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Sweet Potato Fries in The OC?

HBfoodie Sep 15, 2007 06:00 AM

I have never tried them, and I am so anxious to after watching a Food Channel program that showed sweet potato fries being served in a southern diner. I live in Huntington Beach and would welcome any suggestions as to where I can find them.

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    heckonwheels RE: HBfoodie Sep 15, 2007 07:22 AM

    JT Schmid's in Anaheim. On Katella, across from the Honda Center, makes some darn fine sweet potato fries.

    1. Professor Salt RE: HBfoodie Sep 15, 2007 08:43 AM

      Veggie Grill in Irvine has them. All the food I've tried there is waaaay oversalted, and the fries are no exception. I suppose you can ask for no salt and season it yourself. Don't make a special trip for them from HB, but it'll hit the spot if you're near UCI campus.

      Veggie Grill
      4213 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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        Kla6 RE: Professor Salt May 26, 2008 04:50 AM

        I tried the fries at the Veggie Grill yesterday, and I didn't think they were salty (although I do have a higher tolerance for saltier foods). I actually thought they were very good. They were light and the sauce they came with was very good. I personally would recommend it, but driving from HB is a drive for just fries.


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          crystaw RE: Kla6 May 26, 2008 04:40 PM

          I'm a big fan of Veggie Grill's sweet potato fries and especially the sauce that comes with them

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            Quik RE: crystaw May 26, 2008 04:55 PM

            I thought Veggie Grill's were very tasty as well. Very light and crips and non-oily. However, my friend ordered the chili fries with the sweet potato fries and the proportion was off. Way too much fry, way too little chili (plus, the chili was all bean and little liquid so it was overall a dry dish).

            Also, the Counter just opened up in OC somewhere and I recall they serve sweet potato fries as well. Never tried though!

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        aimeekm RE: HBfoodie Sep 15, 2007 09:16 AM

        The Yard House has them, two OC locations I know of are Brea and the Irvine Spectrum.
        Inka Mama's in Foothill Ranch also has them. It's a great Peruvian place. The fries are a little hard to find on the menu, they're on the back under side dishes.

        1. elmomonster RE: HBfoodie Sep 15, 2007 03:15 PM

          I like the sweet potato fries at Brodard. Served with lots of herbs and a spicy/sour sauce. Not Southern, but Eastern...way Eastern, lke Vietnam.


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            OCGirl RE: HBfoodie Sep 15, 2007 09:16 PM

            Muldoon's, the Irish pub in Fashion Island has great sweet potato fries.

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              Wonginator RE: HBfoodie Sep 17, 2007 11:06 AM

              Had them at Johnny Rebs. They had a Long Beach location, but looks like it had a fire and will be re-opened in the future, according to their website. They also have locations in Bellflower and Orange.


              Beachwood BBQ in nearby Seal Beach also has them.


              1. OCAnn RE: HBfoodie Sep 17, 2007 11:10 AM

                Avoid the ones @ Angels Stadium; they were terrible!

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                  sportsfan8 RE: HBfoodie Sep 17, 2007 02:17 PM

                  Just came back from lunch and tried the sweet potato fries at the new Yard House in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. Very good when crispy and hot, but bad when cold and soggy (like any other fries, right?).

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                    byeCalihelloBahamas RE: HBfoodie May 26, 2008 04:42 PM

                    The sweet potato fries at CROW BAR in Corona del Mar (on PCH) are great.

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                      cdmedici RE: byeCalihelloBahamas May 26, 2008 05:34 PM

                      I second the fries at Crow Bar. They are the best I've had. I like their duck fat fries better though.

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                        torta basilica RE: cdmedici May 26, 2008 10:06 PM

                        Triple that - the sweet potato fries are the only thing that's still consistently good on the menu, and they are awesome!

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                          cdmedici RE: torta basilica May 27, 2008 06:01 PM

                          I went last week and had the meat loaf sandwich. It was the best I have ever had. Other than last week and hadn't been for 6 or 7 weeks. It was always wonderful. You feel it has gone downhill?

                    2. groover808 RE: HBfoodie May 26, 2008 10:26 PM

                      Had some at The Counter in Irvine on their opening day. They were nice and crisp, without any hint of oiliness, yum.

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                        brekkie_fan RE: groover808 May 29, 2008 12:07 AM

                        I second those at The Counter. Something about the oil they are cooked it made it better than the regular fries. btw - I don't like sweet potato fries normally.

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                        LagBch RE: HBfoodie May 27, 2008 07:02 PM

                        Mozambique in Laguna Beach.
                        Calamari and Sweet Potatoe Fries are on Happy Hour 50% off special menu.
                        M-TH 4-7pm

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