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Flatbread Rap

FlatbreadsSpokesPickle here, just want you to show a little respect to our Flatbreads who are on there way outta town. Halloween spooks them right to their savory core, so they’ll be leaving and making way for Holiday Deliciousness. Gotta respect em’ while they’re still here. Sometimes the way I show respect is not with a bow or a handshake (I don’t have hands), but through a rap. Yeah, us pickles can rhyme, what of it?

Pot Boiler Rap

“Tender Pot Roast, Gouda that’s smoked,
Erik’s Cole Slaw, nom nom nom,
Pickled Jalapenos, and Chipotle Aioli
It’s The Pot Boiler, not a weird cannoli.”

Daily Roast Respect

“The Daily Roast, ain’t dry like toast,
full to the brim of Caramelized On-ions.
That Gorgonzola Cheese and Arugula is the boss,
top it off with Horseradish SAUCE.”

Gotta Respect the Spring Chicken too

“Bok Bok, bahh bahh,
red peppers, yahh yahh,
Fresh Lettuce, Walnut Pesto,
all wrapped up, lets go.”

Did someone say, Yum. No, I think they said, “YEEUMMM.” I almost pickled myself just saying that all out loud. So which one do you “Respect” the most? Spring Chicken, Pot Boiler, or Daily Roast? Let this pickle know which Flatbread you Respect the most with a Flatbread Rap in the comments below.

Respect,

SpokesPickle

 

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Do you Respect Your Pickle?

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So, you heard the news. I have a T-Shirt with my face on it. Everyone’s finally coming ’round. They realized that Erik’s pickles aren’t just pretty faces, no, we are also so fresh… and so clean.

That’s right, I said fresh. I know it’s not the 90′s anymore, but did you know that we are grown local, that’s fresh. Came right from the San Joaquin Valley. Respect.

Did you know that us pickles don’t get picked by machines and are hand harvested? Yeah. No bruises.

Did YOU KNOW that ladybugs protect us instead of pesticides? So clean. We jive with ladybugs. Imagine if you had ladybug protectors, you would definitely be more respected.

We can’t all have ladybug armies, but you can show your respect and earn some with this Pickle Tee, of my face. Respect Your Pickle by getting a Pickle Tee Here or at participating Erik’s DeliCafés.

Better yet, since us pickles have such a great sense of humor, enter our “Pickled Silly Contest” by leaving us a pickle joke in our comments below. We will give 5 of you pickle lovers a FREE pickle T-Shirt just for throwing out your best Pickle-Puns.

All “Pickled Silly” comments must be received between Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013 after 10:30am and Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for prizes.

Keep ‘em Kosher.

-SpokesPickle

Buy a Pickle T-Shirt Here 

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Erik’s Pickles Take Over Goo Times

Erik's DeliCafé 40th Anniversary contest, Wait, Wait, Wait! Excuse me? You know who has shown up for work on every plate for 40 Years? That’s right, it’s us pickles… and we aren’t going anywhere. We’ll be right there on the side of your plate next to all these sandwiches you’re about to win.

So how about actually trying to win? The more Erik’s DeliCafés you occupy, the more chances you get to hang out with us for the next 40 years. One way or the other, Erik’s Pickles are here to stay and we’re going to regulate the Goo Times until you start taking this 40 years thing seriously!

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That’s not even it people! Respect Your Pickle by LIKING us on Facebook and you’ll get a FREE full sized pickle once Erik’s reaches 2,500 fans. What a DILL… Get it? Pickle humor… Jarring, I know… We will be back.

-The SpokesPickle

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Happy Independence Day Everyone!

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Yar har me matey’s,

This be yer ol’ pal Sea Dog again, wishin’ yer crew a happy Independence Day from all of the Erik’s crew! We love seeing the night sky light up with bright colors all while being in the company of our friends and family. But our favorite part of this holiday is sharing these experiences with the young bucs and buccaroos that touch our lives. The look on their faces, as they watch the night light up in amazement, makes us all grin ear to ear! And being able to share that moment with them can be called nothing less than a blessing.

With that said, we would love to hear about your favorite Independence Day memory! Tell us your story in the comments below and be entered in your chance to win a $10 gift card (I’ll be giving away one $10 gift card to 3 lucky winners)! And for the not so lucky, I’ll be givin’ away 25 loyalty points just for telling us yer story!

I’ll go first!

My favorite memory of Independence Day was when I got to spend the day with my favorite (and only at that time only) 4 year old niece. As it got darker, we all hiked up the hill behind her house to watch the fireworks. As the multitude of colors lit up the night sky, I felt a little tug on my hand and a little voice saying “Uncle Sea Dog, I can’t see!” “Yo-Ho little buccaroo” says I, “I be have’n an idea!” So I swing her up and plop her down on my shoulders. Now she can see everything, and she spend the rest of the night pointing out every firework she could see! Unfortunately for me, she had so much fun on me shoulders, that she wouldn’t get down. I had to hike down a dark mountain with a wriggling 4 year old on my shoulders. It be good times!

Now it be yer turn. Post your story in the comments below!

