Put an okra pickle on it

The Root Cellar doesn't shy away from Southernisms

Pickled okra is the default sandwich topper at The Root Cellar/ Photos by Michael Stern
Pickled okra is the default sandwich topper at The Root Cellar/ Photos by Michael Stern
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The Root Cellar menu says, “We make it from scratch like our mamas taught us, but we kick it up a notch.”

My mama’s food was not like this. She was from the Midwest; and while The Root Cellar doesn’t make a fetish about its regional allegiance, much of what it serves has a distinct Southern accent. Sandwiches are garnished with pickled okra, not an ordinary pickle.

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