Best pickle purveyors: Preservation and Co.
Best of Sacramento 2013 writers’ pick
This company, whose employees call themselves “jartenders,” established itself in 2011. Co-owners Jason Poole and Brad Peters currently sell pickle products with names such as Balsamic Beets, Horseradish Dilly Beans and Black Pepper Asparagus. It won't be long before Preservation's popularity skyrockets: Its Bloody Mary recipe, available at the company's store, won second place in a 2012 national competition hosted by Absolut Vodka. And the pair used Kickstarter earlier this year to help pay for supplies after opening a new warehouse space in Midtown. Oh, and they use produce from local farms. Sample some of the products at Pour House, where Poole is a bar manager. 1717 19th Street, www.preservationandco.com.