Be sure to “Email Me” (<- click here) to email me with yer name, and loyalty card number so I can be sure you get a piece of the booty!

All comments must be received between Wednesday July 3, 2013 after 10:30am to Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for the prizes. Only 1 entry per loyalty card.

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

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Yo Ho Ya Scurvy Scallywags!

Unless you have been livin under a rock, you know that Father’s Day is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but me father was me first super hero! He taught me many life lessons and helped shape me into the pirate I be today.

Erik’s Father, Ray, was also directly responsible for helping shape the DeliCafés you know and love. He helped design the feel and atmosphere with  barn wood and nostalgic items. And when Erik first opened the Scotts Valley DeliCafé, Ray would stay up all night making those delicious soups!

Fathers are amazing and our crew would like to wish every father, and fathers to be, a Happy Fathers Day!

With that being said, we would love to hear how great your father, or father figure, was to you. How did they help shape the pirate ye be today? Let us know in the comments below and earn yourselves 20 loyalty points and a chance to win a $25 gift card!

Be sure to email me your card number! Otherwise, you won’t be getting any of the “booty.”

(“Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504)

All comments must be received between Friday June 14, 2013 after 10:30am to Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for the prizes. Only 1 entry per loyalty card.

Don’t forget to claim ye points and prizes, please ”Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504).

Father’s Day Blog Post Winner!

A big THANK YOU to everyone that shared their wonderful and touching stories. The winner of this blog post is ……….

Kalani K!

Please Email Me the address you would like me to send your winnings!

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Help Me Welcome Three New Shipmates!

Pot Boiler, Spring Chicken, and Daily Roast

Pot Boiler, Spring Chicken, and Daily Roast

 

Yo Ho Me Hearties!

Tis Me, Sea Dog, just making a quick announcement. I’d like you to help me welcome three new potential shipmates! Thar names be The Pot Boiler, Spring Chicken and The Daily Roast. We will be testin their metal on the great ship Erik’s DeliCafe.

To do this, I’ll be needin yer help, let us know how good of a job these new Flat Bread sandwiches be doin and if they be treatin you right.

If not, well then it’s off to the briney deep fer dem! It’s been awhile since we made any sandwich walk the plank.

So let us be know’in what you think of each one with an ARGH, Yay, or Nay in the comments below! For example: I be lovin The Pot Boiler, ARGH!

And fer helpin us, I’ll be splitten my new stash of buried treasure! This time I’ll be rewardin you with 20 loyalty points and a chance to win one of three $10 gift cards!

But be sure to email me your card number! Otherwise, you won’t be getting any of the “booty.”

(“Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504)

All comments must be received between Thursday May 16, 2013 after 10:30am to Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for the prizes. Only 1 entry per loyalty card.

Don’t forget to claim ye points and prizes, please ”Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504).

Their fate be in yer hands!

-Sea Dog

Winners!

Thank ye fer all yer kind words mateys! Here be this posts winners:

Bob

Kyrie

Kathy

Congrats guys! Please Email Me with your addresses so I can send you guys your winnings!

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Thar Be Only One Life Fer Me!

 

Ahoy thar Bucco’s and Bucc-ettes,

I was just told that April be Poetry month, so I wrote a little diddy for ye to enjoy!

Thar be only one life fer me.
Livin’ and adventurin’ on the sea!
Where shipmates remain brothers,
through all sorts of weather.
Thar be only one life fer me.
Whether it be on the “poop deck” I be moppin’
or in the galley where we be drinkin’,
This ship be our home and the crew family.
Thar be only one life fer me.
I ain’t goin’ ta lie, thar be things that I miss,
Like eating an Abbot’s Habit with extra Swiss.
Or maybe even a Natural High,
With an extra Pickle on the side.
But no matter what becomes of me
Thar be no other life I can see,
because…
Thar be only one life fer me!

Now it be yer turn, put on yer pirate hats, strap on yer eye patches, grab yer quills and let’s see what you got! This blog’s contest be one of fun and creativity.

Write us a little diddy, poem, or jaunty tune about Erik’s and be entered to win a $10 gift card! (I be givin out 3 this time) And like always, I be rewardin everyone that tries with extra Loyatly Points. This be contest will be taken a little effort so I will be awarding 25 points to everyone who writes me a poem!

The only thing I be askin’ is to be sure to put something about Erik’s in the poem. Whether it be about a “Sandwich with Character” or your favorite DeliCafe. Good luck and have fun with this!

Remember Creativity is Key!

Oh and have ye seen our “Respect the Pickle” commercial? We think it be hilarious! Be sure to watch for it during the San Francisco Giants Games!

(“Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504)

All comments must be received between Wednesday April 17, 2013 after 10:30am to Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for the prizes. Only 1 entry per loyalty card.

Don’t forget to claim ye points and prizes, please ”Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504).

Yer ol’ pal,

 

-Sea Dog

 

Congratulations To The Poetry Contest Winners!

Wow Capt’n Erik wanted me to say that all these poems blew him out of the water! Thank you everyone who contributed and shared some of your amazing talent. Without further ado these are the winners of the Poetry Contest:

Marie Powell

Yolanda

Mina Hoag

Please contact me with your email addresses, loyalty card numbers and where you would like your gift card to be sent. 

