Jake Dickson, the owner of popular butcher shop Dickson's Farmstand Meats, is opening a new concept next week inside Chelsea Market. Dubbed Dickson’s Fine Brines, the new shop will focus on house-made pickles, paying homage to the pickle stands that used to fill the Lower East Side. One shop in particular, the nearly 100-year-old Guss’ Pickles, was a major part of Dickson’s childhood. In a statement about the opening, Dickson explains
When I was a young boy, my family made pilgrimages to Guss’ Pickles on the Lower East Side for "the Pickle Run" at least three times each year. We’d wait in a two to three hour line for pickles, sauerkraut, and pickled peppers to stock the fridge with. We’d come with orders for neighbors and friends who couldn’t make the trip and would end up spending hundreds of dollars each trip.
With Dickson’s Fine Brines, the team is hoping to reinvent the Guss’ Pickles model for the 21st century. Fermented options sold at Fine Brines will include hot and sweet peppers, cauliflower, olives, and a slew of seasonal vegetables. Other items on offer include kimchi, sauerkrauts, relish, and fermented hot sauce. Dickson’s Fine Brines will be a part of Chelsea Market’s 15th Street Arcade when it opens next Tuesday, October 18. Be sure to let us know what you think if you stop by.