Once a fixture of old-man bars east of the Mississippi, brilliant-red pickled eggs have moved out of the jar and onto trendy dinner plates.

Spotted with deviled egg, country ham, and pimento cheese toast at Egg in Brooklyn; of the quail variety at the Alembic, San Francisco; with beets and blue cheese foam (pictured) at The Admiral, a dive-bar-with-a-good-restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina; and at Territory, the combo record store/bbq joint in LA’s Silverlake neigborhood.

Image source: Melissa Robinson, The Admiral Restaurant and Bar

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