Thanks again for playing everyone! And please be sure to email me your loyalty card numbers so you can all get your points!

-Sea Dog

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Spring!!!

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Yo Ho Mateys!

Just pulled into shore with giddy anticipation…Can you guess why? Yes, it is Spring. Yes, the weather is beautiful. Yes, the flowers are blooming. All good guesses, but the reason for my giddiness is (and here is a clue, it starts with a “B” and ends with an “aseball”) Did you guess what it is yet?

That’s right its BASEBALL SEASON!!!! Whether you are an Oakland A’s fan or a San Francisco Giants fan, we can all cheer together for the beginning of the 2013 season. There is nothing better than inviting the “crew” over to the “ship” and enjoying the game. Preferably with a cold drink and an Erik’s Pot Belly Sandwich. Don’t forget to eat the Orange and (Respect) the Pickle, you don’t want to be getting scurvy!

Now that you know why I love Spring, tell us why you love it! Let’s make this into a “giveaway!”

Tell us why you love the Spring season and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card! (I’ll be giving away a total of 3 gift cards) 

So all participants will awarded 10 points on their Erik’s Loyalty card just for letting us know. But be sure to email me your card number! Otherwise, you won’t be getting any of the “booty.”

(“Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504)

All comments must be received between Friday March 29, 2013 after 10:30am to Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for the prizes. Only 1 entry per loyalty card.

Don’t forget to claim ye points and prizes, please ”Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504).

Yer ol’ pal,

 

-Sea Dog

 

Spring Winners!

Ye have all posted great reasons to love Spring! I have really been enjoying the start of baseball (Woot Giants!) and the longer days. Now let’s hope it stays nice and sunny!

Without further ado, here be yer winners for this post!

Congratulation to:

Alfredo Cerda

Lesli Mays

Brenda J

Dan

James Sikora

To claim yer rewards, be sure to email me with your mailing address!

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

 

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Yar Har Blog Readers!

Happy St. Patty’s Day…weekend! This is one of my favorite holidays because it emphasises on eating, drinking and being merry with family! This old salt, can’t think of a better way to spend a holiday. It also gives us a chance to pass down any traditions we may have to all the little would-be pirates and pir-ettes. Whether it’s sitting down to a corned beef and cabbage dinner or going down to the see the parade. Whatever it is, they will be cherishin’ the memory and hopefully  be passing it down to their young’ens.

With that said, we want to know, what are your St. Patty’s day traditions?

I personally, like to round up my crew and cook a special dinner for all of them. I usually make Irish Beef Stew, Irish Soda Bread, and Corned Beef and Cabbage with extra potatoes. Did I forget anything? Oh yes, can’t forget the spirits!

Let us know your St. Patty’s Day traditions in comments below and be entered into a chance to win a $10 gift card (we will pick 2 winners)! And would old Sea Dog leave you out in the cold with nothing? Yar, I would not! So all participants will awarded 10 points on their Erik’s Loyalty card just for playing. But be sure to email me your card number! Otherwise, you won’t be getting any of the “booty.”

(“Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504)

All comments must be received between Friday March 15, 2013 after 10:30am to Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for the prizes. Only 1 entry per loyalty card.

Don’t forget to claim ye points and prizes, please ”Email Me” (<- click here to email me with your name, and loyalty card number. It be on the back of the card and should start with 17504).

Yer ol’ pal,

 

-Sea Dog

 

Yar, I Hope You and Your Crew Had a Great St. Patty’s Day!

For me St. Patty’s Day isn’t complete without a boiled dinner, a Guinness and a shot of Jameson for dessert!

Here be yer winners for this post:

Congratulations to both Kristen McClelland and Lizzie! Please Email me your mailing address so I can send ye out ye gift cards!

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Be Needen’ Yur ‘Pinions – Marrakech

Yar Har again thar Mateys!

Today I be have’n a very ‘portant question to be askin’. Turns out that we have been getting a lot of mixed reactions to our “Renewed” Marrakech Express. You know, the one with “Lots of lean Pastrami, heated in our White Pocket Bread and served with Feta Cheese, chopped Tomatoes and Cucumbers, fresh Mint, Green Leaf Lettuce and topped with Tzatziki Sauce.

So, my question be ta ya, have ya tried it and what be yar opinion on it?

I be seekin’ yur ‘pinons like it be my buried treasure!

And fer all yur help I be rewarding a $10 gift cards to three randomly drawn comments and 20 points fer everyone that participates! All comments must be received between Tuesday February 26, 2013 after 10:30am to Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:30am. Comments posted after will not be eligible for the prizes. Only 1 entry per loyalty card.

Any and all help’ll be appreciated!

May the wind be always in your sails.

-Sea Dog

P.S. If ye have a second please vote for us in the following “Best Of” competitions:

The Good Times Best of Santa Cruz County (voting ends March 10, 2013): http://www.gtweekly.com/index.php/all-about-santa-cruz-activities-visitors-guide/survey/15-best-of-s-c-county/page_17.html

Metro Best of Silicon Valley (voting ends February 27, 2013): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TG2QKWC

 

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