Lina Kulchinsky, Russian born ex-pastry chef from Jean Georges and Bouley hand makes old style pretzels in flavors of Garlic Parsley, Feta Olive, Cinnamon Raisin and Truffle Cheddar. (As well as regular). Once she proofs them, Lina boils her pretzels in Beer (a pale ale). My favorite so far is the truffle Cheddar, dipped in Honey Mustard, but I've yet to try them all. While you can get some of her pretzels at Dean and Deluca, her shop on the Lower East Side is super-cute and well worth a visit. (And a beer.)
To get the recipe for the Pretzels from Sigmund Pretzelshop, click here. To see a video of Lina making the pretzels live on the Martha Stewart Show, click here. To get info for Sigmund Pretzelshop, click here.
(Photograph: Dimity Jones) The pretzels in the pic are the Feta and Olive with Beet Horseradish dip and the Truffle Cheddar with Honey Mustard Dip.