Best of the Best: Pickles
Mustache on Fire
These pickles ($8) will crank up the heat on your taste buds with its blend of jalapeno and habanero peppers and Thai chilies. "You don't feel the heat right off the bat," says chief pickling officer Andrew Rainey, "but begin feeling a lingering afterburn." randyspickles.com
Original garlic dill pickle chunks
Add some crunch to your tuna salad with these bite-sized pickles ($6) - or throw them into your bloody mary for some extra zing. "These pickles are bursting with flavors from apple cider vinegar, fresh onion, garlic and dill, and toasted mustard seeds," says co-owner Josh Kabat. 850 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-575-1111; 17100 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-5555, clevelandpickle.com
White Family Farms'
Bread and butter with jalapeno pickles
Made with cloves, coriander, jalapenos, salt and vinegar, these addictive pickles ($5-$7) start off with a balanced butter flavor - but not for long. "It's got a little heat that sneaks up, but doesn't chase you away," says owner Tom White. "These have just the right amount of sweetness and heat. You'll want to pick up another." 216-577-8069, whitesfamilyfarm.com