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French Fries

Elyssa May 4, 2007 06:55 AM

This came up in the Brasserie Beck board....who has the best french fries in town?? I'm looking for variety---curly fries, cajun fries, chili fries, classic french fries, waffle fries. Whatever...just who has the best and why!

(And then I will try to figure out how to justify trying all these places while still eating healthy! :) )

My vote goes to Poste for their truffle fries---pure heaven!!!

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    gooseterp RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 06:57 AM

    I love the waffle fries at Bourbon, they are so crisp and nicely spiced. The garlic rosemary fries at Brewer's Art are out of this world.

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      Elyssa RE: gooseterp May 4, 2007 07:07 AM

      Yes the fries at Bourbon are excellent...especially served with their crab cake sandwich. I think they might spice the fries with Old Bay---always a good touch!

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        jpschust RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 09:23 AM

        They do indeed spice the waffle fries with old bay.

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      daves_32 RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 07:21 AM

      If you want to eat right (and well), I really like the turkey burger in a pita with sweet potato fries at Cap City Brew. They are excellent! Cap City is usually only valuable for happy hour but those burgers and fries are great.

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        jpschust RE: daves_32 May 4, 2007 09:23 AM

        This is the first time I've even heard of food at Cap City as being even pallatable let alone good.

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          daves_32 RE: jpschust May 4, 2007 10:02 AM

          It's true. "excellent" was the wrong word. I was just trying to present sweet potato fries as an alternative to reguar fries. like others have said on here, the beer is the first (and usually only) priority

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            Elyssa RE: daves_32 May 4, 2007 10:58 AM

            I tasted a few of the sweet potatoe fries at St. Ex and they were mighty tasty.

      2. monavano RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 09:39 AM

        The "chips" at Eammon's are big, and fresh. They are crisp on the outside, and creamy on the inside. You can add malt vinegar, ketchup, or dip into one of thier special sauces.

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          Elyssa RE: monavano May 4, 2007 09:40 AM

          I've been wanting to try Eammon's for a long time but I don't get out that way too often. I've heard good things about the chips though.

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            biscuit RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 09:57 AM

            I found Eammon's decent, but underwhelming. Didn't live up to the hype.

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              AndrewF RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 10:04 AM

              Tried Eamonn's for the first time last weekend. Very tasty all around. Chips are indeed big...very big. Fried perfectly. Quite a treat.

              The fries at Blue Duck Tavern were rather memorable for me. Good stuff.

          2. monkeyrotica RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 11:23 AM

            I've always liked the fries at Stoneys (both old and new locations). Fresh cut, a bit of skin on either end, hot, not greasy. They sell a lot of them with the burgers and sandwiches so they're always fresh. A good simple frenchfry. Same deal with Sign of the Whale's fries.

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              winger1930 RE: Elyssa May 4, 2007 12:15 PM

              I like the chilli cheese waffle fries at Asylum after I've downed the vegan huevos rancheros @ Sunday brunch. I really don't think anything cures a hangover better....

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                jpschust RE: winger1930 May 4, 2007 12:20 PM

                Good call, though I don't like them vegan style...

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                  sharonc RE: jpschust May 4, 2007 12:36 PM

                  I love the fries at Johnnys on the half shell, and at Breadline. Both are just fresh and flavorful.

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