Got a chance to stop in at the Giant Artichoke for a snack of fried artichokes, and I have to say, these were pretty awesome stuff. You can get your fried artichokes either in the restaurant or the produce stand/wine shop next door. We got small orders at each place and found that the restaurant makes the better version. And these aren't just your little bitty pieces either. Lots of really chunky thick pieces of artichokes hot from the fryer. That ranch dipping sauce was a good compliment as well.