Fuck the New Year's resolutions, man. If you're gonna blow that promise to lose 10 pounds (or, you know, not have a heart attack in 2010), make sure you blow it on a beautiful basket of deep-fried pickles at the Peoples Pub in Ballard. Thick, juicy, delightfully tart spears of dill pickle are breaded and deep-fried to golden perfection—they're not too greasy and the crispy coating is surprisingly light. The best part: A fistful of pickles costs only $4 during happy hour (daily 3–7 pm and 10 pm–last call). (The Peoples Pub, 5429 Ballard Ave NW, 783-6521.)

Support The Stranger