Meet ‘Diller,’ the New Fried Pickles Spot from the Pickle Guys

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Get ready for Diller.

It’s been just over one year since the Pickle Guys rolled the barrels up the ramp and across the way to 357 Grand Street. The move was a big deal, transpiring fourteen years after proprietor Alan Kaufman split from Guss’ Pickles to create his own standalone business.

Now comfortable in their ground-level digs on this first anniversary, there is more news to report. That sidecar fried pickles joint announced last year – initially expected in May 2017 – is finally nearing completion. Department of Buildings issued permits back in early December for the interior retrofitting, and the windows have been smoked ever since. That is, until this weekend, when a small sign arrived atop the entrance to the sliver space – Diller.

As previously reported, Diller will serve not only fried pickles but also kosher burgers, and potentially a fish option. We’re told launch should be later this spring once the utilities are in place and Con Edison gives its blessing.

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