pickled beets are the BOMB but regular beets, now just seem to me like they want to be pickled. scream for it. pour some vinegar on me!
They're as good if not better roasted with garlic and rosemary in EVOO.
As for pickled - i julienne them and blanch them in vinegar and spices every week and keep it in the fridge to toss on salads and sandwhiches