Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Pickled Bologna?

When I was younger I used to tend bar. The place where I worked was the hottest place in town for the young crowd. Yes, I used to try to pass for cool.

Anyway, one night I noticed someone walk up to the bar. He wasn't dressed like the rest of the crowd. His hair was slicked back (poofy-hair era), plaid shirt, and really bad jeans.

I could look past all of that. He was a customer and I aim to please. I have to admit he took me by surprise when he asked, "Can I get some pickled bologna?" I was checking around for hidden cameras. When I figured he was serious I said, "I'm sorry, we don't have pickled bologna".

He looked at me incredulously. Well, maybe it was more like a disbelieving, yet blank stare on his round, zitted face. After a brief pause, "No pickled bologna?" Again, I told him no. He walked away and I never saw him again. I still wonder if someone put him up to it. The guy had to pay a cover charge, for goodness' sake, to come in and ask for pickled bologna.

This is not the weirdest thing that ever happened there. It certainly wasn't the grossest. But I figured it'd do for one of my first posts.


Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

So...DO you have any pickled bologna? I've got some, somewhere on me, and I'm going to make Jim find it while blindfolded.

Not really, but isn't that the most sickening thing you've heard all day?
Glad to help.

Thu Mar 24, 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yes, probably the sickest thing all day. But it's the type of thing that I expect from Bucky. Bucky always knows how to brighten my day!

Thu Mar 24, 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Y'know, I've heard of pickled eggs, pickled beets, and even pickled sausages (which aren't that wonderful, let me tell you!) but never pickled bologna! Scary stuff!


HAPPY EASTER (a little early)

Thu Mar 24, 04:18:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie - Thanks, Happy Easter to you, too.

Thu Mar 24, 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

All I can think to say is: ewwwwwww!!!
Pickled pigs feet, however...

Fri Mar 25, 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Courtney - Pickled pigs feet sound pretty durn gross to me. Never had them, though, or pickled bologna for that matter. I take it your picture is your feet, though, and they're not pickled.

Fri Mar 25, 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I've never really been able to bring myself to eat pickeled pigs feet, either. I've tried pickled beef tongue, tho. Very tender.

Sat Mar 26, 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Courtney - Pickled beef tongue. Eeeww. Give me pickled bologna any day. Well, the food, not the guy. That's the nickname Bucky have had for him for years.

Sat Mar 26, 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

well, squirl, you've offended me all to hell with my very first visit to your site. My Easter menu for tomorrow FEATURES pickled bologna. And I thought you were the classy one...

Sat Mar 26, 08:19:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Congrats on starting your blog!

I never had anyone ask me for bologna when tending bar, but we did have a guy who always used to show up with grocery bags of meat to try to sell, at a strip club that is pretty weird to try to do. Roses? Sure,bags of thawed hamburger? Not so much.

Sat Mar 26, 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie - Remember I said that being the classy one sounded good. Being classy is another thing. Bucky's just better at being blatantly crude. And I hope you enjoy your pickled bologna Easter dinner. A guy I work with always buys rabbit for Easter. Yes, he eats the Easter bunny on Easter!

Jessica Rabbit - A guy trying to sell meat at the bar? I've heard bars called meat markets but that's taking too far.

Welcome everyone!

Sat Mar 26, 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

I like mine fried and on toast, but not drunk.

Sat Mar 26, 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Welcome Squirl!

Pickled bologna, huh? Like Courtney, that made me think of pickled pig's feet. A lot of Texas rednecks eat them. Blech.
And pickled okra. LOTS of people around here eat pickled okra. Smells like fermaldehyde. Double blech.

Yeah, I took it in stride when you said you were "the classy one," 'cause I knew whom you were comparing yourself to. Hell, we're all classy compared to Bucky! (And I mean that in the nicest way, of course. *grin*)

Sat Mar 26, 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B - I used to eat fried bologna sandwiches. But never pickled bologna.

Ladybug - Yes, you understood that classy was all in ones perspective here. :-)

Sun Mar 27, 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Hey, I'm classy as $2 whore can be!

Sun Mar 27, 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pickled Bologna can be found in most grocery stores and deli's in Northern Michigan. It is delicious, don't knock it till you've tried it!

Mon Dec 01, 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger gayle said...

I love pickled bologna. It was easy to find back east. i live I live in AZ now and cant find it , any one got a clue where one might find some near phx, thanks gayle

Mon Jan 11, 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous KatyKat said...

As a little girl in Indiana I used to eat pickled bologna all the time, it was my favorite thing in the world to eat. Now I am a grown woman and live in Arizona and I can't find it anywhere except online... I miss being back East. If n e one knows where to find it plz comment.

Mon Dec 19, 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, Ok, all these negative comments about Pickled Bologna...I guess my question is? have you tried it......just what I thought!!! Anyways I have been trying to locate some pickled bologna here in AZ myself and no luck...in fact I cannot even find ring bologna so I can make my own...if you locate some...please let me know..


Tue Jun 19, 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Fred said...

Opp's I guess it would be a good idea to put something down so you know how to get ahold of me if you locate ring bologna or pickled bologna here in AZ


Tue Jun 19, 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok hoosiers..... pickled bologna is extinct here i think too. got a pregnant neighbor from ind too and she is craving it like crazy. anybody know of the guy in queen creek who is known for german meats

Tue Jul 03, 08:47:00 PM  

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