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The first round started with the southern style fried pickles and jalapenos. The idea of this dish was to put a twist on the average fried pickle app by contrasting the sweetness of the pickles with the heat from the jalapenos. This dish ended up being an enormous hit at our table. The fried pickles on their own wouldn't be able to stand up to some of the other heavy hitters in Charlotte (Penguin, Pinkys, etc.) but with the addition of the fried jalapenos, the whole dish was amplified to a new level.