoot and so was
his wife. He started talking to me in a store I wandered in to to get Emily a pair of tights. One of the last hold outs on Orchard Street which used to be full of tiny wholesale stores. I had on my Rick's Picks t-shirt which is why Gus started talking to me.
Looked like a good day for Rick. The place was packed. Tomorrow he is on Martha Stewart's first show of the season. Should be fun to watch.