Fans of Relish questioned the move, particularly in light of the national recognition it received for the fried black eyed peas (Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”) and pimento cheese fritters with five-pepper jelly (TLC’s “Best Food Ever”).
Locals also lamented the loss of items such as the Krispy Kreme bread pudding and the cucumber lemonade martini. Both of those items have found their way onto Pico Autentico’s menu, likely due to their popularity.
But what about those fritters? They have been reinvented for Pico Autentico’s menu using pepper-jack cheese, chorizo and roasted poblano peppers — with that same pepper jelly. While I wanted to give the new restaurant some time to settle in, I had to stop in to try the new cheese fritters. Pull one