Truth: when I'm not thinking about and consuming food (which is not often), I'm scouring the globe for food-related t-shirts. Unfortunately I'm rarely successful. With the rise of "foodie culture," there are a plethora of options out there nowadays, but rarely am I impressed with the product. Many food tees are overdrawn or too insider or just plain not interesting. That's why when I stumbled upon the Bad Pickle Tees stand at the The Grilled Cheese Invitational a few weekends back, I knew I had to share the discovery.
Established two years ago, BPT is a local company out of Orange specializing in funny, quirky, thought provoking food t-shirts. The company originated, of course, in a restaurant. While in the midst of a meal time "pun off" with a friend, founder Cyndi Grasman proposed, "Duck Duck Confit." She liked it so much, she made a shirt for herself. Then almost every time she donned the poultry pun panoply strangers inquired where she got it. Within a few months, the company was born.
They now offer a full line of like-minded duds and totes via their website and Etsy. The shirts are often also available at SoCal culinary events like the GCI and the such. Follow BPT's comings on Instagram.